Maam-yok Doolann Leisha Eatts nee Garlett-Yarran
Aunty Doolann Leisha Eatts nee Garlett-Yarran, 2020
Digital print on Ilford Galerie Pearl paper
80 x 120cm
City of Perth Cultural Collections
Ngany koolang-kwart Badjaling Mission-ngat wer kwedjang nyin Tammin-ngat. Ngany nginow 50 years djiraly-ngat mal-mal Boorloo-ngat (Perth northern suburbs).
Ngany dandjoo-warn community-kadak boola boola years-ak, koordoo kwobadjil kalyakoorl yeyinang- kadak, maaman wer yoka wer moort-kadak.
Ngany kaadatj Nyoongar nakolak koolangka-ngat kaadadjiny-miya-p-ngat, kaadatj Nyoongar waangkan wer yang Welcome to Country.
Ngany barang-kadak boola kwobidak bibool, nganyang-ak warn-kadak, koordoo kwoba, NAIDOC 2001 YOKA, Female of the Year.
Nganyang bibool baalap ngany-ak woomboodin- kadak. Bibool baalap karnadjil ali baalap koora-koora waangkan-kadak. Nganyang Kabarli baal koordakan ngany maar-koorl nganyang autobiography,aliny-ak baalang koora-koora waangkan wer nganyany.
Ngany woomboodin-kadak wiring-kadak nganyang windang Nyoongar -ngat bardook kaalak-ngat koora- koora kedala-k nyininy.
I was born at Badjaling Mission and grew up in Tammin. I have lived for fifty years in the northern suburbs of Perth.
I have been involved in community work for many years, especially working with youth and families. I have also run cultural programmes in schools, taught Nyungah language classes and performed Welcome to Country. I have won many awards, including NAIDOC 2001 Female of the Year.
I am proud of my books. Books are very important because it is our history. My Grandma caused me to write my autobiography, and it is her history and mine. I am proud to have links to my dear old people around the campfires from those days long ago.