The Resource Dundiwuy?s House Opening

Dundiwuy?s House Opening

Label
Dundiwuy?s House Opening
Title
Dundiwuy?s House Opening
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For several months in 1971 Dundiwuy Wanambi and his wife, Gunapa, were living in a temporary shade at Yirrkala. They were awaiting the ritual cleansing and opening of their house. They had had to leave their house after the death of Gunapa's father, who had been living with them when he died. Now Dundiwuy has asked for his house to be ritually opened so he can move back into it.. This film is a record of the first part of the opening ceremony. It involves part of the story of the two Wawilak Sister ancestral beings. The Wawilak Sisters camped near the well of the great Thunder Snake. The well became polluted. The Thunder Snake rose up in fury and swallowed the sisters. Its thrashing body smashed down their stringybark shade and all the trees nearby.. Senior men sing of the Wawilak Sisters, as women and younger men are painted with Wawilak designs. Then in procession they all move to Dundiwuy's house and garden. In a scene of extraordinary intensity, men re-enact the writhing fury of the Thunder Snake as they smash down and destroy all the fruit trees in the garden. The film ends with men and women entering the house to begin its ritual cleansing
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1995
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Dundiwuy Wanambi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
35
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Indigenous peoples--Cross-cultural studies
Technique
live action
Label
Dundiwuy?s House Opening
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (36 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
3394015
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1035090227
  • (CaSfKAN)kan3394015
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Dundiwuy?s House Opening
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (36 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
3394015
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1035090227
  • (CaSfKAN)kan3394015
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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