Diving duck with fresh water catfish and water plant by Marcus  Pascoe Dijarama

Diving duck with fresh water catfish and water plant

Bandjurldjurl has painted dreamings for his mothe’s clan country. The painting represents two sites called Borlinymerre and Warrkmerre. Both belong to the Yirrija clan Bunduri , and are in the Ramingining are in North-central  Arnhem Land.

The painting depicts three Darters (Anhinga Melangoster) called Gorropurda. They are diving into the billabong for fish. They have already eaten some fish which are shown in their bellies: these are archerfish ( Toxotes chatareus ), called Yangkurra. Bandjurldjurl has also painted two kinds of fresh water catfish in the billabong. The largest one in the upper right of the painting is the salmon catfish ( Arius leptaspis), called Gurrkanangarr. The other kind is Garle: an eeltailed catfish (probably Porochilus rendahli). The large plant in the upper left of the painting is called.