Nanya’s Country

In 1863, Nanya, a Paakantyi man, left Cuthero station with two women and a steel axe.

He went into the mailee country near the South Australian border. This was land that the Europeans weren’t interested in.

For thirty years they lived in peace until his people on the river realised that Nanya’s country was under threat by European expansion. Nanya and his ‚Äútribe” came back to the river in 1893.

Nanya's mob when they first arrived back to the river.
Nanya’s mob when they first arrived back to the river.
Nanya and two of his daughters at the Adelaide Exhibition.
Nanya and two of his daughters at the Adelaide Exhibition.
From the book Changing times along the Darling, 2009.