Crocodile - Kinga


This is a painting of Kinga also known as Namanjwarre, the Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). The animals seen here are totems for people of Yirridjdja moiety, one of the two partimoieties of Arnhem Land Aboriginal cultures. Crocodiles are rarely killed for food but their eggs are keenly sought after during the wet season when the females are nesting. A major crocodile sacred site exists near the outstation of Kurrindin in the Liverpool River district.

Crocodile by Gideon Namardika Djorlom

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