’All desert this one, all same area, this important area. That one, (top left) that Kurtal jila (waterhole, spring), that one there, (top right) that Pulu jumu (soakwater), this one, that’s Dangi, a big jila (waterhole) and this one Pilparri Jila, all one area in the Great Sandy Desert, alright finished now.’
’Tarpu this one, one place, same one now. Put your stick in to get water, you sing that song and put your stick in. Leave that top one, don’t touch him, he got bad water that one, but you can drink from the bottom one. He gottem snake you know kapurtu (ancestral spirit snake) there, for that one jila.’
This painting depicts a jila (waterhole) in the artist’s country in the Great Sandy Desert.
’These two waterholes are one place, in my country. They are important places for tribal law for this one area.’
’This is an important jila (spring) in my country in the Great Sandy Desert. We hold important law business here’.
’The main circle is yalapari a jila (waterhole) in the Great Sandy Desert. Them (radiating) shapes from the main jila are wilany (clouds at the beginning of the wet season) the small circle on the left bottom is Japikura jumu (soakwater, japi is father, kura is possessive). The shape at the bottom is Pirra (billabong).
’That’s the country now, the area. Not where you are running around in this place today. That’s the country where we were walking through, when we came through to Cherrabun and Kururgal. It is close to Pulawala and kurku to the South. Both these are jilas (waterholes) living water these two, one area for this lot now, we have to dig for the water, the water its close up to the outside.’