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Numbers refer to a line drawing of this painting in Groger-Wurm, 1973, p. 126.
The Eagle-Hawk Men, Garagan and Gulmadja, and the Flying Fox Girls
In the Dreamtime a group of jiridja moiety Flying Fox People (madju) of the Lamamiri and Gumaidj mada were dancing at Gagaguru . Two dua moiety Eagle Hawk Men, Garagan and Gulmadja, of the Riradjingu mada were watching them closely . When they had selected the two prettiest girls  they grabbed them by their hands and ran with them into the bush where they had sexual intercourse. Afterwards the girls changed themselves into flying foxes and the two brothers into white breasted eagle hawks  and they flew away together to find a good place to live. When the other participants in the bunggul saw what had happened, they all changed themselves into the various natural species they were imitating in their dances at the time and then set out in all directions to establish their sacred sites in the various mada and mala countries. The kangaroos, gardjambal , went with their leader [the biggest one] to Gulgula, the goanna, bije , went to Gurunga, the yellow ochre site, the two wongar dogs  went to Ngeindjaga, Cape Arnhem. They camped there at Wilirwoi where the lightning snake lived in the sea. When the dogs went into the water the snake made lightning and thunder in its anger, and the dogs turned into rocks which are still there today. The emus, urban , ran to the scrub country and the flying foxes went to the rock country .
In the upper left panel is a group of mogwoi dancing under their leader, Ganbulabula . He also has a number of alternative names: Buruluburulu, Murajana and others. He made a didjeridu, daralal, which he threw into the sea and it became an island. In their hands they are holding flowers and foliage of yam plants.
The lower panel shows wongar mogwoi people of the Gumaidj  and Lamamiri  mada of the jiridja moiety and of the Riradjingu  mada of the dua moiety performing a jadi or mortuary ceremony on a clearing in the jungle at Garagana. On the dancing ground  they made mounds of sand symbolic of the sacred waterhole and the country of the deceased. It is still visible there, even today.
The yellow scallops on the three sides of the lower panel symbolise sacred locations in the hills of the bunggul country near Yirrkala. They are in anti-clockwise direction from the upper left: Dalaralwul [a]; Deidjala [b] (this hill was formed by the guiuwa rangga emblem ); Gulgula [c] where the leader of the kangaroos  established their site (near ELDO tracking station); Bareial [d]; Wurumbulmi [e]; Wiramunga [f]; Malawani [g]; Guruwiwa [h] (near the airstrip); Garagana [i]; Buldjanboi [k]. The black line  is a native track, Brurumi, the road of the mogwoi people, leading from the bunggul country to Port Bradshaw, the black rectangle  is Maindjalnga Creek near Dalywoi Bay (Groger-Wurm, 1973, 125).
A bark painting worked with ochres on bark. The painting is divided into two sections with the lower one having a scalloped edge. The painting depicts people singing and playing as well as a kangaroo, birds and bats. The upper section has two long panels featuring yellow figures in rows. The lower panel depicts a dog, a lizard, hunters and birds.
W 605mm x H 1350mm x D 30mm
Verified by D Kaus 23/10/2012