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Yurntumu-wardingki juju-ngaliya-kurlangu yawulyu : Warlpiri women's songs from Yuendumu / compiled and edited by Georgia Curran ; transcriptions and translations by Barbara Napanangka Martin, Georgia Curron, Mary Laughren, Teresa Napurrurla Ross and Tess Napaljarri Ross ; with linguistic and musical analysis by Mary Laughren and Myfany Turpin
Bib ID 7460294
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume, videodisc]
Access Conditions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this publication may contain images, names and voices of deceased persons.  The DVD contains traditional songs of Walpiri women from Yuendumu. Using this knowledge for any purpose that has not been authorised by these women may breach their customary laws. 
Description Batchelor NT : Batchelor Institute Press, 2017 
102 pages, 23 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), 1 map, music, portraits (some colour) ; 28 cm + 1 DVD (12 cm) 
ISBN 9781741313338 (paperback)
Technical Details

video file : WMV 


"Yawulyu have been passed down through many generations of Walpiri women. In this book, the juju-ngaliya 'ritual experts' from Yuendumu, present four yawulyu song series which follow the journeys of a number of ancestral beings across Walpiri country. ... The book provides rhythms, sung words, translations and accompanying stories of 64 songs, alongside audio-links and photographs of the women in performance. The accompanying DVD contains footage of women from Yuendumu painting their bodies with red and white ochres and performing the four yawulyu song series and their associated dances. The juju-ngaliya of Yuendumu intend this book to be a new way to pass on these yawulyu to future generations of Walpiri women."--Back cover.

Full contents
  • Book: - Introduction by Georgia Curran
  • About this book
  • Acknowledgements
  • How to read and listen to the songs
  • Chapter 1. Minamina yawulyu: songs of the travelling women from Minamina
  • Chapter 2. Watiyawarnu yawulyu: seed dreaming songs
  • Chapter 3. Warlukurlangu yawulyu: songs of the place belonging to the fire
  • Chapter 4. Ngapa yawulyu: rain dreaming songs
  • Glossary of song words
  • References
Credits Camera, sound & editing, Anna Cadden ; 2nd camera & stills, Trisha Brown ; sound, Georgia Curran, Heli Valkama ; translations, Barbara Martin, Alice Granites, Georgia Curran ; assistance: Geraldine Dixon, Nancy Collins, Lorraine Wheeler, Reva Dickson, Beryl Gorey, Valerie Martin, Lenora White. 
Performer DVD story told by Barbara Napanangka Martin, Lorraine Nungarrayi Granites ; dancers: Barbara Napanangka Martin, Margaret Nampijinpa Brown, Jean Napanangka Brown, Joyce Nangala Brown, Violet Nampijinpa Marshall, Angeline Nampijinpa Tasman, Enid Nangala Gallagher, Nellie Nangala Wayne ; singers and participants: Lorraine Nungarrayi Granites, Coral Napangardi Gallagher, Peggy Nampijinpa Brown, Lucky Nampijinpa Langdon, Katrina Nampijinpa Brown, Angeline Nampijinpa Tasman, Nora Nangala Watson, Cecily Napanangka Granites. 

Colour illustrations on end papers.

Includes QR code.

"Songs and stories by Walpiri women from Yuendumu"--Title page.

Accomapnying set of 4 audio CDs are also available.

Includes bibliographical references (page 101)

Chiefly in English with songs translated from Walpiri into English.

Digital content preserved

Subjects Women, Warlpiri -- Songs and music.  |  Warlpiri (Australian people) -- Songs and music.  |  Songs, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Yuendumu.  |  Mythology, Warlpiri -- Songs and music.  |  Warlpiri language,  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Stories and motifs - Ancestor spirits.  |  Music - Vocal - Clan songs.  |  Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Music - Vocal - Group - Female.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Ceremonies - Women.  |  Yuendumu (N.T.) -- Songs and music.  |  Yuendumu (N.T.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Curran, Georgia, compiler, editor, writer of introduction, translator, audio engineer  |  Martin, Barbara Napanangka, transcriber, translator, singer  |  Laughren, Mary Napaljarri, transcriber, translator  |  Ross, Teresa Napurrurla, transcriber, translator  |  Ross, Tess Napaljarri, transcriber, translator  |  Turpin, Myfany, 1972- translator  |  Granites, Lorraine Nungarrayi, singer  |  Brown, Margaret Nampijinpa, singer  |  Napanangka, Jean, dancer  |  Brown, Joyce Nangala, singer  |  Marshall, Violet Nampijinpar, dancer  |  Tasman, Angeline Nampijinpar, dancer  |  Gallagher, Enid Nangalar, dancer  |  Wayne, Nellie Nangala, storyteller, dancer  |  Gallagher, Coral Napangardi, storyteller, singer  |  Brown, Peggy Nampijinpa, singer  |  Langdon, Lucky Nampijinpa, singer  |  Brown, Katrina Nampijinpa, singer  |  Watson, Nora Nangalar, dancer  |  Granites, Cecily Napanangka, singer  |  Cadden, Anna, photographer, audio engineer  |  Brown, Trisha, photographer  |  Valkama, Heli, audio engineer  |  Granites, Alice, translator  |  Dixon, Geraldine  |  Collins, Nancy  |  Wheeler, Lorraine  |  Dickson, Reva  |  Gorey, Beryl  |  Martin, Valerie  |  White, Lenora
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