"This painting I call, 'Hunting the Barramundi'. Now, Barramundi, as you may now is one of our very well ‘looked after’ or sought after fish, especially for our people. The Barramundi is interesting because they’re all born male and when they reach a certain size they change to female for breeding. And so, also, the chemical reaction from the salt to the freshwater can help create that change as well. So they can swim in the salt water from the oceans and up our estuarine systems as well.
So here, I’ve done the Barramundi in the ochre colours and you’ll see all the way over in the middle, there are footprints. Those little footprints are following what we call song lines – maps of the land – from one fire place to another. And so, going down the centre, you’ll see all the mud flats and the colours of the soil from the floods, because during the wet season, the Barramundi swim up through our river system, so they’re tracking the Barramundi in the river system.
You’ll see on the right hand side is my little granddaughters hand, Madison, and that’s saying – we belong to this land and there’s two more little hands down the bottom saying; we belong to this place. And so its just showing the Barramundi, how they swim from the salt water to the fresh muddy water, and we track them and we follow them and we hunt them."
- Uncle Colin Jones
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