Margaret and Lee Nangala Gallagher

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DOB: Margaret:1967, Lee:1958
Born: Margaret: Alice Springs
Lee: Yuendumu
Language Group:: Warlpiri
Community:: Yuendumu and Nyirripi, NT

Both Margaret and Lee like to depict the Yankirri Jakurrpa (Emu Dreaming) from their father's side. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. Emus are usually represented by their 'wirliya' (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around the site of Ngarlikurlangu eating 'yakajirri' (bush raisin). In the time of the Jukurrpa (Dreamtime) there was a fight at this site between an Emu and Australian Bustard bird over the sharing of 'yakajirri'. There is also a dance that is performed during initiation ceremonies.
Both Margaret and Lee paint for Warlukurlangu Artists (Margret started painting in 2006 and Lee in 2007) and live in in Nyirripi, an Aboriginal community 160 kms west of Yuendumu.