Waterhole at Dilebang


Dilebang is a sacred place, belonging to members of the Kurulk clan. Ngalyod (Rainbow Serpent), lives in the waterhole with a single Carpenteria palm tree growing out of her back, it is known to many that the bones of the Ancestors who died at Dilebang are inside Ngalyod. Bininj (aboriginal people) are often afraid to take people to this place, for if they disturb the ancestors resting there, big rain and floods will come. Artists painting this waterhole, often paint Djulng (dust (of the bones of the ancestors)), Ngalyod and the waterhole that all are associated with this sacred djang (dreaming).

76 × 56cm | Acrylic on Arches Paper | Cat. no: 8-23