’This story is about the two rainbow serpents in my father’s country. It’s about the river and the desert serpents.’
There was a traditional corroboree with the Walmajarri tribe, they were having culture in the desert, not far from my father’s country, which is Yakanarra. They were dancing and singing all night and all day.
“The desert serpent was very upset, this law was happening in his area. So he crept up on them, and ate up two tribal men. The two men were from the riverside. The Riverside people got upset and sang evil songs for their river serpent to come up to the desert to fight with the desert serpent. Both snakes fought all day and all night; the fighting created the two billabongs, which is seen today’’.
You can see the billabongs in the top part of the painting.