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Wandjuk MARIKA

Rirratjingu people

Australia 1930 – 1987

Djan'kawu going to Yalangbara [Djankawu going to Yelangbara] 1986 Place made: Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, bark paintings, natural pigments on eucalyptus bark

Dimensions: 122 h x 65 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.216

Among the main creator ancestors of the Dhuwa moiety in Central and East Arnhem Land are the Djan'kawu, commonly described as two Sisters and their Brother. They came across the sea and landed on the eastern shore of Arnhem Land where they created the first Australians.

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