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Moses Tjalkabota Uraiakuraia Moses Tjalkabota Uraiakuraia i(8243844 works by)
Born: Established: 1869 Laprapuntja, Hermannsburg / Ntaria, South West Northern Territory, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory, ; Died: Ceased: 6 Jul 1954 Hermannsburg / Ntaria, South West Northern Territory, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Arrernte
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'Moses Tjalkabota (c.1869-1954), Aboriginal evangelist, was born at Laprapuntja, east of Hermannsburg, South Australia (Ntaria, Northern Territory), fourth of five children of Tjita and Aranaljika; he and his family were western Arrarnta (Arrernte) speakers. He was called Tjalkabota (lump of meat) by his father, and chose the name Mose (German for Moses) at his baptism at the Lutheran mission, Hermannsburg, on Christmas Day 1890, when his age was stated to be 12. His recollection of the Irpmankara massacre (about 1875), however, suggested that he was older. His childhood followed the traditional nomadic patterns of his people.'

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