Dundiwuy Wanambi

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Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka’wuy
Part of the Series: The Yirrkala Film Project
In 1976, Ian Dunlop was invited by Dundiwuy Wanambi, a leader of the Marrakulu clan, to Gurka'wuy on Trial Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria. He wanted Film Australia to record the first major Marrakulu ceremony to be held at…
Hard Time Now...For the Children
Part of the Series: The Yirrkala Film Project
Narritjin Maymuru, leader of the Manggalili clan, was one of the people Ian Dunlop worked with most closely during his long term film project at Yirrkala. This is a personal and sad film about Narritjin--artist, thinker, and passionate interpreter of…
Dhapi Ceremony at Yirrkala - 1972
Part of the Series: The Yirrkala Film Project
This is an archival record film of a circumcision ceremony at Yirrkala in 1972. On many occasions over the three weeks prior to the main ceremony the boys to be circumcised are sung over and beautifully painted with clan designs.…
Conversations with Dundiwuy Wanambi
Part of the Series: The Yirrkala Film Project
This is a personal film about Dundiwuy Wanambi over the years that Ian Dunlop knew and worked with him. It is made up mainly of interviews filmed with Dundiwuy at Yirrkala and at his Marrakulu clan centre at Gurka'wuy between…
Dundiwuy’s House Opening
Part of the Series: The Yirrkala Film Project
For several months in 1971 Dundiwuy Wanambi and his wife, Gunapa, were living in a temporary shade at Yirrkala. They were awaiting the ritual cleansing and opening of their house. They had had to leave their house after the death…
Baniyala
Part of the Series: The Yirrkala Film Project
An archival record film of life at the small Madarrpa clan settlement of Baniyala on Blue Mud Bay, some 200 kilometres south of Yirrkala. The film is in two parts. The first part covers everyday events at Baniyala. The settlement's…