form y Ngapa Jukurrpa : Water Dreaming film/TV   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'The Ngapa Jukurrpa is a series of rain creation songs that travel across Central Australia. The Ngapa spirit gathers as cloud and is a warrior, building strength. It moves west across the Ngalikirlangu landforms and into the Tanami Desert. It passes over the water dreaming site of Juka Juka where Warlpiri rain makers

perform using pearl shells from Broome. After a long journey, the story keeps heading north to Arnhem Land.' (Source:


  • 'The Ngapa songline refers to water and to the Warlpiri, which is extremely important

    as their country is the desert. The Ngapa Jukurrpa is a series of rain creation songs that travel across Central Australia.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Warlpiri
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      National Indigenous Television , 2016 .
      Series: form y Songlines on Screen Australia : National Indigenous Television Screen Australia , 2016 9611637 2016 series - publisher film/TV

      'Due to the success of the first Songlines on Screen Initiative held in 2014, both Screen Australia and NITV are pleased to announce a second Songlines on Screen initiative opportunity.'

      'This initiative aims to give place to some of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander songlines that are integral to the makeup of Indigenous Australia, incorporating the full spectrum of storytelling including dance, song, art, body painting, and sites of significance.'

      Number in series: 9
Last amended 22 Jun 2016 08:58:49
  • Central Australia,
  • Tanami Desert, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
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