Turtle waters


Painting: Rirratjiŋu at Dhambaliya
Artist: Dhuwarrwarr Marika
Place: Yirrkala
Size: 278 x 74 cm
Moiety: Dhuwa
Clan: Rirratjiŋu


"The sea between the island called Dhambaliya and the shores is sacred to the Rirratjiŋu." [1]

This painting by Dhuwarrwarr maps the sea between Dhambaliya and the shore near Nhulunbuy. Sacred rocks, reefs and animals of the sea are depicted.

1. Saltwater: Yirrkala Bark Paintings of Sea Country, Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre and Jennifer Isaacs Publishing, 1999 p109