About this artwork
These are the hills around Lumpu-Lumpu, a place with mixed memories for me. It is beautiful country with sad feelings from the past. This is my mother and father’s country between Christmas Creek Station and Cherrabun Station. Before I was born my family lived around this area. It is good rocky country. There is good living water here. My father was killed here at Lumpu-Lumpu.
Our people came down from Canning Stock Route and stayed at Lumpu-Lumpu, they speared some cattle there for tucker, the station men got angry and killed lots of our people. My brother Boxer told me this story, he saw it happen. he told me that those men killed our men and a lot of women too. They used to just kill the people and burn them they just put kerosene on them.