Ballabalung – Midnight Creek

Artist: Dora Griffiths
Media: Natural ochre on paper
Size: 76x57cm
Price: SOLD
Catalogue: 5090-15


Dora Griffiths continues in her father’s tradition by painting Country.  In this painting Dora paints Ballabalung – Midnight Creek in the Timber Creek area within the N.T. Ballabalung runs from the top left of the painting across to the bottom right.  The creek running down the bottom left is Saddle Creek and the two bottom hills are ant hills.  The central hill is a small knob while the creek at the top right is Watermelon Creek.  This creek and billabong alongside it were named after all the bush watermelon growing next to the creek providing a good source of food for cattle.

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