Freda Warlipini

Country/Region: Australia

Tribe: Tiwi Language Group

Village: Milikapiti, Melville Island

Freda Warlipini was born in 1928 at Mirrikawuyanga on the Tiwi Islands. She lived a fully traditional lifestyle until she was removed from her family according to the Australian governments assimilationist policies of that time, and sent to live at Garden Point, a mission on Melville island. After her marriage she went to live on Bathurst Island where she stayed until her husband's death. She then moved back to Melville Island to live at Milikapiti where she has became one of the important women participants and dancers of the Tiwi Pukumani and Kulama ceremonies.

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