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Puntawarri' - Pukarlyi Milly Kelly. Catalogue Reference: PMK/26/MM. Canning Stock Route bush trip 1- 4 August 2007.

Date created: 8/3/2007
Photographer: Tim Acker
Location: Well 36, Kilykily
Latitude/Longitude: -22.13954/125.28315

People: Pukarlyi Milly Kelly
Art Centre(s): Martumili Artists

Copyright: FORM
Format: Image
Category: Image
Source: 6 Canning Stock Route bush trip 1-4 August 07
Accession ID: 20131213_B0005_0081

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.

Name: Clifford Brooks

Clifford Brooks - Brief life history [ORAL HISTORY]


Synopsis: Clifford Brooks gives a brief life history.

Date: 2007-07-27
Art centre(s):
Language spoken: English
Catalogue number: CSROH_06_Clifford_Brooks
Interviewed By: John Carty
Transcribed By: Monique La Fontaine
Recorded by: John Carty
Location Recorded: Durba Springs
Latitude/Longitude: -23.45/122.31

Cultural Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on Use
Access: Public
Full transcript: Clifford Brooks: Yuwo [Yes ready]! My name is Clifford Brooks. I come from Jigalong. Yeah, I been born there in the mission, old hospital. Yeah. I been go to school there, primary school … and … I don’t know [XX - if ?] primary school, I always run away from school, go bush. Yeah. But I been grow up with my older sister on a station, [XX]. Where it’s not far, west of Newman, Prairie Downs Station. And only time I go back there is when they have a work break, that’s all. And I’ve been grow up with my brother-in-law and my sister. But when I go back to mission I’ll be stay with my parents. I only go to school there when I go there, you know.

But every time they go out weekend they camp out in bush, in the rockholes. I go to school right up till Friday afternoon then I take off, Saturday morning. I take off, get all our bit a ration, like potato, onion, apple, orange, maybe one chop, that’s all. Then we take off. We go out with the family camping in the rockhole, out bush. We walk all the way, maybe get there to camp, that’s maybe sunset, stay there till Sunday, go back school. Camp there, go school next day, maybe Monday.

I been there right up till primary school, then we been shift to Strelley. They been taken away, Strelley, what they call ‘em, them nomad people. From there I been run away, go to Hedland. I been go to Hedland Senior High School then. I been doin schoolin’ there for two years. Moorgunyah Hostel I been stay. From there I went to Jiglaong, went back on a plane and never went back to school. I just took off to station. Yeah. And then, a bloke, I was … oh, my teacher, oh he told me, ‘Oh, them mob from Jigalong, never came back to school, they got no future’. You know, they tell us. Yeah, ‘they got no future’.

John Carty: Who said that?

CB: My teacher. From senior high school, he been tell me that, and when he came up to Jigalong one time, he saw me as the Chairperson there! And he says, “Whoa!” I made him to see: Look, we running this community ourself. Yeah. He said, ‘Well, ah well, good on you now’. He was with the, whats-a-name, sport and recs up at there, Perth there somewhere. He was one of the scout go round gettin’ footy players. Took players, for the ah, whats-a-name, oh what they call em? AFL or what that club, Junior League.

But I been the Chairperson there in Jigalong there for nearly two years. Back in the ‘90s. I been working there as a builder. For everything I been work there. I been nearly a project officer. Assistant project officer. We went out to build a out-station in the, back in 1986, ’85. Went out for, Seaman Inquiry was on back in ‘86. I think ‘85, ‘86. That’s when we went out to build that community at Parnngurr. I put a windmill there for them, ah windmill, a tank there for them and a shed. Before they moved out, people moved out there, lived there. Now it’s a big community. And the community, there’s a couple of communities that, outstations that they built, [wind in microphone] I lived in [XX]. Robertson Range, one of them communities. One of them is Puntawarri outstation, ‘nother one [XX - Muka?] outstation, we built it at Jigalong there. The people are really happy with their new houses there. Well, that’s the life where I been working and working all the time. We all went to station. Mainly I been working the station back in ‘83, ‘84. Yalleen Station. I been the cattle man there, catching wild bulls.

Well, then we had to move to Balfour Down Station. I been work for a boss there, he paid real good money. I was only young fella. Yeah, by myself. I had no offsider me.

JC: What kind of work were you doing?

CB: I was doing cattle mustering, yeah. Checking fencing, checking windmill.

JC: You on horseback or …?

CB: I had a Toyota and a motorbike. Well, we had horseback sometime, we had, know how to ride a horse. We need to drive some cattle, not through, from stockyard to another windmill, you know. ‘Cause the windmill break down, we move ‘em, move all the cattle, to the windmill where there’s a water or else they might perish, you know. ‘Cause they had a time to fix the windmill up, get all the parts from Perth, with the windmill. So, we went to thing. But the cattle, we drive ‘em up there but they still come back to windmill because they know that area there. So, we gotta get the windmill going for them. Yeah, well that’s where I been grow up there, Jigalong. That where I been taught everything there, through business and all Law business and everything else. That’s why they put me through.

