Patilirrikirli : About Patilirri single work   prose   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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'This story was told by Jimmy Jungarrayi, the senior traditional owner of the budgerigar dreaming at Patiliri, to Peggy Rockman Napajarri, who is a younger owner of the same dreaming, which belongs to the Jungarrayi-Japaljarri men and Nungarrayi-Napaljarri women ... Jungarrayi's central concern in telling the story is to place all the associated jukurrpa - the two men and the emu, the thieving cockatoo and the yam, the budgerigars, and the wind - in their correct relation to the place, Willowra (or Wirliyajarrayi) where he is, to Patilirri which he owns, and to Peggy, the interlocutor, and her associated jukurrpa. This follows the pattern of Warlpiri modes of address in which two people are addressed according to their relationship to both each other and to the speaker.'

(Source: Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories, 1994, p. 103)

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