Dayiwul Linkirre, 2022


  • 80cm x 80cm
  • 2022
  • Catalog No: 1106-39/22

Dayiwul is the name of the great Barramundi that lived on Gija Country, north-east of Warmun Community.
Linkirre is the Gija word for scales or skin.
Geraldine’s aunty Lena Nyadbi told her this story and now Geraldine is the custodian.
Women travelled up river placing a spinifex net across the water to catch Dayiwul (Barramundi). Halfway to Gawinji the women stopped and left the net at this place; it turned to stone. This place was destroyed when the Argyle Diamond Mine was first cut. Nyadbi says there was a soak where Gija people used to dig down into the ground for water when other waterholes had dried up.