Artist | MILATJARI PUMANI

Artist | MILATJARI PUMANI


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MILATJARI PUMANI of Mimili Maku Arts. The title is Ngura Walytja - Antara. [276-2012] (Acrylic on Linen)

MILATJARI PUMANI

Ngura Walytja - Antara

Born 1928 Family name: Pumani Language: Yankunytjatjara Milatjari was born in 1928 out bush at Amuroona, a station between Indulkana Community and Mimili Community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia.

The country she paints is Antara, a place not far from Mimili Community.

Antara belonged to Milatjari’s uncle and this is where she grew up.

Antara is a special place where the women would dig for Maku (grubs).

Milatjari remembers sleeping here with her mother and father at night in walytja (shelter) by the fire. Milatjari was found at Victory Well by station workers when she was a young girl.

They gave her clothes, sugar and flour.

She would later move into the settlement with her family to work, this was formerly known as Everard Park station.

Milatjari’s father was Nyapi or King Everard and her mother was Mantjangka Everard.

She had a brother Mike Kanari (dec) and a sister Susan Wangin (dec).

Milatjari met her husband Sam in Mimili and they had five children together; Betty, Ngupulya, Ken, Michael and Lewey. Milatjari is a very important lady in the community, she has passed on a huge amount of knowledge about the land, women's business and tells many tjukurpa stories that are painted and told today..



Born 1928 Family name: Pumani Language: Yankunytjatjara Milatjari was born in 1928 out bush at Amuroona, a station between Indulkana Community and Mimili Community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia.

The country she paints is Antara, a place not far from Mimili Community.

Antara belonged to Milatjari’s uncle and this is where she grew up.

Antara is a special place where the women would dig for Maku (grubs).

Milatjari remembers sleeping here with her mother and father at night in walytja (shelter) by the fire. Milatjari was found at Victory Well by station workers when she was a young girl.

They gave her clothes, sugar and flour.

She would later move into the settlement with her family to work, this was formerly known as Everard Park station.

Milatjari’s father was Nyapi or King Everard and her mother was Mantjangka Everard.

She had a brother Mike Kanari (dec) and a sister Susan Wangin (dec).

Milatjari met her husband Sam in Mimili and they had five children together; Betty, Ngupulya, Ken, Michael and Lewey. Milatjari is a very important lady in the community, she has passed on a huge amount of knowledge about the land, women's business and tells many tjukurpa stories that are painted and told today..



Exhibitions that MILATJARI PUMANI has exhibited at

Summer Stockroom Show 2017

A Collection of Australian Indigenous Art


Affordable Art Fair 2012

AAF offers people the opportunity to buy contempor…


Ngura Puti (Bush Home)

A Collection of Fine Mimili Maku Aboriginal Art