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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.┬áThe 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