A visual and descriptive portrait of Paruku (Lake Gregory), enriched by Indigenous knowledge and the connecting medium of art.
Cover; Contents; List of contributors; Biographies; Map of Paruku; Acknowledgements; Welcome; Introduction; Waljirri; Part 1: Deep time; Chapter 1: Everything comes back to here; Parnkupirti layers; Chapter 2: Earth science in traditional lands:bridge or barrier?; Mapping 1
palimpsest; Part 2: Recent times; Travelling around the Lake; Chapter 3: A Lake in time: histories of Paruku; Chapter 4: Mulan story; Early days at Mulan; Veronica Lulu's story of her brother, Rex Johns; Billiluna sunstroke; Billiluna times; At the Old Mission; Mission times; Come back, this is your home.
Working with archaeologists at Sturt CreekMassacre on Sturt Creek
1; Massacre on Sturt Creek
2; Mapping 2
pathways; Falling star studies; How the fish were taken away from the Lake; Chapter 5: Water of life; The Kiji painting; Mapping 3
mapping fire and water; Working in the Indigenous Protected Area; Working in our Country; Chapter 6: The living world; The willie wagtail, jirntirpirriny; The bilby, nyarlku; We been bringem back Country; Falling star paintings; Chapter 7: We have come to the shores: an artist's diary; Paruku awareness; Making sculptures.
Chapter 8: The shape of the LakeParnkupirti men's painting; Chapter 9: Thinking about painting; Paruku suite: poems; Mapping 4
collaborations; Part 3: The future; Bringing Mulan back to life; Chapter 10: A strong community for the future; Mapping 5
kids: mapping the future; Paruku Ranger; A way of healing; Coda: ways of seeing; Glossary of Walmajarri words; Partners; Desert Lake: Art, Science and Stories from Paruku Folio and DVD; Index.
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