The Resource Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka?wuy

Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka?wuy

Label
Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka?wuy
Title
Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka?wuy
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1976, Ian Dunlop was invited by Dundiwuy Wanambi, a leader of the Marrakulu clan, to Gurka?wuy on Trial Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria. He wanted Film Australia to record the first major Marrakulu ceremony to be held at Gurka?wuy since its recent establishment as a clan settlement. While they were there, a baby boy died. The Madarrpa men, including the child?s father and Dundiwuy, asked for the funeral to be filmed.. Mortuary rites of the Yolngu are extremely complex. Despite some practical modifications to traditional ceremonies as a result of life on mission stations, ritual remains extremely strong.. Because the Madarrpa funeral at Gurka?wuy is for a young child, and not an adult, the ceremony is relatively short. It is, nevertheless, still complex. Every part of the ritual is rich in symbolism and has many meanings. Because the deeper meanings are secret and cannot be revealed in this film it is not easy to explain the significance of much of the ritual. However, this film is a detailed study of the funeral ceremony. It highlights the complex connections of people of different clans
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1979
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Ian Dunlop, Dundiwuy Wanambi, Narritjin Maymuru
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
84
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Indigenous peoples--Cross-cultural studies
Technique
live action
Label
Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka?wuy
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) (85 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
3393988
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)1035145884
  • (CaSfKAN)kan3393988
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka?wuy
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) (85 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
3393988
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)1035145884
  • (CaSfKAN)kan3393988
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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