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24-493 Puli Mankurpa (Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Atila)

Nyangatja puli Ulurunya, nganampa ngura Tjukurpa pulka tjara. Kala painting tjuta palyalpai-amilapai Culture Centre-ngka, minga tjuta nganampa nguraku nintiringkula kulintjaku.'  ‘This is the rock known as Uluru, our home with its powerful law. We do our paintings at the Culture Centre so tourists can learn about our country, understand and respect it.' In this painting […]

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24-498 Kapi (Waterhole Story)

There are many types of waterholes that Anangu can use and they depend on their intimate knowledge of the environment to know where and when they will find water. Sometimes a soakage will have dried up and the women must use their digging sticks to find the water under the surface. They transport it back […]

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24-499 Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

The Seven Sisters Creation Story is of great significance to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. The sisters travelled a long time ago through the artist's traditional country in South Australia's North West and the south west corner of the Northern Territory.  A man called Wati Nyiru was chasing the sisters trying to court one of […]

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24-502 Parakeelya (Purple Desert Flower)

The purple hues and flowers in this paintings depict the Parakeelya (Purple Desert Flower).  "Bush Flower, Wild Flower, special flower, you have to wait for the rain." The Parakeelya (Broad Leaf) – Calandrinia balonensis (Family; Portulacaceae) is a fleshy desert plant that occurs naturally in Outback Central Australia in areas where you can find Spinifex […]

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24-508 Kapi (Waterhole Story)

There are many types of waterholes that Anangu can use and they depend on their intimate knowledge of the environment to know where and when they will find water. Sometimes a soakage will have dried up and the women must use their digging sticks to find the water under the surface. They transport it back […]

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24-512 Kapi (Waterhole Story)

There are many types of waterholes that Anangu can use and they depend on their intimate knowledge of the environment to know where and when they will find water. Sometimes a soakage will have dried up and the women must use their digging sticks to find the water under the surface. They transport it back […]

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24-85 Kumpupirntily (Lake Disappointment), Wati Kutjara (Two Men) and Wati Ngintaka (Perentie Lizard Man).

The enduring strength of the Tjukurpa and the ancient beings’ actions that shaped the world are still palpable within the land. These ancestral beings, often transforming into the very landscapes they created, continue to influence the lives of living individuals and shape events. The most profound impact of this power along the Canning Stock Route […]

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24-96 Mala Tjukurpa ( Mala People Story)

The Mala (rufous hare-wallaby) People were conducting their inma (ceremony) at Uluru. An invitation came from the west, to join another inma. This was not possible, as the ceremony had begun, and could not be stopped. So the people out west created an evil spirit, a huge devil dog called Kurpany to destroy the Mala […]

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