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Theo Hudson Nangala "Fire Country Dreaming"

Theo Hudson Nangala
"Fire Country Dreaming"

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  • Medium
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  • Price $AUD
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  • 46 x 46 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 667523
  • $440
  • $360

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  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Warlpiri
  • -
  • Yuendumu, NT
  • 2023

This story takes place south-west of Yuendumu, NT.

An old man ‘lungkarda’ (centralian blue-tongued lizard [Tiliqua multifasciata]), of the Jampijinpa skin group, lived on a hill with his two Jangala sons. The old man would feign blindness and send the two boys hunting in search of meat. While they were gone he would hunt and eat anything that he caught before they returned. One day the sons returned with a kangaroo that they had caught after much tracking. Unfortunately the kangaroo was sacred to the ‘lungkarda’, unbeknown to the boys.

In his anger the old man decided to punish his sons and the next time they went out, he put his fire stick to the ground and sent a huge bush fire after them which chased them for many miles, at times propelling them through the air. Although the boys beat out the flames, ‘lungkarda's’ special magic kept the fire alive and it re-appeared out of his blue-tongued lizard hole. Exhausted the boys were finally overcome by the flames.

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Artist Theo Hudson Nangala
TitleFire Country Dreaming
Language GroupWarlpiri
AreaYuendumu, NT
Catalogue 667523
Date2023
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 46 x 46 cm
Price $AUD $440   Sale Price $360

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Description

This story takes place south-west of Yuendumu, NT.

An old man ‘lungkarda’ (centralian blue-tongued lizard [Tiliqua multifasciata]), of the Jampijinpa skin group, lived on a hill with his two Jangala sons. The old man would feign blindness and send the two boys hunting in search of meat. While they were gone he would hunt and eat anything that he caught before they returned. One day the sons returned with a kangaroo that they had caught after much tracking. Unfortunately the kangaroo was sacred to the ‘lungkarda’, unbeknown to the boys.

In his anger the old man decided to punish his sons and the next time they went out, he put his fire stick to the ground and sent a huge bush fire after them which chased them for many miles, at times propelling them through the air. Although the boys beat out the flames, ‘lungkarda's’ special magic kept the fire alive and it re-appeared out of his blue-tongued lizard hole. Exhausted the boys were finally overcome by the flames.

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