A sacred object, for example a didgeridoo or a bullroarer or sacred stones or sticks that connects the world of ordinary experience to the Dreaming. The term is applied both to an object and to the quality possessed by it.

It is called murtu-murtu by the Warramunga and watamura by the Binbinga.

A sacred storehouse of a local totemic group in which tjurunga are stored is called ertnatulunga.



  • Spencer, Baldwin; Gillen, F. J. (1968). The Native Tribes of Central Australia. New York: Dover, p. 648.
  • Spencer, Sir Baldwin. (1904). Northern Tribes of Central Australia. London: Macmillan, pp 500, 501.