Shirley Purdie: My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe


Shirley Purdie

Author: Shirley Purdie
Illustrator: Shirley Purdie
Publisher: Magabala Books

Told in English and Gija, this is Shirley Purdie’s life story, depicted alongside her stunning paintings.
In My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe, Shirley shares vignettes of her life growing up on Mabel Downs station, and her Gija Culture, Country and Dreaming.
She explains her Dreaming is Echidna Dreaming and she teaches us about bush fruit and hunting.
She also shares the story of her working life, as a maid in the homestead on Mabel Downs station, and later in life as an artist,
and how her mum taught her how to paint her Country.
Shirley is well-known for her painting richly textured ochre and charcoal. See more of her artwork through the Warmun Art Centre.

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