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That’s my teacher, Tom.

Shirley Wheeler
Terracotta and Underglazes
29 x 20 Ø cm
Hermannsburg Potters


Pot nukanhala atha ntelama kaltjinthanthinthanha nukanha, Tom Plunkett-anha. Era yinganha kaltjinthaka, yinga 7 years paka, 8 years paka nakalanga. Era arrkurla yinganha kaltjinthaka. Kurunga era pmara-urna alpukalanga, arrkutja nyinta pitjika, rretnya ekuranha Helen. Kurunga era yinganha kaltjinthaka. Ingkarna-ntama Sue-ala yinganha kaltjinthaka. This pot is about my teacher, Tom Plunkett. He was my teacher when I was 7 or 8 years old. Tom was there before and then he go back and the other lady come, she was called Helen, then she was my teacher. Then my teacher was Sue.

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