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Mawungumain Nundhirribala

Mawungumain Nundhirribala

I’m from Numbulwar.

I’m 70 years old. I was born at Mewul outstation not for from Numbulwar.

When Numbulwar started by CMS (Church Missionary Society), one missionary white lady came from a community call Oenpelli, came and show me and the other ladies how to weave baskets and other weaving stuff out of pandanus leaves. Some old ladies from Yirrkala (Gove) came, taught us ladies to weave placemats and dillybags, that was in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

I have two brothers and three sisters and also I have three sons and two daughters.

I have been weaving baskets and ghost net basket for while and today I enjoy weaving with other ladies.