Purification Ceremony - Caledon Bay 1971

Streaming video - 1995

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 sin...ging by old Djapu clan leaders.

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Genres
Education films
Online Access
A Kanopy streaming video
Cover Image
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 1995.
2018.
Language
English
Item Description
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Physical Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (16 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time
00:15:32
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).