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Young Timothy Dempsey Tjungurrayi


Alias: Young Timothy Dempsey Tjungurrayi

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Young Timothy Dempsey - Born at Haasts Bluff c. 1941. Passed Away 2000 Young Timothy was the older brother of Barney Daniels, with whom he shared his country, which was close to their mothers country in the Papunya/Napperby area. Their father was a Walpiri speaker from teh Lajamanu area, giving the brothers two widely separated heritage countries in these regions. He was married to Epingka Nangala adn they had three daughters and a son. Timothy identified his tribal affiliation as Luritja. He received some schooling at Narwietooma station and he worked as a stockman then as a mechanic on bore maintenance before settling at Papunya in the early 1960's. He helped transfer people from Haasts Bluff to the new settlement at Papunya. At Papunya he was introduced to painting by watching Clifford Possum with whom he shared a camp. He lived near his traditional country on the "Five Mile" outstation near Papunya and he is related to the artist Mary Dixon. He painted centipede, spear ceremony, barking spider and hunting for kangaroo dreamings.

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