(Australia 1927 – 19 Jun 1999)
- Yathalamarra, Arnhem region, Ramingining, Arnhem region
- Language group
- Manyarrngu, Arnhem region
Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djan'kawu Sisters waterhole
- Other titles:
- Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djanggawo Sisters waterhole Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djanggawull Sisters waterhole Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djanggawul Sisters waterhole, Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djang'kawu Sisters waterhole
- Not on display
- Further information
The two Djang'kawu sisters came from the east; they changed their language when they got the Dhamala. They named the people and the places and they became part of the tribe.
This is Milmindjarrk where the waterhole is. This area is called Dhamala. When the two women were travelling those two Sisters, they named the tribes, they changed their language.
I'll show you where they hunted for food. The only firewood came from these trees. When they ate the food they changed their language and tribe. They were walking slowly with their digging sticks. When they put their sticks in the ground they made waterholes, before that there were no waterholes here. When they put their sticks in the ground waterholes rose up.
[Art Centre documentation]
- Place of origin
Central Arnhem Land,
- Bark painting
- natural pigments on bark
- 93.0 x 63.0 cm (irreg.)
- Purchased 1984
- Accession number
- © Malangi Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd