Yab-yab-gnerni-gnim

This painting tells a key Dreaming story for the Miriwoong and Gadjerriwoong peoples for the ownership of country. In this area a freshwater spring flows into a creek called Gilijing which empties into the Keep River. Nearby there is a ridge where the plains kangaroo fought the hill kangaroo in the Dreamtime. During the fight, each kangaroo threw a big spear – Ganamboorroong. The spears got stuck and became the kangaroos' tails, making two types of kangaroo. So the hill kangaroo followed the ridges back to Gadjerrawoong country.

The circles indicate the areas in which the Dreamtime argument occurred.

Courtesy of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Year
2010
Medium
Ochre pigments on canvas
Measurement
1300mm x 1250mm
Copyright Line
Copyright Waringarri Aboriginal Arts