It is her funeral today at Ntaria. I remember the …

Comment on Namatjira Project: a story of triumphs and false hopes by Shocked and saddened.

It is her funeral today at Ntaria. I remember the huge new house she had at Trucking Yards.
Brand new but she had her “family” all climbing through the windows because the doors were locked. No bed, it had been taken by “family”.
She was often begging for a bed but I think if she had one it would also have been taken.
Her art was delicate and inspired. I am glad I have one small piece.
She would sometimes sleep at my house when everything got too difficult. I think if the royalty money had come through it might have meant their artwork as a family would never have appeared. They painted because they were hungry.
Rest in Peace Lenie.
Alice Springs, 15 November 2017.

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