Possum Dreaming (Janganpa Jukurrpa)

Janganpa Jukurrpa (common brush tail possum):

 

Janganpa jukurrpa travels all over Warlpiri country. Janganpa are animals that often nest in hollows of white gumtrees (Wapunungku). This story comes from a big hill called Mawurrji west of Yuendumu and north of Pikilyi (Vaughan Spring).
The ā€œEā€ shape figures are possum tracks and wavy lines are the trail their tails left on the ground. The concentric circles are the trees in which the possums live. Men and women would go at night for Janganpa hunting.

 

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