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Peggy Patrick Peggy Patrick i(A126453 works by) (birth name: Parratjil) (a.k.a. Nangari (Skin name))
Born: Established: 1928 Kununurra, Ord River, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Kija ; Aboriginal Miriwoong people
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Peggy Patrick is an artist, Storyteller, dancer, singer and Elder who belongs to the Kija people. She was the sister of Kamaliny Palmentarri, also known as Tim Timms and is the custodian of cultural knowledge given to her by her brother before he passed on.
One of the ceremonies Peggy Patrick is responsible for is known as the Fire, Fire, Burning Bright ceremony that tells the story of the massacres that took place in the Kimberley region of Western Australia upon the Kija and Worla people during World War I.

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Personal Awards

2010 Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For service to the arts as a performer, artist and storyteller, to the preservation of the culture and history of the Gija people of the East Kimberly region, and to reconciliation.
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