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Nick dhamarrandji

Clan: Dhamarrandji

Homeland: Ŋuruwuy'tjurr

Moiety: Dhuwa

Totems: Shark and brown snake

My name is Nick Dhamarrandji and I live in Galiwin'ku in East Arnhem Land. I like to play football at the oval and go hunting with my family and friends.

Waŋarr means totems, these are special animals for Yolŋu people. My design is dolphin and this dolphin belongs to the Guyula clan. I chose this design because it is a kind and nice animal. This totem will be danced when someone passes away. The dolphin is my Mari, that means grandfather.