form y Tjawa Tjawa single work   film/TV  
Note: Songline custodian: Mark Moora
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Tjawa Tjawa
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'Tjawa Tjawa Songline follows a group of women in search of husbands, travelling from Roebourne all the way to Kiwikurra in the Great Sandy Desert to the south of Balgo. A long journey with many stories along the way about how the women came to their end, only to come alive again and continue to travel the lands.' (Source : Screen Australia website)


  • 'Songline custodian Mark Moora was born at Kiyarr in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. He grew up in Old Balgo (Wirrimanu Community) where he attended the Pallottine Mission School for five years. Mark wanted to record the Tjawa Tjawa songline in order to reconnect his people to their country and hold this story strong for future generations.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      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: 4
Last amended 4 May 2017 12:12:27
  • Roebourne, Pilbara area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Kiwikurra, Gibson Desert, Central desert areas, Western Australia,
  • Balgo Mission (1939-1975), Central desert areas, Western Australia,
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