Waterhole at Arafura Swamp (State II)

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Description

This story belongs to the Ganalbingu tribe whose important totems include the rainbow snake, magpie goose and long neck turtle. It is about a place called Djirringi. Three tortises set out to travel to the sacred dancing ground at Djirringi. One got stuck in the swamp and could not continue. The other two travelled on over the land towards the sacred dancing ground and the waterhole passing the female tortise along the way. During the dry season, when the white cockatoo appears, the tracks of the turtle can be observed heading towards Djirringi. This is a Yirritja ceremony which belongs to, and is shared by three tribes – Bami/Balmawuy people, the Ganalbingu people and the Gupapuyngu people. Their country is the land around Yathlamarra, Dilpirri and the swamp area.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 60 × 9 × 9 cm
Medium

Linocut – Transfered to lithographic stone

Artist

Roy Burrunyula

Image Size

Paper

Paper Size

Published

Edition Size

60

Studio

Studio One Canberra

Printer

Theo Tremblay

Types

Prints

Region

Arnhem Land

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