Martakulu is a soak out near Punmu close to the Canning Stock Route in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. It is strong womans country, it is part of the women's law line. Mary says "long time ago a law man he come up to this country, he went home and left his wife and baby. They make him fire and sit down, cook mayi (bush food) and then started to cry for her husband. Her tears made that soak. It is important country this one. "