Dhäwu Ramingining’puy (Podcast)

Dhuwal dhäwu manymak ga yuwalk ŋunhi nhaltjan napurr ga nhina dhiyal Ramingining, dhiyan romdhu.

Ga nhuma dhu nhäma ga ŋäma, balanda nhakun limurruŋ waluy ŋuli maŋutjimirryam ga lakaram ŋatha-ŋamakulimirrinha ga wipu-wipu mala limurr ŋuli goŋdhu djäma, märram diltjipuy ŋatha, rerripuy miritjin ŋunhi dilkurruwurruŋ dhäwu ŋunhi ga mel-gurrupan, yutany yolŋuny mala.

Ganhinany limurr dhu ga dhiyaŋ romdhu mala balanya nhakun, gurulyynmirr dhukarr-ŋupan manymakum djäma bala räli, ŋamaŋamayunmirr ŋäthil djämaw waŋgany manapamirr yuta ga dilkurruwurr yolŋu mala ga bulu wäŋa wataŋu, bili limurruy djalkiri dhuwal dharrnayŋu nhinanharaw dhiyal Ramingining yaka limurr dhu ganarrtham nhaliy yutay rom dhu, Biyakun mel-lakaranhamirra limurr dhuwal dhuwal yolŋu.

Ga balanya.

This is a series of Podcasts about life in Ramingining.

You can listen to stories about Yolŋu seasons, the work we do with our hands, bush food and medicines, stories from our old people and stories for our young people.

Daphne Banyawarra, Bula’Bula Arts Chairperson 2021 

Daphne Banyawarra introduces the podcast series (Yolŋu Matha)

Bula Bula Arts Chairperson Daphne Banyawarra introduces the podcast series in Yolŋu Matha. Banyawarra is a Malibirr woman and speaks in Ganalbiŋu language. She explains the background to this project to listeners, describes where Ramingining is in North-East Arnhem Land, making mote of the many different clans groups in Ramingining with many languages.

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Weaving Stories

In this episode we hear Joy Burruna, who is Djambarrpuyŋu speaking Djambarrpuyŋu and english. Joy introduces some of the senior weavers from BulaBula Arts and helps to translate some of the various languages spoken by the weavers to english. The weavers are describing the processes of collecting natural fibres and materials from the land to

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Natural dyes and bush string (Yolŋu matha)

We hear from Daphne Banyawarra again speaking Ganalbiŋu. Banyawarra explains the technique of using coconut ash to dry mix with natural yellow/orange colour. Then this added to the ‘balgurr’ (kurrajong bark) which collected and pounded with a rock to break apart the fibre. Small amounts of water are then sprinkled into the mix and the

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Natural dyes and bush string (english)

We hear from Daphne Banyawarra again, this time talking about techniques for collecting and processing natural bush dyes to make fibre art. Kurrajong bark is also collected and made into string for bags and lamp shades. Banyawarra talks about traditional use of these materials and how in the “olden days” no colour was used. Today

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Mewana grass

Mary Dhapalany is Liya-Galawuymirr and tells these stories about Mewana speaking Mandhalpuy. Mewana is native grass used for making bags and baskets when collecting food near the swamp areas. Foods such as warraga (Cycad nuts), räkay  (Water chestnuts), djitama (yams). These types of bags or baskets were sometimes used when soaking cycad nuts in fresh

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Fashion Weavers Hat

Oscar Dhurrikayu speaks with visiting artist Julie Shaw and the Bula Bula weavers. Julie worked on a collaboration project for the 2019 ‘From Country to couture’ Fashion show as part of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair in 2019. Featured weavers in this project are Margaret Djarrbalabal, Evonne Munuyngu and Mary Dhapalany.

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Joy Burruna gives a quick run through of the rules of ‘dopulu’, a gambling card game played in Ramingining. Joy also gives some insight into how the winnings a distributed around the community.

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Walking School Bus

Tolbert Dharramanba and Ross Dhapuwuy go to the Ramingining school to talk with Peter Djumbu Djurrurŋa about the morning routine ‘walking school bus’. This is a community run service aimed at supporting families to get kids to school on time. Along the way we also hear from the school canteen manager who is responsible for

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Bobby Bunungurr

Bobby Bunungurr is Ganalbingu and is from Gurrwiliny (Arafura Swamp). His people are fresh ‘water people’. In this interview Bobby speaks in his own language Ganalbiŋu,  about Yolŋu survival, bush foods, and the introduction and health impact of introduced ‘balanda foods’. Bobby goes on to talk about tradition life and culture and how this has

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GARMA 2019

In 2019 Tolbert Dharramanba, Oscar Dhurrikayu, Ross Dhapuwuy travelled with Bula Bula Arts to the GARMA festival. They met up with Sebastian Wanambi from Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts and visited the various art centre stalls and interviewed some of the stall holders about their experiences at Garma. Later they meet up with star Yolŋu Radio

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J B Fisher

JB Fisher is Marraŋu and spends much of his time living on his outstation just outside of Ramingining. Tolbert Dharramanba, Ross Dhapuwuy and Oscar Dhurrikayu travel to JB’s outstation to hear him talk about his family history and painting. JB talks about his traditional painting techniques using bark, ochre, grass (mewana) bush and natural glue.

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Billy Black Durbuma

Billy Black Durbuma tells some details of his life story speaking in Djinang. Durbuma is Murrungun and comes from Ngangalala – Reny. Through out his life he has travelled extensively across Arnhem Land. He reflects on his early upbringing and schooling, many different work experiences and when he first learnt how to paint and carve.

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Billy Black Durbuma – Morning Star

In this episode Billy Black Durbuma talks about the Morning Star and Hollow log ceremonies. He introduces the key concepts in english and then gives details in Djinang for future generations to know and learn his language and culture.

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Dhäwu Raminging’puy (stories about Ramingining) was generously supported by:

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