Peter Newry (1939-2012) Binjin Area, Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Medium: Print Size: 45 x 65 cm ID: #PM137
Price: $550

    About this artwork

    This print shows country at Binjin, now part of Keep River National Park and traditional area for Mirawoong people. The yellow lines represent the waterways. The main one diagonally crossing the image is Moonoomoorrem – Keep River. Ngalanum is a rocky hill indicated by a red ochre circle in the upper left. The yellow circle is Moorrloorm – billabong. The curve in the top of the upper of the upper large hill is an area called Mirrgnum. This is the place where the old people were dancing in the dreamtime. Below this hill is a creek called Midjoom and the small creek joining it is Midjoom Nurrikung. This junction of Midjoom and Moonoomoorrem is called Larrgun. This is a big fishing hole and lots of crocodiles are here too. We don’t go there. The hill areas at the bottom of the painting have no names. They are there these hills but they are not part of the story.