Written in his personal local tongue in addition to in English, this can be the autobiography of Monty Hale, a senior Ngulipartu guy from the Pilbara area of Western Australia. A impressive account of an indigenous existence, this narrative chronicles Hale’s migration from the wilderness to the station nation of the jap Pilbara, his formative years starting to be up on Mt. Edgar Station, Australia’s engagement in global conflict II, and the recognized Pilbara station-worker’s strike of 1946. Deeply own and funny, Hale additionally describes his dating with a lady named Nalma; a union that was once now not authorised through their community.
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Fifty six humans moved out to Sixty-One and a college used to be organize there. Janet Sharp was once the instructor, and Minya and Bert Lane have been the marrngu lecturers. It was once Manyjilyjarra-language tuition. The boss there has been Jalkurlunya’s father, Frank French. mamaji and his spouse Minyjun’s older brother and his spouse, Jacob and Rosie Oberdoo. Pakarni is their son, Terrence Jacob. Panaka-Panaka validated at Rawa Soak at the fringe of Lake Dora, in 1980. it truly is now known as Punmu. John shrewdpermanent went again out to Panaka-Panaka and equipped homes and submit a windmill. one other walypila arrived and Mirta despatched him out to Panaka-Panaka to plant loads of bushes. people shifted in the market and labored planting timber. John shrewdpermanent graded an airstrip there and at Sixty-One. 159 We got here from desolate tract lf adjustments. indd 159 27/02/12 2:44 PM Kurlumarniny: We come from the desolate tract Jinta marrngu wanikinyiyi Parungu. Yakankarralu kalkunikinyipulujaninyi, Ngarlarli maaja palaku ngurraku. Marrngu yawurrjarrikinyiyi karija minpinaja, wiyimanikinyiyijaninyi Parukarti. John Smart-ju wiyimanikinyijanaku martumpirri. John Smart-ju wurrurrangu palinymili wirrirnijaninyi Yurtingunyanga, palanga warrkamjarrikinyi murtukapa yarnimanikinyinganaka wurnmanyaja. Kulpanyikinyi ruka town-karti ngurrakarti. Palinymili partanyjirri kanganyikinyipulinyi marntungu Yurtingunyakarti, palanga warrkmjarrikinyi. Japartumurninyju jarntinikinyili mangarrjarramili kajanapinti Yurtingunyanga. Marrngu waninyayi ngurranga janamilingi waljanga. Bucknall miranujarrikinya jipanaku mangarrjarraku. Yanikinyi Ngarukarti, yija miranujarrinya jipanaku mangarrjarraku. Mangarrjarrajartiny yanikinyi Yurtingunyaja Sixty-One-kartipa Panaka-Panakakarti. Palaja maparnkarra milpanya Yurtingunyakarti, mamaji Anne-mili. Bucknall-ju kanganyikinyi Sixty-One-kartipa Panaka-Panakakarti marrnguku wurrkujaku. Parrjanikinyijaninyi ngalypa, wurrkuja marrngu yinganyikinyijaninya drugs. Palangulu kulpanyikinyipulu Yurtingunyakarti palajun. Kujarra partunu waninyi warrkam Yurtingunyanga. Karntimartajapa Yurtingunyaja yanayirni partanykarrangu kanyayirnijaninyi, kakarra yanayirni Pirrimayakarti. Pirrimayaja ruka yanayi walangkarra jinta. Nganarna jampa karntimiyirni truck-nga, tyre lalypajarrinyinganaka katukarnayirni. Ngalayalu Ngarlarlilu wirrirnalayili tyre wariny truck-nga karrpu nyungu ngalpanya. ‘Wunyjurru yankunyi? ’ ngalayalu japirrmarnalayijaninyi; ‘puru kartakarrinyi marntungu yankuluminyi. ’ Palanga kartakarrinyiyirni marntungu-marntungujarrinyi wurru wirrirniyirna karntinyiyirni truck-nga, yanayirni pirrpa-pirrpajarrinyi kakarra. Truck-nga yanayirni yalinyja, milpanyiyirnijanaku pala walangkarrapa yanayi. Jinta kartakarrikinyiyingarrany, jinta turlpanyaya martumpirri nganikinyiyi. Palanga nganarnalupukun nganayirni martumpirri nyirrirnijalu. Kartaja turlpanyaya nganayi martumpirri, wurru wirrirniyijaninyi janamili truckngapa tractor-nga. Palalu tractor-lu kanganyikinyinganaka ngapapa martumpirri. Nganarna walangkarrajarrinyiyirni; yalinyja yanayirni wirlkijarrinyiyirni kakarrakurnu ruutu warinyja.