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Alternative title: Artnwer - Desert Dingo
Note: Songline custodian: Donald Kemarre Thompson
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Desert Dingo
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'Five senior Alywarre lawmen journey from their community of Ali Curung (Land of the Dogs) across 450kms of semi-arid plane and range country to perform Ceremonies at three significant sites where the narrative of an important Dingo songline plays out.' (Source:


  • 'Senior Alyawarre lawman and songline custodian, Donald Kemarre Thompson, known as Crookhat, has lived forever on his homelands. Crookhat is still fit at 74 and continues to hunt porcupine, kangaroo and lizard. He only travels to Alice Springs for land council business and rare hospital visits. The section of the Dingo songline Crookhat and his five brothers are responsible for is one of the most culturally significant to cross the Barkly Tableland.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Aboriginal Alyawarr
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      CAAMA Productions ,
      2016 .
      Series: form y separately published work icon 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: 10
Last amended 5 Sep 2018 12:00:48
  • Warrabri / Ali Curung, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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