Edith Mamarika

Edith Mamarika

Edith is a senior Anindilyakwa woman who was born in Umbakumba and has lived there her whole life.

“Warnindilyakwa is the name for all the Anindilyakwa people, Mamarika is one group. I am the eldest of the Mamarikas here on Umbakumba.

I was born at Umbakumba, on my fathers country. My mothers country is Salt Lake.

My father he was out fishing and saw that first white fella boat came to Groote Eylandt. He was busy fishing when one of the men came out on a dingy to the shore. That man yelled out to my father, he had a Bara Bara man he took from Yirrikala so he could speak my father’s language and translate.”


Umbakumba : NT



Father Country:


Mother Country:

Angwirrkwirrikba (Salt Lake)



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