Small Freshwater Turtles can be found in swamps, lagoons, billabongs and waterways in general. The upper shell is mud-coloured and the lower shell is white or cream. In swamp areas, the turtles move among the grass and reeds attached to the muddy bottom, which provide camouflage and protection. To catch the turtles, Aboriginal women would wade into the water, 'feeling' with their feet, or poking in the mud with a stick to detect the smooth, hard shell of the turtle. The turtle could also be caught using a fishing line and fresh meat.
The turtle was traditionally cooked in . . .