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Jukuna Mona Chuguna
Jukuna Mona Chuguna was a young woman when she walked out of the desert with her husband and some of his family. They worked on cattle stations for a number of years, then moved to the Mission at Fitzroy Crossing in the early 1970s. Jukuna was among the first women to attend Walmajarri literacy classes and worked on Walmajarri projects with linguists. She later attended an adult education centre to learn to write English, and began painting pictures of her homeland. She has travelled widely in Australia and overseas to exhibit her paintings and is a regular teacher of Walmajarri to students at the local school. Jukuna is one of the seventeen storytellers in Out of the Desert: Stories from the Walmajarri exodus.