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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women
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'The following collection of short stories and poetry was told by a group of senior Kukatja, Wangkajunga and Ngarti women based at Wirrimanu and Yaka Yaka communities. The women present their perspective on living in the desert, Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) and their encounters with kartiya (White people) in the 1930s and 1940s.' (Source: preface by Jordan Crugnale)

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Notes

  • Foreword by Michelle Mackenzie.
  • Includes indexes and glossary.
  • Recorded and translated from Kukatja, Wangkajunga and Ngarti Aboriginal languages to English text.
  • Book contains eight sections of stories told by:

    • Lumu Nungurrayi
    • Marri Yakuny Napurrula
    • Milyika Napaltjarri
    • Ningi Nangala
    • Ngunytja Napanangka Mosquito
    • Tjama Napanangka
    • Yutjuyu Taampa Nampitjin
    • Yupinya Nampitjin

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,:Magabala Books , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Untitledi"We want people to learn about our culture", Ngunytja Napanangka Mosquito , single work poetry (p. p.xv)
It's Collecting Timei"It was that time of the year to collect seeds and berries again", Lumu Nungurrayi , Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Helping Out, Lumu Nungurrayi , Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 2-6)
Keep Going, Lumu Nungurrayi , Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 6-7)
Fill Him Up Coolamon, Lumu Nungurrayi , Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 8-9)
Hunting All the Wayi"When I was a little girl", Lumu Nungurrayi , Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Camping All the Way, Marri Yakuny Napurrula , Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 14-16)
Walking Around with My Mother, Milyika Napaltjarri , Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 21-22)
Dig up Morei"We went for hunting", Milyika Napaltjarri , Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Mother Didn't Help Usi"Bin go out and get that nyuwari bushtucker", Milyika Napaltjarri , Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Everyone Bin Give Me Foodi"My mother tell me I gotta eat it, good tucker", Milyika Napaltjarri , Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), single work poetry (p. 25-26)
In the Bush, Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 31-33)
Walk...Camp...Walk...Camp, Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 33)
We Went Back, Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 34)
Looking for Parents, Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 34-35)
Fight, Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 35)
Kid Troublei"We had a son in Balgo", Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work poetry (p. 36-37)
Donkey, Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 37)
Keep Walking Across Our Land, Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 38)
Go...Come Back, Nancy Kungkulu Tax , Rhonda Tax (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), single work life story (p. 40)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1995 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: xvi, 200pp.
      Description: illus. (some col.), maps, ports.
      ISBN: 1875641157

Works about this Work

Senior Women Reveal Their Stories 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 January no. 117 1996; (p. 24)

— Review of Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose
New Release 'Footprints Across Our Land' examines aspects of desert living in the north-west of Western Australia.
From the Heart, from the Desert Peg Job , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 July 1996; (p. C10)

— Review of Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose
Our Stories, Our Voices! Mary Ann Bin-Sallik , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , June vol. 8 no. 2 1996; (p. 2)

— Review of Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose
The Wrong Mix Billy Marshall-Stoneking , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 January 1996; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose
Shorts Paula Amad , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 179 1996; (p. 65)

— Review of In with the Tide : Memoirs of a Storyteller Michael Noonan , 1995 single work autobiography ; Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose ; Guide to Gay and Lesbian Writing in Australia 1996 single work biography bibliography
Senior Women Reveal Their Stories 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 January no. 117 1996; (p. 24)

— Review of Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose
New Release 'Footprints Across Our Land' examines aspects of desert living in the north-west of Western Australia.
Shorts Paula Amad , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 179 1996; (p. 65)

— Review of In with the Tide : Memoirs of a Storyteller Michael Noonan , 1995 single work autobiography ; Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose ; Guide to Gay and Lesbian Writing in Australia 1996 single work biography bibliography
The Wrong Mix Billy Marshall-Stoneking , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 January 1996; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose
Our Stories, Our Voices! Mary Ann Bin-Sallik , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , June vol. 8 no. 2 1996; (p. 2)

— Review of Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose
From the Heart, from the Desert Peg Job , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 July 1996; (p. C10)

— Review of Footprints Across Our Land : Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women Rhonda Tax (translator), Patricia Lee (translator), Tangayi Napurrula (translator), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Marri Nakamarra Matjital (translator), Nancy Kungkulu Tax (translator), Yirtawu Napanangka (translator), 1995 anthology life story poetry prose
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