Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics

Miwal – A Marrangu Songline

In this film, Jimmy Djamanba, Stanley Djalarra Rankin and other Wurrkiganydjarr people tell the story of how the Miwal spirit travelled through Marrangu country from the sunrise. Miwal travelled with Djarwarri, the Ancestral Honey spirit and Djambawal, a spirit boy. The travels of these spirit beings unifies all Marrangu people along this songline. After passing through the clan lands of the Wurrkiganydjarr group, Miwal continued north, and joined with the Djangkawu spirit beings, two sisters who travelled from the east to Miwirnba.