Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa
Lappi Lappi is a rock hole near Lake Hazlett, about 90km north-west of Lake Mackay in Western Australia. The country belongs to the Nampijinpa and Nangala women and the Jampijinpa and Jangala men of Warlpiri country. Located in a sheltered basin, the rock hole of Lappi Lappi is a permanent water source and is surrounded by country rich in bush tucker. In the time of the Jukurrpa (Dreamtime) many mothers with young children would gather there because it was a safe place to stay.
The rock hole at Lappi Lappi is home to a Warnayarra (Rainbow Serpent) who travels underground between various rock holes. One day, the women were gathered at the rock hole with their children singing and dancing. The Warnayarra heard the sound of voices and it travelled silently toward them under the water. When it reached the edge of the rock hole it rose out of the water and ate them all.
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