Ngapa (Water) Jukurrpa at Pirlinyarnu
The site depicted in this painting is Pirlinyarnu (Mt. Farewell), about 165 kilometres west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. The kirda (owners) for the site at Pirlinyarnu are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm that collided with another storm from Wapurtali at Mirawarri. A kirrkarlanji (brown falcon) carried the storm further west from Mirawarri. The two storms travelled across the country from Karlipirnpa, a ceremonial site for the Ngapa Jukurrpa near Kintore that is owned by members of the Napaljarri/Japaljarri and Napanangka/Japanangka subsections. Along the way the storms passed through Juntiparnta, a site that is owned by Jampijinpa men. The storm eventually became too heavy for the falcon. It dropped the water at Pirlinyarnu, where it formed an enormous maluri (claypan). A mulju (soakage) exists in this place today.