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Eirlys Richards Eirlys Richards i(A71348 works by) (a.k.a. Eirlys Gwladys Richards)
Gender: Female
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Eirlys Richards compiled (with Joyce Hudson, q.v.) Walmajarri-English Dictionary : With English Finder List (1990), based on information provided by members of many Walmajarri communities. Richards grew up in Collie, Western Australia, and arrived in Fitzroy Crossing in 1967, with the Summer Institute of Linguistics, to translate the Bible into local Aboriginal languages. In 2001 she was conducting workshops and delivering lectures for the Kimberley Interpreting Service.

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y separately published work icon Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2004 Z1091243 2004 selected work autobiography biography 'For the first 150 years of European settlement in Australia the Walmajarri people of the Great Sandy Desert remained untouched by Western influence. The First World War came and went, and left no impression in the sandhills. The Second World War had faint reverberations, but no one in the desert had heard of Hitler or Churchill, nor even the Australian prime minister John Curtin. The Vietnam War, about which they had heard nothing, was still in progress when two sisters, Jukuna and Ngarta, finally emerged from the Great Sandy Desert. It would be later still before they first heard the word Australia and learned that they were not only Walmajarri, but also Australians. This is their extroadinary story.' (Source: Back cover, 2004 edition)
2004 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
y separately published work icon Out of the Desert : Stories from the Walmajarri Exodus Broome : Magabala Books , 2002 Z995900 2002 anthology autobiography short story Indigenous story

This work reveals the stories behind the historic exodus of the Walmajarri people from the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. Seventeen Walmajarri storytellers give insights into their lives which straddled both the traditional and modern worlds.

2002 joint winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
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