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Gurruwiwi : ONDJA2003-1
Wulumbuyku Gurruwiwi: Vocals, Yirdaki
(Alfred) Gurruwiwi: Vocals
(Larry) Gurruwiwi: Vocals, Yirdaki, Dancing
(Andrew) Gurruwiwi: Vocals, Dancing
(Sylvester) Gurruwiwi: Vocals, Yirdaki, Dancing
the clouds start building up, they are pointing to certain
places, choosing which direction to go. The "building
up" continues and then the cloud starts moving to
the place Garul Gadapaltji. The formation of the cloud
builds up, in the east as it, gets ready to rain, forming
a strong front, called Ngalarra Dhawunyilnyil.
rain comes to Garnga. It rains on the Ganguri (Yam). The
Ganguri is beckoning to rain at that certain spot. The
rain is from the east.
the rain the bird Gukguk comes out to sing. It sings joyfully
after the rain.
Yolngu Gawuki comes out, seeing that the rain has passed
through the land. Roaming the land. This Yolngu is from
a place called Garul. During the afternoon as the shade
bird sings again in a tree called Munurulu. Munurulu is
a special shade that the Galpu clans use to sit and rest.
Wuluwanna rest in a certain place as teh cloud points
in different directions. The Wuluwanna rests in the sacred
bird Gukguk is singing as the shark Wurrumba journeys,
as well as telling about the yams, sending it's sound
to certain places.
dressed up with leaves are roaming the land, along the
creek and heading towards the sea, in search of stingray
out the spear (djenggana), turning the spear into different
directions. The Wukun cloud represents the spear.
rains again, raining on the plants, especially the yams,
so that the new shoots Bitbit will come up. Here it is
west wind starts to blow. Building up at Maawi, Goulburn
Island, as the leaves sway when the wind blows. The wind
is now moving through the land.
(particular step used in dance)
are walking through the land, dancing. The Yolngu Dhawilingu
is straightening the spear Warrarri at Maawi.
the spear. Roaming the land, deciding which direction
to go. Now the children move down, collecting shellfish
at Maawi as the west wind blows.
damala. The cloud has formed, creating a shield or boundary
where nothing can prevail.
the wind starts to blow, as it goes across the land. And
as it reaches the land Yulminy wata it begins to decrease
it's speed, dying out eventually.
the sun is setting, the rays of the sun are reaching certain
places, especially, Dhumara. Reaching the places where
the dreamings are, as the person is longing to go back
to the places where that person comes from. As the sun
is going down, his mind reflects back to his land.