The Pangkarlangu and the Lost Child

Napurrurla, Molly Tasman / Nicholls, Christine

A traditional Walrpiri Dreaming narrative, belonging to Molly Tasman Napurrurla from the Tanami Desert.

It tells the story of a small boy who decides to ignore his parents’ advice and follow them out hunting and how he comes face to face with a huge creature with wild eyes, knotty hair, and long sharp nails and teeth – the Pangkarlangu!