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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…
Narritjin at Djarrakpi
In 1974, Narritjin Maymuru and his family are establishing a small settlement at Djarrakpi, an important Manggalili clan site on the northern head of Blue Mud Bay in the Northern Territory. Clip #1: "Narritjin at Djarrakpi: Part 1" - Clip…
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My Country, Djarrakpi
Part of the Series: The Yirrkala Film Project
Paintings, together with their related songs, dances and ritual events, form an integral part of the religious life of the Yolngu people of Northeast Arnhem Land. Every painting or design is owned by a particular clan. Every painting tells of…
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…
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.…