form y Footprints single work   film/TV  
Note: Songline Custodians Brian Bin Saaban and Roy Wiggan
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Footprints
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'It is 2014 and a group of young Aboriginal men from a tribe on the verge of losing their Songlines have just discovered that a law boss from a neighbouring tribe knows some of their cultural songs and dances. They have not been performed for more than 50 years and it was thought they had been lost forever. The songs and dances were given to the men’s tribe, the Djugun tribe, by their creator during the Buguragarri (the Dreaming).' (Screen Australia website)


  • 'Songline custodian Brian Bin Saaban is a Djugun man born in Broome. He went through Law in Broome in 1990.

    Custodian Roy Wiggan (b 1930, Sunday sland) has lived in Broome for over 50 years and is a senior Bardi man who is the custodian of traditional stories and songs of his people. He is the only member of his community entitled to make new ilma; rare hand-held ceremonial objects allowing Bardi people to learn and access their stories, law and songs.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Aboriginal Bardi AIATSIS ref. (K15) (WA SE 51-02)
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      Wawili Pitjas ,
      2016 .
      Extent: 10 min.p.
      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.' (Source: Screen Australia website)

      Number in series: 1
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