PAW Media Archive

The Warlpiri Media Archive contains media content produced from 1984 onwards, and includes older items that have been acquired by the Archive. The collection holds cultural productions from three language groups, Pintubi, Anmatjere and Warlpiri (PAW). The collection is comprised of photos, videos, audio files and documents covering life in PAW catchment areas. The video collection contains thousands of hours of material including documentaries about community activities, coverage of ceremonies and Jukurrpa (dreamings). Many items are suitable for general public viewing but some contain culturally sensitive material. 

The Warlpiri Media Archive has been recognised as a collection of national significance, and our archival work aims to repatriate historically and culturally important materials to communities from where they originate. Using Mukurtu we will better be able to share these records with the groups to whom they belong.

Authorised users may access community specific Archives through these links:

Recent DH Items
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Community
PAW Media Archive
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Community, Community events, Music concerts
Summary
Sista Sounds Workshops - 13 May 2021
Community
PAW Media Archive
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zDeceased, zMens
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Tape Reel 79-1/62 Cut1: IV Phar Lap Japangardi; -names of anatomical structures of the head and neck-matters concerning teeth and tooth ache cures Duration: 24min
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Community
PAW Media Archive
Category
Community, Documentary
Community
PAW Media Archive
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Music Recordings, zDeceased, zMens
Summary
Tape Reel 3/57 Recorded 29th August 1957 by M.J Barrett Rugiri Cave Situated 30 Miles SW Yuendumu - Records an actual performance of the Rugiri Ceremony the left hand emu at the Mouth of the Cave and within the Cave. It is introduced by Dr Keith Thompson
Community
PAW Media Archive
Category
Music Recordings, zDeceased, zMens
Summary
Tape Reel 6/56 Continuation of the performance from Tape Reel 5/56