Kampirr Veronica Lulu
Walmajarri language group, Napangarti skin group
Paruku Indigenous Protected Area & Warlayirti Artists
We always sit together and talk about Paruku. My father used to tell story and sing song for Sturt Creek, teach all the kids…
Veronica was born and grew up around Nyarna, Lake Stretch. Before settling at Mulan in her father’s homeland, she lived at Billiluna Station and Balgo where she helped establish Palyalatju Maparnpa health service. Today she works with Paruku Indigenous Protected Area and paints with both Paruku and Warlayirti Artists.
2008, by Veronica Lulu
acrylic on canvas, 120×80 cm
National Museum of Australia
Mungily is a samphire bush, an important food source around Paruku. Initially green, it then turns purple and pink. When it dries to a yellow colour, mungily is ready to collect. The seeds are rubbed out of the plant, washed, dried in the sun, and ground to make damper (bush bread).