Doris Bush Nungurrayi
Doris was born c1942 at Haast’s Bluff. Her father, who was a Warlpiri, came in to the ration depot from his country west of Nyrripi. Doris’s bush name is Darinji.
She grew up at Haast’s Bluff and married George Bush Tjangala, a Luritja/Anmatyerre speaking man whose family came from west of Alice Springs. They had three sons and now have six grandchildren.
After her husband’s death in 1997, Doris spent increasing amounts of time in Papunya, where she began to paint. After Papunya Tjupi Arts was established in 2007, Doris quickly became one of the most prolific and enthusiastic painters in the community.
Doris paints “Papa Tjukurrpa”, wild dog dreaming. Her ancestral dog dreaming site is Nyunmanu, located south-east of Kintore. Dingoes and their pups were located there.
It is said that if you sleep in this place, you will dream of the ancestral dogs.
Doris Bush Nungurrayi is the custodian of this Dreaming Story.