Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa
Tjawina grew up in the Tjukurla, Pangkupirri and the Rawlinson Ranges North of Docker River in Western Australia. Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa is a half-sister to Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett) and her sister is Esther Giles Nampitjinpa. Tjawina and her family grew up with a traditional upbringing of the gatherer and hunters of the Western Desert. In the late 1970`s Tjawina then a widow, along with her children, moved to the Government settlement of Papunya and the newly established outstation of Yai Yai for about a year. Tjawina then returned to live in Docker River. In the late 1980`s Tjawina and her sister Esther moved with their families to Tjukurla to help establish it as new community.