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Warumungu by Susan Nangali Jones

Michael Jones Jampin
Michael Jones Jampin
Michael Jones Jampin. 1950 Arni ngini ngattu-jinyi manungku Junkkurraku-jju. Appa ajjul papulanyi-jji maranta seven mile station karjunu Junkkurraku ngarra. Ajjinyi ngini kampuju pukkunjina. Alangarra ngini arnkkul apinyi manuku Mangkamanta-kka appa ajjul papulanyi-jji maranta Phillip Creek old mission. Wakkapi karriny ajjul nyina arntunya manungku. Warumungu Walpiri Walmanpa kapi Alyawarre ajjul nyina. Arni ngini school-kki apinyi 1953.

My name is Michael Jampin Jones. I was born at Junkkurruku Old Seven Mile Station, north of Tennant Creek. I was born in 1950. My father worked as a stockman there. Then we moved to mangkamanta, old Phillip Creek Mission. Lots of people were there in the old Mission, Warumungu and Walpiri, Warlmanpa and Alyawarre. I went to school there.

 

Ngappa anyaungku wangu-jinyi alakana manu-kina. Nittipiya-jja anyungku jukunyu manuku Warrabri settlement-kki Alakana arni apinyi school-kki. Ajjinyi ngini kampaju ama pukkunjina mungkarta-jja. Appa ajjul papulanyi-jji maranta Mclaren Creek station.

Arni ngini nyina jarttu-karriny jangu. Warra arni nyina ajinyi kampaju-jangu kapi karnantti jangu. 1956 or 57 arni ngini apinyi purtikiji Mungkarta-kka ajjinyi-kki karnantti-kki kapi kampuju-kku. Pina apinyi arni Warrabri-kki school jinyi-jji-kki. Alangarra ngini ajjinyi-jji malungku-jju ajju parinyjikarni Warrabri ngara appa ajjinyi-jji paparti-jji awurnu walungkumunyu. School ngini arni pangkalinyi.

Then because of water problems in 1955 Native Affairs moved all the people to Warrabri Settlement. I went to school there. My father worked at Mungkarta Station. It was hard for me living with another family not with my father and mother. Around about 1956 or 57 I went back to Mungkarta Station for two weeks to my parents, then went back to Warrabri School again. That same year 1957 my brother passed away so my parents had to take me away from school.

Rockhampton Downs Station.

Anyul apinyi manuku Wakkayalakka appa ajjul papulanyi-jji maranta Rocky. Arni ngini pukkunjina stockcamp-jji purru. Alakana anyul nyinyi nalirr kapi nalirr wajiki kapi wajiki anyul
nyinyi arntunya manungka.

Then we moved to Rockhampton Downs Station. My father worked as a stockman there. We stayed there for 35 years, as I grew I worked as a stockman too and boreman as well.

1968 I Got Married.

Ajjil Napangarti kujjul marriedjinyi. Alakana arnkku pikkapikka wakkapi-jinyi alakanantta arkinyi pikka pikka pulkka-jinyi Wakkayala-kana.

In 1968 I got married with Margaret and all our children were born at Rockhampton Downs Station.

Our Home Land.

Alangarra ngini 1991 arni pina apinya ajjinyi-kari kampuju kari manukauna Karlinjaringi-kki. Ajjinyi jangu kartungunyu jangu kapi pikkapikka jangu arni pina apinyi. Appa anyul apinyi warra anyul nguna papulu untangka anyul nguna. Ngappa anyul parinyjina Mungkarta nagara ngappa tank janju. Ngappa ngini kalamppi-jji nguna kangkuwanpijiki.

In 1991 I went to live on my father's country at Karlinjarlingi (south-east of Tennant Creek.) I went there with all my family, my wife and kids. At first there was no houses or tank. We got water from Mungkarta, they had a tank there.

Alangara ngini Junkkurraku ngara ajjul apikarni.5 Papulu ajjul nyirrinyi kapi 5 toilet ajjul nyirrinyi Karlinjaringi-kina After that Junkkurraku Housing built five houses with toilets at Karlinjaringi.