“Dhagaay yulaanbi-li nhulaan” – a traditional painting of the Yellowbelly
by Gamilaraay artist, Mawu-gi (Brent Emerson). Check out more of Brent’s work on
his portfolio

Yellowbelly hold cultural values rooted in economics, social and environmental health, spirituality & as good old tasty tucker. These medium-sized native fish live throughout the Murray-Darling Basin and are known by different names in different regions. The names Golden perch, Callop and Murray perch might sound familiar to you. Did you know they are also known as “Dhagaay” in Gamillaraay/ Kamilaroi language and “Gagalin” or “Bidyin” in Wiradjuri language?

Continue reading: Issue No. 7 – Cultural value of Yellowbelly