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Puntjina Monica Watson: Wiiku Wiiku 2010


  • No.:RK0480
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:122 × 107 cm
  • Year:2010
  • Region:APY Lands (West)
  • Art Centre:Ninuku Arts
  • Status:

This is a story about Kaliny-Kaliny(pa) (the honey grevillea).

Wati Kutjara Wanampi (two male water snakes), father and son, are living at Pukara, a waterhole in Western Australia, south west of Irrunytju. Anangu Tjuta, lots of people, come to the rock hole for the sweet water and the father wanampi says “go back to your own country”. The people leave and the father and son travel to Willuna where they camp for weeks. They return to Pukara and are sleeping when they hear a buzzing sound. Minyma Punpunpa the ladie flies are making lots of noise as they buzz around the honey bush. Wati wanampi father and son get up and go to collect honey. It is there where the Wati Mututja (black ant) finds them and spears the Wati Wanampi son in the side. The young son starts vomiting, and he vomits up all different types of honey grevillea in yellow and orange. There is Kaliny-Kaliny(pa), Ultunkun(pa), Piruwa, and Witjinti.

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