form y Goorrandalng : Brolga Dreaming single work   film/TV  
Note: Custodian of the Goorrandalng story and song : Granny Sheba Dignari
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Goorrandalng : Brolga Dreaming
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'Goorrandalng is a song and a story. The Goorrandalng song is about brolgas. It's from Granny Sheba Dignari's mother and is sung all the time for country, keeping it strong. Goorrandalng is also the name of the dreaming place, at Keep River National Park in the Northern Territory, where women can go to become pregnant. In the Goorrandalng dreamtime story, women went to the special place and turned into brolgas.' (Source: Screen Australia website)


  • 'Granny Sheba Dignari is the custodian of the Goorrandalng story and song as the most senior Miriwoong person from Wiram country, which straddles the Western Australia and Northern Territory border. The Goorrandalng hill is situated in Wiram country within the Keep River National Park. Children learn about stories for country through the brolga song, Goorrandalng.'

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Language: Miriwoong
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      Bigapitja ,
      2016 .
      Extent: 15min.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: 3
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