The Juluwarlu Archiving Project
Over the last six years, Juluwarlu has been collecting material relating to Yindjibarndi language, culture and history from individuals and organisations from around Australia.
Anyone holding material such as photographs, slides, documents, or sound or film recordings which they would like to donate or allow Juluwarlu to copy for our archive, please contact Juluwarlu on
+61 08 9182 1497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any donations of material will be greatly appreciated, and Juluwarlu offers to cover all copying & postal expenses, and will acknowledge any donations in our archive.
Upon request, donors can also receive a copy of digitised images of their collection on DVD.
Thank you to our donors
Some of our recent acquisitions include photographic, sound and audiovisual material from Jen Gibson, Pastor Dave Stevens, Bob Hart, Bill Motherway, Bruce Wright, Kingsley Palmer, Jocelyn Elphick, Sister Bernadine & Sister Bernadette, George Good, Jane Shepherd & Gary Shepherd, and Frank Rijavec & Noelene Harrison.
A collection of artefacts which holds great significance for the local community has also been donated by Barbara Morris & Paul Morris.
Ganyjagayi Mirnu literally means 'keeping knowledge'. To help us achieve this, in 2005, Juluwarlu purchased archiving software from Ara Irititja, an organisation that has for the last ten years been working with the Pitjantjatjara Council to record historical materials relating to the Anangu (Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara) people. The Ara Irititja system is currently used by communities and organisations throughout Central Australia as well as in Broome and Darwin.
We've already archived over 5000 images and several hundred documents, and are currently working on digitising and archiving the hundreds of hours of audio and video footage Juluwarlu has collected or recorded.
People from the community or the general public are welcome to come in and access the archive. You can either have a general browse through the records, or search by name, place, date, subject or collection. You can also print a copy of pictures that you'd like to take home.
The database is easy to use, and Juluwarlu staff are happy to help navigate until you get the hang of it. We also need people to come in to identify people and add their names to the archive. So if you've got some spare time, this would be a good opportunity to look through our history and help preserve it for the next generation.
Join us in 2008
We are currently seeking volunteers with skills in ﬁlming, editing, directing, multimedia or web design to work on producing cultural documentaries and interactive CD-ROMs for our organisation.
Yindjibarndi Oral History Project
A major project to Collect, Research and Record the history of the Yindjibarndi Language Group of the Pilbara region. The traditional lands of the Yindjibarndi encompass a vast tract of the central Pilbara, that stretching far inland to include areas like Millstream and the Chichester Ranges.
Ngurra: Two Rivers
A video documentary about the Fortescue and the Lower Sherlock rivers that run through our minds, souls and hearts.
Wankangarra: Family Histories, Relationships & Respect
A documentary that draws on the JULUWARLU's extensive historical collection to tell the story of families, the skin system and their origins in country.
Archive Donation October 2005
On the 14 October 2005 Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation received 40 years of history, a gift from two long-term members of Roebourne community.
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