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Manungka Manungka Women’s Association (Desert Women’s Project)

This project was initiated by senior Kukatja, Wangkatjunga and Ngarti women from the east Kimberley who were concerned that their stories, knowledge and history would disappear with nothing written down. It began as part of the bilingual program at Wirrimanu (Balgo) community—the paintings were done and stories recorded on trips away from the community to sites nominated by the women and then translated with the intention of publishing a book for secondary schoolgirls.

Footprints Across Our Land was compiled by Jordon Crugnale. Contributors include; Lumu Nungurrayi, Mari Yukuny Napurrula, Milyika Napaltjarri, Nancy Kungulu Tax, Ningi Nangala, Ngunytja Napanangka Mosquito, Nyangayi Napangarti, Tjama Napanangka, Kuninyi Nampitjin, Yuka Napangangka, Yunitja Nampitjin, Yupina Nampitjin and Yutjuyu Taampa Nampitjin. This book is no longer in print.