William Mora Galleries

Mick Jawalji -
Dawyan Dawyan / This One This One

12 October - 5 November 2005

Mawunayin / Dawyan Dawyan (199/05)
2005, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 140 x 100 cm cm

Untitled (455/05)
2005, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 140 x 100 cm cm

Barljaninyin (530/05)
2005, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 140 x 100 cm cm

Untitled (531/05)
2005, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 140 x 100 cm cm

Ngabangarna (294/04)
2004, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 80 x 60 cm cm

Darreninjuwan / Godford Gorge (599/05)
2005, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 80 x 60 cm cm

Mawunayin / Dawyan Dawyan (600/05)
2005, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 80 x 60 cm cm

Barljaninyin / Window (603/05)
2005, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 80 x 60 cm cm

Garlurunybardngarriwanema (644/04)
2004, natural ochre & pigments on plywood, 80 x 60 cm cm

Untitled (061/05)
2005, natural ochre & pigments on plyboard, 80 x 60 cm cm

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DOCUMENTATION AS GIVEN TO LINGUIST THOMAS SAUNDERS IN 2005

WAC 455/05 - DAWYAN DAWYAN

This painting features the Dreamtime story of Jawurranji, the moon, and Daawul, the black headed python. This story comes from the Garndiwal part of Gija country around Lansdowne station. Darreninjiwa is the Gija name of Godford gorge on the Leopold River. This is where the moon called out to the promised wives. Mawunay(in) is the big waterhole at the bottom of the gorge, where all the promised wives were gathered. Dawyan Dawyan is what the moon said when the people asked him which woman he wanted as a wife. It means roughly 'this one, this one' and is not proper Gija.

531/05 - BARLJANINYIN (WINDOW)

Barljaninyin is the name of a 'window', which is a gap between two hills near old Colass Station. Barljaninyin is in the Garndiwal part of Gija country. There are bullock paddocks on either side of the 'window' and one has a bore. Barljaninyin is right near the homestead of an old station called Colass. This was Tommy Magic's place. He had many dogs and ran the station by himself. Mick Jawalji worked there branding cattle and sterilising cows. The place where Colass homestead was is called Wuruwa in Gija.

 

 

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