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The Big Cod – Ricky J


Ricky J
Acrylic on Canvas
170 x 96
Year: 2023

The Big Cod

In the Dreamtime the Murray Cod, known as Pondi or Ponde by the lower Murray people and is a significant part of the Murray River Creation Story.

A huge Murray Cod was Chased by a Great hunter (Ngurunderi) the Cod thrashed along the Channel forming the bends and billabongs of the river. When the great fish was speared at Lake Alexandria, the hunter threw pieces of the Cod back into the water, naming all the fish they would become Golden Perch, Bony Bream, Silver Perch and so on. When he finished he threw the remainder back and said “You keep on being Ponde” 


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