Coral Hayes Pananka

Coral Hayes Panaka Arunta, Kookatha, yorta, Yorta Mutti Mutti Coral Hayes was born in the Balranald NSW to Billy Hughes (dec) and Kathleen Murray (Smith). Coral's mother was born in Mooroopna Victoria her totem is the long neck turtle from the Yorta Yorta / Mutti Mutti people which she is proud to belong to.   Coral's father was born in Alice Springs NT His totem is the green caterpillar known in Arunta as Enterengetye.  The men have different totems to the women for different reasons.   Coral's grandmother and great grandmother are spirit women from Alice Springs who were born with the totem, the eagle on the side of their leg known as Eritja their skin name is also Panaka.   Coral's grandfather's mother is a traditional woman from the Kookatha people of South Australia her totem is the emu.   Coral believes her unique painting skill comes from her father but her inspiration comes from both sides of her family.   Coral believes she paints with pride and respect of her Ancestors without them she would not have a skin name of her many totems and dreaming stories.              


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Audrey Brumby
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Coral Hayes Pananka
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