Dorothy Gabori, Stone Fishtraps, Acrylic on Belgian linen, 198 x 186.5. Image: MI Art

Feature Artwork: Stone Fishtraps, Dorothy Gabori

Ngurruwarra means stone fishtraps in our Kayardild language. We can still see the fishtraps that the old people built along the coasts of Bentinck Island. My people were building stone fish traps for a long time when they were on Bentick Island, and it always provided a good catch and oysters would grow on them as well and during the winter months we would eat them. My parents helped build on Mornington Island down at the old village, they were young then and the old people showed them. The Lardil people have also built some on their Country and people still use them today.

Dorothy Gabori

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main image credit: Dorothy Gabori, Stone Fishtraps, Acrylic on Belgian linen, 198 x 186.5. Image: MI Art

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