This is a story about two brothers Kodjokkodjok. A long time ago in the old days there were two men, an older and a younger brother. They were both living at a place called Gamarrkawarn and another place called Marnamarnayi. They went to Kakadu area to get bamboo spears. When they had lots of bamboo spears they went on their way back home and the younger brother saw a possum in a rock. The older brother got it and killed it. They collected sticks and made a fire then cooked the possum on the sand. When the possum was cooking his eyes popped out and rain came down. The ground got soft and then ngalyod (the rainbow serpent) came up and dragged the brothers to where the big billabong was and drowned them. Both brothers became burarr (water goanna).
Nahni ngayolyolme bu korroko benebininjni Nawernwarre dja Nayahwurd. Namekk kodjokkodjok kondah kore ngabolkkuykme Gamarrkawarn kumekke kabolkngeyo Marnamarnayi. Benewam mankole benyikang Kakadu area kumekke mankole benemyirurrndi. Wanjh nayahwurd nang Djorrkon namekke mayh djorrkon nawernwarre bom bebkeng kunwarderurrkbeh. Kundjakkorl benemey beneburdebmeng wurlhmeng kunak Benewilkdi wilkdowkmeng kunmim nuye mimdowkmeng. Wanjh mandjewk djakduy bolkkerlwong benenang Ngalyod bebmeng benmenedorrokeng benmeneyibkeng kore mankabokimuk. Kalauk uyerrih benmenewehmeng namekke nayahwurd dja nawernwarre wanjh Burarr beneyimerranj mayh dja korroko benebininjni Kodjokkodjok.
Size 41 x 61 cm | Medium Paper | Catalogue # 1258-22 | Year 2022
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Artist Abraham Dakgalawuy
Abraham Dakgalawuy is the son of Olive Namarnyilk and David Njinjidda Dakgalawuy.
Size 41 x 61 cm
Catalogue # 1258-22