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Nartj Nitja Maaman - Who is this man[edit | edit source]

Koora, nitja baal Gallyipet Minang boodjar nyininy.

Other names he was known as were: Gallypert, Galipert, Galiput, Gyallipert.

Gallyipet sailed to the swan river colony to meet with colonists wer noongar custodians including Wp/nys/Yagan in 1833[1] wer made a pen-and-ink drawing of a campsite- a very early example of Noongar interest in writing wer drawing to communicate. He wer Wp/nys/Manyat also attended a piano recital, performed a dance in return wer afterwards sat in armchairs wer drank tea with the colonist.[2]

He also met with Wp/nys/Munday wer attended other cultural events. Gallypert made a pen-ink map.[3]

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Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]

  1. Green, N. 1989: p 9-10
  2. Hallam,Sylvia and Lois Tilbrook, Aborigines of the Southwest Region 1829-1840:The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australia Volume VIII, The university of Western Australia Press, Nedlands WA 1990 pp.154-155
  3. Green, Neville. Aborigines of the Albany Region 1821-1898: the Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians Volume V1. Nedlands, WA: The University of Western Australia Press, 1989 pp.9-10.