Item details
Item ID
Title Injalak artists and elders Jimmy Kalarriya and Don Namundja discuss media from 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land
Description Jimmy Kalarriya; Don Namundja; Isaiah Nagurrgurrba and Reuben Brown discuss (Kunwinjku; English) Colin Simpson and Raymond Giles' recordings at Gunbalanya; Howell Walker film footage and Frank Setzler photographs from 1948 at Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre, Gunbalanya on 2 August 2011. Recorded by Reuben Brown. '1948 Playback.xls' spreadsheet provides further details about playback media and commentary.

Comprises the full recordings 20110802-RB_01_edit.wav; 20110802-RB_02_edit.wav; 20110802-RB_03_edit.wav; 20110802-RB_04_edit.wav.

Related videos include 20110802-RB_v01.mp4; 20110802-RB_v02.mp4; 20110802-RB_v03.mp4; 20110802-RB_v04.mp4.

Edited videos 20110802-RB_v01_good_audio.mp4; 20110802-RB_v02_01_good_audio.mp4 created with audio from 20110802-RB_01_edit.wav.

Edited video 20110802-RB_v02_02_good_audio.mp4 created with audio from 20110802-RB_02_edit.wav.

Edited video 20110802-RB_v03_01_good_audio.mp4 created with audio from 20110802-RB_03_edit.wav.

Edited video 20110802-RB_v03_02_good_audio.mp4 created with audio from 20110802-RB_04_edit.wav.

Related annotations/media include 20110802-RB.etf; 20110802-RB_01_edit.eaf; 20110802-RB_01_edit.txt; 20110802-RB_02_edit.eaf; 20110802-RB_02_edit.txt; 5 photos by Reuben Brown: 20110802-RB_01.jpg; 20110802-RB_02.jpg; 20110802-RB_03.jpg; 20110802-RB_04.jpg; 20110802-RB_05.jpg.
Origination date 2011-08-02
Origination date free form
Archive link
Reuben Brown
Countries To view related information on a country, click its name
Language as given Kunwinjku|Kunbarlang|Mawng|Batjamalh|Manangkardi|spirit languages associated with Manangkardi, Iwaidja, Marrku and Mawng|Morrdjdjanjno esoteric language|English
Subject language(s) To view related information on a language, click its name
Content language(s) To view related information on a language, click its name
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 : recorder
Reuben Brown : researcher
Reuben Brown : speaker
Isaiah Nagurrgurrba : speaker
Jimmy Kalarriya : speaker
Don Namundja : speaker
DOI 10.26278/4BRS-DK36
Cite as Reuben Brown (collector), Reuben Brown (recorder, researcher, speaker), Isaiah Nagurrgurrba (speaker), Jimmy Kalarriya (speaker), Don Namundja (speaker), 2011. Injalak artists and elders Jimmy Kalarriya and Don Namundja discuss media from 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. MP4/XML/TIFF/JPEG/MXF/PLAIN/X-WAV/MPEG. RB2-20110802 at
Content Files (40)
Filename Type File size Duration File access
RB2-20110802-RB_01_edit.eaf application/xml 131 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_01_edit.mp3 audio/mpeg 54.5 MB 00:59:34.469
RB2-20110802-RB_01_edit.txt text/plain 41.1 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_01_edit.wav audio/x-wav 1.92 GB 00:59:34.440
RB2-20110802-RB_01.jpg image/jpeg 77.7 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_01.tif image/tiff 2 MB
RB2-20110802-RB_02_edit.eaf application/xml 92.7 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_02_edit.mp3 audio/mpeg 38.9 MB 00:42:31.880
RB2-20110802-RB_02_edit.txt text/plain 26 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_02_edit.wav audio/x-wav 1.37 GB 00:42:31.860
RB2-20110802-RB_02.jpg image/jpeg 89.1 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_02.tif image/tiff 2.01 MB
RB2-20110802-RB_03_edit.mp3 audio/mpeg 53.6 MB 00:58:33.920
RB2-20110802-RB_03_edit.wav audio/x-wav 1.89 GB 00:58:33.900
RB2-20110802-RB_03.jpg image/jpeg 72.5 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_03.tif image/tiff 2 MB
RB2-20110802-RB_04_edit.mp3 audio/mpeg 24.2 MB 00:26:28.880
RB2-20110802-RB_04_edit.wav audio/x-wav 873 MB 00:26:28.849
RB2-20110802-RB_04.jpg image/jpeg 75.8 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_04.tif image/tiff 2 MB
RB2-20110802-RB_05.jpg image/jpeg 73.7 KB
RB2-20110802-RB_05.tif image/tiff 2 MB
RB2-20110802-RB_v01_good_audio.mp4 video/mp4 3.37 GB 00:29:38.49
RB2-20110802-RB_v01_good_audio.mxf application/mxf 38 GB
RB2-20110802-RB_v01.mp4 video/mp4 3.89 GB 00:29:59.119
25 files -- 51.5 GB -- --

Show 10 Show 50 Show all 40

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.
Countries To view related information on a country, click its name
Languages To view related information on a language, click its name
Access Information
Edit access Reuben Brown
Henry Reese
View/Download access Tara Rostron
Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Data access narrative

Must be logged in to comment

No comments found