Long Maggie Nakamarra White



Long Maggie Nakamarra White, so named because of her tall and slim stature, was born c. 1930 in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs. Maggie grew up there with her family. She was a widow, with one married daughter, who lives in Alice Springs with her husband. She started painting in 1987 at Warlukurlangu Artists, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu. She painted several dreamings including Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Seed Grass Dreaming), Karnta Jukurrpa (Womens Dreaming), Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming), Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) and Jardiwanpa Jukurrpa (Snake Dreaming). Maggie used to go hunting with the other women from Yuendumu, visiting her country at Mijirlparnta (Mission Creek), and watching AFL games, both live and on television.