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Title Injalak artists view media from 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land
Description Playback of 1948 media by Reuben Brown with Isaiah Nagurrgurrba, Graham Badarri, Gabriel Maralngurra and other artists present at Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre, Gunbalanya on 30 July 2011. Photographs by Reuben Brown.

Comprises the photographs 20110730-RB_01.jpg; 20110730-RB_02.jpg; 20110730-RB_03.jpg; 20110730-RB_04.jpg.
Origination date 2011-07-30
Origination date free form
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Reuben Brown
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Region / village Gunbalanya|western Arnhem Land|Northern Territory|Australia|Oceania
Originating university University of Sydney
Data Categories primary text
Data Types Event
Discourse type interactive_discourse
Roles Reuben Brown : participant
Reuben Brown : recorder
Reuben Brown : researcher
Isaiah Nagurrgurrba : participant
Graham Badarri : participant
Gabriel Maralngurra : participant
DOI 10.26278/2JYQ-V035
Cite as Reuben Brown (collector), Reuben Brown (participant, recorder, researcher), Isaiah Nagurrgurrba (participant), Graham Badarri (participant), Gabriel Maralngurra (participant), 2011. Injalak artists view media from 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. TIFF/JPEG. RB2-20110730 at
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Collection Information
Collection ID RB2
Collection title Kun-borrk/manyardi (song and dance from western Arnhem Land) and other performances, 2011-2019
Description Recordings of performances of kun-borrk/manyardi public ceremony from western Arnhem Land and interviews/discussion with singers/performers sharing their knowledge of public ceremony and archival recordings. Includes the following:

- Brown's PhD fieldwork recordings, 2011-2016 (see Reuben Brown, 'Following footsteps: The kun-borrk/manyardi song tradition and its role in western Arnhem Land society', [2016] PhD thesis, University of Syndey <>) including a mamurrng ceremony, funeral ceremony, local festivals and elicitation sessions recorded at various locations in western Arnhem Land and an academic conference in Canberra. Fieldwork funded by Australian Research Council funded project 'Intercultural inquiry in a trans-national context: Exploring the legacy of the 1948 American- Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land' (DP1096897)
- Recordings at a reburial ceremony at Gunbalanya, 2011, produced for 'Etched in Bone' by Martin Thomas and BĂ©atrice Bijon
- Recordings of manyardi at Warruwi (2013) as part filming of 'Language Matters with Bob Holman' by Grubin Productions
- Recordings at Warruwi (2016-2017) with Ruth Singer for Faculty Research Grant investigating use of technology in maintenance of Mawng Language funded by University of Melbourne
- Recordings at the Wilin Centre, Melbourne (2017-2019) for the annual Research Unit for Indigenous Arts and Cultures workshops and symposia
- Recordings at Mowanjum, WA (2019) for the Mowanjum festival, funded by Early Career Research Grant 'Mobilising recordings of western Arnhem Land song to revitalise Exchange', University of Melbourne.
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Edit access Reuben Brown
Henry Reese
View/Download access Tara Rostron
Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
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