Ngorrionbah - Jewells Swamp
This artwork represents Jewells swamp known as Ngor-rion-bah (Nor-ron-baa) by the Awabakal people translating as 'where the emu breeds'. The area was a rich and varied source of food and contains numerous Aboriginal axe grinding grooves. The Jewells Swamp holds deep cultural significance as the swamp at one time held a remarkable feature, a floating island; that 'disappeared with the inrush of sand. The island dreamtime story was explained to boys, outlining that the supreme sky spirit, had left it behind as example to show how he could move parts of the earth around.
Size: 600 x 1200 mm
Medium: Mixed medium on premium stretched canvas with hanging hooks and wire
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