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Wirrkaru Jingkiri Wirrkaru Jingkiri i(A131031 works by)
; Died: Ceased: ca. 1960
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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BiographyHistory

Wirrkaru Jingkiri composed songs in Ngarla, an Aboriginal language spoken in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. He worked as a stockman and station hand at De Grey Station.

'In 1946 Jingkiri joined the strike for better pay and conditions for Aboriginal workers on stations. To earn money he did pearl shelling with the gang at Jijila'. (Ngarla Songs, 2003)

Wirrkaru Jingkiri also prospected around Pilykunykura in the 1950s. He is a nephew of Miriny-Mirinymarra Jingkiri (q.v.).

Source: Ngarla Songs (2003)

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