Dreamtime Stories

Dandy Danbayarri tells a story of a `purnkali' devildevil for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Two men go hunting for wallabies. They come across a devildevil who thwarts their plans and makes them lose their senses.
Alt title: Purnkali Dandy Danbayarri tells a story of a `purnkali' devildevil for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) 10.0 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). A child goes hunting with his mother and father, who split up to look for different types of bush tucker. He is charged with taking the bush honey and antbed tucker from one parent to the other who want to share with each other as well as with him but instead of doing so, he eats the food where neither one can see him. The punish him by leaving him in the middle of the night. He survives, overcoming a kidnapping by a bogeyman who wants to take him back to his camp to his family for them to eat him. When he is an adult, tracks down his parents and kills them both.
Alt Titles: Karu Ngarlking; Karu Jawurrany Dandy Danbayarri tells a dreamtime story of punishment of a dishonest child. It was recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) 23.5 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). A boy goes hunting with his granny. She doesn't give him enough water to drink. She repeatedly tells him to get a kangaroo / wallaby and then he will get some water. Eventually he finds some water himself and decided to kill her. That night at supper he takes a hot rock from the fireplace and wraps a piece of meat around it and give it to er to eat. She swallows it and the rocks burns her stomach and kills her.
Alt Title: Jajulang & Ngawa; Karu Ngawa-murlung Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Ronnie Wave Hill tells a Dreamtime story of a mean granny who wouldn't give her grandson water to drink. He finds water on his own and kills her. 8.0 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) A man reurns from a day out hunting with injuries to his body. His two wives (a young one and an older one) are very worried about him. He tells a story about a fight with another member of the community. The same this happens over several days, but in fact it is the man who is inflicting the injuries on himself. The older wife detects that something is amiss and with the younger one, secretly follows him one day. They see him standing in a clearing throwing weapons in a way to make them return and injure him. The women are horrified and run out screaming at him. He is ashamed, turns into a Warli bird (like a kite, but white) and flies away.
Alt Title: Warli. Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Ronnie Wave Hill tells of a man who fakes fighting injuries. 23.75 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Ronnie Wave Hill tells of a boy whose job it was to help his brothers hunting by chasing the kangaroos out from the grass. One day he went too far away and he was kidnapped by a kangaroo. The big female put him in her pouch and hopped away up to the hills. His brothers found the spears he had tried to use to defend himself, read the tracks on the ground and understood what had happened. It took a long time for them to find him and then to find the right opportunity to kill the kangaroo without risking injury to their brother. In the meantime, the little one had started to grow fur on his back, kangaroo ears and was making twitching noises instead of talking. When the brothers finally managed to kill the kangaroo and take the little boy back to the camp he couldn't talk. They smoked him and dunked him in water. Then he returned to normal and he was able to tell them that they were his brothers and what had happened to him.
Alt Title: Wawirrirlu Karu Warrkuj Mani. Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). Ronnie Wave Hill tells of a boy who was kidnapped by a kangaroo and rescued by his brothers. 15.25 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). Dreamtime story of two herons and an eagle. The eagle was an old man and the two young herons didn't want to be burdened with looking after him any more. The hatch a plan to trick the old man into going into a hole to get an echidna for tucker and then to make a fire in which the old man dies.
Alt Title: Jalwa, Warlawurru & Kurlirrit. Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). Dandy Danbayarri tells a dreamtime story of an old man eagle who is killed by two young herons. 20.0 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Ronnie Wave Hill tells the Dreamtime story of old hermits who failed to look after a young traveller properly. A young travel coming up from the south comes across and old man living by himself. The old man has some bush wheat seeds that he has winnowed and ground. He keeps the good tucker for himself and offers the young man the chaff. The next day the young man continues on his way and finds another old man camped by himself further north. the story repeats itself and the young man stays hungry. He encounters 4 or 5 old men who treat him in the same way. Returning back south, the young man stops by each camp and steals the tucker from the old men's cooolamons. The first old man notices his coolamon is empty and goes down to his southern neighbour, accusing him of having taken his tucker. The latter pleads innocent and realises that his own tucker is missing too. They go to the next neighbour further south, and to the next, each in turn realising he too has been robbed. When finally there is no-one left to blame, one of them remembers the young man, they trace his tracks and look for him. When they catch up with him they want to fight him, but their boomerangs are too flimsy and old. The young man has two strong boomerangs which he thows in a way to make the old men duck. By ducking up and down to avoid the boomerangs, the old men turn into little jika birds; the ones that bob their heads up and down looking for seeds on the ground.
Alt Title: Marlarluka. Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Ronnie Wave Hill tells the Dreamtime story of old hermits who failed to look after a young traveller properly. 27 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Dandy Danbayarri tells a Dreamtime of two brothers who argue over women. They find two women, and the older brother claims them as his wives. The younger is unhappy about this arrangement and asks him to reconsider, but he older is set in his decision. The younger decides that he is justified in his claim to a wife to do magic to resolve the situation. He puts a curse on a tree so that when his brother climbs it for hunting, he can't come down. the younger takes off with the two wives. after a while he feels sorry for his older brother and sings the tree back down. the older brother returns to the community and people are surprised to see him, thinking he had died. He asks the whereabouts of his youner brother. the latter is out hunting with his wives. He waits for them. When they return, he attacks them, hitting the women, throwing the children to the ground and killing his younger brother with a knife.
