Ngalangka Nola Taylor
Born in 1956
Manyjilyjarra language group, Karimarra skin group
Nola was born on the western side of Lake Percival. She and her family travelled to Karlamilyi and Parnngurr, and in the 1960s, her uncle brought them to Balfour Downs Station; the station manager took them to Jigalong. Nola moved to Parnngurr when the community was established in 1985. She is a painter and one of the senior translators and cultural advisors on the Canning Stock Route Project.
Canning Stock Route and surrounding country
2008, by Kumpaya Girgaba, Ngamaru Bidu, Mabel Warkarta, Nola Taylor, Thelma Judson, Marjorie Yates, Dulcie Gibbs, Yuwali Janice Nixon, Rosie Williams, Nora Nangapa, Bugai Whylouter, Nora Wompi, Jakayu Biljabu, Morika Biljabu
acrylic on canvas, 292×129 cm
National Museum of Australia
This painting, which was produced by 14 women artists at Kunawarritji (Well 33), represents a stretch of Country crossed by the Canning Stock Route. It depicts a number of the waterholes that were made into wells, but many other permanent and ephemeral water sources are also included. When the Canning Stock Route was in use as a droving
highway, many of the artists relied on these other waters to ensure their safe passage through this contested land.