The women travel from Roebourne in the Pilbara and move, in some cases underground, all the way through to Kiwikurra in the Great Sandy Desert far to the south of Balgo, where they split up, some heading east and some north.
The women are searching for men to take as husbands.
When they near Lake Mackay they come across an old man eating kangaroo.
They eat some of the meat, including the hook of a spear still buried in the flesh. This makes them feel very strange. They realise that this old man could not have speared the kangaroo himself and that there must be young men somewhere nearby. They look around everywhere right up until the evening.
Then they see young men with their hair lit up by the last rays of the setting sun and they cry with joy. They climb the hill and make love with the men and sleep.
A strong wind spreads a fire in which both the men and women are consumed and die; but with special magic the women return to life again and travel on.
Songline custodian Mark Moora was born at Kiyarr in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. He grew up in Old Balgo (Wirrimanu Community) where he attended the Pallottine Mission School for five years. Mark wanted to record the Tjawa Tjawa songline in order to reconnect his people to their country and hold this story strong for future generations.