12A Desert Water.
At first glance the desert may seem an unlikely place to survive. But, by navigating traditional stories, paintings and songs, not only food but even water can be found here in the mikiri (water wells), created by the rainmaker Kingfishers and Kunmurri (the Serpent).

Knowledge of the stories and the songs that facilitate this navigation is a treasured possession. Many stories are in danger of being lost, or are already lost, as custodians of the stories and songs might prefer to let these sacred stories die with them, rather than pass them on to the settlers who banned their telling. Furthermore, traditional access to knowledge of some stories and songs depends on seniority within the language group.