Non-Indigenous name: Well 50
Traditional knowledge: When Patrick Tjungurrayi visited Jikarn in 2007 he recounted yet another story of death at the hands of white men on the Canning Stock Route.
There are men [spirits] there. Northern people. Waringarri. From here, from this place. This is their Country. And they all died, whole lot. From here they killed them and they took them over there and burned them in the fire. They got matches and chained them, made them sit down and put them in the fire. They fired the people, you know. Jikarn people. Those people were bad. They killed the people from this Country. There’s nobody left from Jikarn. The only person left with Dreaming for Jikarn is Philip. He’s in Jigalong. Kukalanyu, [Nora] Wompi’s son. That’s all, yeah, for this Country. Well, whole lot finished now, that people. From this Country, all finish. No life ... (Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi, 2007)
Native title area: Tjurabalan determination
Well data: 1906 quality: Excellent
1906 total depth (m): 19
Current quality of well: Derelict, caved in
Current quality of water: No water
PH level date: 2007
Related art centre(s): Other
Media title: Jikarn
Media creator: Nicole Ma
Media description: Papunya Tula artist Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi describes the massacre of Aboriginal people at Jikarn. He refers to the spirits of the dead men standing on the rocks above Jikarn spring.
Media Copyright: FORM
Accession ID: 20131016_FORM_MIRA_B0089_0004
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.