Pampila Hanson Boxer Fitzroy River at Old Cherabin Station, Fitzroy Crossing WA, Australia, b. 1941

Biography

Pampila was born in 1941 on the banks of the Fitzroy River at Old Cherabin Station, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia. 

 

He is the son of famous Fitzroy artist Boxer Yanker and Paji Honeychild. Pampila learnt to be a stockman at Old Cherabin Station from the age of 12 and worked for 20 years there until the implementation of equal wages when most aboriginal people lost their jobs and livelihood. 

 

In 1989, after ten years of letter writing to the Government, he successfully aquired a 99-year lease on an Excisement from Old Cherabin Station. He established Yakanarra Community which today has over 30 houses and 200 residents, a school, a general store, a telecentre and an education centre.  

 

In 2008 Pampila Hanson Boxer was selected as part of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT.

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