Mulyatinki Marney - biography [ORAL HISTORY]
Synopsis: This transcript is a brief biography of Mulyatinki Marney, based on Monique La Fontaine's handwritten fieldnotes with additions from Ngalangka Nola Taylor.
Art centre(s): Martumili Artists
Catalogue number: CSROH_277_Mulyatingki_Marney
Cultural Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on Use
Full transcript: Mulyatingki Marney: Country is Kunawarritji and Nyiniari, south of Juntujuntu. Grew up in Karlamilyi and came in to Jigalong when she was a teenager. She was given a husband, promised one at Country – Joshua’s big brother. Mulyatingki had 2 girl and 2 boy, one has passed away – one son. Moved to Punmu in the 1980s when it was first set up, come in a big red truck. Mummy’s name is Telpu. Daddy passed away at Karlamilyi. Milton brother nyiti. One brother passed away. Jawarta - Donald Moko in Bidyadanga.
When Daddy passed away walked around, come Punmu, Jawarta went Jigalong and then Lajamanu. Mulyatingki walked into Jigalong, she was a teenager (come in naked one), Mulyatingki has daughter in Yuendemu one in Punmu. My Nyupa passed away Punmu. “I’m a single woman. My son is working at Telfer all the time. He got a Nyupa and 2 children. I found my husband at Strelley. I was making trouble …”
Rights: Cultural Owner & Storyteller: Mulyatinki Marney; © 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.