Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics


An-nguliny Rarrk | Stories from Mick Marrawa England

Maningrida Arts and Culture and Batchelor Institute Press are extremely proud to present An‑nguliny Rarrk, a book celebrating the work of Gun‑nartpa artist Mick Marrawa England from Gochan Jiny-jirra in Arnhem Land. The book is accompanied by a short films, in which Mick England describes his country and artwork.

Buy the book from Batchelor Press.

The book was launched at the opening of Marrawa’s exhibition at Art Mob Aboriginal Art Gallery, Hobart Tasmania on 13 October 2017.

This project is a partnership between Maningrida Arts and Culture and the NT Language Support program through CALL at Batchelor Institute.

© Mick Marrawa England – all artworks and recorded commentaries.

The background 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.

Project management by Margaret Carew and Kate O’Hara

Book production by Bruderlin MacLean Publishing Services and published by Batchelor Institute Press.

Film production by Margaret Carew and Kate O’Hara; filming at Gochan Jiny-jirra and Ana-milerra by Jill Vaughan

Thankyou to Raymond Walanggay England, Patrick Muchana Litchfield, Crusoe Batara England, Katy Fry, Derek Carter and Michelle Culpitt, along with all of Mick’s family for their support of this project.

This project is dedicated to all the Gun-nartpa elders past and present, including Mick Marrawa’s father England Banggala and his uncle Terry Ngamandara.

See our earlier book Gun-ngaypa Rrawa ‘My Country’ for more stories from the Gun-nartpa people.

All designs, artworks and stories on this website, the vimeo showcase and in the accompanying book – An-nguliny Rarrk – contain the traditional knowledge of the An-nguliny clan and the clans that connect to them through bapurrurr, a social network structured by kinship. This includes rights involving direct ownership through patrilineal descent and junggay managerial relationships with country through matrilineal descent. These rights are constituted in terms of the customary law and kinship system of the clan groups of the north-central Arnhem Land region. The knowledge has been presented with the consent and knowledge of the story tellers and knowledge custodians. Dealing with any part of the knowedge for any purpose that has not been authorised may breach the customary laws of the An-nguliny people and others within their bapurrurr kinship network, and may also breach copyright and moral rights under the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth). Please contact Batchelor Institute Press and/or Maningrida Arts and Culture for more details.