Djebuyh (Possum)

The artist has painted a male djebuyh or possum. Djebuyh can be found in a wide variety of terrains throughout Arnhem Land, low lying areas and the ‘stone country’. They are nocturnal animals and nest in trees. They were traditionally hunted for food using clubs and fire. The possum nests would be located at night when the animals were active and would then be hunted during the day.

Djebuyh mayh ngadberre yerrih bu ngarringun nawu ngad ngarrikukburlerri bininj.Djebuyh ngarrinan kore kundulk kabarndi dja karedmarnbun kaddum kurrulk.Korroko dabborrabbolk birrirey birridulknani birrinani kunbidbok kore dulklirrhmi nuye kunbidngalanj.Wanjh birriwulhkeyi kunak wanjh birrinani kamkolung birribuni birrikani kured.