Warrawarra Clan by Thomas Baru

Warrawarra Clan

This clan consists of Martay Burarra speakers and relates to the country called Gamurra Gu-yurra which lies between Maningrida and Ramingining in central Arnhem Land.
Thoes totemic animals are ‘gorraporda’ or darter, here depicted with it’s eggs in the nest. Further there is a saltwater crocodile ‘marrchila’, slatwater catfish ‘ganyjal’, a mullet ‘gurndarra’ and a barramundi called ‘rajarra’. As all thoes animals indicate it must be a country with salt and fresh water access. Infact there are many waterholes in this area and the scenery can be imagined as little lakes with waterlilies swimming on top with many sea birds feeding and green grass around.