Jarlarlu is the country of Patrick Mung Mung’s father, George Mung Mung. Jarlarlu and Ngarrgurun are located North of the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park). The country is hilly terrain, with waterholes and some areas of flat country.
As a young man, Patrick used to work as a stockman and gardener for Texas Downs Station. This gave him an opportunity to live and work and be in the country of his ancestors. Patrick still makes frequent visits back to his country on the weekends with his grandchildren. Mining companies are now looking for nickel on this country. There are many caves in this country. "Those little cheeky rock wallabies live in the nawans," says Patrick.
Jarlarlu is the name for a particular tree, also known as corkwood that grows along the Ord River catchment.
This Country was created by a brother and sister in the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming). The brother was called Gulawun and his skin name was Janama. His sister was called Nyidbarriya and her skin name was Nyawana. Both the brother and sister turned into stone. Gulawun is shown as a blue circle in the top left hand corner of the painting. Nyidbarriya is show as a green triangular shape to the right of the painting.
Patrick’s grandfather told him the story of Gulawun and Nyidbarriya when he was a little boy.
He has walked through this country with his grandfather and mustered cattle through this country with his father.