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An old friend of Martu volunteers with KJ

Over two weeks in July, Puntura-ya Ninti had a long-term friend of Martu, Nyaparu (John) Sherwood, volunteered his time with us at the office in Newman.

Nyaparu worked at Strelley as the principal for a year in the early 1980s and he later visited Punmu community while he was working at Mount Lawley Teacher’s College (now Edith Cowan University).

Nyaparu is helping to sort KJ’s huge collection of historical papers and books. We have been brainstorming how we can make all this important material accessible for Martu.

During his stay, Nyaparu met many Martu that he had worked with a long time ago and shared many stories with Martu and the staff at the office. Nyaparu will be coming back to help us again.