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028 52 3393988|bKanopy 
035    (OCoLC)1035145884 
040    VDU|beng|erda|cVDU 
245 00 Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka'wuy 
264  1 |bNational Film and Sound Archive of Australia,|c1979. 
264  1 [San Francisco, California, USA] :|bKanopy Streaming,
       |c2018. 
300    1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes):
       |bdigital, .flv file, sound 
306    012420 
336    two-dimensional moving image|btdi|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
500    Title from title frames. 
500    Film 
500    In Process Record. 
511 0  Ian Dunlop, Dundiwuy Wanambi, Narritjin Maymuru 
518    Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of 
       Australia in 1979. 
520    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. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
546    In English 
650  0 Indigenous peoples--Cross-cultural studies 
655  4 Australian Studies 
655  7 Education films. |2lcgft 
710 2  National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Firm),|4dst 
710 2  Kanopy (Firm),|4dst 
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