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Yamurna Napurrurla Oldfield

On completion of her education at Yirrara college in Alice Springs in 1979 Yamurna began working at Yuendumu school as a literacy worker writing educational material in Warlpiri for school programs in Warlpiri communities. She then worked as a teaching assistant and did formal teacher training with Batchelor Institute, graduating as a fully qualified teacher. For many years Yamurna taught in the early childhood area, becoming a senior teacher and then Deputy Principal of Yuendumu School. Her 34 years of commitment to Warlpiri education was recognised on World Teacher’s Day in 2013 when she received the Excellence in Teaching/Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education award.


Warlpiri Encyclopaedic Dictionary