Alwun Dorr Ngandi (Barramundi)

The Saltwater Barramundi came into the Walcot Inlet. She swam towards the Calder River. (Fresh Water) She wanted to go into the River.

Jargurrlin ngarbun di gunda Jaliriba.

The Rock Python blocked the way. She couldn’t swim through at the Calder River Crossing.

Marnumburra ngarrdi darrd bu ma gunda Garrlu.

Wandjina told her to go back because she belongs to the saltwater.

Njagun jorli boowa larlarngarrda.

She stayed at a place called Barrd Barrd Marni Ngarrdi.

Courtesy of Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre

Year
..2014
Medium
..Ochre on canvas
Measurement
..900mm x 1200mm
Copyright Line
..© Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre 2014