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Long neck turtle by Victor Rostron

Long neck turtle by Victor Rostron

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Long neck turtle by Victor Rostron.

Dimensions: 39cm x 49cm

Ngalmangiyi (long neck turtle), is commonly found in the waterways of Kakadu and north Arnhem land. The long neck turtle plays a role in the traditional food sources of the indigenous communities. For generations, the Bininj/Mungguy people have relied on sustainable hunting and gathering practices, and the turtle's meat is considered a delicacy. Traditionally hunting for turtles was more likely women’s business, they would go to the floodplains with long sticks and poke them against the ground. You would then carefully listen for when you managed to hit a shell, this is the time to start digging.

This artwork has been purchased directly from an Aboriginal artist in Kakadu National Park or Arnhem Land. Warradjan Cultural Centre is committed to supporting artists, their families and the local community.

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