Alt Title: Ngaparlang & Kirri Kujarra; Paparlang & Kirri Kujarra. Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Dandy Danbayarri tells a Dreamtime of two brothers who argue over women. 12.5 min
for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Dandy Danbayarri tells of a man who played the didjeridoo at Jaamangka. He tried all different dirrections, but found that it worked best when he was facing downstream. He names sites on Coolibah Creek, and relating to the Mosquito dreaming.
Alt Title: Jaamangka. Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Dandy Danbayarri tells of a man who played the didjeridoo at Jaamangka 10.0 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). A boy shares a humpy with his granny. She doesn't let him sleep properly, telling him to move over all the time and leave more room for her. The same thing happens night after night. One day he decides to kill her. He leaves the humpy in the evening, covers himself in white ochre and bursts in on her. She thinks he is a devildevil and dies of fright.
Alt Title: Jajulang & Puturn. Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) 12.0 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). Ida Malyika tells a dreamtime story in which the moon loses one of his wives. She falls to the ground and he goes to look for her. A group of women help her to hide from him by creating fires with a lot of smoke, but he finds her and takes her back up to the sky with his other wives.
Alt Title: Jakiliny. Dreamtime story of the moon (jakiliny) recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). 5.31min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Peanut Pontiari tells of a young boy's narrow escape from a Puyukpuyuk bogeyman
Alt Title: Puyukpuyuk. Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Peanut Pontiari tells of a young boy's narrow escape from a Puyukpuyuk bogeyman 6.23 min
Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation). Ronnie Wave Hill tells of a man who was out hunting one day when he spotted two women lying on the riverbank with some crocodiles. They pick up on his presence and dive away. He contrives a plan to capture one at a later date, does so and smokes off her tail. He takes her back to his community and introduces her as his wife. Elders who have seen unhappy endings to stories of domesticated water women before, warn him not to take her close to the water before she has had children, or else she will run away. He doesn't pay much heed to their words and lives together with his new wife for quite some time. Eventually, they pass by the spot where he originally found her and she takes off and dives into the water.
Recorded for Kalkaringi CEC Gurindji program by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Ronnie Wave Hill tells the story of a river mermaid (a type of bush girl) who was captured by a man to become his wife. 13.5 min
Karu dreaming - story about Dreaming children going from Jatpula to Karungkari
Karu dreaming - story about Dreaming children going from Jatpula to Karungkari
We started on the highway near Spice Creek collecting bush tea (pujtilip). Then we went to the other side of the highway looking for 'tirnung' which is the sap of bloodwood 'jartpurru' tree. We couldn't find any. We headed back to Kalkaringi and got some 'lawa' and 'yirrijkaji' from the side of the highway near the first bridge. Afterwards we got some firewood from the side of the Daguragu road in two places.
Topsy talks about the Yiparrartu Dreaming, then talking about Karu Dreaming and then the old days. (tirrip), then Violet talks about the Yiparrartu dreaming and then the old days. We then go to another Yiparrartu dreaming place called Langa. We collect bark to make ashes there, and then look at the spring. Afterwards we went to Biddy's place and looked at a coolamon which Jimmy had finished. Biddy describes how the coolamon was made and then we go through the tools and names for them. Jimmy also shows us 'tarla' which is antbed with wax which is burnt down to make bitumen to hold a blade onto a handle. There is an airconditioner in the background.
We started on the highway near Spice Creek collecting bush tea (pujtilip). Then we went to the other side of the highway looking for 'tirnung' which is the sap of bloodwood 'jartpurru' tree. We couldn't find any. We headed back to Kalkaringi and got some 'lawa' and 'yirrijkaji' from the side of the highway near the first bridge. Afterwards we got some firewood from the side of the Daguragu road in two places.
Violet telling the crybaby story along WA road near Kalkaringi
We started on the highway near Spice Creek collecting bush tea (pujtilip). Then we went to the other side of the highway looking for 'tirnung' which is the sap of bloodwood 'jartpurru' tree. We couldn't find any. We headed back to Kalkaringi and got some 'lawa' and 'yirrijkaji' from the side of the highway near the first bridge. Afterwards we got some firewood from the side of the Daguragu road in two places.
Violet telling the crybaby story along WA road near Kalkaringi
We started on the highway near Spice Creek collecting bush tea (pujtilip). Then we went to the other side of the highway looking for 'tirnung' which is the sap of bloodwood 'jartpurru' tree. We couldn't find any. We headed back to Kalkaringi and got some 'lawa' and 'yirrijkaji' from the side of the highway near the first bridge. Afterwards we got some firewood from the side of the Daguragu road in two places.
Topsy telling a Dreaming story with Violet helping. No other information. along WA road near Kalkaringi
We started on the highway near Spice Creek collecting bush tea (pujtilip). Then we went to the other side of the highway looking for 'tirnung' which is the sap of bloodwood 'jartpurru' tree. We couldn't find any. We headed back to Kalkaringi and got some 'lawa' and 'yirrijkaji' from the side of the highway near the first bridge. Afterwards we got some firewood from the side of the Daguragu road in two places.
Kitty telling a likarta story also involving a bush orange. Helped by Violet along WA road near Kalkaringi
We started on the highway near Spice Creek collecting bush tea (pujtilip). Then we went to the other side of the highway looking for 'tirnung' which is the sap of bloodwood 'jartpurru' tree. We couldn't find any. We headed back to Kalkaringi and got some 'lawa' and 'yirrijkaji' from the side of the highway near the first bridge. Afterwards we got some firewood from the side of the Daguragu road in two places.
Recorded at Yurnturtu. Violet Donald is telling the story of Yipartarru (Emu). Also present are Kitty Mintawurr, David Rankin and his wife. Related media: FM09_v15_1a, FM09_a15_1a

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Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins (1997 - 2009). Item "Dreamtime Stories" in collection "Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0009-6E10-5. (Accessed 2024-04-22)

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