My design shows the crocodile farm - something that happened years ago here in Kalumburu during the mission times. Father Sanz used to get a lot of kids going out to the beach to collect soldier crabs to feed the crocs. After school he’d say ‘c’mon kids, let's go get some food for the crocs!’ and we’d go out in the big ute. The crocs used to be in round cement tubs out the front of the church. I was a small kid at the time and I enjoyed going out there to collect the crabs. There was one big croc that dug his way out and swam down to the river and escaped! Mostly they were keeping the lame or sick crocs, to help them get better, then let them go. It was also a tourist attraction.
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