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Pantjiti Mckenzie

Tjarlirli Art

Pantjiti Mckenzie is a senior Pitjantjatjara woman of Kaltukatjara. She is a Ngangkari – a traditional healer – a powerful hunter, and a strong punu carver.She was born near Blackstone out bush. In her early years Pantjiti went with her Mother to find her family at Ernabella. After her Mother passed away she travelled to Areyonga and then to Kaltukatjara (Docker River). She was recognised nationally and awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2019 for her “service to the Indigenous community of the Northern Territory”. This year she started painting regularly at the art centre. Her works depict the water sources around Docker River community.