Nganabbarru (Buffalo)

Nganabbarru (buffalo) are big, dangerous creatures. They were imported on ships and spread throughout the Northern Territory. There used to be big populations of buffalo around Gunbalanya, we would see them out on the floodplain. If we went into the forest, we would often see them by rivers or swimming in waterholes. Bininj people used to shoot them from horses. When they fell people would truss them, injured but alive, and transport them back to the yard. Then they would kill them and skin them, and we could buy their meat at the shop.

Nawu Nganabbarru nakka nakimuk mayh dja nabang. Nganabbarru birrimkang kore kabbala kubolkbuyikabeh bindiwarrhkeng wanjh birrimwam kore Australia Northern Territory. Wanjh wernmerrinj birribalwam kore kubolkbubuyika kunred. Kondah kore Kunbarllanjnja nawern mirnderri nawu nganabbarru ngarrinani di kore kabbal dja bu ngarrirey manberrk ngarrinani nganabbarru kore kukabo kungarre dja kore manlabbarl kore kukku boyoy djuhmiyindi. Korroko konda nawu bininj birrimorneni nawu djarrang birrilobmi djarrang dorrengh birridulubuni nawu nganabbarru. Yerre
wanjh birrihdarrkidmangi mandengeyi birrilobmi kunyarl (rope) dorrengh birridukkani birrikani birrikurrmi kore yard. Wanjh birridulubuni mako birrikani kurruk birriyilkbuni kunkanjyahyahwurd birrikani kore shop wanjh ngarribayahmi manbu nganabbarru kunkanj.