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Portrait of Paruku George Wallaby. - click to view larger image

about 1930 to 2001, Walmajarri language group, Jangala skin group, Kununurra, Red Rock Gallery

Paruku was born near Paruku with floodwater Dreaming.

As a young man, he worked the Canning Stock Route droving cattle and, when stock work ceased after the introduction of equal wages in the 1960s, he moved to Kununurra.

A respected law man and painter, Paruku was known there as the ‘rainmaker’.

An six panel dot and line painting on canvas. The granulated background is a red/brown colour, overpainted with mustard and black geometric designs bordered with white dots.


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