'In this remarkable bilingual publication, Minyjun tells of his family’s
migration from the desert to the station country of the eastern
Pilbara, his childhood growing up on Mt Edgar Station, his witnessing
of Australia’s engagement in World War II, and his allegiance to Don
McLeod, a key spokesperson for the Aboriginal workers during the
Pilbara station-workers’ strike in 1946.
Kurlumarniny: We come from the desert is rich in humour and
in the ways of Ngulipartu culture. Some of the stories he tells are
deeply personal. For example, we learn about Minyjun’s relationship
with Nalma, a woman who was ‘wrong side’ for him. Together they
left the group and went into hiding, remaining away from their
community for a number of years before their marriage was finally
Through Minyjun’s remarkable memory, his vast cultural
knowledge and his strong desire to leave a record of his life, readers
can share in this unique story.' Source: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/asp/ (Sighted 12/02/2012).