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Pictures from my Memory : My story as a Ngaatjatjarra woman
Pictures From My Memory is a compelling and accessible autobiographical account of Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis’ life as a Ngaatjatjarra woman from the Australian Western Desert.
Born in the bush at the time of first contact between her family and White Australians, Ellis’s vivid personal reflections offer both an historical record and profound emotional insight into her unique experience of being woven between cultures -- her Aboriginal community and the Western worlds.
The book is preceded by an introduction and followed by an anthropological overview of Ngaatjatjarra culture by anthropologist Laurent Dousset.