• Artist: Tjigila Nada Rawlins
  • Art Centre: Mangkaja Arts
  • Region: Kimberley

Artwork Story

I was born in the desert in the bush. My mother never put me in a blanket. I never saw my father. We walked from the desert along the Canning Stock Route. We walked through Billiluna. One kartiya [European] called Len Brown picked us up early in the morning in a truck. He took us to Moola Bulla. I had a sore on my arm and they took me to the clinic. They gave me lots of needles. When my arm was better I lived with my family at Moola Bulla. Then we walked alongside the river to Christmas Creek. We walked, we had no motorcar. We carried our swags on our heads.

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