Djukerre (Female Black Rock Wallaby)

Various animals and plants have totemic significance to the Kunwinjku people who live in western Arnhem Land in the ‘Top End’ of Australia. The artist has painted djukerre the female black rock wallaby. The djukerre is painted in the classic Kunwinjku “x-ray” style with internal organs showing and body painted with rarrk or cross-hatching.

Nawu artist bimbom djukerre ngaldaluk kunj nahni mayh kabirrini kore kuwardehwarde kore Western Arnhem Land nawu djukerre kabirridjalni kore kuwarde kabirridjurlewan kore kuwarderurrk dja kore kudjurle wolewoleh kayimerran wanjh kabirrikolung kanjdjihkanjdji kabirridalkngun kundalk bedda kabirribongun kukku kore njilhmi kayo kaddum kuwarde dja kore kukabo . Nawu mayh dja manme kundulk makka djang ngadberre nawu ngad Kunwinjku bininj kore ngarrihni kondah kore Western Arnhem Land kore Top End Australia manbu kunbidbok nuye bidbokkurrmerrinj kore djurra mey delek kurrmeng kore kurrang nuye wanjh bidkuykmerrinj kore djurra wanjh kahbidbimdi yiman kayime kore kuwarde karrire karrinan kabirrihbidbokbimdi nawu korroko dabborrabbolk