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Patrick Tjungurrayi. Beyond Borders. Carty, John (Hg.), The University of Western Australia Publishing, Perth 2015, ISBN 9781742580005

Table of Contents        ¦         Cover Text        ¦         Book Review

Table of Contents

Hetti Perkins: Foreword -10-

John Carty: Patrick Tjungurrayi: A life beyond borders -22-

Sarah Brown: Patrick and the Purple House -94-

Cover Text

Ala. Alatuti. Oloodoodi. Patrick. Tjungurrayi. He is a man of many names, and they speak to many lives lived. Each handle gets held for a while in different times and places. He was a young warrior by his first name. But by each of his subsequent names he had stood just as proud. By each of those names he has fought for his rights, and the rights of his people, to live their lives their way, on their terms. Through the prism of Patrick's art and life, this book illuminates a unique part of twentieth century Australian history and art history. It also tells of a health crisis facing Aboriginal people across Australia and an innovative and effective response to this crisis being driven by an extraordinary Indigenous organisation, the Purple House (Western Desert Dialysis). All proceeds from the sale of this book support the work of the Purple House in providing dialysis and essential support service to people in Central Australia and beyond.