The Never Never Land: Fish Hunting Dance

Title:
The Never Never Land: Fish Hunting Dance
NFSA ID:
10092
Year:
1964
Courtesy:
The Yirrkala community and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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This clip from The Never Never Land shows a fish hunting dance from Yirrkala.

The dancers are Wadaymu Ganambarr, Dhäkuwal Gumana, Dundiwuy Wanambi, Narritjin and Bokarra Maymuru, Gambali Ŋurruwutthun, Yaŋgarriny and Dulayŋa Wunuŋmurra, Rrikin Burarrwaŋa, Djarrkudjarrku and Muluŋ Yunupiŋu, Dhuŋgala and Dadayŋa Marika, and Bäŋgil, Mäw, Daymbalipu, Djunmal, Warrinyi, Djayila and Munuŋgurr.

Overhead shots using a crane camera convey the beautiful symmetry of the dance.

Directed by Kay Roberts at Atransa Park Studios, 1964.