Karnamarr (Black Cockatoo)

We see lots of karnamarr (red-tailed black cockatoos, Calyptorhynchus banksii) in woodlands when we burn country. We see them wandering around on the ground eating the charcoal, or sitting in trees. Especially in Kurrung, the dry season, we see lots of karnamarr. If we look to the east, we can see a rock that looks like it has been painted with red ochre. It’s called Karnamarrkoyyiwakeng (The Black Cockatoo Walked?), and merges with the country Kunnanj. It belonged to a man called Karnawulu of the Murruwan clan, of Nangarridj skin. From there on the country is Kunnanj proper.

Karnamarr karrinan nawern kore manberrk bu karriwurlhke kunak, Karrinan kawakerren kurorre kunbule kabulengun, yika kaddum kabarndi kore kundulk. Bu Kurrung karrimirndenan nawernken nawu karnamarr. Bu karribolknan kore Koyek karriwardenan yiman kunrodjbe birriwardebaruy, bukka wanjh kabolkngeyo Karnamarrkoyyiwakeng ngalengarre Kunnanj kabolkraworren. Bukka wanjh kubolkmurruwan Nangarridj (Balang) Namurruwan ngeyyoy Karnawulu nuye kunred. Kumekke kabalre djarreh Kunnanj kunred duninjh Mamulu.