Kurdukadji (Emu)
Kurdukadji (Emu)

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Kurdukadji (emu) is a very important bird for us Aboriginal people. We can find kurdukadji in many different clan countries, in wide open areas. There are also Djang (Dreaming) sites for Kurdukadji in many places. In the Beginning, kurdukadji used to be able to fly. Two men tried to spear her, but missed. She flew away in fright, but flew straight into a thick stand of manlarrh (cypress, Callitris intratropica). Her wings broke, and until today she has short wings and can’t fly. But she runs with a fearsome power. She has the skin name Ngalkangila. Ngalbu Kurdukadji ngalka ngalkuken mayh ngadberre,nawu ngad bininj ngarrikukburlerri.Kudukadji karri ngalwern kore kunred kubolkwarlahken.kore ngarrihni.Kurdukadji kadjangdi kubolkwern kunred.Kurdukadji korroko dolkani rey kaddum kaluk bininj benebokenh yimankek beneyameninj dja larrk.Kelelobmeng ngimeng kore manwern Manlarrh kundulk mirnderri yimankek dolkang berlbakmeng wanjh berlyahwurdminj minj karrolkan kaddum larrk dja kalobme wernkih ngalngudjbang.

ARTIST  Joe Guymala


FURTHER DETAILS

Size 41 x 61 cm
Medium Ochre on Arches Paper
Catalogue # 81251577

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