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Namarnde Spirit

Nelson Nayilibidj

Ochre on Bark

117cm x 29cm

2014

This is a Dreaming from Kunburray, owned by the Dulmangkarr clan. The Namarnde Spirit lives in a dead tree in the stone country, at a place called Kudjaborrng. Another place, Djabel Djang, is just below this. A mimih noticed that the Namarnde was following him, for the whole day. As it became dark, the Namarnde came up close to the mimih and used his power to confuse him, then attacked him. Then the Namarnde returned to the tree, and the mimih returned to the rocks where it lived. The tree is still there today. People don’t go close, otherwise the Namarnde will attack them.

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