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Aboriginal elder, David Mowaljarlai, from the Kimberley region of Western Australia and Jutta Malnic rekindle a creation story that reaches back 60,000 years and is the oldest collective memory of humankind. Wandjina creation spirits transform into ancestor entities and eventually into human form. With more than 120 superb colour photographs, including extraordinary examples of rock paintings.
"Mowarljarlai was a visionary. His notion of two-way thinking is as authentic and provocative and relevant as ever."
David Mowaljarlai (deceased), a Ngarinyin Elder, was born at Kunmunya on the remote Kimberley coast of north west Australia. He was a member of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
Jutta Malnic, a Sydney photographer, was travelling in the Kimberley to photograph rock art in 1980 when she met David Mowaljarlai. She began a six-week project with him in 1986 that grew into six years. Jutta wrote Yorro Yorro as a...
We respectfully caution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers that this website contains images of people who have passed away.