Tjukupati James Australian, Pitjantjatjarra, b. 1936

Tjunkupati was born at a place called Alpi, which is south of Docker River, very close to the ranges here. Her father's country is Wangkari which is just over the ranges from Docker Rover. Her mother's father passed away at Wankari. Her mother's country is west of Docker River. Tjukupati grew up at Docker River community and spent much of her youth out bush, swimming at waterholes and hunting. Her father also used to take her to Ernabella where they would sell dingo skins. She dod not go to school. Tjukupati has been painting, weaving thanpi and carving purmu for many years.