Burrthi Marika
Mandula
Image: 30 x 21cm, Paper: 44 x 37cm BFK Rives
ID: 4432-17

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ID: 4432-17

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Burrthi Marika
Colour reduction linocut
Image: 30 x 21cm, Paper: 44 x 37cm BFK Rives
Year: 2017
ID: 4432-17

Mandula

Baya nhunu nhäna ruwarryuma
buḻuḻu- walapuŋ räŋmiŋga.
Ŋayam  nhuŋu ŋarru
ŋuwarrkam ḏhäya
Dhä-milmitjpa ŋaya ḏhaŋu
baṉḏa Djuwarrarra
Djuwarr’miny Gilŋgilŋma
Lapthuwana Mänala
Mandulmdul baṉḏa Burruwa.
Ŋaritjpal  Dhanitjpuma.
Nhunum nhäna ḏawuythuwa
yakirriya Rulyapa ŋapal’yuwa,
Dhawaḏalpaḏal ḏiḏiyuwa
guluḏiḏi waŋiya.
Ḏaw’…ḏaw…ḏaw…ya…ya…ya…aw…aw…aw  

Translation:

The Rock: “Even though you crash upon me,
and your patterns are left on me,
I will stand firm for you as the day draws to an end.
I will stand firm within my grave.
Djuwarrarra Djuwarr’miny
Gilŋgilŋma Ḻapthuwanna
Mänala Mandulmandul, the mighty rock.
Burruwa Ŋaritjpal Dhanitjpuma.
You keep on crashing upon me,
the mighty wave Rulyapa Dhawadalpadal,
and keep on breathing against me,
but l will stand firm against you.”

“Baṉḏa Muruwirri Dhanitjpuma Burrawa. Ŋuwarrkaŋ
dhärriya Garmayu Garmawugitj ḏawutthun ŋarru.
Ŋaya nhuna Buḻuḻumiŋgan Rämbirrimiŋgan.
Banda Burruwa Ŋanitjpal, molum Djuwarr’miny
Djuwarrarra. Ŋaya nhuna ŋarru miny’tjimiŋgan
Bularrarrmingan, miny’tji gapaṉa Guthuwarr Mäwuru.
Baṉḏany Gilŋgilŋmany Muruwirriny Burruwany, molum
Djawarr’miny Djuwarrarra.

Translation:

The sea answers ”O Rock, Muruwirri Dhanitjpuma Burrawa
stand firm for me into the waters of Garmawugitj.
I will wash you and etch you and paint my ancient design upon you.
O Rock Burruwa Ŋanitjpal. On your grave Djuwarr’miny Djuwarrarra
I will colour you with red Bularra and the white ochre Guthuwarr Mäwuru.
O Rock, Gilŋgilŋmany Muruwirriny Burruwany, on your grave
Djawarr’miny Djuwarrarra.”

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