Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming)

Mina Mina is one of the Dream time stories:

"In dry season Lake McKay, dries up and joins Mina Mina Desert..."

One of very important stories of Warlpiri people is Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming).

It tells about the journey of a group of ancestral women of all ages who travelled far to the east beyond the boundaries of their Warlpiri Country.

The women began their journey at Mina Mina, where the first Digging Sticks, "Karlangu", emerged from the ground. Taking these Digging Sticks with them, they created Janyinki and other sites and performed ceremonies as they travelled. They collected food and "ngalyipi" (Tinospora smilacina), also known as Snake Vine which has medicinal qualities.

 

The followoing is an Arial view of the desert for Mina Mina Jukurrpa.

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Other images of Mina Mina dreaming paintings (Click on each image to go to the Artworks page):


      

  

 

 

You are welcome to visit our art gallery at: Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre, 47 York St., Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia