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Luurnpa, The Magical Kingfisher

Napangarti, Bai Bai / Nicholls, Christine

This is a traditional Dreaming narrative, belonging to Bai Bai Napangarti from the Balgo Hills region of Western Australia. It tells the story of Luurnpa, who saves the Kukatja people from dying of thirst by showing them his magic rock hole full of water.

For many years the Kukatja people lived on land where there was plenty of water. But then a drought came and the people cried out for Luurnpa, the magical kingfisher to help them.

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