Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) – Pirlinyarnu


60 x 30cm

This site depicted in this painting is Pirlinyarnu (Mt. Farewell), west of Yuendumu N.T.

Story: Two rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm that collided with another storm from Wapurtail. The two storms traveled across the country from Karlipinpa. A Kirrkarlanji – Brown Falcon carried the storm and dropped the storm at Pirlinyarnu, forming an enormous lake, Lake Maliri, a Mulju – (soakage) exists in this place today.

At Puyurru the Falcon dug up the ‘Warnayarra’ – (Rainbow serpent) the Serpent carried the water to create another large lake. whenever it rains today hundreds of ‘ngapangarlpa’ -(Bush ducks) ┬ástill flock to Pirlinyarnu.

The ‘Kirda’ -(Custodians) for this Jukurrpa are the Jangala / Jampijinpa Men and nangala / Nampijinpa women.