Research Projects


Project Team

Margaret Carew
Katy Fry
Crusoe Batara England
Patrick Muchana
Members of the Gun-nartpa community at Gochan Jiny-jirra Outstation and Maningrida, North-Central Arnhem Land

Project Aim and Overview

The purpose of this project is to create an audio book of Gun-nartpa stories, songs and artworks from elders at Gochan Jiny-jirra community, north-central Arnhem Land. The book draws mainly from audio recordings that were made during 1993 and 1994 by linguist Margaret Carew, working with An-nguliny and Gurnimba clan leaders. The project is also making new recordings with people of a range of ages, and all recordings are being documented and archived.

This project supports a team of Gun-nartpa language workers to select, transcribe, translate and edit stories and songs, celebrating the community’s ancestral narratives and oral histories.

Project Funders/Sponsors

PARADISEC (Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures)

Contact for Further Information

Margaret Carew