Law of the Wardaman People

14 AM 5719/08
Bill Harney Gilling Gilling 2008
Acrylic on Belgian linen
540 x 570mm

Two Gilling Gilling ladies - doctors - both got Gulumbung forehead band. Both got bead necklaces round the neck and both got big ears for listening. Both are wearing Ginung (dilly bags). The left one is Lanburp - legs closed and knee touching the ground. What they doing is bringing sick people back to life with the Bundimi song. The Gilling Gilling are all at Victoria River in Wardaman country in the caves. They still live in the caves today and they come out at night time and make a lot of noise. They're downstream from the pub and bridge at Victoria River. There's lots of white paint on the walls of those caves and in the Creation time they're dancing and doing all sorts of tricks.

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