Peggy Nampijinpa Brown
Peggy Nampijinpa Brown was born in 1941 in the bush close to Yuendumu. When she was a little girl her family moved to Yuendumu, an Aboriginal settlement 290 kms north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia.
Peggy has been an important member of the Yuendumu Community. She participated in several organization such as the Women Night Patrol, the Mt Theo Petrol Sniffing Program, The Women Center, Warlpiri Media and of course Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association.
Her participation and powerful persona has made her a women respected by all members of the Yuendumu community.
Recently (2007) she was the recipient of the Order of the Australia Medal for her work in the successful Petrol sniffing program. The Yuendumu Petrol Sniffing program has served as a standard and been a replication for other communities with Petrol Sniffing problems.
Peggy has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 1988. She paints several Jukurrpa (dreamings) but the one that features constantly is her country Warlukurlangu Jukurrpa (Fire Dreaming), country south-west of Yuendumu for which Jampijinpa/Jangala men and Nampijinpa/Nangala women have custodial responsibility.