Man-djarduk (Red Bush Apples)
Deborah Wurrkidj is a Kuninjku artist from the Kurulk clan whose country lies around the outstation of Mumeka in central Arnhem Land. In this design she has depicted man-djarduk, red bush apples – a sweet, crisp bush food that is a favourite to collect.
Man-djarduk fruits in kurrung and kunumeleng seasons, the build-up and first rains seasons.
“This man-djarduk. Every wet season time they make red apple. Our family we going out bush and we collecting that bush tucker. Sometimes we collecting and we take home and eat with family, our grand children and grand daughter, family sharing. We eat that fresh one.” – Deborah Wurrkidj