"Keeping Country"

Maureen Nampitjinpa Hudson


Leslie Tjampitjinpa


DOB: 1950

Birth site: mt wedge

Language: Luritja, Warlpiri and Anmatyerre

Leslie is a extraordinary linguist and policeman / Kurda for Karrinyarra

Old Andy Tjungurrayi's sister, Maylene Nungurrayi gave birth to Leslie at Mt Wedge Station

Andy Tjungurrayi 's sisters Rosy and Maylene Nungurrayi  grew Leslie and his sister Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa 

His sister Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa lived at Mt Allen for many years and her son Anderson lives there with his family along with Leslie's 3 daughters

Born in a bush camp and living on cattle stations all his life, Leslie has a intimate knowledge of the land and customs

Leslie is a practicing Ngangkari : traditional healer