Two Sisters, a true Story
Ngarta and Jukuna
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Apr 02, 2020 - 03:29 AM By Ngarta and Jukuna

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 1Ngarta 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, her determination to see her language written has made her one of our most valued authors.
  • Title: Two Sisters, a true Story
  • Author: Ngarta and Jukuna
  • ISBN: 9781925360271
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback

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Landscape Reading Apr 02, 2020 - 03:29 AM
Incredible life story of two Walmajarri Sisters set in one of the many Australian Deserts. This may also be one of the first autobiographies written in an Indigenous Language.
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Lisa Apr 02, 2020 - 03:29 AM
I have read a few books by desert people, but I haven’t read one like this. It is hard to convey the sense of wonder with which I read it. Two Sisters is an authentic account of an ancient way of life as it was lived by sisters Ngarta and Jukuna in the Great Sandy Desert, and then it covers the period when this way of life was disrupted by the coming of Europeans into the north. It is written by people who had never seen a white person or any of the accoutrements of station life, so much so th [...]
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Two Sisters, a true Story By Ngarta and Jukuna 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 1Ngarta 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, her determination to see her language written has made her one of our most valued authors.

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