Barbara Charles Napaljarri was born on Napperby station in Central Australia c.1959.
Circa 1959 means that she was born away from a clinic or hospital where births would be normally recorded and since dates have little meaning to Aboriginal people the date was not recorded.
Barbara is one of the traditional owners of the country, on both Napperby and Coniston stations. Napperby Station is located about 350 km South West of Alice Springs.Her paintings usually depict Snake, Witchetty Grub and Perente Dreamings.(The Perente is a lizard which can grow to more than a metre and weigh up to 5 kilograms and lives solely in the desert living on other smaller lizards, sand frogs and bugs).
Her paintings of the Perente are almost life like and wonderful.