Angurinyi is a place south of Walatina. This is Biddy’s mother’s grandmother’s country (her daughter’s country – Anangu way). Biddy has painted the yule (a shelter – the U shape), a wana and piti from this place. There are many rock holes near this place. Someone stole one boulder from this place, you can see it is missing. This is part of this tjukurpa.
© Biddy Nyuntunku/Licensed by Viscopy, 2013
Josina Nyarpingku Pumani
This painting depicts the Tjitji wapar, a story near Antara. This story is about two kungka (ladies) asking the tjitji (children) for the firestick. Two kungkas can’t make their fire because they are blind. The tjitjis are scared because they learn that the kungkas are really mamu (bad spirits) and if the tjitjis get close the kungkas will eat them. So the tjitjis go and put their firestick out in the water then the land becomes dark.
© Josina Nyarpingku Pumani/Licensed by Viscopy, 2013
Joanne Tjili Wintjin
Kapi Tjukula – Rock Holes
I have painted rock holes out at Victory Well. This painting depicts the many rock holes where water collects after the rains. The lines connecting together rock holes are the creeks and the watercourses. These rock holes are an important source of water during the dry season when most of the water holes and creeks dry up. Knowledge of rock hole sites are essential for survival in this country and are passed on from generation to generation and treasured by all. In this painting you can see that the rock holes have no water in them because it hasn’t rained for a long time. When it rains all these rock holes fill up and we can drink from them. Sometimes we find bones in the rock holes from camels or horses that have fallen in after having a drink and can’t get back out. The watis (men) have to go to these rock holes and clean them out before we can drink from them again.
© Joanne Tjili Mimili/Licensed by Viscopy, 2013
Ngayuku ngura – My Country
In this painting Wawiriya has depicted her country. The different colours and designs represent variations in the landscape.
© Courtesy of Wawiriya Burton and Tjala Arts
Student illustrations are by children from Amata Anangu School and Mimili Anangu School.
‘Online books’ Pitjantjatjara is spoken by Rosemary Lester.
Data for the ‘Water, water everywhere’ activity was provided by Nganampa Health Council.