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United States of America born 1940

Apices 1: from a portfolio of three aquatints 1974
Collection Title: Apices
Materials & Technique: prints, Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.816.1

  • Jimmy was born along the Kalaya Tjukurpa (Emu Dreaming) track in the Western Desert at a rockhole called Malumpa (close to the present day community of Kanpi in South Australia) c 1915. He remembers as a young boy 'whitefellas" coming in on camels and asking to be led to waterholes. After the mission days Jimmy along with key family members instigated the establishment of a homeland community at Kanpi, so they could live back in their own country. Today Jimmy is a senior law man and a highly regarded Ngangkari (traditional healer).

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