JC: You mean through Jigalong?

CB: Yuwo [yes].

END


Source: CSROH_06_Clifford_Brooks
Rights: Cultural Owner & Storyteller: Clifford Brooks; © 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.

Video Title: Parnngurr Puntukurnu Parna

Video Description: Parnngurr Puntukurnu Parna tells the story of Martu people’s fight for native title and of their inseparable ties to Country. Curtis Taylor’s short films about his home community of Parnngurr describe the return of Martu people to their homelands, and the stories of the Country from its origin in the Dreamtime.

Date created: 2010
Art Centre(s): Martumili Artists, CSR Project

Director: Curtis Taylor
Editor: Brandt Lee, Curtis Taylor
Narrator: Curtis Taylor
Translator: Curtis Taylor
Executive Producer: FORM

Rights: © Curtis Taylor, 2010
Clip length: 0:02:22
Protocols: PUBLIC ACCESS
Format: Video
Source: EMERGING FILMMAKERS MASTERS/Curtis Taylor
Category: Video
Accession ID: 20131021_FORM_MIRA_B0054_0003

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.

Video Title: Jilakurru: Droving

Video Description: Annetta Williams with her father, Martu elder Dusty Stevens, talk about his life. He grew up in the bush at Jilakurru before becoming a head stockman on Carnegie Station.

Date created: 2010
People: Nyulku Dusty Stevens, Vera Anderson, Jawurji Mervyn Street
Art Centre(s): Birriliburu Artists, Tjukurba Gallery, Martumili Artists, Mangkaja, CSR Project

Director: Nicole Ma
Editor: Chris Mylrea
Camera: Paul Elliot
Sound: Cam McGrath
Executive Producer: FORM

Rights: © FORM
Clip length: 0:01:19
Protocols: PUBLIC ACCESS
Format: Video
Category: Video
Accession ID: 20131021_FORM_MIRA_B0061_0003

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.

Video Title: Nana

Video Description: Filmed at Kilykily (Well 36) on the 2007 Canning Stock Route return to Country trip, Nana follows the story of Martumili artist Jakayu Biljabu, who grew up in the Country around Well 25. Morika Biljabu is the granddaughter of Jakayu, thus the title Nana.

Date created: 2007
People: Jakayu Biljabu, Morika Biljabu
Art Centre(s): Martumili Artists, CSR Project
Place of creation: Well 36, Kilykily, singing, travelling, Jigalong, Kartarru, Nyilangkurr, Well 25, Wantili
Latitude/Longitude: -22.13954/125.28315
Language: Manyjilyjarra

Director: Morika Biljabu
Editor: Paul Elliott
Camera: Morika Biljabu
Translator: Desmond Taylor, Bobby Roberts, Monique La Fontaine
Executive Producer: FORM

Rights: © Morika Biljau and FORM Canning Stock Route Project, 2007
Clip length: 0:03:58
Protocols: PUBLIC ACCESS
Format: Video
Source: Screen 4 Video
Category: Video
Accession ID: 20130920_FORM_MIRA_B0023_0003

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.

Puntawarri

Artist(s): Pukarlyi Milly Kelly

Date created: 2007
Art Centre(s): Martumili Artists
Size: 45x45
Medium: acrylic on linen

Artwork Story: This painting depicts Puntawarri, west of Well 17 on the Canning Stock Route, which is Milly’s traditional Country or Ngurra. The yellow arc represents the traditional shelter, or mangkaja, which housed her family in the bush before they settled in Jigalong. This is Milly’s home.

Location depicted: Puntawarri
Place of creation: Well 36
Latitude/Longitude: -22.13954/125.28315

Artwork copyright: ©2013 Pukarlyi Milly Kelly
Catalogue ID: PMK/26/MM
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use

Photographer: Tim Acker
Photograph date: 2007-08-04
Photography copyright: FORM
Format: Image
Category: Artwork

Artist(s) biography:
born about 1935
Putijarra language group
Karimarra skin group
Jigalong community
Martumili Artists
Pukarlyi was born at Jilakurru (Well 17). Her father’s Country ranged from Jilakurru to Puntawarri, and Pukarlyi walked this Country as a child. Eventually her mother brought her in to the ration station, at old Jigalong on the rabbit-proof fence, to look for their extended family. There Pukarlyi met her husband, Pompey Charlie, and they worked on stations together for many years.

Accession ID: 20131011_FORM_MIRA_B0044_0020

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.

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