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Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djan'kawu Sisters waterhole

1983


Artist

Dr David Malaŋi

Australia

1927 - 19 Jun 1999

Language group

Manyarrngu, Arnhem region


About

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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Other Titles

Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djanggawo Sisters waterhole Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djanggawull Sisters waterhole Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djanggawul Sisters waterhole

Milmingirr/Milmindjarrk - Djang'kawu Sisters waterhole


Date

1983


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

93.0 x 63.0 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Purchased 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

132.1984


Artist information

Dr David Malaŋi

Artist profile

Works in the collection

19


Place

Where the work was made
Ramingining

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history