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Jukuna's Story single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Jukuna's Story
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  • Translator's note: 'At Jukuna's request and in consultation with her, I translated the story into English. Pat Lowe, with input from Jukuna and me, edited the English to bring it to its present form. The Walmajarri original, 'Wangki Ngajukura Jiljingajangka', follows the English version.' (Source: Eirlys Richards, 'Introductory Note')
  • The original Walmajarri version of Jukuna's story appears on pages 112-133; the title, 'Wangki Ngajukura Jiljingajangka', translated into English, is 'My Life in the Desert'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Aboriginal Walmajarri AIATSIS ref. (A66) (WA SE51-16)
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent , Jukuna Mona Chuguna , Pat Lowe , Eirlys Richards (translator), 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) Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2004 pg. 81-133
    Note: illus., ports
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