Listen to Patyegarang: Maugrai Nawi-Banga

  • Sydney
  • Music, Songs & Language, Highlights

This track features the First Nations' language, Sydney Language.

Honouring the integral role of women and the beauty in living off the land.

The Eora women were renowned for their fishing prowess. They were the main food providers for their families and the staple food source was fish. This track includes some phrases in Sydney Language that capture the scene of women working the waters, fishing:

Maugrai Nawi-Banga - Fishing on the big canoe

Maugrai - Fishing

Nawi Banga - Large canoe

Naa Maugrai Wiyana - Watch the women fishing

Badu-wa - On the water

Maana wiyanga warami - Collecting for mother, good to see her

Gugugu - Stop