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Water Dreaming Burgundy by Audrey Martin Napanangka

Dreamtime:

Audrey Napanangka is a very well-known Artist. Many of her art works have been printed on textile materials by M&S Textiles Australia. She skilfully painted her dreaming; i.e. Water Dreaming. In Desert areas of Australia, it is hard to find water. 90% of water comes from underground. Audrey’s experience in the bush tells her where and how to find drinking water in the waterholes. The long curved lines indicate the movement of water in the area. Dotted lines and smaller circles indicate various soakage’s, broken roads, sands, etc.

Many Aboriginal people live in open areas near the bushes. Water has been their most wanted commodity for living in or around the bush. However, most people living near the bush know how and where to find water. They have good knowledge of waterholes, ponds, river water, billabongs etc.

Aboriginal Ceremonies are generally held near the waterholes.

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