Visiting Ray and Diana Vallance
In March, staff from the Puntura-ya Ninti team visited Ray and Diana Vallance in country Victoria. Ray and Diana worked as the principal and school teacher at Punmu School from 1984-1987. They had over ten boxes of items which they had collected during their time living at Punmu including: photos and slides, audio and film tapes, artworks, language and school books, heritage reports, historical documents and even the fur of a kakarratul (marsupial mole).
Ray and Diana have generously donated their entire collection back to Martu. KJ will be working to sort and scan this collection and share it back to Martu in all the communities. If you are interested in this collection, please speak with Tash in the Puntura-ya Ninti team. She is looking for some helpers to sort some of the photos and historical documents.