Ngatijirri (Green Grass Parrot) - 2009, 2012, 2016

Ngatijirri (Green Grass Parrot) - 2009, 2012, 2016

2009 Milpirri - Jurntu 

Ngatijirri (Green Grass Parrot)

Dance Story

Little baby Ngatijirri are sitting in the hollows of the trees, looking around. They are crying for Mummy and Daddy because they are hungry. Mummy brings them a worm to eat.

Place

Yinapaka side

Belonging to Skin Groups

Japaljarri, Jungarrayi, Napaljarri and Nungarrayi (Yellow Group)

2009 Photos

2009 Story

2012 Milpirri - Pulyarani 

Ngatijirri (Green Grass Parrot)

Dance Story

Little baby Ngatijirri are sitting in the hollows of the trees, looking around. They are crying for Mummy and Daddy because they are hungry. Mummy brings them a worm to eat.

Belonging to Skin Groups

Japaljarri, Jungarrayi, Napaljarri and Nungarrayi (Yellow Group)

2012 Photos

2012 Story

2016 Milpirri - Kurdiji 

Ngatijirri (Green Grass Parrot)

Dance Story

Little baby Ngatijirri are sitting in the hollows of the trees, looking around. They are crying for Mummy and Daddy because they are hungry. Mummy brings them a worm to eat.

Place

Yinapaka side

Belonging to Skin Groups

Japaljarri, Jungarrayi, Napaljarri and Nungarrayi (Yellow Group)

2016 Photos

2016 Story

Words of the Ngatijirri song

Transcription of the song items sung in Milpirri 2009. 

Ngatijirri yulyparlila,
ngatijirri yulyparlila Jiwarnjiwarnpanga,
jiwarnjiwarnpanga

Birds, Yinapaka, always go straight away.
Budgerigars N/Jungarrayi and N/Japaljarri take off to meet N/Jupurrurla and N/Jakamarra.

Nyinalulu ngatijirri,
nyinalulu ngatijirri Nyinalu wantinja ngatijirri,
nyinalu wantinja ngatijirri

Ngatijirri, budgerigar, go further to the ground of the land

(l-r) Margaret Nungarrayi Martin, Biddy Nungarrayi Long. Photo: Jennifer Biddle.

Source - Milpirri at Lajamanu as an intercultural locus of Warlpiri discourses with others. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of The Australian National University September 2015 Yukihiro Doi.

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