Kuwalili (Mullet)

There are two types of kuwalili (mullet, Liza genus). There is a freshwater one and a saltwater one. We see the freshwater type in rivers, creeks and billabongs. It’s a good fish to eat. It has a lot of bones, but can be cooked on the fire so the flesh comes away. At Cahill’s Crossing near Gunbalanya we see lots of kuwalili. When the tide comes up over the causeway, we can see lots of them swimming over the crossing.

Ngahli djenj kuwalili bokenh ngalkudji kare kore kurrula dja ngalbuyika kare kore kukku kubowinjku. Ngalbu kuwalili kare kore kubowinjku karrinan kore mankabo manwanjdjad dja manlabbarl. Kuwalili ngalkanjmak djenj bu ngarringun. Cahills Crossing karrinan nawern nawu kuwalili. Bu tide kakarrme dja bu karrurndeng wanjh karrinan nawern kuwalili bu kambongimen manbu kukku wanjh karrinan kuwalili kare kanjdji yika kare kaddum.