MARRANYJI DU JIYIRRINY by Mabel Juli

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MARRANYJI DU JIYIRRINY by Mabel Juli
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Catalog Number : 838246
Size : 120cm x 45cm
Medium : Natural Ochre And Pigments On Canvas
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MARRANYJI DU JIYIRRINY - DINGO AND KANGAROO

This Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) is from Darrajayin country, also known as Springvale Station. In the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) an old woman sang out for her dog Marranyji, an old wild dingo. Her dog had taken off in pursuit of ajiyirriny – kangaroo. The dog followed the jiyirriny into a cave. The kangaroo grabbed the dog when they were in the back of the cave and held him there. The old woman followed the dog and called out to him. She burnt grass trying to find her dog, but he never came out. The old woman is the figure standing up with her stick on top of the hill in this painting. The dog and the kangaroo are in the cave below, represented by the two circles. The woman and her dog are still there, in stone, in Juli's country. This place is also called White Water.