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My grandfather, Edwin Kngwarria Pareroultja

Abel Pareroultja
Terracotta and Underglazes
35 x 26 Ø cm
Hermannsburg Potters


Atha yia tjimia nuka-iperra ilama, Edwin Kngwarria Pareroultja ekura-iperra. Era ntulya parnitjaarta, watercolour mpaaramanga. Era Albert Namatjiraka wurla-lela parnarlaanitjaarta. Kalya nukanhala, Rex-ala, yinganha ilaka, aiyuala kngarra inthurra urrkaaputjaarta, watercolour etnanha parnamala. Era untharlaaputjaarta Namatjira-lela, thunga paka camel-ala. Pot nukanhala, atha Pmara Ntaria ntelama, Lhara Pinta turta. Ntulya nhanha aramala, unta kwatja arama. Unta tjimia nukanha arama, irna para ekuranga kuta narlaanamanga, paper-ala watercolour parnamanga, landscape mpaaramanga. This is about my grandfather, Edwin Kngwarria Pareroultja. He was a painter for watercolour. They used to be painting with Albert Namatjira. My brother Rex told me that Edwin got a lot of art work for making and selling watercolour paintings. He was going to country with Namatjira, I don’t know, maybe with camel. On my pot, I put Ntaria, you can see kwtaja (water) in the Finke River and him sitting down with gumtree, painting with watercolour paper, doing watercolour landscapes.

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