Gija Language Group
"Red Butte - Texas Country"
60 x 60 cmNatural ochre and pigments on canvas
Red Butte is a large red hill on Texas Downs Station. In the early days one old lady from Mabel Downs Station went hunting for sugarbag (honey). She got lost and kept walking this way, on to Lolly Creek and then ended up in a cave in Red Butte. She stayed there for good. She turned wild and couldn't go back to her people. She got used to being on her own and ran away when she saw people. The cave is the black circle to the left of the painting.