Featured Artists

Linda Rive

Linda Rive grew up on Royal farms belonging to the Queen, in Cornwall, UK. She came to Australia in 1974 and found her calling during the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights demonstrations in the late 1970s, which was to speak Pitjantjatjara. She has dedicated her life to being a bridge between Australian Western-Desert speaking Aboriginal people and the rest of the world, specializing in interpreting and translating Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara dialects. Since then, she has attended many conferences and events with Anangu men and women, interpreting and facilitating communication and understanding. She records Anangu oral histories as well as digitizes collections in all forms of media, to be preserved on Anangu Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara speaking people’s own digital archive Ara Irititja (Stories of the past). She is currently working on a number of books, including transcribing and translating hundreds of stories for an anthology of Anangu first person histories of the Western Desert region. Linda’s hobbies are walking dogs in the desert landscape around Alice Springs, and revisits Cornwall as often as she can. She has one son.


Listening Deeply, Retelling the Journey