aboriginal artist: Julie Yatjitja

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“I was born in the creek at Iwantja, and grew up there in a wiltja (handmade shelter.) Some missionaries came and were living near the ridge. We would visit them at the little doctors clinic. Sometimes the older people would take all us kids out. We would go together in an old bus for camping and finding tjala (honey ants.) My favourite was swimming in the Indulkana creek and the salty dam; sometimes we’d go up to the spring in the ridge. My paintings show the rockholes and the tree’s we were playing in, all the country that I remember and the stories my family told me.”