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

TypeCollection
TitleIn the Time of Their Lives. Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert
Brief TitleIn the time of their lives
Alternate TitleWestern Desert Verbal Arts Collection
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesCentre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5dcb4ddd89c0f
Website Addresshttps://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Significance StatementThe 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 DescriptionA 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 DescriptionThe 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 Emailinge.kral@anu.edu.au
jane.simpson@anu.edu.au
Contact AddressCentre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
The Australian National University
Acton, Canberra
ACT 2601
Contact Phone Number0438526827
0427622428
Principal InvestigatorElizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis
CollaboratorsInge Kral
Jennifer Green
Jane Simpson
Fields of Research200319 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
200201 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
160103 - Linguistic Anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective970120 - Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
950302 - Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
950201 - Communication Across Languages and Culture
KeywordsIndigenous Australian culture and languages
Ngaanyatjarra
Verbal arts
Linguistics
Anthropology
Digital media
Communication
Type of Research ActivityPure basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
20122019
Time Period2012-2019
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextNgaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia
Date of data creation2012
Year of data publication2019
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
Elizabeth MarrkilyiEllis
JenniferGreen
IngeKral
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons
Publications

Identifier Type
International Standard Book Number
Identifier Value

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


Identifier Type
International Standard Book Number
Identifier Value

Publication Title
i-Tjuma: Ngaanyatjarra 'iPad' stories from the Western Desert of Australia
Publication Reference
Ellis, E. M., Green, J. and Kral, I. (Eds.) (2020) i-Tjuma: Ngaanyatjarra 'iPad' stories from the Western Desert of Australia, Perth: UWA Publishers.


Identifier Type
Uniform Resource Identifier
Identifier Value
https://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/sp-18/
Publication Title
i-Tjuma: The journey of a collection – from documentation to delivery
Publication Reference
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.


Identifier Type
Uniform Resource Identifier
Identifier Value
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
Publication Title
Wangkarra: Communication and the verbal arts of Australia's Western Desert
Publication Reference
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.


Identifier Type
Digital Object Identifier
Identifier Value
doi.org/10.1558/rcsi.28442
Publication Title
Family in mind: Socio-spatial knowledge in a Ngaatjatjarra/Ngaanyatjarra children’s game
Publication Reference
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
URLTitle
http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1 PARADISEC
Access RightsOpen Access allowed
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Licence TypeCC-BY-NC-ND - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDervis (Version 4.0)
LicenceAttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Extent or Quantity6
Data Size1.36 GB
Data Management PlanYes
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:6014
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