Content tagged with Dance

Torres Strait Island Cultural Festival 1989 - Photographs and film from The Ephraim Bani Collection

“…our only security is our cultural knowledge that we must carry with us and live by to pass it on to our children and they to their children, so...

Blog post - 16 Oct 2018

Dancing at Kalumburu

Gallery - 24 Nov 2017

The Importance of Songs and Dances of Torres Strait

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Video - 23 Oct 2017

Audiovisual Heritage of Torres Strait Singing and Dancing

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage raises awareness about the importance and vulnerability of audiovisual collections. It is predicted that the...

Blog post - 17 Oct 2017

Gagadju Man: Keeping his legacy alive

In 2014, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) launched the celebration of our 50th anniversary with 30...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Rare early image of Corroboree

Newcastle tribe in 1818 from 'An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements' by Captain James Wallis....

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Australian Aboriginal Studies: Issue 2, 2007

Abstracts for Issue 2, 2007 Musical and linguistic perspectives on Aboriginal song Allan Marett and Linda Barwick Song brings language and...

Publication or resource - 16 Feb 2015

A Walbiri fire ceremony: Ngatjakula

Ngatjakula is one of the most spectacular ceremonies of central Australia, employing fire to inflict real and symbolic punishment on those...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015

Mourning for Mangatopi

This film documents a pukumani (bereavement) ceremony of the Tiwi of Melville Island. An old man organises the ceremony held for his dead son...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015

Lurugu

When this film was made, few young men on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria had passed through the traditional ceremony that signals...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015

Lockhart Festival

A dance festival, organised by the Aboriginal people of Lockhart River in northern Queensland, becomes an occasion of forging social links among...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015

Groote Eylandt music and dance

Made on Groote Eylandt in 1969, these films are mainly for students wishing to analyse the dances and associated songs of two Aboriginal groups in...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015