Aboriginals have been living in Australia for around 60,000 years. Australia being a driest continent, they have been mostly dependent on the creeks or rivers for their needs. They have an enormous amount of knowledge of managing water resources within Australian landscape. They remember the river by telling stories, singing songs, visiting dry riverbeds or depicting pictures of the area/place on the canvas, caves etc.
Anna Pitjara is an experienced and well-known artist. She expressed her unique memory of the dry river bed on canvas. In this beautiful design, Anna skilfully depicts the dry river bed where people are walking, discussing how to maintain the river bed for future generations to come.