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Cindy Jinmarabynana | Maningrida sign language

Cindy Jinmarabynana demonstrates Maningrida Sign Language in this film. It was made in May 2016, at a sign language workshop during the WANALA meeting in Alice Springs. Cindy speaks her language Burarra while signing.

Dance for the cave at Ngama

Warlpiri women dance with their hands as they sing about the cave at Ngama.

Fighting for the seeds

Coral Napangardi Gallagher and Tess Napaljarri Ross enact how the diamond dove fight for the seeds, crying.

Gomunga | Magpie goose

Dorothy Galaledba prepares gomunga ‘magpie goose’ at Nganyjuwa. Voice over by Rose Ngardiny Darcy. This film is a draft so please contact us for a password if you have permission to view.

Gorrapurda | Diving duck

This film is part of a project documenting the artwork of Mick Marrawa England, An-nguliny artist from Gochan Jiny-jirra. The artwork on this page is a detail from Jin-gubardabiya ‘pandanus mat spirit’ with gaparlma ‘freshwater weed’ at Wangarr A-juwana, by Mick Marrawa England.

Harold Furber – a profile

Harold Furber attended the (link: http://www.puliima.com/ text: Puliima Language and Technology Forum) as a consultant to the Arrernte Language Office at the Desert People’s Centre campus in September 2015. He spoke of his vision for a language centre in Alice Springs. This film is one of many profiles that form part of the new interactive language map called (link: https://languagesmap.com/map/ text: Gambay), developed by (link: http://www.firstlanguages.org.au/ text: First Languages Australia).

Inarleng | Echidna

This is a little animation about hunting inarleng, ‘echidna’ Made by Caroline Stafford with Margaret Carew

Indigenous cultural property – motivations and agency

Barbara Napanangka Martin, Margaret Carew and Georgia Curran presented a paper at the Knowledge Intersections Symposium at Batchelor Institute – Desert Peoples Centre Campus in May 2017.

Interview with April Pengart Campbell

This film was made in 2010 by April Pengart Campbell and Margaret Carew It was part of a presentation to the symposium on Training in Language Documentation held at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in November 2010. It was also submitted to the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into Language Learning in Indigenous Communities in 2012.

Jamandarr | Waterlily tuber

This film is part of a project documenting the artwork of Mick Marrawa England, An-nguliny artist from Gochan Jiny-jirra. The artwork on this page is a detail from Jin-gubardabiya ‘pandanus mat spirit’ with gaparlma ‘freshwater weed’ at Wangarr A-juwana, by Mick Marrawa England.

Thep akely-rnem | Little birds

Spirit man

This is a super-short film about a spirit who lures someone into a trap. It calls petyay! ‘come here!’ and the voice over says alhek aretyekay ‘she or he went to see’. The language is Eastern Anmatyerr.

Searching for seeds

Coral Napangardi Gallagher and Tess Napaljarri Ross show how the women dance with a coolamon like they are searching for seeds.

Nyiburr-borrmunga | We are family

This film was made during an NT Libraries RIPIA workshop in Darwin in 2014. It features Marion Waiguma, Natalie Jin-gurala and Rosita Malgimbar. They speak in Burarra, a language from the Maningrida region.

Ngamarnbun | Lennie Goya-airra

Ngaltutjarra ‘poor thing’

Ngaanyatjarra linguist Lizzie Ellis explains the way that Ngaanyatjarra people use the word ngaltutjarra – to express empathy, along with facial expression and voice. Recorded in 2012 with Gail Woods and Margaret Carew, as part of the iltyemiltyem project

Murriyelyel | march fly

This film is part of a project documenting the artwork of Mick Marrawa England, An-nguliny artist from Gochan Jiny-jirra. The artwork on this page is a detail from Jin-gubardabiya ‘pandanus mat spirit’ with gaparlma ‘freshwater weed’ at Wangarr A-juwana, by Mick Marrawa England.

Murangga | Clear flowing floodwaters

This film is part of a project documenting the artwork of Mick Marrawa England, An-nguliny artist from Gochan Jiny-jirra. The artwork on this page is a detail from Jin-gubardabiya ‘pandanus mat spirit’ with gaparlma ‘freshwater weed’ at Wangarr A-juwana, by Mick Marrawa England.

Miwal – A Marrangu Songline

In this film, Jimmy Djamanba, Stanley Djalarra Rankin and other Wurrkiganydjarr people tell the story of how the Miwal spirit travelled through Marrangu country from the sunrise. Miwal travelled with Djarwarri, the Ancestral Honey spirit and Djambawal, a spirit boy. The travels of these spirit beings unifies all Marrangu people along this songline. After passing through the clan lands of the Wurrkiganydjarr group, Miwal continued north, and joined with the Djangkawu spirit beings, two sisters who travelled from the east to Miwirnba.

Mick Marrawa | My rarrk is different

This film is part of a project documenting the artwork of Mick Marrawa England, An-nguliny artist from Gochan Jiny-jirra. The artwork on this page is a detail from Jin-gubardabiya ‘pandanus mat spirit’ with gaparlma ‘freshwater weed’ at Wangarr A-juwana, by Mick Marrawa England.