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Ingkerr Anyentantey

Everything is one

This DVD is a 15 minute documentary covering the exhibition 'The language of Batik' in the small community of Utopia, north east of Alice Springs. It shows the connection between the country, plants, their medicinal uses and how it is translated into Batik art. This DVD is the product of a collaboration between students studying language and arts courses at Batchelor Institute in 2010.

Utopia Claymation

A colourful clay animation made through a collaboration of Batchelor Institute students with Arlparra Secondary School in 2009. This DVD is in the Anmatyerr language.

Tiddalik the Frog

The Flood-maker

An animation created by students studying the Bachelor of Arts (Languages and Linguistics) at Batchelor Institute in 2009. The animation tells the dreamtime story about a thirsty frog who drank all the rivers and lakes dry, and how all of the animals banded together to get the water back.

Intem-antey Anem

These things will always be

A DVD of films that represent life at Utopia. The films document a language, art and bush medicine project that commenced in 2008.

Utopia is located on the traditional lands of the Alyawarr and Anmatyerr peoples, approximately 300km northeast of Alice Springs. Utopia comprises 16 or so small communities dotted throughout the Sandover region.

Maawit Nget-Nget Koomba Keba Waakarl

The little mouse and the water snake

A hungry mouse is looking for food when he comes to a waterhole. In order to claim it, he fights a water snake who lives there. Bilingual in Noongar Balardong and English, the book comes with an audio CD of the story told in Noongar Balardong. A resource CD and talking book are also available.

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Woodidji

A bilingual book in Noonagar Wardandi and English. Woodidji is a creation story telling about love and loss and how and why the Margaret River was created. This title is available as a Book and Audio CD, a Resource CD, a Talking Book DVD and as a complete set.

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Waakarl Kardakoor Bilya-k

The Rainbow Serpent from Blackwood River

A bilingual book in Noongar Kaniyang and English about the Blackwood River Rainbow Serpent and Kaniyang spirits' journey to the open sea. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of how the Waakarl - (rainbow serpent) carries the souls the deceased Noongars along the Blackwood river and out into the Indian Ocean and their final resting place.

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Kooba Djer-Djer + Boodalang Mililyang

Red Robin and Blue Wren + Pelican and Heron

Kooba Djer-Djer wer Boodalang Mililyang are two bilingual stories in English and Noongar Wadjak. The tales tell of friendship and care and what can happen when people forget their friends. This title is available as a Book and Audio CD, a Resource CD, a Talking Book DVD and as a complete set.

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Karda wer Noorn

The Goanna and the Snake

Karda wer Noorn is a bilingual book in Noongar Bardalong and English about how the snake got his beautiful colours. This book is a story told to Charmaine Bennell and her mother Phyllis by the late Glen Bennell to whom the book is lovingly dedicated. This title is available as a Book and Audio CD, a Resource CD, a Talking Book DVD and as a complete set.

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