OCHRES FOR EXCHANGE

A lozenge of red ochre from banka banka quarry and one of pipeclay, 1985. These are used in a winnun ceremony. The pigments are mined as a powder and then mixed with water and animal fat and shaped. The shape of the ochre cake helps indicate where it came from.

NUGGETT COLLINS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun. There are strict protocols about who can make the boomerangs and where the wood is obtained.

LEILIRA BLADE WITH BEES WAX HANDLE

A Leilira blade with a beeswax handle, 1985. This was made for trade and exchange. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called Winnun. Leilira blades are closely associated with the Pelican Dreaming. In the Dreaming history, one blade on top of the other forms the pelican beak.

LEILIRA BLADES

A selection of Leilira blades used for trade and exchange.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called Winnun. Leilira blades are closely associated with the Pelican Dreaming. In the Pelican Dreaming history, one blade on top of the other forms the pelican beak.

LEILIRA BLADE SEGMENTS

These snapped segments of Leilira blades are commonly found at habitation sites. It is hypothisized that they are deliberately broken as part of the winnun ceremonial exchange cycle.

NUGGETT COLLINS AND FAMILY

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with his family at Newcastle Waters, 1985. He is making some boomerangs for trade and exchange.

DAISY COLLINS COLLECTING BARK

Daisy Collins collecting coolibah bark to make a white ash called jiri jiri, 1985. It is used for to make medicine to settle an upset stomach. It is also used as a kind of love magic when it is rubbed on a prospective partners shoulder without them knowing.

SUNSET

Sunset at Longreach Waterhole, Newcastle Waters, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata hunting near Newcastle Waters, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS JARPATA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for a trade and exchange trip, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS HUNTING GOANNA

Nuggett Collins Jarparta hunting a sand goanna near Newcastle Waters, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are for trade and exchange. Formal protocols exist for the collection of wood from particular places.

PADDY JIMIJA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Paddy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange, 1986.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

SUNSET

Sunset at Longreach Waterhole, Newcastle Waters 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS AT NEWCASTLE WATERS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with his family, 1986. Nuggett is making boomerangs for trade and exchange.

WINNUN JOURNEY

Trading (winnun) exchange trip to Yarralin.

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OCHRES FOR EXCHANGE

A lozenge of red ochre from banka banka quarry and one of pipeclay, 1985. These are used in a winnun ceremony. The pigments are mined as a powder and then mixed with water and animal fat and shaped. The shape of the ochre cake helps indicate where it came from.

NUGGETT COLLINS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun. There are strict protocols about who can make the boomerangs and where the wood is obtained.

LEILIRA BLADE WITH BEES WAX HANDLE

A Leilira blade with a beeswax handle, 1985. This was made for trade and exchange. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called Winnun. Leilira blades are closely associated with the Pelican Dreaming. In the Dreaming history, one blade on top of the other forms the pelican beak.

LEILIRA BLADES

A selection of Leilira blades used for trade and exchange.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called Winnun. Leilira blades are closely associated with the Pelican Dreaming. In the Pelican Dreaming history, one blade on top of the other forms the pelican beak.

LEILIRA BLADE SEGMENTS

These snapped segments of Leilira blades are commonly found at habitation sites. It is hypothisized that they are deliberately broken as part of the winnun ceremonial exchange cycle.

NUGGETT COLLINS AND FAMILY

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with his family at Newcastle Waters, 1985. He is making some boomerangs for trade and exchange.

DAISY COLLINS COLLECTING BARK

Daisy Collins collecting coolibah bark to make a white ash called jiri jiri, 1985. It is used for to make medicine to settle an upset stomach. It is also used as a kind of love magic when it is rubbed on a prospective partners shoulder without them knowing.

SUNSET

Sunset at Longreach Waterhole, Newcastle Waters, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata hunting near Newcastle Waters, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS JARPATA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for a trade and exchange trip, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS HUNTING GOANNA

Nuggett Collins Jarparta hunting a sand goanna near Newcastle Waters, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are for trade and exchange. Formal protocols exist for the collection of wood from particular places.

PADDY JIMIJA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Paddy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange, 1986.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

SUNSET

Sunset at Longreach Waterhole, Newcastle Waters 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS AT NEWCASTLE WATERS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with his family, 1986. Nuggett is making boomerangs for trade and exchange.

WINNUN JOURNEY

Trading (winnun) exchange trip to Yarralin.