Dadda Samson, Judith Samson, Jakayu Biljabu, Yanjimi Peter Rowlands
Dadda Samson, Judith Samson, Jakayu Biljabu, Yanjimi Peter Rowlands - Kumpupirntily (Lake Disappointment) [ORAL HISTORY]
Synopsis: Dadda Samson, Judith Samson, Jakayu Biljabu, Yanjimi Peter Rowlands talk about Kumpupirntily.
Art centre(s): Martumili Artists
Language spoken: Kriol
Catalogue number: CSROH_235_Jakayu_Biljabu_Dadda_Samson_Judith_Samson
Transcribed By: Monique La Fontaine
Location Described: Kumpupirntily (Lake Disappointment)
Location Recorded: Punmu
Caution: Contains some course language.
Cultural Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on Use
Notes: These are notes taken from a group discussion at Mangkaja, this is not a transcript of consecutive dialogue rather small notes from different parts of the one group conversation. The text in square brackets contextualises the quotes from the artists.
Full transcript: Painting story: Dadda Samson with Judith Samson (painting catalogue number: 217) – Puntuwarri
P = long shape centre bottom. Yinta (waterhole) surrounding P is yinta, yapu are also surrounding – circles. Hills are circles on the side and Mangkaja. Hills on both side. Circles.
Ngayrnangalku yapu (hills) on other side – light yellow circles. Little baby girl and they ask him are we going to stay one- eat only malu (wallaby) kulku (bandicoot?) etc.
Little wanti (girl) says no we going to eat human too.
Dadda Samson and Jakayu Biljabu: Kumpupirntily (painting story)
Little baby been say Hmm! Mm! (like a hiccup, which meant:) yes keep eating them.
They started sound Mantawinti side and went all the way down and went on their knee and wailed and crawled all the way to Lake Disappointment - Ngayurnangalku travel all the way Savory Creek east and west, stopped at Jilakuru and near Puntuwarri long way and finally stopped at Lake Disappointment.
Dadda Samson (painting catalogue number: 83) Purlpa – Mummy’s country near Mungarlu
Jakayu is related to Mr. Giles through Nyilangkurr country – all belong.
Yanjimi Peter Rowlands, Parnngurr April 2009:
Them Ngayurnangalku they been all mustering one another. Pantalyarra is where Ngayurnangalku started from (Kuntilpa and where Mantawinti is where Savoury creek start Yilkari). They followed that river through Kakarina through Puntuwari. One mob good people coming from direction above. Other mob bad mob come from Natawalu side – one old man round Punmu side eat someone and his mouth all burn. People coming from Puntujarrpa Kiwirrkura side as well. Met up with Warnman people again ‘nother mob.
Rights: Cultural Owner & Storyteller: Dadda Samson, Judith Samson, Jakayu Biljabu, Yanjimi Peter Rowlands; © FORM, transcript only
Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.