Daisy Utemorrah Daisy Utemorrah i(A31019 works by)
Born: Established: Feb 1922 Kunmunya, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: Jan 1994
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal Worora people ; Aboriginal
(Storyteller) assertion
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BiographyHistory

Daisy Utemorrah, an elder of the wunambal people was born and grew up on the Kunmunya Mission in the Kimberleys. Her family background gave her fluency in three Aboriginal languages, Wunambal, Ngarinyin, and Worora. She later moved to Mowanjum Mission, near Derby, where she was married first to a promised husband and, after his death, to Laurie Utemorrah. She had a son and a daughter with her second husband. Daisy Utemorrah began writing the stories of her people in order to ensure the continuity of Aboriginal culture. Described as a deeply sensitive and spiritual person who assisted many people, she was well loved by her friends and her community.

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Awards for Works

Do Not Go Around the Edges : Poems 1990 selected work poetry autobiography children's Contains poems and the life story of Daisy Utemorrah at Kunmunya Mission and her later work as a kindergarten teacher, writer and linguist.
1994 IBBY Honour Diploma Illustration For Pat Torres's illustrations.
1992 winner Australian Multicultural Children's Literature Awards Junior Fiction
1992 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
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