Indigenous artist

Nimunburr Creations Aboriginal Art

My name is Samantha Wyborn. My Aboriginal Name is “Nimunburr” which in Yawuru language means “Flying Fox” my grandmother gave me this name by watching my traits and when I was a child I used awkwardly hang upside down, doing everything and anything possible upside down, even showering…very strange I know!!! I am a decent of Bardi Jawi and Djugan Yawuru tribes from Broome, North West of Australia. The Bardi Jawi people come from Sunday Island North West of Broome and the Yawuru Jugan people are from Broome. The Bardi people were removed from Sunday Island in 1923 and were placed in the Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Broome and Derby Missions. My mother Irene Wyborn (Yallaroo) is also an Aboriginal artist and handed down her knowledge to myself and my sister. I am very blessed to have such a talented mother and I hope that one day my children will learn our family tradition.

Indigenous language groups

Yawuru, Djugun,Bardi

artwork