My name is Trudy Inkamala, I was born in 1940 at Hamilton Downs Station. My father was working in the garden growing vegetables for the youth camp. It was a happy place to live. I was always helping my nanna get some wood so she can do the washing. She always cooked the damper and bullock meat- everyday killer from the station. We were always walking around looking for bush tucker, playing.
We walked the horses and camels one Christmas all the way to Jay Creek. That's my country too. That's where I live now. My brothers always put my horses for races at Jay creek, horses from Hamilton Downs and Owen Springs.
When I went to school at Hermannsburg (Ntaria), I met my husband. When my husband passed away in 2013 my sister Dulcie was asking me everyday to come and do sewing. She told me I can't stay at home by myself, too boring , too lonely. Now I'm here everyday, I get on the bus to come to do sewing everyday and to have a good laugh.