The Mermaids of Maningrida

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of being part of a discussion about mermaids on Australia’s ABC Radio Network. Joining me on the programme was storyteller Kate Forsyth and Burarra woman Jess Phillips. The broadcast can be heard below and is also available to download here.

The station also wrote an article based on our experiences and research, with a special focus on the unique mermaids of Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory. It is available here.


A painting by Sonya Namarnyilk, depicting Arnhem Land’s fresh water mermaids known as Yawk Yawks.
Supplied: Ingrid Johanson, Babbarra Womens Centre