Kubbunj (canoe)

To make “kubbunj” (canoe), people used to go to the monsoon forest and they would see a suitable tree. They used to chop it down, carve it up and make kubbunj. People used to take a canoe on the saltwater. They used to use a harpoon to catch sea turtles and dugong. But here in the freshwater areas people used to take a canoe and shoot crocodiles for their skins. They used to take rifles made by non-Aboriginal people. But not now we get in a boat made by non-Aboriginal people, and we go anywhere, saltwater or freshwater.
Manbu Kubbunj, bininj birrirey kore manngarre, birrinani kundulk manbu manmak, birriderdmi, birriwodjburriweyi, birriderdmi, birrimarnbuni kubbunj. Bininj birrirey kubbunj kore kurrula,
birridulubuni ngalidjdjalidj, manbiri dja marndingunjngunj. Dja kondah, bininj birrirey kubbunj, birridulubuni kinga, kunkurlahkenh.
Manbu balanda marnbom, manekke birridowkkeyi, birridulubuni, kubbunj dorrengh, nawu kinga.
Dja bolkkime, larrk. Kabbala manbu balanda marnbom, karribidbun, karrire kore baleh kore kurrula, dja kukku kubowinjku.