Waatji Pulyeri (Blue Wren) and Ngori (Pelican)


This painting is of the story of why Waatji Pulyeris (Blue Wrens) stay in the Waatji bushes. One day all the birds had a competition to see who could fly the highest. They all took turns. Muldrie (Magpie), Kungari (Black Swan) and Walduri (the Eagle) took their turns, then Ngori (Pelican) flew higher than all the others. Satisfied, he turned and began his descent. Suddenly Waatji Pulyeri (Blue Wren) flew out from beneath Ngori’s wings and flew even higher, claiming the title. But when he came back down, all the other birds called Waatji Pulyeri a cheater and chased him away. So now little Waatji Pulyeris hide in Waatji bushes.

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This artwork has been stretched by The Torch with compliments.

89 × 118 cm | Acrylic on canvas | Cat. no: 0959-21

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