“This design I made is the little goanna– in our Alawa language we call it Darbalun. We have them for lunch when we go out hunting for animals. We've lived on this animal for 65000 years, since time began! You catch it by lifting up a rock (they live under the rock). Then you chuck it in the coals - or make a stone oven (Ardarl in Alawa language). Every meat tastes like chicken, but chicken doesn’t describe it – it’s a taste to die for! There's a bigger goanna too – Warjindu in Alawa. The bigger goanna is my ‘second boss’; we both own each other, in our culture. We share ceremony, and share the same cultural state.
Magpie Goose acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and trade. We acknowledge their ongoing connection and custodianship for Country.
We pay our deep respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly those who we work and collaborate with.
Always was, always will be.