This design comes from the Clarence River Serpent collection inspired by the artwork created by ‘Jingalu’ Melissa Craig. Jingalu is a proud Gumbayngirr and Yaegl woman from NSW.
The Clarence River Serpent story
The story is about how the Clarence River was made, which could be a story of how any river was made. A big serpent was swimming in the ocean and it was hungry so it came onto the land to look for some tucker. Every step it took made a little estuary (creek) and the serpent soon became stuck and died. This is how the big river came to be.