After Paddy Sims became sad we all realized
it was time to go. Later we stopped so the women could go digging
for yarla or bush yams, a sweet potato with a wonderful
nutty flavor, a staple of the traditional bush diet. Jorna seems
to have come up big here. The yams are spread out below the overturned
billycan at bottom left.
After we returned to Yuendumu and all rested
up for a day or two, Paddy Sims and Paddy "Cookie" Stewart
began work on the large canvas which is the subject of the following
photo essay (return to main page above).