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Dulcie Sharpe
Ink on Indian rag paper
57 x 77 cm; (F) 67 x 85 cm
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists


When those young fellas go for hunting at Kwale Kwale, near that hill, they get a lot of tjilkamata from there. You have to kill it really quickly so you can’t hurt it. Then use an axe to take off the spikes and then we get waru (fire) and cook it. Really good meat to eat. I think about it a lot, but it’s been a really long time ago that I ate it.

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

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