Nawernwarre Nawalawalak dja Kinga (Two Brothers and the Crocodile Story)

Two Nawakadj brothers were living at Yirrkardadayi (Cooper’s Creek area). The older brother was married while his younger brother was single. The older brother was renowned for his hunting abilities, particularly kumoken, the freshwater crocodile. One day the brothers saw what they thought was a kumoken but was really a kinga. The elder, with his brother’s encouragement decided to attempt to hunt the crocodile. He instructed the younger to stop and mind his wife. When the older brother jumped in to catch the crocodile the kinga grabbed him. From the bank it was difficult to see what was happening although the younger brother shouted encouragement. It became quiet. When his brother’s reproductive organs floated to the surface, the younger Nawakadj realised that his brother had not been successful. He happily took responsibility for his sister-in-law and made her his wife.

Nawakawakadl bokenh nawu benedanginj benehyoy kore kunred Yikarrardaki.Nawu nawernwarre karrmi daluk ngalbininjkobeng nuye.dja nawu nawalawalak minj karrmeninj daluk djadmudni.Nawernwarre nakka mayhmakni buni mayh yiman kumoken kunkodjkekudji birridolkkang birriwam birriwarlbom mayh.wanjh birribarlahnang yimankek kumoken dja nakka kinga.Wanjh nawernwarre yimeng ngunedin ngalbininjkobeng dja ngadjuhme ngabun.Nawu nawernwarre djuhmeng mey nawu kinga dja kinga borledmeng bimey bibayeng biyibkeng kanjdji kukku.minj bindinayinj kore kukadjid benehdi.Nawalawalak kayhmi biburlumi nawernwarre.Kaluk benebolknang kore kukku benenang mannjam dja kunburrk nuye bininj kukdolhmeng nawalawalak nalkbom dja ngalbininjkobeng benedjarrknalkbom.Wanjh yerre bimey ngalbu nawernwarre benehyoy wanjh nawalawalak bimey bimarnbom ngalbininjkobeng nuye benewam kubolkbuyika.