"It is strong women's country, it is part of the women's law line. Long time ago a lawman he come up to this country, he went home and left his wife and baby. They make him fire and sit down, cook mayi [bush food] and then started to cry for her husband. Her tears made that soak. It is important country this one. I been young girl walked all around here with my mummy and daddy. We camp and hunt here."

Martakulu is a soak out near Punmu near the Canning Stock Route in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia.

Courtesy of Short Street Gallery

..Acrylic on canvas
..1370mm x 2010mm
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