Never Stop Riding


Alec Baker, Peter Mungkuri and Kunmanara (Jimmy) Pompey are three senior artists and respected leaders from Indulkana community on the APY Lands, South Australia.

In their younger years, Mungkuri, Baker and Pompey worked on cattle stations, breaking horses, mustering and branding. In the camp at Welbourn Hill station they coordinated a men’s camp, taught horse riding techniques to the younger men and shared personal stories of life working as stockmen in remote Central Australia from the 1940s to 1960s.

Influenced by their ongoing love for cowboy and western films and country music, they created their own spaghetti western:[1] Never Stop Riding.

Never Stop Riding has all the ingredients of a classic western: a dastardly gold heist; the villain’s face on a wanted poster; three shootouts; and two mobility scooters (the three main characters are well past the age of 70).

I never learned no school. I learned horses, that’s all. Riding horses. — Alec Baker


Alec Baker
Peter Mungkuri
Jimmy Pompey
Vincent Namatjira
Eric Barney
Johnny Doolan
Kumanara Andy
Michael Drover
Germaine DeRose
Patuway Mungkuri
Lawrence Turner
Roger Edwards
Kantji Tjanyari
David Brumby
Geoffery Kenny
G - general

Shot in Welbourne Hill Station, South Australia.

In Yankunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjara and English.

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[1] The term 'spaghetti western' refers to a western film made cheaply in Europe by an Italian director.

Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Never Stop Riding, <>, retrieved 13 July 2020

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