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Judith Anya Samson
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
120.5 x 92 cm
Martumili Artists


We drink water at Puntawarri. We clean and dig that waterhole. This ountry is Puntawarri. My nanna, Dadda, taught me to paint this country. Puntawarri is important because it is my pop’s, my nanna’s husband’s, place. They camped there and went hunting for goanna or anything, kangaroo or turkey. At Puntawarri there are all the waterholes. Good hunting this country. There is still some rabbit proof fence there.

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