Dorothy Dhulparrarrawuy Marrawungu

Dorothy Dhulparrarrawuy Marrawungu

My name is Dorothy Dhulparrawuy Marrawungu
My date of birth is 1958.
I was born in Arnhemland.
My language is Djambarrpuyngu and my clan is Marrawungu.
My parents are Yandhing and Bangaliwuy but they are both deceased.
My subsection is Galikali and my moiety is Dhuwa.
(The worldview of all Australian Aborigines is divided into two halves called moieties. The Yolngu people call the two moieties of their worldview Dhuwa and Yirritja.)
My husband taught me how to paint. I came to Gapuwiyak in 1974.
My totem is green turtle and a shooting star (bulgu) and wild potato (burrunda). I like to paint my totem and other things too. I am living in Balma outstation with my husband and my children.

1958-01-01

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