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denzel Garirrwuy

Clan: Dhamarrandji

Homeland: Ŋurrwurrtjurr

Moiety: Dhuwa

Totems: Shark and king brown snake

My design is Mäṉa, that means shark. I chose this because it's the totem for the Dhamarrandji people. Also it's a secret animal that we cannot see. My homeland is Ŋurrwurrtjurr that is on the mainland but I have never been there. At funerals we can dance a mäṉa buŋgul because it's got it's own song.