Gawirriṉ Gumana (dec)
Image: 50 x 25cm, Paper: 60 x 40cm HAHNEMUHLE
As told by the artist:
‘The second bay from the East is Garrapara. This is the pattern on the land. The water is Mungurru. This water goes from Garrapara towards Djarrakpi and Yilpara. The large island to the South is Gunyuru. Watu (dog) changed to Red Kangaroo (Garrtjambal) here at Garrapara and jumped to Gunyuru. You can see the rocks near the shore (Northern side of Gunyuru). All these are rocks. They all have names. The small island on the North East corner of Gunyuru is Garamatji (magpie goose). All Yirritja. The small island on the South West is Balpa (Rock Cod).
The big islands between Gunyuru and the mainland are Yindidirryin on the Eastern side and on the Western side Yindiwirryun.
Yikiwanga and Ngurruguyamirr used to live here on the North shore of Gunyuru you can see their waterholes there in the bay there.
There are three rocks just off the shore of the mainland due North from there. They have the names of people: Yinitjuwa, Marrawirr and Yakayak. They are still there. If you go you will see them there.’
Printed Basil Hall Editions July 2008