Minnie Lumai


“In the early days I was a kid living at Newry Station. I looked after the goats and milked cows and I knew how to make the butter. After that I got married and went to Argyle Homestead. I worked there in the house. Old Sheeba taught me how to make bread and then I knew how to cook for the stock camp. We went to Lissadel Station. Next I came to Kununurra. I looked after my kids here. I’ve been watching all the people painting at the art centre – every morning I watched them and I asked my sister if I could come and paint. Now I come here and paint and I dance here too.”

DOB: 02/01/1940
Language: Miriwoong
Country: Bubble Bubble, N.T.