SANDHILLS& BULLOCK DREAMING
This Dreaming is located west of Alice Springs, between Papunya and Glen Helen Gorge. This Dreaming is from the ngalyarrpa / sandhill country. It tells a story from the life of Nampijinpa s maternal grandfather, Japaljarri. He was employed to ride alone on horseback through the sandhill country and look for puluku / bullocks, cows to put in yards. The job took him to many places between Nyirripi, a Warlpiri community approximately 160 km west of Yuendumu, and Coniston, a cattle station east of Yuendumu. The trip also took him through Wakulpa, an outstation to the north of Yuendumu that is situated at the base of some pirli / hills. In Warlpiri paintings, the sinuous lines from the upper right to lower left represent the ngalyarrpa / sandhills. The sinuous lines from the upper left to lower right represent the tracks of various animals, including nantuwu / horses and puluku. The dots enclosed within these lines show the cows trapped in the yards.
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