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Warlawurrukurlangu Jukurrpa (wedge-tailed eagle Dreaming) – Wakurulpa and Kilyarlpa and Janganpa Jukurrpa (brush-tailed possum Dreaming)

Maggie Napaljarri Ross

Australian Museum

Australian Museum

This painting tells the story of an ancestral hero in the form of a warluwurru (wedge-tailed eagle) who flew to a site called kiyarlpa to build a nest, hunt for wallaby and kangaroo and raise eagle chicks. For this Jukurrpa (Dreaming), arrow-like shapes are used to represent the eagle tracks, while nests and eggs are represented with circles. The painting also shows the travels of janganpa (brush-tailed possum) as it moved through Warlpiri country and nested in the hollows of white gum trees.

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  • Title: Warlawurrukurlangu Jukurrpa (wedge-tailed eagle Dreaming) – Wakurulpa and Kilyarlpa and Janganpa Jukurrpa (brush-tailed possum Dreaming)
  • Creator: Maggie Napaljarri Ross
  • Date: 2014
  • Photographer: Maggie Napaljarri Ross

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