Sea Country Stories

Sea Country Stories from Ngarrindjeri Country on the lower Murray River and Coorong is an immersive experience of being on Yarlawa Ruwi [Sea Country] with cultural icon and Ngarrindjeri elder Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner as he demonstrates how to make the kaiki [the freshwater reed spears] harvested from Lake Alexandrina and yarns about what story and Sea Country mean to him. You will hear stories about fishing with the pelicans, spearing flounder at night, and how to find a stingray in the stars! Then join the kuti fishers and artists at Goolwa, who shuffle for cockles in the sand, sharing how they practice sustainable fishing using traditional techniques to protect the kuti [pipi cockles] for the future.

Support for this project was provided by National Science Week 2022, South Australian Maritime Museum, Kuti Co., Goolwa Pipi Co., and Marine Stewardship Council.