Born: C1940 Atnangkere
Died: November 2018 Alice Springs
Language: Eastern Anmatyerre
Country: Alyawarre / Eastern Anmatyerre
Kathleen Petyarre was born circa 1940, at the remote location of Atnangkere, an important water soakage for Aboriginal people on the western boundary of Utopia Station, 150 miles north-east of Alice Springs, NT, Australia. Kathleen belongs to the Alyawarre / Eastern Anmatyerre clan and speaks Eastern Anmatyerre, with English as her second language. Kathleen, with her daughter Margaret and her sister's, settled at Mosquito Bore, on Utopia Station near her birthplace. Kathleen was one of the key Anmatyerre women involved in the successful claim for the freehold title, which led to the 1979 formal hand-over of the Utopia pastoral lease back to its traditional owners.