Territory Stories






Nakamarra, Janet


Nakamarra, Janet


Nangala, Connie


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A book about life at Willowra.


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Yuendumu School Press

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cdu:42219; LAAL_ID:wa0474




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Yuendumu School Press



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WIRLIYAJARRAYI 11 Written and Illustrated by Janet Nakamarra Long at Willowra English translation by Connie Nangala and Nancy Napurrula at Yuendumu On off pay week, the people from here got ready to go camping out north to -Pi narlingi Bore. They went in small cars, five of them headed north. Dad and Mum put their things in the car. Dad put bullets in his rifle. Mum put her digging stick and billycan in the car. Thev got into the car and they were on their way to camping out. Dad, Mum and mv two sisters and brothers and my brother's wife and their daughter and son. My grandfather and grandmother went in the big truck. Some other people went in front. We got to p Lnarlingi Bore when the sun was getting down. We made our camp before we went to sleep. We made fires around the camp so that the snakes would not come. When the sun rose we woke up. Dad and Mum went hunting. Dad went hunting tor kangaroo. Mum went hunting tor some bush potatoes and for goannas. My two sisters went hunting for goannas and for bush berries. Mv brother and (us wile cooked damper and tea and thev were waiting at the camp with their t wo kids.

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