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Growing up in the desert : stories told with leaves / Mona Chunga
Bib ID 7088421
Format VideoVideo [two-dimensional moving image, videodisc]
Access Conditions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this publication may contain images and voices of deceased persons. 
Description Cable Beach, WA : Hudrichlow, [2015] 
©2015 
1 DVD-video (65 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm 
ISBN 9780646937854 (DVD)
Technical Details

System requirements: DVD or PC with a DVD drive and a multimedia player. 

digital : optical 

video file : DVD video 

Summary

Jukuna Mona Chuguna (c.1940-2011) grew up in the Great Sandy Desert with her family of hunters and gatherers. As a young women she left her homeland with her husband to live on cattle stations. This DVD is a rare video recording of an ancient method of storytelling, and a first-hand account of life in the Great Sandy Desert before contact with white people. The stories were recorded in the bed of the Fitzroy River in 1989-1990. They are told in Walmajarri with English subtitles.

Full contents
  • Who is Mona Chuguna? (3:00 min.)
  • Leaf puppet storytelling (2:30 min.)
  • One hot season (13:30 min.)
  • A Wet Season Story (17:00 min.)
  • A cold weather camp (5:20 min.)
  • The empty coolamon (5:17 min.)
  • Sunstroke (6:40 min.)
  • The stranger (6:22 min.)
  • The big feast (6:00 min.)
 
Performer Jukuna Mona Chuguna. 
Notes

Title from disc container.

Spoken in Walmajarri with English subtitles.

Digital content preserved

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Queensland -- Fitzroy River.  |  Storytelling -- Queensland -- Fitzroy River.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Folklore -- Social aspects.  |  Daily life.  |  Costume and clothing - Footwear, anklets etc.  |  Walmajarri / Walmatjarri language (A66) (WA SE51-16)  |  Law enforcement - Customary.  |  Walmajarri / Walmatjarri people (A66) (WA SE51-16)  |  Literature and stories - Story telling and story tellers.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Technology - Fire.  |  Fitzroy River (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Chuguna, Mona performer
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