Bugai Whylouter, Ngalangka Nola Taylor
Bugai Whylouter - biography [ORAL HISTORY]
Synopsis: This transcript is a biography of Bugai Whylouter, and is based on recordings as well as Ngalangka Nola Taylor's knowledge.
Art centre(s): Martumili Artists
Language spoken: English
Catalogue number: CSROH_272_Bugai_Whylouter
Transcribed By: Ngalangka Nola Taylor
Cultural Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on Use
Full transcript: Bugai is in her 60s now.
Father is Warnman, mother is Kartujarra.
Bugai was born in Balfour Downs at Pukayiyirna. Her mother and father took her to Nullagine and Jigalong and from there they went back to the desert. She stayed around Karlamilyi in Warnman country, eastern side Karlamilyi, and along the CSR. She went to Kartaru, Wantili, Tiwa, Mumungarra, Wuranu. When she got bigger she married Nola Taylor’s uncle, they went together around Karlamilyi, and along CSR, met up with Biljabu families, walked around went down again, stayed with Taylor family for a time. That was when they all joined up together [i.e. with the Bidu and Biljabu families] and met Len Beadell. Bugai says she was climbing up the hills because she was frightened. She stayed at Jigalong for a short time and then left because her husband wanted to look for Taylor family. They met up with Taylor family in Karlamilyi, went up again on eastern side of Punmu, went north to Joanna Spring and back south until Nola’s father became sicker. They stayed in Karlamilyi and eventually, the old man passed away and then they all went into Balfour Downs. Bugai had one child at that time. From there they went to Jigalong. Stayed there and then went to Strelley, 61 and then Punmu, then Parnngurr later, then met up with second husband. Bugai lives in Kunawarritji now with her husband, Mr. Bell.
Rights: Cultural Owner & Storyteller: Bugai Whylouter, Ngalangka Nola Taylor; © 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.