Wadeye Endangered Languages Project

Ku Kukpi

The black-headed python

Ku Kukpi - The black-headed python tells the story of a young python who travels around the country playing with his boomerang.

As he travels through the country he gives many places their names. The young python eventually transforms at his final resting place da Itchitka.

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Awu wedjiwurang

Wallaroo

Wallaroo and Emu meet in Wallaroo country. Wallaroo wants Emu to leave, but Emu refuses. They fight to the death. Their spirits travel to their final resting places.

This bilingual book in Marri Tjevin and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Tjevin. A talking book DVD is also available.

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A-wanybi, a-muying i a-vilimindji

The mud crab, the magpie goose and the pied cormorant

This is the story of Mud Crab man, Magpie Goose man and Pied Cormorant man who meet together to dance a corroboree. This bilingual book in Magati Ke and English has an accompanying audio CD in Magati Ke. A talking book is also available.

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A-wurrumbun-ga na Ninderrpil i na Ngindjirridi

Saltwater crocodile at Ninderrpil and Ngindjirridi

A vicious crocodile lives in the Moyle River in the Northern Territory, attacking people as they try to cross the river. This bilingual book in Marri Ngarr and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Ngarr. A talking book DVD is also available.

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Mi-tjiwilirr i wulumen Tulh

Hairy cheeky yam and old man Tulh

Old Man Tulh comes back from hunting and is hungry. He eats a cheeky yam that isn’t cooked properly, which makes him angry.

This bilingual book in Marri Amu and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Amu. A Talking Book DVD is also available.

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A-ngarryi yagatiya

Emu Dreaming

A family of emus travel across the country in search of food, finally making their dreaming site at Nganmarriyanga. This bilingual book in Marri Ngarr and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Ngarr. A Talking Book DVD is also available separately.

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Muli kanybubi tjitjuk kawuny na yagatiya

The two mermaids’ dreaming place

Two mermaids travel from their dreaming site at Altjama, across the Moyle River flood plains to Yederr and back to Altjama. This bilingual book in Marri Ngarr and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Ngarr. A talking book is also available.

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