Emily Munyungka AustinEmily Munyungka Austini(A111199 works by)(birth name: Emily JoyceLennon) Born:Established:1933Amata,Mann / Musgrave Ranges SA,North West South Australia,Far North South Australia,South Australia,;
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Emily Austin was born at Apara near Amata in the north-west of South Australia and is the daughter of South Australian born James Lennon and Molly Bungala of the Yankunytjatjara people of north-west South Australia. Emily Munyungka Austin is an Elder and has been involved with the Kupa Pita Kungka Tjuta (Senior Aboriginal Women's Council of Coober Pedy). The Kupa Pita Kungka Tjuta formed the anti-radioactive campaign IratiWanti, the poison - leave it!, a protest against the Federal Government's dumping of nuclear waste in the central desert. The group was led by senior Kokatha, Antikarinya and Yankunyatjatjara women to defend their traditional lands against government proposals to build a nuclear waste dump.