Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land

July 5th, 2009  |  Published in field research

view of Gunbalanya from Injalak Hill

view of Gunbalanya from Injalak Hill

View from Injalak Hill (longtom, a djenj-fish dreaming) of Arguluk Hill (Magpie Goose dreaming) over the flood plain.

View from Injalak Hill (longtom, a djenj-fish dreaming) of Arguluk Hill (Magpie Goose dreaming) over the flood plain.

Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) is an indigenous community where Kunwinjku is spoken and traditional arts and ceremony is practiced. As Balanda (outsider) I began a process of learning and integration which unveiled the rich creative spring of cultural connection to country and its ecological diversity.

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