Larranda Derek Wanapyungu

Larranda Derek  Wanapyungu

My name is Larranda Wanapuyngu. I was born in Gove Hospital in 1979. I grew up in Gapuwiyak and spent my teenage years in the homeland of Dhoyndji. At Mirringadtja I finished school and came back to Gapuwiyak to be taught more ceremonial knowledge from my older brother Roy Ashley. He is an important law man and famous for his paintings and singing. Later I started working in the housing department building houses and doing maintenance. I fell in love and married my wife Dhaparra and have two kids . My son Chris goes to school in Mapurru and my daughter Kristen attends the primary school in Gapuwiyak.