Oh for an Ochre Ochres from the East Kimberley

4 AM 5754/08
Betty Carrington Garlumbuny 2008
Natural ochre & pigment on canvas
60 x 60cm

In the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming), the old people used to trade with spears with the ocean / seaside cousins. The swap would often be seashells for spears. One time two men were fighting over their trading and one of the men was killed. All the trading stopped and all the spears were dropped at this place in Texas Downs Station. The pointy shape of the hill is where all the spears were left after the fight. It is called Garlumbuny hill, the word for spear in Gija.

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