Ngalkodjok

The artist has painted a story from Wurrik country or Nawirridj clan country. An old ngalkodjok lady was wandering around looking for food, carrying a digging stick and dilly bag. She couldn’t find any food. She went back to her camp and some Binninj or people were there. They didn’t give her any bush food such as kalawan or goanna and kunj or kangaroo. She was telling them she was hungry. She kept talking and kept asking for food, but they still wouldn’t give her any food. She ended up dying. The trees shown are mammumu or casuarina trees

Nahni bim kayolyolme kore Wurrik kunred Ngalkohbanj Ngalkodjok rengehrey yawahyawani manme dja mayh.kanihkani ngalengarre kunbalkbu dja djerrhminj ngalkemeninj mayinj manme  dja mayh larrk.wanjh durndi kured bendjawam binihbininj nawu birrihni kured  manme mayh larrk.Ngaleng benmarneyimi munguyh ngamarrwedoweng dja kandiwo manme.dja minj birriwoyinj Djahdjalyimeng benhdjawam manmekenh wanjh djawam kore mammumu kundulk dulkdingihdi kumekke doweng.