Peter “Coco” Wallace  is a  74 year old Senior Northern Arrernte lore-man of the central desert.

Uncle Coco, a storyteller and song keeper, holds Central Desert lore including important dreaming stories and totems such as the caterpillar, the uninitiated man, ‘Pine Gap’, yam, water dreaming and others, as well as the intercultural history of Central Australia.

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Peter “Coco” Wallace interview part 1

His mother’s country is Antulye (Undoolya), Eagle Dreaming. His father’s country is Alatyeye, Yam Country, Gem Tree.

Peter “Coco” Wallace interview part 2
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