Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djan'kawu Sisters waterhole
Dr David Malangi
1927 - 19 Jun 1999
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]
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Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djang'kawu Sisters waterhole
natural pigments on bark
93.0 x 63.0 cm (irreg.)
Not on display
© Dr David Malangi/Bula'bula Arts. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land
Shown in 1 exhibition
The Dreamers (2009-10), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 May 2009–15 Aug 2010