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A lot of what Paddy talked about out bush, aside from the mythological significance of the landscape, was how he and his family used to live on the land. The seasonal journeys between waterholes, the game they would hunt, what they ate and how they would prepare it.

A number of archival photographs are used in the film to evoke this idyllic lifestyle in the bush. Many of the photographs were taken by Baldiwn Spencer c. 1900 and while his subjects were mostly Aranda rather than Warlpiri people, they still evoke the nostalgia for desert life before the arrival of the white man that pervaded my interviews with Paddy. This photograph of an Aranda man camping with his family outside of what would later become Alice Springs, shows a typical family unit. A man, his wives and children are posed outside of their "humpie" or temporary bough shelter, thatched with grass, surrounded by artifacts of daily life. The man's spears and number seven shaped boomerangs lie against the shelter. He holds a spear thrower, and with its quartz tip he appears to be shaping his spears. The women are surrounded by coolamons and bowls with which they would carry the roots and seeds they gathered and the woman at right appears to be grinding seeds on a grinding stone.