acrylic on linen
Mangala Language Group
86 x 120 cm
Cat # 26546
Lydia says "I born this country. Got king brown snake and baby king brown and bush turkey and campi (bushfood). Near them rockholes. We been walk around here and hunt. Good hunting country this one."
Waterholes in this desert country are surrounded by tali (sand dunes) and warla (mudflats). Winpa is near the Percival Lakes in the Great Sandy Desert in W.A. Lydia walked all around this country with her family until the early 1970s when severe drought caused her people to walk out. They left their traditional country and headed to LeGrange Mission (now Bidyadanga Community) on the coast located two hours south of Broome.