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y Ngintaka single work   prose   Indigenous story  
Note: With comentary by Tjilpi Robin Kankapankatja, Teddy Edwards, David Miller, Robert Stevens and Tjilpi Tjulyata. Essays by Diana James, Howard Morphy, Judith Ryan, June Ross, Mike Smith and Janet DeBoos.
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Ngintaka
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'The epic songline of Wati Ngin̲t̲aka, the giant perentie lizard man, is a map for survival that is relevant today. He first sang his song as he travelled the An̲angu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, creating waterholes and food sources that An̲angu rely on today. Those who follow the song know where to find water and food across a vast area of the South Australian desert. ' (Source: Publisher's website)


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this publication may contain names, descriptions and images of people who are deceased or who may be deceased.
  • This work contains:

    Ngin̲t̲aka Ngura Walytja : Nganyinytja's Country of her spirit by​ Diana James

    Welcome to Ngin̲t̲aka Country by​ Nganyinytja

    Imma Ngin̲t̲aka : song and story of the Perentie Lizard man

    Ngin̲t̲aka artworks

    Wati Ngin̲t̲aka becomes art by​ Judith Ryan

    Rock art : a tangible expression of the Dreaming by​ June Ross

    Ngin̲t̲aka's grindstones by​ Mike Smith

    Ernabella ceramics and the ceramics workshop (School of Art, ANU) by​ Janet DeBoos

    Ngin̲t̲aka artists

    Project team

    Aṉanguku arts and the Songlines project.

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2014 .
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 184p.
      Description: col. illus.
      • Published on the occasion of the exhibition Ngiṉṯaka at the South Australian Museum, March 28 to June 22, 2014
      ISBN: 9781743052921
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