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  • This song poem is "... from the series belonging to the Liyagawumirr clan of the Dhuwa moiety. They are used for mortuary ceremonies ... the Mardayin ceremony in which older men reveal sacred objects to young men, and sung for the sick." (Source: Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and other Aboriginal song poems, {eds.}Duwell, M. and Dixon, RMW, University of Queensland Press, 1994, p. 159)

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Parallel text: Yolngu and English
  • Appears in:
    y Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and Other Aboriginal Song Poems Martin Duwell (editor), R. M. W. Dixon (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z406121 1994 anthology poetry Little Eva at Moonlight Creek is the sequel to the anthology of Aboriginal song poems, The Honey-Ant Men's Love Song. It samples the literary traditions of four language groups...Yanyuwa songs depicting particular events such as the 1942 crash of the B-25 bomber Little Eva, Ngurlu songs from Broome, Wangkangurru songs with mixed themes and Yolngu songs about birds from the Wora and Liyagawumirr clans. Each song is presented in its original language and in translation. Introductions place songs within their cultural context with interpretations offered by singers. (Source: Publishers blurb) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 pg. 162-165
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