Fig. 9. The Akatyerre (Desert raisin) species selected to illustrate all three domains. (Left) On country, the production of Akatyerre is managed by fire that stimulate its regrowth and fruiting; (middle) On country in the Altyerr (Dreaming), the Emu and Turkey (Australian bustard) engaged in disputes over Akatyerre fruit. Biologically, the fruits are a favored food of these large birds also prized by Aboriginal hunters (Painting by Tilmouth and Abbott 2007); (right) Painting that depicts the creation ceremony for Desert raisin at Wirrirrpi on Ngaanyatjarra country (1.3 x 1.8 m painting Pulpuru Davies, 1993, reproduced by kind permission Warburton Arts Project).

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