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Posted on 14 March, 2017

ARDS mourns loss of lawman and story teller for Ŋambi film for Songlines on Screen

ARDS mourns loss of lawman and story teller for Ŋambi film for Songlines on Screen

Everyone at ARDS, along with many others across Arnhem Land and beyond, have been mourning the loss of a very important old man who passed away in Gapuwiyak in January this year.

The senior Wagilag lawman was very well known across Arnhem Land and beyond and was respected as a lawman, songman, story holder and clan leader.

Last year ARDS had the great privilege of working with him and many close family to make a film about the songlines that connect the Wagilag clan with the country at Ŋilipidji and the stone (Ŋambi) found in the area that is used for spear heads. The film is in the final stages of post-production, but it won’t be released for public viewing for a year or two at the request of family.

Our thoughts are with all family – Wagilag, yothu-yindi, märi-gutharra, as well as with all those who knew this very special old man.

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