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Introducing Eileen Bird Kngwarreye

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Introducing Eileen Bird Kngwarreye

Today, I'd like to introduce you to Eileen Bird Kngwarreye (pronounced Ung-wahr-ay). Eileen is an Eastern Arrernte woman, and her country is Arnumarra, near Gem Tree northeast of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Her family grew up at Harts Range where her brothers and sisters continue to live. Eileen grew up on her country at Harts Range but moved to southern Utopia to marry her husband, the late Paddy Bird. Together, they had eleven children (Maggie, Tanya and Alvira Bird among them). Paddy's mother was a renowned artist named Ada Bird Petyarre, sister to the famous Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre....

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