Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

Titjikala ladies Margaret Campbell and Hazel Ungwanaka decided to go on a hunting trip, they wanted to gather bush medicine plants and wood for carving. They invited Janie Wells to come along.

It was a very hot but great day with the ladies telling stories about country and their upbringing. Margaret and Hazel told stories about the land around Chambers Pillar, of which they are traditional owners. Hazel talked about how her and her family used to move around in between stations, mustering cattle and sometimes riding camels.

A group of ladies went to a shady place at Siding damn, where they met up with Waltja’s Reconnect workers and a group of young people wanting to go for a swim. Everyone enjoyed the day together, sharing stories and kangaroo tail. It was a great and fun afternoon with women and kids spending time together.

This trip was part of Waltja’s Cultural program, which is run by Iria Kuen and is self- funded by Waltja.