Ngayuku mitaku ngurangka (this is the country I have inherited from my husband) a wonderful place called Cave Hill. Cave Hill is an important site for the Seven Sisters dreaming story. When you come here you can see in the rock formations the story of seven sisters as they ran from Wati Nyiru (the cheeky man). The sisters hid in the darkness of the big cave and the oldest sister used her wana (digging stick) to make a hole to escape through the back of the cave, you can still see the scratching marks she made. Cave Hill ta tjukurla tjuta ngaranyi. There is a lot of water here too, many rock holes and connecting creeks and water courses. The abundance of water, food and tjurkupa makes Cave Hill a precious place. My husband Billynya and I travelled on a camel from the mission in Ernabella to this magical home.
This painting depicts Angkaliya Curtis’ husband, Billynya. He is walking his camel from the mission in Ernabella to Cave Hill. There are two ngintaka munu tjilpul tjuta (perentie lizards and birds) who have come to drink from the rockhole. One wild dog has also left his prints in the sand.