The subject is Yinapunapu for the Mangalili clan and the Wukidi for the artists husbands Dhudi Djapu clan. The respective sites are joined and the middle of the work by the confluence of deep waters of Blue Mud Bay, the Munurru above the Yinapunapu at the top of the Balamumu gapu inundating the Wukidi below.
In this painting the linear Dhuwa moiety waters, Balamumu, closest to the mortuary area. At low tide the Balamumu takes the maternal role and pushes its child out to sea and carries it there.
Some things that Dhukal has said regarding this theme; "The hunters were sitting on the shore as we do. Wishing for turtle (expels air through compressed lips to make a sound). The waves brought the people in. They changed into rocks. Some changed into alapalmi (old people- perhaps ancestral heroes). The ancestral hero Maymuru became a rock there. THe rocks are called itjura. They are inside the Wukili. Yirritja people cannot go there because of the flesh eating ant }a[i. The bodies in the water are floating spirits painted as deceased are in white clay.