In the Time of Their Lives. Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert

The Western Desert Verbal Arts Collection is a unique compilation of audio-visual recordings of the oral traditions and endangered speech styles of the Ngaanyatjarra, Ngaatjatjarra and Pitjantjatjara people who reside in the ‘Ngaanyatjarra Lands in the south-east of Western Australia. Recorded and documented by Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis—a Ngaanyatjarra linguist, storyteller and practitioner of the verbal arts of her Western Desert culture—in collaboration with Inge Kral and Jennifer Green, from 2012 to 2019 this collection of Indigenous Australian Western Desert oral traditions are linked to the publication ‘In the Time of Their Lives. Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert’ (UWAP 2020). This project was supported by ELDP (Small Grant SG0187) and the Australian Research Council (ARC): Discovery Indigenous: IN150100018, and DECRA: DE120100720; DE160100873). Additional support came from CoEDL (the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Project ID: CE140100041), The Australian National University and The University of Melbourne (Research Unit for Indigenous Language). We thank the Ngaanyatjarra Council and all the Ngaanyatjarra people who participated in this project. The 6 files in this data set are linked to a larger set archived at Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) under WDVA1 – Western Desert Verbal Arts Project Collection: http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1 The six films in this data set are: 1. Kurrirarra - In this film Norma Giles talks about traditional Ngaanyatjarra marriage customs in the olden days. Filmed at Patjarr Community, September 9 2013, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_28). 2. Pangkupirri Story told by Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis. Pangkupirri is a tjukurrpa Creation or Dreaming story about yurlukuku (the Diamond Dove Man) and ngiyari (the Mountain Devil/Thorny Devil Woman) and who lived at Pangkupirri rockhole. It is a non-sacred tjukurrpa story that can be told to children. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, October 16 2012, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_08). 3. KirrKIrr Story told by Tjawina Porter. This is a tjukurrpa Creation or Dreaming story about ‘Falcon Man’ (KirrKirr) the brown falcon. Filmed at Alice Springs, October 31 2012. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-TJU_12). 4. Minyma Kutungu Story told by Adrian Young. The Minyma Kutungu story is about a woman who travels around in the Creation Time creating the landscape. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, October 14 2012. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-TJU_03). 5. Kapi is a story told by Nancy Jackson with Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis. It is a story about families camping around a waterhole in the olden days, told in the sand using leaves. It is Filmed at Warakurna Community, October 17 2012. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_11). 6. Tjarlirli is a contemporary story told on an iPad about everyday life in Tjukurla Community. Tjarlirli – One day in Tjukurla…. It is told by young storytellers Katrina Giles with Joella Butler. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, September 6 2013. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_05).
Type
Collection
Title
In the Time of Their Lives. Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert
Brief Title
In the time of their lives
Alternate Title
Western Desert Verbal Arts Collection
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5dcb4ddd89c0f
Website Address
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Significance Statement
The Western Desert Verbal Arts Collection is a unique compilation of audio-visual recordings of the oral traditions of the Ngaanyatjarra, Ngaatjatjarra and Pitjantjatjara people who reside in the ‘Ngaanyatjarra Lands' in the south-east of Western Australia.
Brief Description
A collection of filmed verbal arts linked to the publication ‘In the Time of Their Lives. Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert’ (UWAP 2020)
Full Description
The Western Desert Verbal Arts Collection is a unique compilation of audio-visual recordings of the oral traditions and endangered speech styles of the Ngaanyatjarra, Ngaatjatjarra and Pitjantjatjara people who reside in the ‘Ngaanyatjarra Lands in the south-east of Western Australia. Recorded and documented by Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis—a Ngaanyatjarra linguist, storyteller and practitioner of the verbal arts of her Western Desert culture—in collaboration with Inge Kral and Jennifer Green, from 2012 to 2019 this collection of Indigenous Australian Western Desert oral traditions are linked to the publication ‘In the Time of Their Lives. Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert’ (UWAP 2020). This project was supported by ELDP (Small Grant SG0187) and the Australian Research Council (ARC): Discovery Indigenous: IN150100018, and DECRA: DE120100720; DE160100873). Additional support came from CoEDL (the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Project ID: CE140100041), The Australian National University and The University of Melbourne (Research Unit for Indigenous Language). We thank the Ngaanyatjarra Council and all the Ngaanyatjarra people who participated in this project. The 6 files in this data set are linked to a larger set archived at Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) under WDVA1 – Western Desert Verbal Arts Project Collection: http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1 The six films in this data set are: 1. Kurrirarra - In this film Norma Giles talks about traditional Ngaanyatjarra marriage customs in the olden days. Filmed at Patjarr Community, September 9 2013, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_28). 2. Pangkupirri Story told by Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis. Pangkupirri is a tjukurrpa Creation or Dreaming story about yurlukuku (the Diamond Dove Man) and ngiyari (the Mountain Devil/Thorny Devil Woman) and who lived at Pangkupirri rockhole. It is a non-sacred tjukurrpa story that can be told to children. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, October 16 2012, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_08). 3. KirrKIrr Story told by Tjawina Porter. This is a tjukurrpa Creation or Dreaming story about ‘Falcon Man’ (KirrKirr) the brown falcon. Filmed at Alice Springs, October 31 2012. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-TJU_12). 4. Minyma Kutungu Story told by Adrian Young. The Minyma Kutungu story is about a woman who travels around in the Creation Time creating the landscape. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, October 14 2012. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-TJU_03). 5. Kapi is a story told by Nancy Jackson with Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis. It is a story about families camping around a waterhole in the olden days, told in the sand using leaves. It is Filmed at Warakurna Community, October 17 2012. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_11). 6. Tjarlirli is a contemporary story told on an iPad about everyday life in Tjukurla Community. Tjarlirli – One day in Tjukurla…. It is told by young storytellers Katrina Giles with Joella Butler. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, September 6 2013. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_05).
