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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (16 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1995.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1995.
Summary, etc.:
The Djapu clan has always had strong links with Caledon Bay, some 70 kilometres south of Yirrkala. In 1971 they gathered here to plan the building of a major homeland centre.. A purification ceremony is held for a woman who has been injured at Yirrkala. After preliminary singing, the injured woman sits in a depression in the sand. This represents her clan's sacred well. The singing relates to the ancestral spirit beings associated with her country. This is a short film record, with fine singing by old Djapu clan leaders.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
Subject: Indigenous peoples--Cross-cultural studies.
Genre: Australian Studies
Education films.

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