Arelpe nharte erlkwe

The late T. Thompson loved taking kids to the dreaming site west of Barrow Creek known as Arelparenge. This is the place where the dreamtime character the Moon man – from a story line that travels across the desert country for hundreds of kilometres – stopped and camped for three days. At Arelparenge you can see the Moon in the form of a giant boulder standing out in a low lying range of rocky hills. Here the old man Thompson would share this ancient story with Kaytetye children, and this song was also written as a new way to help keep the story alive. It remains a favourite amongst the kids of Neutral Junction School.

As told by T. Thompson, music by Steve Berry