Tjungu Palya, SA
Pat Corrigan Collection, NSW
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tjungu Palya, SA
This is the Tjukurpa (creations story) close to Nyapari. Wati manmu (sorcerer man) was pretending to be kuka (meat – an animal). Watingku mamu wakanu katjingka (the man threw kulata (spear) and killed that mamu). Then he took that kuka back to his family. The man then headed down to Watarru where another mamu was.
Tjungu Tjukurpa (these two ancestral stories for Nyapari and Watarru are connected). There is a song line following the travels of the man hunting the mamu kuka. Nganampa Tjukurpa mulapa (this is our truth, our law)Share