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Puyurru-Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming)

Shorty Jangala Robertson

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
Sydney, Australia

Two Jangala men, rainmakers, unleashed a giant storm of lightning and rain that was carried across the country by kirrkarian (brown falcon) until it reached the site of Puyurru. Here, the bird dug up a giant warnayarra (rainbow serpent), which used the water from the storm to create a lake. Straight lines represent the ngawarra (flood waters) running through the landscape, while small circles represent mulju (water soakages) and the short bars represent clouds and lightning.

Details

  • Title: Puyurru-Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming)
  • Creator: Shorty Jangala Robertson
  • Date: 2014
  • Photographer: Shorty Jangala Robertson

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