Johnny Warangkula Tjupurula
(1925 - 2001)
Johnny Warangkula Tjupurula was active/lived in Australia. Johnny Tjupurula is known for aboriginal artwork, water images, landscape.
Biography Johnny Warangkula Tjupurula
Johnny Warangkula Tjupurula was born in 1925 at Minjilpirri, an area north west of Illipili and south of Lake Mackay. Close by is his major dreaming site Tjilkari. The son of mixed parents, his mother was of Luritja/ Warlpiri/Pintupi descent and his father Luritja/Warlpiri. Johnny was raised in a traditional manner, living an orthodox life style in the desert and never attending European schools. He is of the Luritja language group and was initiated into manhood and learned his dreamings during his family's stay at a mission in Hermannsburg.
Johnny can recollect his first contact with Europeans, remembering his fearful response when witnessing an aircraft fly over his land as a young boy. His people believed the airplane to be a 'mar
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