Two Sisters

Ngarta Jinny Bent and Jukuna Mona Chuguna, with Pat Lowe and Eirlys Richards, present the extraordinary true stories of two Walmajarri sisters.

Includes colour reproductions of Bent and Chuguna’s art and a Walmajarri pronunciation guide.

Ngarta and Jukuna lived in the Great Sandy Desert. They traversed country according to the seasons, just as the Walmajarri people had done for thousands of years. But it was a time of change. Desert people who had lived with little knowledge of European settlement were now moving onto cattle stations. Those left behind were vulnerable and faced unimaginable challenges. In 1961, when Jukuna leaves with her new husband, young Ngarta remains with a group of women and children. Tragedy strikes and Ngarta is forced to travel alone. Her survival depends on cunning and courage as she is pursued by two murderers in a vast unforgiving landscape. 

Jukuna’s rich account may be the first autobiography written in an Aboriginal
language. Presented in English and Walmajarri.

117 pages.

$24.99