Nanapu nuli marrtji diltjiyi = We Go Out to the Bush
East Arnheim Shire Council, Northern Territory Library
Nyalun Wunungmurra (Yirrkala Community), Ritjilili Ganambarr (Yirrkala Community), Caroline Dhamarrandji (Gunyangara Commmunity)
East Arnheim Shire Council, 2010
0-2yrs, 3-4yrs, 5-8yrs, Lower Primary
EYLF1, EYLF2, EYLF3, EYLF4, EYLF5
Dhuwaya language (N116) (NT SD53-04), English, Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04), Yolngu languages (NT SD53)
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- Bilingual books
- Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)
- Yolngu people (N230) (NT SD53)
The Yolŋu people are the sunrise people. Their country is in the far east of Arnhem Land and they are the first to see, and feel the sun’s rays each day. The first thing you see on opening this book is the sun.
This colourful board book is based on a song created by Nyäluŋ Wunungmurra and Ritjlili Ganambarr, members of the Yirrkala community. It is a song about going out to the bush and the illustrations show family groups going bush to cut and collect wood.
This song is written in Dhuwaya, the Yolŋu language used by most of the children growing up in the Miwatj and Baku Larrŋgay regions of East Arnhem Land. The book/song is bilingual with words also in English, these however are not a literal translation but intended to allow the song to be sung in both languages. A CD of the song is included with the book where the song is sung in Dhuwaya as well as spoken in both Dhuwaya and English
The Yolŋu wäŋa (country/land/home) is a land of stories, music and songs. Yolŋu sing to the sea, to the rocks, to the birds, to the mountains and to the trees. The music from singing, playing instruments, dancing and clapping makes everyone feel good inside.
- ABC BTN 2017 Visiting Yirrkala in Arnhem Land - Behind the News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZxRADtVrDM
- Yolngu Ways of Learning https://www.commonground.org.au/learn/yolngu-ways-of-learning
- Buku-Larrnggay Mulka (Art keeps culture strong in Yirrkala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euyYYF62nfU
- Yolngu Culture http://www.dhimurru.com.au/yolngu-culture.html
- Yolŋu Country – A Ngarritj Yolngu speaking bird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbSxc6Y1aVA