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y separately published work icon Tjukurrpa Pika Purlkanyatjarra single work   short story   children's  
Alternative title: The Story of the Big Sickness
Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 Tjukurrpa Pika Purlkanyatjarra
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Tjukurrpa Pika Purlkanyatjarra : The Story of the Big Sickness is a personal experience story written by Gerald Porter of the Warburton Ranges in the Ngaanyatjarra language.

Ngaanyatjarra is spoken at Warburton Ranges and at various centres in the desert areas of Western Australia.


  • Text in Ngaanyatjarra and English.

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Language: Aboriginal Ngaanyatjarra , English
Last amended 12 Oct 2009 12:04:06