Yirrkku (Water Rat)
Yirrkku (Water Rat)

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Yirrkku (the Australian water rat, Hydromys Chrysogaster) lives in the water and finds its prey there. It eats wakih (freshwater shrimp), small fish like dilebang (rainbowfish) and any other animals which die and rot in the water. We see yirrkku in lots of different areas, hunting at night or even in rivers and billabongs at daytime. We don’t hunt yirrku these days, it’s not very good eating. Perhaps the Old People used to eat it sometimes.

Nawu Yirrkku nakka mayh nawu kare kore kukku kayawan mayh nawu kangun. Yimankayime wakih djenj kilekilelh djakolk dilebang nadjirrkku burd. Dja mak nawu mayh karrowen kanudmen kakukyo kore kukadjid kukku.Yirrkku karrinan nawern kore kunred kubolkwern kare kukak kayawan mayh nawu kangun dja kare barnangarra. Karrinan kore mankabo manlabbarl yirrkku nawarre minj ngarringun. Dja kunubewu nawu dabborrabbolk korroko birringuni nanih nawu yirrkku.

ARTIST  Lorraine Namarnyilk


FURTHER DETAILS

Size 15 x 41 cm
Medium Acrylic on Arches Paper
Catalogue # 82269244

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