Kinga dja Namarnkol (Saltwater Crocodile and Barramundi)

The artist has painted Kinga, the Saltwater Crocodile and Namarnkol, the Barramundi. The Kinga is a highly respected and feared animal that has significance as a food source and as a totem to many people in the Top End of Australia. Kinga is often painted with fish, its chief diet. Kinga are estuarine reptiles and although described as ‘saltwater crocodiles’, are frequently found in billabongs and freshwater rivers throughout western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Namarnkol grow to extraordinary sizes and are excellent eating. They can be found in saltwater as well as freshwater billabongs and rivers.The crocodile and fish are painted in the Kunwinjku “x-ray” style, with internal organs showing which is in the rock art tradition.

Nawu artist bimbom kore djurra bimbom kabenehbimdi kinga saltwater crocodile dja namarnkol barramundiNawu kinga nakka karrikengeme duninjh dja mak karringun bu korroko dja bolkkime larrk kinga warridj nakka djang ngadberre Kinga kahbimdi bayeng djenj kahdakarrme kore kundang nuye kinga karrinan kore mankabo kore kubowinjku kore Western Arnhem Land Australia namarnkol kadjordmen kakimukmen wanjh kunekke ngarringun namarnkol karrinan kore kubowinjku dja kore kurrula kore mankabo dja kore manwanjdjad Nawu kinga dja djenj bimbom kore Kunwinjku x;ray style dja mannjam warridj njamnameng yika karribimnan kore kuwarde kahbimdi nawu korroko dabborrabbolk birribimbom nawu birriyungki duninjh