Manjabu (Fish Trap)


Manjabu’s are traditional fish traps, formed in cone like shapes they were commonly used in running water to trap the fish when the current was being pushed back the other way, hence trapping fish. These were important and easy to use in order to bring food home for family. Though easy to use, creating Manjabu’s were a timely process due the size of them and time used to collect and create. Materials used to create Manjabu’s are often Kurrajong (bush string), and bush cane. 

67 × 27 cm | Ochre on Bark | Cat. no: 2911-21