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Maywokka May Chapman

Maywokka May Chapman

‘My name Mayiwalku. I’m pujiman (nomadic desert dweller). [I had] no clothes, nothing. Me Karimarra [skin group]. My daughter Milangka, mummy Milangka, daddy Purungu. [I was] born long way [away] – Ngarurr I been born. He [They] been coming back [with me], mummy and daddy. He [They] been bringing little one- me. He [They] been walk around, go round. Walking, walking with me. Me baby, eating sand! (laughs) My daddy (motions her father hitting her hand). I been big one [the eldest child]. My sister Mulyatingki she told me “May you cheeky one!” I been mujarri (run away), me. I been hit him, my sister. She been crying, telling my mummy. She been hit me then. My daddy always gone long way, hunting marlu (kangaroo) and pussy cat. Get him with a spear. Good feed. He been bring them and cook ‘em.

Artworks By Maywokka May Chapman