Witjiti George Australian, Pitjantjatjara, b. c1938
Witjiti George is from Mulga Bore Homeland on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, 350km SE of ULURU. He is a senior traditonal elder, and holders extensive cultural knowledge. .
He was born at Lambina/Granite Downs (cattle station) in the far north of South Australia. His family were travelling east as there was drought and no food forced them east to the railway line.
He went to school at Oodnadatta as a tjitji - small boy in primary school. Then they moved to Ernabella where he grew up. They went on the truck from Oodnadata to Mimili, Kenmore and Ernabella. When Fregon was established in 1961, he started doing cattle work.
Tjangili, his wife, came from Mt Ebeneza to Ernabella. They were married in the old tradition way. Witjiti started painting in 2007. He is a relatively new artist at the Kaltjiti Arts centre. A senior traditional man, he hold much traditional knowledge. His mother's country is Piltati in the Mann Ranges where the dreaming story is located. His father, Old Georgie, came from Coffin Hill ( sacred men's country) south of Kaltjiti.
* Anangu Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara Lands, far north west of South Australia