Wajina Paji Honeychild Yankarr Australian, Walmajarri, 1912 -2004

I was born near marsh country along the Canning Stock Route. While I was still young, I moved to Cherrabun station. I was already a widow when I first came from the desert. I was married very young and my first husband died in the desert.


Paji said "Jimmy Pike is my nephew. He had been to see the station and he came to take us back there. We were frightened of the kartiya (whiteman) so we camped away from the station for a while. I worked on the station washing clothes, cooking at the stock camp. Jupurr is the name of the waterhole in my mother's, father's and grandfather's country. "


Paji passed away in 2004.