Edwin Pareroultja
Edwin Pareroultja

Edwin Pareroultja

Born: 1918
Died: 1986
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Kngwarreye

Edwin was born on the 23rd of October 1918. As a young man he was physically fit and excelled at all sports especially running. Edwins remarkable ability as a runner was demonstrated at a Red Cross sports meeting in Alice Springs, 1944. The only runner off scratch Edwin won both the 130yrd and 75yrd barefoot against the best runners from the Army and Allied Works. He competed on a few other occasions but received little encouragement.