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Title Injalak artists discuss media from 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land
Description Playback of 1948 media by Reuben Brown with commentary (Kunwinjku; English) by Claire Nganjmirra; Noma Namundja; Mary Namundja; Rosalyn Nayibidj; Juliette Nganjmirra and Isaiah Nagurrgurrba at Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre, Gunbalanya, on 8 August 2011. Recorded by Reuben Brown.

Comprises the full recordings 20110808-RB_01.wav; 20110808-RB_02.wav; 20110808-RB_03.wav.

Related annotations/media include 20110808-RB_01.eaf; 20110808-RB_02.eaf; 20110808-RB_03.eaf; 4 .jpg photos by Reuben Brown: 20110808-RB_01.jpg; 20110808-RB_02.jpg; 20110808-RB_03.jpg; 20110808-RB_04.jpg;

Related video recordings include 20110808-RB_v01.mp4; 20110808-RB_v02.mp4; 20110808-RB_v03.mp4.

Edited video 20110808-RB_v02_good_audio.mp4 created with audio from 20110808-RB_01.wav.

Edited video 20110808-RB_v03_good_audio.mp4 created with audio from 20110808-RB_02.wav.

Edited video 20110808-RB_v03_02_good_audio.mp4 created with audio from 20110808-RB_03.wav.
Origination date 2011-08-08
Origination date free form
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Reuben Brown
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Language as given
Subject language(s)
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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 Isaiah Nagurrgurrba : participant
Claire Nganjmirra : participant
Noma Namundja : participant
Mary Namundja : participant
Rosalyn Nayibidj : participant
Juliette Nganjmirra : participant
DOI 10.26278/CQR9-7Y93
Cite as Reuben Brown (collector), Isaiah Nagurrgurrba (participant), Claire Nganjmirra (participant), Noma Namundja (participant), Mary Namundja (participant), Rosalyn Nayibidj (participant), Juliette Nganjmirra (participant), 2011. Injalak artists discuss media from 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. XML/TIFF/JPEG/MP4/OCTET-STREAM/X-WAV/MPEG/MXF. RB2-20110808 at
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RB2-20110808-RB_02.jpg image/jpeg 1.05 MB
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RB2-20110808-RB_03.mp3 audio/mpeg 8.91 MB 00:09:43.479
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RB2-20110808-RB_03.wav audio/x-wav 321 MB 00:09:43.457
RB2-20110808-RB_04.jpg image/jpeg 1.1 MB
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RB2-20110808-RB_v01.mp4 video/mp4 700 MB 00:06:28.394
RB2-20110808-RB_v01.mxf application/mxf 8.78 GB
RB2-20110808-RB_v02_good_audio.mp4 video/mp4 3.55 GB 00:29:59.170
RB2-20110808-RB_v02_good_audio.mxf application/mxf 35.7 GB
RB2-20110808-RB_v02.mp4 video/mp4 3.61 GB 00:29:59.119
RB2-20110808-RB_v02.mxf application/mxf 39.9 GB
RB2-20110808-RB_v03_01_good_audio.mp4 video/mp4 2.27 GB 00:18:20.289
RB2-20110808-RB_v03_01_good_audio.mxf application/mxf 23.6 GB
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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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Access Information
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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