DOBES Archive

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Demonstration of how to cook long yam (Dioscorea transversa), called ldungun in Iwaidja, at Ngankikurruk (Whitecliff) with Joy Williams Malwagag and Mary Murndanymarri.
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Bruce Birch arrives on Croker Island to kick of the Iwaidja Documentation Project. Shows the flight to Croker and landing.Does not contain any text.
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Stephen Pamurdulpi demonstrates the killing of a green sea turtle. Khaki Marrala and David Minyimak observe the demonstration from a distance.
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Landscape recording of a controlled bush fire at Whitecliff. It was lit by permission of the traditional owners of that country. Demonstration only. (Part 1 of 2).
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Hunting a green sea turtle with Stephen Pamurdulpi (harpooner), Abel (steering), Jeremiah and Brandon (Steven's sons). Khaki Marrala and David Minyimak are waiting at the beach. Demonstration only.
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Annabel Nabigeyo and Maggie Maburnbi (background) are digging for long-necked turtles in the dried-out swamp at Adjamarduku outstation on Croker Island. Demonstration only.
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Annabel Nabigeyo is digging for water lily bulbs in the dried-out swamp at Adjamarduku outstation on Croker Island. Demonstration only.
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Mary Murndanymarri, called 'Old Lady', sings a couple of songs in Gunbarlang and Kunwinjku.
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Stephen Pamurdulpi is disembowelling a green sea turtle. Khaki Marrala and David Minyimak are observing the demonstration from a distance.
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Documentation of the Contemporary Indigenous Music Festival in Minjilang 2003.
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Demonstration of how to cook long yam (Dioscorea transversa), called ldungun in Iwaidja, at Ngankikurruk (Whitecliff) with Joy Williams Malwagag and Mary Murndanymarri. (Part 2 of 3).
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During the funeral proceedings for Charlie Wardaha, a group of musicians and dancers from Eastern Arnhem Land perform a cleansing ritual at certain houses in MInjilang.
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The informant shows his photo album and gives background information to each picture (i.e. people, places, situations). Part 1 of 2.
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This text was recorded by Bruce Birch at Khaki Marrala's house at Minjilang on the day of his arrival to begin work on the Iwaidja Documentation Project. Khaki Marrala is talking about wanting to visit his country on the mainland (Wilyi). He is speaking English.
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Annabel Nabigeyo demonstrates the killing, butchering and roasting of a long-necked turtle. Demonstration only.
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On a tour through Minjilang community, focused on the remaining infrastructure of the Mission Time (1944-1967): The Methodist Mission on Croker Island was established as a home for children of mixed European and Aboriginal descent. Until 1972 government policy was to assimilate indigenous people of mixed descent into European society and culture and to ensure intermarriages with Caucasians rather than Aboriginals. To more easily facilitate these aims, governmental agencies and church missions removed indigenous children of mixed descent from their families and raised them in children's homes, such as on Croker Island. These children are now commonly referred to as the "Stolen Generation". The two informants, themselves members of the "Stolen Generation", describe the function of the different mission buildings, and talk about their childhood and growing up on the Mission on Croker (Emily Hansen, and Florrie). Once the missionaries started to set up their institution, the Marrku people, who are traditional owners of Croker Island, and who happily agreed to a church settlement on their land, were told to stay away from the Mission. To push this policy through, the first super intendent burnt down their huts at the beach. The Marrku people moved camp to the western side of the island (Palm Bay). In the early 50's the Mission changed its policy, allowing the traditional owners and their visitors from other language groups to work for the Mission in return for rations. Further more, the children of the traditional owners of Croker Island were allowed to attend the Mission school.
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The informant demonstrates the making of a mourning necklace. The rope used for this demonstration was bought in the local shop. (Part 2 of 2)
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Documentation of the Contemporary Indigenous Music Festival in Minjilang 2003.
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The informants perform Injalarrku, the Mermaid song cycle, while they are on Croker Island for the funeral of Charlie Wardaha.
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The informant shows his photo album and gives background information to each picture (i.e. people, places, situations). Part 2 of 2.