STORY - Pampardu

'Pamapardu' is the Warlpiri name for the flying ants or termites that build the large anthills found throughout Warlpiri country. These large eath mounds are called 'Mingkirri.' When heavy rains come in the summer the Mingkirri get flooded out, so the Pampardu grow wings and fly off to make new homes; following their queens to dry mounds or to build new ones. Once they have reached their new home they drop their wings.