Collection Online
earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus sp.)
83.4 × 58.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Minjilang, Croker Island, Northern Territory
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.r.: 1975
inscribed (vertically) in fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.r MIDJAU-MIDJAU / 1897-1985
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Louise Rath in memory of Rene Davidson through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2013
© The Artist/Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Kandakid, the male plains kangaroo is represented in X-ray and bears rarrk (crosshatched designs) for the Mardayin ceremony on his hind legs, indicating his Dreaming significance. A male Mimih hunter carrying a dilly bag is depicted on the right as a red ochre shadow on the white background, with spears and spear thrower nearby. In common with the artist’s paintings of human figures, the mimih’s genitalia is clearly indicated.