Collection Online
earth pigments on wood
59.9 × 131.5 × 6.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2003
© the artist
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
Panel 14. The falling Bwalai stone awakens the scacred sword fish which comes to Midnight Sun's recue and carries him to Kiriwina in the Trobriand Islands where he is eventually reunited with the woman of the Moons. The whole story is also interpreted as an emerging nation of Papua New Guinea and therefore an evolution from traditional to the sort of western society Papaua New Guineans must shape for themselves from the realities around them.