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Tiger Morris, a changing life in the desert

In this project we are repurposing a Central Australian oral history as an educational resource. The interview with Tiger Morris that the project is based on was done by Fiona Gibson in 2001 in a project about Warlpiri education. Project output The project will produce an illustrated, bilingual book with audio. It will be a valuable… Read more »

Songs of Home

Songs of Home celebrates the significance and richness of Indigenous song, and reminds us of the fundamental connections between singing and home. The project has brought together expert singers from Australia and China – Anmatyerr women singers from Ti-Tree in Central Australia, and Kam women singers from Liping county in Guizhou province, China. The two… Read more »

Yurntumu-wardingki juju-ngaliya-kurlangu yawulyu: Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu

During 2016, Warlpiri women held three yawulyu revitalisation workshops in Yuendumu. Many generations of Warlpiri women attended, singing various yawulyu, painting the associated body designs, performing the dances and telling the associated stories. During these workshops a book has been compiled titled Yurntumu-wardingki juju-ngaliya-kurlangu yawulyu: Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu which will be published in early… Read more »

Arrpenhe-nthenhe 2017 | Indigenous Language film program

In 2016 the Something Somewhere Film Festival was presented for the first time in Alice Springs. For the 2017 festival we have put together a program of films that are full of the languages of Central Australia. With the help of Arrernte elder MK Turner we have named the program Arrpenhe-nthenhe – meaning ‘where’s the other one?’ See the Something Somewhere… Read more »

Jardiwanpa yawulyu | Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu

Batchelor Institute and Batchelor Institute Press are proud to present Jardiwanpa yawulyu: Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu By: Coral Napangardi Gallagher and Peggy Nampijinpa Brown, with Georgia Curran and Barbara Napanangka Martin Cover image: Jardiwanpa Jukurrpa (Ancestral Snake Dreaming), 2009, by Connie Nakamarra White, acrylic on canvas, reproduced courtesy of Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Copyright the… Read more »