Reuben Manakgu Balarda

Reuben Manakgu Balarda

Skin name: Nabulanj
Language: Kunwinjku
Dreaming: Duwa
Clan: Mandjurlngunj
Dance: Namarnde Djang
Date of birth: 1965-11-16
Community: Oenpelli : NT


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Biography

He is the son of Hopie and Miindabal Manakgu and a brother of Andrew Manakgu.Bininj name Balarda Reuben calls Djurlka karrardwarrekenh(mother land ).Makkah Wunnju and Kakkak Wulwunj
Since 2014, Reuben has been known as “Chips”, out of respect for a deceased artist with his old name. His new name was inspired by the famous Darwin based screenprinter and graphic artist Chips Mackinolty  

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