How The Murray Was Created.


This batch of illustration was done in aboriginal art style and is about how the murray was created. An aboriginal myth.

Ngurunderi is a great ancestor of the Ngarrindjeri people. One day, he travelled down the Murray in search of his two wives who had run away. The Murray was then a small stream.

Murray-1(low-res)

A giant Murray cod was swimming ahead. Ngurunderi tried to spear it from his canoe but the fish swam away, widening the river with sweeps of its tail.

Murray-2(low-res)

At last, Ngurunderi speared the fish. He cut it into many pieces and threw them in the river. Each piece became a new species of fish.

Murray-3(low-res)

The actual panel:

Murray-River

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