Yawulyu have been passed down through many generations of Warlpiri 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 Warlpiri country.
Aboriginal biocultural knowledge from the Moyle river, plains and coast, north Australia
This book is a species rich and a culturally detailed account of the biocultural knowledge of the Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin people. It is a powerful testament to the knowledge of the senior authors, and a wonderful legacy for all future generations.
This CD set contains original field recordings of Warlpiri women’s yawulyu made in 2006. A series of songs from the Minamina, Watiyawarnu, Warlukurlangu and Ngapa yawulyu can be heard on four separate CDs. Associated rhythms, song words, translations, stories and images for these four yawulyu series are presented in Yuendumu-wardinkgi juju-ngaliya-kurlangu yawulyu: Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu. This book and an accompanying DVD are sold separately through batchelorpress.com.