i-Tjuma Ngaanyatjarra stories from the Western Desert of Australia

Between 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.
Type
Collection
Title
i-Tjuma Ngaanyatjarra stories from the Western Desert of Australia
Brief Title
i-Tjuma
Alternate Title
Western Desert Verbal Arts Collection
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5dcb4f60ee543
Website Address
http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1
Metadata 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
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. Project team members: Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, Inge Kral, Jane Simpson (Australian National University) and Jennifer Green (The University of Melbourne).
Full Description
Between 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 Email
inge.kral@anu.edu.au; jane.simpson@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
ARC 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.
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24889
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://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
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
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
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Data Location
http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/WDVA1
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Extent or Quantity
21
Data Size
1.73 GB
Data Management Plan
Yes
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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