Kwertele ileme

  On Tuesday 10 March, women from the Akeyulerre Healing Centre in Alice Springs performed kwertele ileme at the Arrernte Language Office at Batchelor Institute’s Desert Peoples Centre campus. Kwertele ileme means ‘to smoke someone, to put someone in smoke’. This ceremony is performed on a number of different occasions, including with a new baby.… Read more »

Gun-ngaypa Rrawa Book Launch Invitation

  Gun-ngaypa Rrawa means ‘My Country’ in the Gun-nartpa language of North-central Arnhem Land, Australia. In this book, An-nguliny clan leader and celebrated artist England Banggala tells of Yirrichinga Ancestral Spirits who created the country around Gochan Jiny-jirra on the Cadell River, and the Jowunga spirits associated with his mother’s clan around the Barlparnarra swamp and… Read more »

Burarra signs and posters

Maningrida School ran two bilingual programs from the early 1980s until 2008. These programs provided the framework for local educators to be educational leaders in the community and for children to learn in their own languages at school. There is plenty of evidence at Maningrida of the results of Bilingual education. Some of the greatest riches… Read more »

What is soundprinting?

Soundprinting is a technology that allows for sound to be embedded into the pages of a book. The printing process creates a code that is invisible, but which can be read by a sound reader. The sound reader reads the code and then plays a sound file that is linked to that code. A book can… Read more »

Jardiwanpa Yawulyu book launch

We were thrilled to launch our new book Jardiwanpa Yawulyu Warlpiri Women’s songs from Yuendumu last Friday 12 December 2014, at Yuendumu. This book is the culmination of many years of work by Jardiwanpa owners and managers, and anthropologist Georgia Curran. The book presents 38 songs from the Jardiwanpa song line, which traverses Warlpiri country… Read more »

Gun-ngaypa Rrawa – it’s arrived!

Our book – Gun-ngaypa Rrawa ‘My Country’  – has arrived today from the printers. We are now planning for an early 2015 launch at Maningrida and at Gochan Jiny-jirra outstation. Thankyou to everyone involved in this long project, especially the Gochan Jiny-jirra family who had the vision for the book from the very start of our work together.… Read more »

Digitising audio tapes

Ben and Margaret start digitising audio tapes, using a Nakamichi tape deck and Audacity software. In this video, Ben explains the equipment set up for digitising audio Margaret digitises the first audio cassette from the Maningrida College Collection (MC-AC-001)

Maningrida Community Stories session October 2014

This film shows Maningrida community members learning about Maningrida Community Stories during a workshop at Maningrida College in October 2014. Maningrida Community Stories is part of the Community Stories project run by Northern Territory Library.