Art Little Poems Poetry

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/

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