Ngura Pukulpa means happy place or happy country. Samuel and his eight brothers and sisters grew up spending time at Muttinka, their father's homeland on the Northern border of Pitjantjatjara lands. Samuel's first mother passed away when he was a boy, and he was adopted by his second mother, Molly Nampitjin Miller. "We walked and camped with other families there that came from the North, East, South, and West to sit with us. We learned to hunt from my father. Every afternoon we did tjitji inma (children's song and dances) and the old people sat in a circle around us and sang. Lots of laughing. It was a good life there together."