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Noreen Parker

Noreen Parker

“My father was looking after all the sheep, watching and shearing them. He would bring home bags of wool, and my mother taught me how to knit. We would sell the knitting to buy food, and we always had many blankets in the winter time. We moved to Indulkana when I was a little girl, we travelled here on donkeys. I saw the white people for the first time when we were travelling through Ernabella, they were missionaries. My first school was in the tent at Iwantja; all the kids were inside sitting around a table on chairs. I have painted at Iwantja Arts for a long time, and tell the stories about country that have all my memories.”