Wijiji Anna Johns
Born: about 1949
Language Group(s): Ngardi
Art Centre(s): Paruku Indigenous Protected Area
CSR Project role: Artist, contributor
Skin Group: Nakamarra
Biography: I was schooling there until I got married in 1968. That’s how I got out of the dormitory.
Anna was born at old Balgo but was taken by nuns and raised in the mission, where she learned English before her own Ngardi language. She and her husband, Rex Johns, worked on stations, raised five children and lived at Balgo before setting up Mulan community.
Photographer: Tim Acker
Photograph date: 2007
Photography copyright: © FORM
Source: Images - Catalogue
Accession ID: 20131016_FORM_MIRA_B0090_0069
Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.