i-Tjuma Ngaanyatjarra stories from the Western Desert of Australia

TypeCollection
Titlei-Tjuma Ngaanyatjarra stories from the Western Desert of Australia
Brief Titlei-Tjuma
Alternate TitleWestern Desert Verbal Arts Collection
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesCentre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5dcb4f60ee543
Website Addresshttp://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1
Metadata 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 DescriptionThe 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.
Project team members: Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, Inge Kral, Jane Simpson (Australian National University) and Jennifer Green (The University of Melbourne).

Full DescriptionBetween 2012 – 2019 Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, Inge Kral and Jennifer Green documented endangered Western Desert verbal arts in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands communities of Western Australia. We filmed the traditional practice of ‘mirlpa’ (telling sand stories), and we recorded younger storytellers’ adaptations of this drawing practice to iPads.

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 files in this data set are linked to 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 set of audio visual files were recorded in Ngaanyatjarra, transcribed and translated with bilingual subtitles added to the edited films.
These narratives are of ‘mirlpa’ sand storytelling.
1. Marlu – Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, October 13 2012, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_03).
2. Mama Mama Ngunytju Ngunytju - Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis and Melanie Giles. Filmed near Alice Springs, October 21 2012, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-TJILK_02).
3. Kapi - Nancy Jackson - leaf story. Filmed at Warakurna Community, October 17 2012, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_11).
4. Pangkupirri – Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, October 13 2012, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_02).
5. Tali – Joella Butler with Katrina Giles. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, September 6 2013, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_22).

These narratives are told as stories accompanied by iPad drawings.
1. Tjarlaku – Going for honey ants - Joella Butler with Katrina Giles. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, September 5 2013. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_02).
2. Kukaku – A hunting story - Joella Butler with Katrina Giles. Filmed at Tjukurla, September 6 2013. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_03).
3. Tjarlirli – One day in Tjukurla… - Katrina Giles with Joella Butler. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, September 6 2013. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_05).
4. Disco at Warburton - Phillipa Butler. Filmed at Warburton Community, September 12 2013. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_06).
5. Going out bush - Kresna Cameron. Filmed at Warburton Community, September 12 2013. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_07).
6. Tjarlaku – Going for honey ants – Bethany Cooke. Filmed at Warakurna Community, June 30 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_15).
7. Disco at Warakurna - Bethany Cooke. Filmed at Warakurna Community, June 30 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_16).
8. One day in Warakurna - Donisha Yunkett. Filmed at Warakurna Community, July 1 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_19)
9. Kuulpangka - A school day - Trisha Lewis. Filmed at Warakurna Community, July 1 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_21)
10. Yuruku – Going swimming - Delisha Reid. Filmed at Warakurna Community, July 1 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_22)
11. Disco Story - Trisha Lewis. Filmed at Warakurna Community, July 1 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_24)
12. Gypsy the Camel - Susan Reid. Filmed at Warakurna Community, June 28 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_10)
13. Camels at Tjarlirli - Claudine Butler. Filmed at Warakurna Community, June 28 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_08)
14. Warakurna, my home – Bethany Cooke. Filmed at Warakurna Community, June 30 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_18)
15. Going to the Warakurna Roadhouse - Delisha Reid. Filmed at Warakurna Community, July 1 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_23
16. Warnampi (Water Snakes) Claudine Butler. Filmed at Warakurna Community, June 28 2016. (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-IPAD_11)


This set is linked to the publication:
Ellis, E. M., Green, J. and Kral, I. (Eds.) (2020) i-Tjuma: Ngaanyatjarra 'iPad' stories from the Western Desert of Australia. Perth: UWA Publishers.


Contact Emailinge.kral@anu.edu.au
jane.simpson@anu.edu.au
Contact AddressARC Centre 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
HANDLE System Identifier
Identifier Value
http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24889
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://210.204.213.135/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


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Access Rights TypeOpen
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Licence TypeCC-BY-NC-ND - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDervis (Version 4.0)
LicenceAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Data Locationhttp://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Extent or Quantity21
Data Size1.73 GB
Data Management PlanYes
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:6015
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