Mimili Maku, SA
Pat Corrigan Collection, NSW
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Mimili Maku, SA
Betty Kuntiwa Pumani paints Antara, an extremely important site for Betty and her family. Antara is Betty’s mother’s country. This place, and its significant Maku Tjukurpa (Witchetty Grub Story), were a constant in the paintings of the late Milatjari Pumani. Today Betty and her older sister Ngupulya Pumani are proud custodians of this country. They map its significance and hold its stories strong in their paintings of Antara.
Betty lives in Mimili Community, home to 300 Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people who have been living in the area for millennia in harmony with nature and acting as custodians of the land and the Tjukurpa (creation stories). Mimili was formerly known as Everard Park, which was a cattle station that was returned to Aboriginal ownership through the 1981 AP Lands Act. Mimili Community was incorporated as an Aboriginal Community in 1975.Share