Japarra and Purrukuparli single work   short story  
Alternative title: Purrukuparli Japarra Amintiya Wayayi
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Japarra and Purrukuparli
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'...our grandparents told us this story about Purrukuparli and his wife Pima. Their son's name was Jirnani. They lived in our country at Yiparli, which is on the east coast of Melville Island...'


  • Twi translation, page 12 titled Purrukuparli Japarra Amintiya Wayayi.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Aboriginal Tiwi AIATSIS ref. (N20) (NT SC52-16)
English and Tiwi texts published together.
  • Appears in:
    y Aboriginal Short Stories no. 32 Bruce Pascoe (editor), Apollo Bay : 1990 Z648060 1990 periodical issue

    'Stories of Aboriginal Australians from Melville Island, Bathurst Island, Roper River, Darwin, Maningrida, Groote Eylandt, Katherine, Alice Springs and the Flinders ranges. Two stories are printed in Tiwi and English.' (Source: TROVE)

    Apollo Bay : 1990
    pg. 10-13
Last amended 8 May 2017 17:32:37
  • Coast,
  • Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Top End, Northern Territory,
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