Nyarrie Morgan

MARTUMILI ARTISTS

Born: 1929
Language: Ngaanyatjarra
Skin: Jangala
Place of Birth: Wanawara
Home: Parnngurr : WA

 

BIOGRAPHY

Nyarrie was born at Wanawara, two hundred kilometers north of Patjarr. He explains that all the minerals, trees, rocks and waterholes in that country belong to him and his family. The Dreamtime stories and culture of the area also belong to him and his family. They walked all around that country before the whitefellas came. When he was a young man (in his twenties) he went into Jigalong and stopped being a Pujiman (bushman) for a while. He left Jigalong to work on stations where he worked breaking-in horses. Wokka Taylor, Yanjami (Peter Rowlands) and Nyarrie all worked together, hunting and riding horses before there were any cars on the desert-fringe pastoral stations. Nyarrie is a Martu elder who lives in Parnngurr.

THEMES

Karlaya Ngalangu
Liru Kujarra
tali
the story of the snake
tuwa
Wanyputungja
Yukari