Jane Hudson Nampijnpa
Jane (Jean) Hudson was taught how to paint by her mother. Her dreaming is Warla (fire dreaming,inherited from her father), and Ngapa (water dreaming inherited from her Mother) and bush onion dreaming (Kanmara). Her country is Kerrinyerra or Mount Wedge which is in the Yuelamu / Yeundumu region. She speaks Warlpiri but also Anmatyerre.
Jean began painting in 1979. She has exhibbited in Australia as well as The Netherlands, Zurich and the USA.
In Aboriginal language an equivalent of bush onion is Merne Yalke. It grows on the creek bed. When the grass of the plant dries out, Aboriginal people then dig up the bush onions from the soil. They clean off the soil and husk and eat it. If the bulb is white inside; it can be eaten raw or cooked. It is hard when it is raw but soft when it is cooked.