Monica Whisputt - eulogy for Freda Tjarma [ORAL HISTORY]
Synopsis: Monica Whisputt’s eulogy for funeral of Freda Tjama in 2004.
Art centre(s): Paruku Indigenous Protected Area
Catalogue number: CSROH_271_Monica_Whisputt
Cultural Protocols: Public Access
Notes: Draft biography on Bugai, based on recordings, as well as Nola Taylor’s knowledge
Full transcript: Monica Whisputt: And that Len Brown, given them jobs, cattle jobs, they were mustering around, taking all the camels. They were going to desert. Going to Wiluna droving. My sister had really hard job. And Gracie Daisy sister, she was there too. She was really young girl. Two of them, my sister and Gracie Daisy sister. They really had to go desert, travelling in desert. All the way up to Wiluna. They had cold weather. And coming back down, travelling hot days, coming back down. Really hot, hard work. My sister and Gracie Daisy sister. [I can't callem my sister. Calls Gracie Mosquito over to say the name- Biddy Chungulla/Wallaby]. Yeah, they were wearing trousers and shirt. They were travelling like a cowboy or cowgirl. They were happy days. Really good. Yuwayi, she came and looked after me in Kururrungku. My sister. I'm telling that story, her history from long time. Nyamo.
Rights: Cultural Owner & Storyteller: Monica Whisputt; © FORM, transcript only
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.