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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Yikartu Bumba (Biographical details)

Yikartu Bumba (fibre/textile worker; Indigenous Australian; Female; 1940s; Born)

Also known as

Bumba, Yikartu


www.martumili.com.au, email martumili@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au (2011) C/O: Martumili Artists, PMB 22, Newman, WA, Australia 6753


Martu woman belonging to the Manyjilyjarra language group and the Jangala skin group, and born in Layipuka, East Pilbara, Western Desert, Western Australia. Maker of a basket now in the museum's collections.