Penny Wanapuyngu

Penny Wanapuyngu

My name is Penny Milingu Wanapuyngu. I am Galikali and my Moiety is Dhuwa. My tribe is Wagilag and my clan group is Wanapuyngu. My mother is Rudy Munguluma Bidingal and my father is the late Dhawukarri Wanapuyngu.I was born on the 10th of December 1961 in Roper River Mission .From the Mission we walked to Mountain Valley Station where my parents worked. My mother did weaving and I watched her as a little girl.We kept walking to Bulman , Emu Springs, Goyder River and Mirringatja. Bapa Sheppy flew the mission plane and one day he took us over to Galiwin’ku where I went to school. My Husband taught me to make fibre sculptures and we often work together. He took me back to his country in Mannigrida where I was taught by Lena to make Crocodiles and Porcupines ( Echidna). My sister Lucy Wanapuyngu and I often talk about making new designs and items. I love doing weaving and fibre sculpture out of pandanus. 

Gapuwiyak : NT

1961-12-09

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