Contact Email
inge.kral@anu.edu.au; jane.simpson@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language The Australian National University Acton, Canberra ACT 2601
Contact Phone Number
0438526827; 0427622428
Principal Investigator
Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis
Collaborators
Inge Kral; Jennifer Green; Jane Simpson
Fields of Research
200319 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages; 200201 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies; 160103 - Linguistic Anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective
970120 - Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture; 950302 - Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage; 950201 - Communication Across Languages and Culture
Keywords
Indigenous Australian culture and languages; Ngaanyatjarra; Verbal arts; Linguistics; Anthropology; Digital media; Communication
Type of Research Activity
Pure basic research
Date Coverage
2012
2019
Time Period
2012-2019
Geospatial Location
text
Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia
Date of data creation
2012
Year of data publication
2019
Creator(s) for Citation
Elizabeth Marrkilyi
Ellis
Jennifer
Green
Inge
Kral
Publisher for Citation
The Australian National University Data Commons
Publications
isbn
In the Time of Their Lives. Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert
Kral, I. and Ellis, E. M. (2020) In the Time of Their Lives. Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert. Perth, Western Australia: UWA Publishers.
isbn
i-Tjuma: Ngaanyatjarra 'iPad' stories from the Western Desert of Australia
Ellis, E. M., Green, J. and Kral, I. (Eds.) (2020) i-Tjuma: Ngaanyatjarra 'iPad' stories from the Western Desert of Australia, Perth: UWA Publishers.
uri
https://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/sp-18/
i-Tjuma: The journey of a collection – from documentation to delivery
Ellis, E. M., Green, J. and Kral, I. (2019) 'i-Tjuma: The journey of a collection – from documentation to delivery'. In Barwick, L., Green, J. and Vaarzon-Morel, P. (Eds) Archival returns: Central Australia and beyond. (LD&C Special Publication 18). Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
uri
http://www.ijih.org/fileDown.down?filePath=14/dtl/4a8fb298-f009-4248-9af4-33fe40ed5fb8&fileName=International+Journal+of+Intangible+Heritage+vol+14+%2802_Verbal+Arts+of+Australia%27s+Western+Desert%29.pdf&contentType=volumeDtl&downFileId=742&fileType=PDF&type=pdf
Wangkarra: Communication and the verbal arts of Australia's Western Desert
Kral, I., Green, J. and Ellis, E. M. (2019) 'Wangkarra: Communication and the verbal arts of Australia's Western Desert'. International Journal of Intangible Heritage, Vol.14, pp. 5-17.
doi
doi.org/10.1558/rcsi.28442
Family in mind: Socio-spatial knowledge in a Ngaatjatjarra/Ngaanyatjarra children’s game
Ellis, E. M., Green, J. and Kral, I. (2017) 'Family in mind: Socio-spatial knowledge in a Ngaatjatjarra/Ngaanyatjarra children’s game'. Research on Children and Social Interaction, Vol.1, No.2, pp. 164–198.
Related Websites
http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1
PARADISEC
Access Rights
Open Access allowed
Access Rights Type
Open
Rights held in and over the data
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Licence Type
CC-BY-NC-ND - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDervis (Version 4.0)
Licence
AttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Extent or Quantity
6
Data Size
1.36 GB
Data Management Plan
Yes
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service