Queen & Commonwealth
 
Dugong
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 94114

Dugong

2000

Stephen Kawurlkku

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This Aboriginal carving of a dugong or sea cow was presented to The Queen by the Governor General of Australia, Sir William Deane, during Her Majesty's visit during March and April 2000.

The dugong is the only marine herbivorous mammal. After many years of hunting and near extinction it survives in northern waters of Australia.