|Date of Birth:||04/08/1939|
|Mother's Country:||Ranku, Bathurst Island|
|Father's Country:||Ranku, Bathurst Island|
“I learnt to do carvings when I was a boy living at Ranku. My father taught me how to carve and do the decorations with ochre. I started doing carving at Munupi Arts & Crafts in July 2000, before that I lived on Bathurst Island.”Samuel often works collaboratively with Josette Papajua, his partner and in more recent times with their daughter, Alana. Samuel’s nickname is Marbuk. Given his age, and the difficult and labrious nature of carving ironwood, Marbuk certainly proves he is passionate about carving by working most days.
Tokwampini is the Tiwi name for a bird. Commonly carved on Pukamani poles, it represents the ending of the creation story. Tokwampini is the father of Bima. Catalog No 16-508...