Sabrina Nangala Robertson- Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - Pirlinyarnu
The site depicted in this painƟng is Pirlinyarnu (Mt. Farewell), about 165 km west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm that collided with another storm from Wapurtali. The two storms travelled across the country, from Karlipinpa near Kintore. A Kirrkarlanji (brown falcon [Falco berigora]) carried the storm further west unƟl it dropped the storm at Pirlinyarnu, forming an enormous Maliri (lake). A “mulju” (soakage) exists in this place today. At Puyurru the bird dug up a ‘warnayarra’ (rainbow serpent). The serpent carried water with it to create another large lake. Whenever it rains today hundreds of ‘ngapangarlpa’ (bush ducks) sƟll flock to Pirlinyarnu. The ‘kirda’ (custodians ) for this Jukurrpa are Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/ Nampijinpa women.
91 x 76 cm