Marion Downs And Yulumbu, 2018


  • 80cm x 80cm
  • 2018
  • Ochre on Canvas
  • Catalog No: 1106-485/18

Wet season time with me, Marika and our Children at Bulgundi (my Country). Our airstrip was not licenced at Marion Downs and we were living at Bulgundi, about 30kms from Yulumbu Community, we would get food our supplies threw the mail plane service that cam to Yulumbu. Me and my son Sally, who was eight at that time, we would go get our food from Yulumbu on our Quaid bike in the rain. We would find our way around Deep Creek and then had to dog paddle across the little Fitzroy River at Yulumbu with Sally on my back, the caretaker would pick us up on the other side of the river with a tractor he had a dingee tide to a tree that we would use to float our food across. Then we would carry everything back to Marion Downs where Marika and the kids where.