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Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi - massacre at Jikarn (Well 50) [ORAL HISTORY]
Synopsis: Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi tells the story of the massacre at Jikarn (Well 50) in this transcript.

Date: 2007
Art centre(s): Papunya Tula Artists
Language spoken: Kukatja
Catalogue number: CSROH_157_Patrick_Olodoodi_Jikarn
Date: 2007
Transcribed By: Monique La Fontaine
Translated By: Putuparri Tom Lawford
Location Described: Jikarn (Well 50)
Location Recorded: Jikarn (Well 50)
Latitude/Longitude: -20.20932/126.96442

Cultural Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on Use
Access: Public
Full transcript: Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi : Water. Water there. Man there [pointing to the top of the stone wall where the spirits of people are looking down]. Northern people, Waringarri (Tom Lawford: Waringarri people all follow a certain Dreaming to a certain place and then another mob take over. Wanayaka take over from Waringarri on Yuendemu side). From here, from this place. This is their Country. And they all died, whole lot.

From here they killed them and they took them over there and burned them in the fire. They got matches and chained them. They made them sit down and put them in the fire. They fired the people, you know. Jikarn people. Mmm.

Those people were bad [kartiya]. They killed the people from this Country. [He wipes his eye, emotional] There’s nobody left from Jikarn. The only person left with Dreaming for Jikarn is Philip, he’s in Jigalong. Kukalanyu, Wompi’s son. That’s all, yeah. For this Country.

That’s all I said. Let’s go. [He’s getting anxious, he can feel the people’s spirits and wants to leave. He begins walking out. He turns back and says:]

He got a camp there. Marlu (kangaroo). On that side [pointing]. Little bit of water there. [Walking back in a little bit he says] But tail here, marlu tail [track in the sand]. He gotta walk, he gotta get up here, [he’s going to come] through that cave now.

[He starts leaving the cave but the kartiya mob don’t understand what he’s been saying and stay in the cave. As they begin exploring the marlu camp Ala looks up nervously, still sensing the spirits of the people who were killed, he looks emotional and frightened.]

Yuwa. Well, all lot finished now, that people. From this Country, all finish. No life [nobody is alive].

[Looks up again. Now becoming more impatient, he points to the spirits, trying to explain to this mob]

He got all a man here, watching! Marlu there, he gotta get up here. Yeah.

[He’s trying warn all the kartiya to get out of there. He walks out of the cave and once outside in the sunlight sings out]

Come on!

END
Video format: P2 CARD/DVD/QuickTime movie
Video recording: (CSR Dubs 17)
Source: CSROH_157_Patrick_Olodoodi_Jikarn
Rights: Cultural Owner & Storyteller: Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi; © FORM, transcript only

Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.

Video Title: Living in the desert

Video Description: This film by Morika Biljabu tracks the Kunawarritji community. Elders and children are shown weaving baskets, painting, and dancing. Artists Nyangapa Nora Nangapa, Kumpaya Girgaba and Ngarnjapayi Nancy Chapman talk about their family's Country, their travels through Country, and their first experiences with kartiya.

Date created: 2009
People: Nyangapa Nora Nangapa, Kumpaya Girgaba, Ngarnjapayi Nancy Chapman, Hayley Atkins
Art Centre(s): Martumili Artists, CSR Project

Director: Morika Biljabu
Editor: Chris Mylrea
Camera: Morika Biljabu
Sound: Music by Punmu Lakeside Band
Translator: Morika Biljabu, Nola Taylor
Executive Producer: FORM

Rights: © Morika Biljabu
Clip length:0:06:34
Protocols:PUBLIC ACCESS
Format: Video
Category: Video
Accession ID: 20131017_FORM_MIRA_B0056_0001

Provenance:This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.

Video Title: That long way I been travelling

Video Description: Award-winning Papunya Tula Artist Patrick Tjungurrayi returns to the Canning Stock Route for the first time in 50 years to paint the story of his journey pout of the desert along the stock route. In 1959 a mining survey team landed in a helicopter at Well 40, where Patrick and his extended family were still living traditionally. The survey team brought strange new food and took Patrick's sick younger brother with them to Balgo for medical attention. Patrick, and eventually the rest of the family followed the stock route north to Balgo in search of the boy who forever after would become known as Helicopter Tjungurrayi. Patrick and the members of his family trace their journey through the sites recorded in his painting, telling remarkable, hilarious and sometimes tragic stories stories of first contact experiences between Aboriginal people and the non-Indigenous people who appeared unexpectedly in their country.

Date created: 2010
People: Helicopter Joey Tjungurrayi, Nankatji Josephine Nangala, Kamara Brandy Tjungurrayi, Charlie Wallabi (Walapayi) Tjungarrayi, Kumpaya Girgaba (Yurla)
Art Centre(s): Warlayirti Artists, Papunya Tula Artists, CSR Project

Place of creation: Well 36, Kilykily, Wanda
Latitude/Longitude: -22.13954/125.28315

Director: Nicole Ma
Editor: Brandt Lee

Camera: Paul Elliott

Sound: Cam McGrath

Narrator: Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi
Translator: Putuparri Tom Lawford
Executive Producer: FORM

Rights: © Nicole Ma and FORM Canning Stock Route Project, 2008
Clip length: 0:09:38
Protocols: PUBLIC ACCESS
Format: Video
Source: Exhibition Media/NICOLE MA MASTERS
Category: Video
Accession ID: 20130920_FORM_MIRA_B0023_0001

Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.

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