"I was born in Karnanganyjawutu then went to Japingka to live with my grandfather and grandmother until I was older. We left for Wili which is the country for Jukula mob. We picked up the rest of the mob and left to go to Puluwala, walking in the moonlight night because the sun was so hot. After leaving Puluwala we walked to Purrpun and camped. We later made camp at Lumpu Lumpu then went back to Cherrabun to work. My father passed away there and then my mother and I went on to Jubilee Station, across the Fitzroy River. From there I went to the Mission School in Fitzroy Crossing. I stayed there until one Christmas I didn’t want to go back. I went to Jubilee Station instead and learned to work, cleaning the manager’s house. One Monday my promised husband came from GoGo Station to pick me up and we went to live at GoGo and then on to Bayulu Community."
Amy Nugget’s paintings depict waterholes, billabongs, fish from the river around Fitzroy Crossing and food and bush plants from the Great Sandy Desert.
Courtesy of Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency