The interconnection of land, song, dance and painting

The interconnection of land, song, dance and painting
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The Wawilak Sisters myth and their Djungguwan ceremony connects the Yolngu to their land which they believe they have occupied since time immemorial.

Professor Howard Morphy talks about the interconnection of the ownership of song, painting, dance, sacred objects and land. He likens song, painting and ceremony to title deeds proving land ownership.

This is an excerpt from the 2006 Film Australia National Interest Program DVD, Ceremony: The Djungguwan of Northeast Arnhem Land, produced in association with Denise Haslem Productions. It was made in collaboration with Yirrkala Dhanbul Community Association and the Rirratjingu Association.