Elizabeth Nyumi Nungurrayi

Country/Region: Australia

Elizabeth Nyumi currently lives at Kururrungku (Billiluna), an outlying community from Balgo Hills. Elizabeth's mother belonged to the country of Nynmi (Jupiter well) near Kiwirrkurra on the Pintupi side. Tragically she died quite young from a dingo bite at the Kanari soak water close to Jupiter Well. Her father was from Alyarra in the region of Natajarra. Elizabeth Nyumi was living a nomadic existence with her family group on the Canning Stock Route before walking into Old Mission with her father after her mother had died. Here she was given clothes and taken to Billiluna and trained as a house worker, cleaning the floors with rags, washing dishes and raking the grounds. She subsequently travelled to many station houses around the region working for the wives of the station owners.

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