Mannarrnu Morning CycleMannarrnu Morning Cycle
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Mannarrnu Morning Cycle

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The Mannarrnnu Morning Cycle is one of the Duomoity tribes and they sing this song cycle when the tribes dance. The central figure is the deceased member of the tribe and it's been painted for burial. As the song group sitting around the body sing to the painting of this body they tell of a great hunter of the tribe who went out and had a good days hunting and caught emu, wallaby, goanna, turtle, and collected a lot of dried fruit. At night time he sat down under a tree by the bank of a sacred water hold to have his evening meal. He chopped up a wallaby, and threw the flesh on the fire to roast. While he was sitting by the fire waiting for his meal to cook, a poisonous snake came out of the grass, fastened on to him and killed him. This hunter then became the great ancestral spirit of the Mannarrnu people.

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Location Canada
Region Australia
Artist David Malangi
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created c1955
Dimensions 29" x 14"
Materials & Edition red ochre, eucalpytus bark

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