Marlu - a traditional Ngaanyatjarra story told by Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis

TitleMarlu - a traditional Ngaanyatjarra story told by Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis
Brief TitleMarlu
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesCentre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5e3a4c1a3d1fa
Website Address
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 DescriptionMarlu (Kangaroo) is a traditional story from the Tjukurr (Dreaming) about a man and a woman told as a sand story by Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis. Filmed at Tjukurla Community, October 13 2012, (Archived at PARADISEC as WDVA1-MIR_03).
This film belongs to the i-Tjuma Ngaanyatjarra stories collection within the Western Desert Verbal Arts Collection.
Full DescriptionThe 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:
The audio-visual files were recorded in Ngaanyatjarra, transcribed and translated with bilingual subtitles added to the edited films.

Contact AddressCentre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
The Australian National University
Acton, Canberra
ACT 2601

Contact Phone Number0438526827
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
Verbal arts
Digital media
Type of Research ActivityPure basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
Time Period2012-2019
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextNgaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia
Date of data creation2012
Year of data publication2020
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
Elizabeth MarrkilyiEllis
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons
Access Rights TypeOpen
Licence TypeCC-BY-NC-ND - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDervis (Version 4.0)
Data LocationNgaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Size69.4 MB
Data Management PlanYes
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:6031
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