Papunya Topography: Request for Information

If you search for Papunya using Google Earth, you’ll find* the following image of the town:
In what must be the surest example of life imitating art, the landscape surrounding the settlement has been scored on four sides with semi-circles that reproduce Western Desert iconography.

I’m hoping that some of my readers can provide some information about this striking terrestrial inscription. When was it done? Who arranged for it? What’s the story here? 

My thanks in advance to anyone who can enlighten me.

*In order for you to see this for yourself you’ll actually have to navigate about 15 kilometers north of the spot on the map where Google Earth locates Papunya. Zoom in a bit and follow the roads to find it.

Update: See my subsequent post on Papunya Town Planning for the answer to the riddle.


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