Yirrimbirrnga Thon Borroonoongoo


By Paddy Carlton

Image: 41 x 60cm

Paper:76 x 56cm/Screenprint


This print shows Yirrimbirrnga thon Borroonoongoo - Pelican and Lacrosse Islands which lie off the West Australian Coast near the mouth of the Ord River in Cambridge Gulf Wyndham. These islands are where the Waloojabi (black headed python) begins its journey. The Waloojabi in the dreamtime lived in a billabong on Pelican Island before travelling all the way inland to timber creek in the Northern Territory. On its travels it created manyrivers, creeks and springs.