Kuji Rosie Goodjie
Kuji Rosie Goodjie was born about 1935 near Nyirla, at Kulyayi waterhole near Well 39 on the Canning Stock Route. With other family members she moved north along the Canning Stock Route towards the white settlements of the Kimberley Cattle Station country. She first moved to Kururrungku (Billiluna) Station where she milked the nanny goats, working for rations. Later she moved to Christmas Creek Station where, in the 1980s, Wangkajungka Community was established on excised land.
Between 1994 and 1998, some senior desert people began recording their stories at Karrayili Adult Education Centre. By 1998, when The Karrayili Annex closed, a number of senior people had become adept at painting. Rosie Goodjie was among those artists. Rosie paints the place where she grew up with her family before they were separated from their country and moved to Christmas Creek Station. She currently lives at Wangkajungka and sometimes camps at the homeland of Ngaranjadu.
In 2002, Rosie Appeared in the film Rabbit-Proof Fence.
Sadly, Rosie passed away in 2016.
Courtesy of Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency