One of the central stories of Black Mist Burnt Country is the story of artist Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown. Jonathan was removed from his parents at Ooldea mission station at very early age and grew up with in a foster family in Melbourne and Sydney. At a later stage of his life he located his parents […]
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From Adelaide, Curator JD Mittmann traveled to Yalata community in South Australia, 250 km west of Ceduna and 1700 km east of Perth, to meet Anangu/Pitjantjatjara and consult community representatives and elders. The visit was kindly supported by the Melbourne-based philanthropic Gordon Darling Foundation.
Curator JD Mittmann met with award-winning book author Christobel Mattingley in her Adelaide home. In collaboration with the Yalata and Oak Valley communities Christobel has produced a detailed account of their story: Maralinga – The Anangu Story (published by Allen & Unwin in 2009).
Investigative journalist Frank Walker published his book Maralinga – The chilling expose of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country (Hachette 2014). More info: www.frankwalker.com.au/books/23-maralinga
The Melbourne-based philanthropic Gordon Darling Foundation has kindly provided a grant to support the research and development phase of Black Mist Burnt Country. It will enable Burrinja Curator JD Mittmann to travel to Yalata, South Australia, to meet and consult the traditional owners of Maralinga.