Aboriginal fish names

I was just reading through the council minutes for the Shire of Roebourne and came across this snippet. It is the names for aquatic creatures used by the Ngarluma people from the Pilbara.
• barumbara ‘barramundi’
• gurngurn ‘blowfish’
• jiburr ‘oyster’
• nyamina ‘dugong’
• bilangara ‘stingray’
• winka ‘jewfish’
• wagari ‘fish’
• birra ‘conch shell’
• gajarlarra ‘catfish’
• jigurra ‘hairback herring’
• yirrawari ‘sawfish’

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I was just reading through....

Fri, 2008-10-31 08:51

Jeez #1 - we need to get you some reading material Laughing

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Lol Sad isn't it Colin

Fri, 2008-10-31 08:54

You wouldn't believe the exciting material I have to read through in the name of research.
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Hansard

Fri, 2008-10-31 08:58

You could always read hansard Col, that would kill a few millenia Tongue out

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you need to

Fri, 2008-10-31 08:57

research some fish species by way of being out on the water and catching them yourself

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Try the ABC quiz Col,

Fri, 2008-10-31 09:29

Russell Wolfe gives away copies of the Rockingham City Council meetings minutes - they would be enough to make you consider a meal of Gurngurn fillets.

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Got to love those " Winka"

Fri, 2008-10-31 14:03

Got to love those " Winka" fish