Komrdawh (Northern snake-necked turtle) by Ivan Namirrkki

Komrdawh (Northern snake-necked turtle)

Chelodina rugosa

Komrdawh are a popular food source for Kunikjuku people of West Arnhem. the would be caught using a Mandjabu (Concial Fish Trap) in rivers and creeks as well as using spears or digging sticks in billabong and floodplain areas.

Yoh kalawan la borlokko birringuyi kalawan nungan karrangbulurlhme, komrdawh, Bulkay.

Yes, they ate goanna and water pythons, and goannas, the mangrove monitor and northern snake-necked turtles there at Bulkay

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