First contact with Europeans

Yuwali was a Western Desert woman whose story of first contact with European Australia in 1964 at age 17 was the subject of an award-winning book and documentary. The story, which Yuwali narrated, is the best-documented first contact event in Australia’s history. She was one of the last generation of Western Desert people to grow to adulthood in a completely traditional life. For full story click here.

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