Janganpa Jukurrpa (Possum Dreaming)

The country associated with this painting is Mawurrjii, a water soakage created in the Dreamtime by Jakamarra, a Janganpa ancestor. The concentric circles represent hollow trees, where the possums nested. The E-shapes represent the tracks left by the possums. Women with their digging sticks, hunt the possums as they leave their nests. Janganpa (possums), are nocturnal animals, who travel at night in search of food and water. They are now rarely found in Central Australia, it is speculated as a result of the introduction of feral cats.