mural by michele donovan nambucca heads

Ngaduun (crab)

ngaduun
captured by hand
back a decade, or more

mural by michele donovan nambucca heads
Painted ngaduun (crab) by Michelle Donovon (2006) on the wall of the Tourist Information Centre Nyambaga (Nambucc Heads). The Gumbaynggirr peoples were fishing the Nyambaga and spearing ngaduun long before the farmers, timber cutters, shipping merchants, and European fishing nets.

REFERENCES

Gumbaynggirr Language Names
National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW
https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/education/2010GumbaynggirrLanguageDatabase.pdf

Gumbaynggirr
Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-op
http://muurrbay.org.au/languages/gumbaynggirr/

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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