Mungurrawuy Yunupiŋu | Ŋalarrwuy

Mungurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Ŋalarrwuy, 1961

Ŋalarrwuy

Clan

Gumatj

Clan

Bäru

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Additional Information

Decade

1961

Medium

Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark

Dimensions (IN)

32 1/2 x 17 3/4

Dimensions (CM)

82.5 x 45

Credit

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. Edward L. Ruhe Collection. Gift of John W. Kluge, 1997. 1993.0004.091

Clan

Gumatj

The Gumatj clan’s homeland at Gunyuŋarra is a seaside community in Melville Bay. Gunyungarra was...

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Narrative

Bäru

Bäru is the ancestral saltwater crocodile. Ancestral beings like Bäru are both human and animal....

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Location

Birany’birany

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Location

1960

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About The Artist

Clan

Dates

c.1907-1979

Alternative Names

Mungurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Mungurrawuy Yunupiŋu was an important patriarch of the Gumatj clan. He contributed to the Yirrkala Church Panels and was a signatory to the Yirrkala Bark Petitions. His children include the Aboriginal leader and land rights activist Galarrwuy Yunupiŋu; Mandawuy Yunupiŋu, the lead-singer of the band Yothu Yindi; and the acclaimed artists Barrupu, Gulumbu, and Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu.