List of unpublished recordings of Murriny Patha song
See Collections for further details on the collections involved.
  • W.E.H. Stanner, 1950s. Information from Allan Marett report to AIATSIS (Marett 1999).
    • tape 4B Joe Birrarri, acc. Harry Palarda Kolumboort (didj), wangga, rec. W.E.H. Stanner, September 1954, Wadeye, NT (AIATSIS A8196B) (includes 5 wangga);

    • tape 10, singing by various groups assembled for circumcision ceremony, rec. Stanner, 1957, Daly River, NT (AIATSIS A8200AB) (includes 9 balga);

    • tape 11B, singing by various groups assembled for circumcision ceremony, rec. Stanner, 1957, Daly River, NT (AIATSIS A8201A) (includes 7 balga, 4 malgarrin).

  • Alice M. Moyle, 1962.
    • Mixed djanba and balga songs (AIATSIS tapes A1378-80, from which the track published on Moyle 1967 Songs of the Northern Territory 5 recording was taken).

  • Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, 1963.
    • Four tapes recording concert, audition by Michael Walsh June 2006 indicates several djanba song items (AIATSIS tapes A1766-1769). [awaiting permissions to copy, as at June 2006).

  • John Cleverly, 1966.
    • Tape 6, recorded at Timber Creek in 1966 (AIATSIS LA160B), which includes wangga (12 items from the Jimmy Mulluk series) and djanba (6 items) both performed by people from Port Keats (Wadeye);

    • Tape 9, recorded at Bullo River station in 1966 (AIATSIS LA158B). AIATSIS audition notes indicate this tape includes 24 Murriny Patha songs (awaiting permission to copy, as at June 2006).

  • W.E. Hoddinott, 1967.
    • Hoddinott tapes 28-29, interview with Frank Artu at Daly River, include 7 djanba song items and one wangga item(performed without didjeridu), evidently taken from the repertory of the Aboriginal Theatre (AIATSIS A1409-1410).

  • Alice M. Moyle, 1968.
    • Field tape 68/6, (AIATSIS A2670A) includes two djanba song items recorded on 3 June 1968 at Delissaville (Belyuen) from Billy Mandji and Philip Mileru.

    • Field tapes 76-78 (AIATSIS A2700AB), include 32 djanba song items recorded at Kununurra, 28 August from Pannikin Manbi and others.

  • Michael Walsh, 1972-74.

    • MP text/Murrinh Nhuwan songs rec 23-10-1972 (AIATSIS A4369A) (includes 5 Murriny Nyuwan [Jaminjung] songs);

    • MP texts II side 2 (AIATSIS A4371A-AB)(includes 1 church djanba, 3 djanba, 2 wangga);

    • MP Texts III (AIATSIS A4371B, A4372A) (includes 6 djanba, 2 malgarrin, (1 set to guitar), 3 wangga);

    • MP Advanced I [MW farewell] (AIATSIS A4372B) (includes 4 wangga, 1 djanba);

    • Songs I track A (AIATSIS A4375AB) (includes 7 wurltjirri, 2 church lirrga, 10 djanba);

    • Songs I track B (AIATSIS A4376AB) (includes 11 djanba, 8 wangga);

    • Songs IIa (AIATSIS A4377AB) (includes 15 wangga);

    • Songs II (AIATSIS A4378AB) (includes 15 wangga).

    • 74/1 Songs 1A, 1B (A4356) (includes 17 djanba);

    • 74/2 balga (A4357B) (includes 9 balga);

    • 74/3 balga (A4357A) (includes 25 balga);

    • 74/5 church service including songs (A4358B) (includes church hymns with organ, 1 malgarrin, 1 church djanba, 2 church lirrga, 2 church wangga);

    • 74/19 Murrinhpatha songs Joe Birrarri (A4366B) (includes 2 church djanba, 10 djanba, 1 Joe Birrarri wangga (no didjeridu)).


  • Lesley Reilly nee Rourke, 1974-76

    • 1A circumcision ceremony 1974 (includes 12 djanba, 8 wangga);

    • 1B tchanba at creek camp 1974 (includes 13 djanba, 7 malgarrin);

    • 2A Joe Birrarri wangga 1974 (includes 18 Joe Birrarri wangga);

    • 2B pt I Joe Birrarri wangga 1974 (includes 4 Joe Birrarri wangga);

    • 2B pt II Joe Birrarri tchanba 1974 (includes 6 church djanba, 1 djanba);

    • 3A pt I liturgy 1974 (includes 1 malgarrin, 5 church djanba, 1 djanba, 2 church lirrga, 4 church wangga);

    • 3A pt II tchanba 1974 (includes 8 djanba, 2 malgarrin);

    • 3B pt II Joe Birrarri tchanba 1974 (includes 2 church djanba, 9 djanba, 1 djarrarda);

    • 6A wurltjirri 1976 (includes 14 wurltjirri);

    • 7B pt I film soundtrack Joe Birrarri 1976 (includes 2 wangga, 2 djanba);

    • 7B pt II Kevin Bunduck songs 1976 (includes 1 church janba, 2 malgarrin 1 djanba).

  • Deborah Bird Rose, 1981.
    • 1B circumcision at Yarralin 17/12/81 (includes 2 djanba);

    • 2AB circumcision at Yarralin 18/12/81 (includes 12 djanba, 1 malgarrin);

  • Allan Marett, 1988.
    • 88/18B 17 May 1988 Circumcision ceremony Pt Keats (AIATSIS A16804 ) (includes 9 djanba);

    • 88/19AB 17 May 1988 Circumcision ceremony Pt Keats (AIATSIS A16805, A16806 ) (includes 23 djanba);

    • 88/20AB 17 May 1988 Circumcision ceremony Pt Keats (AIATSIS A16807, A16808) (includes 20 djanba);

    • 88/21AB 17 May 1988 Circumcision ceremony Pt Keats (AIATSIS A16809, A16810) (includes 29 djanba);

    • 88/22AB 17 May 1988 Circumcision ceremony Port Keats (AIATSIS A16811) (includes 10 djanba);

    • 88/24 17 May 1988 Circumcision ceremony Port Keats (AIATSIS A16813) (includes 4 djanba, various wangga);

    • 88/27A 18 May 1988 Circumcision ceremony Port Keats (AIATSIS A16816) (includes various lirrga and 3 djanba);

    • 88/27B 18 May 1988 Circumcision ceremony Port Keats (AIATSIS A16817) (includes 5 djanba and various lirrga);

    • 88/37 19 June 1988 Nadirri ragburning (AIATSIS A16828) (includes 15 djanba, 1 church djanba);

  • WALC collection, 1990s.
    • "Circumcision ceremony 1992," rec. Michael Enilane at Wadeye, NT (WALC Tape D022B, digitised to CD 20) (includes 32 djanba);

    • "Enilane Master 1B dhanba - Circumcision ceremony 1992," rec. Michael Enilane (tape given to Linda Barwick by Michael Enilane, digitised at PARADISEC 2004) (includes 34 djanba);

    • "Circumcision ceremonies 31.5.1997" rec. Mark Crocombe Wadeye (WALC tape D024A, digitised to CD 22) (includes 1 djanba then wangga, Barunga lirrga);

    • "Circumcision ceremonies 31.5.1997" rec. Michael Enilane [?] Wadeye, NT (WALC tape D026AB, digitised to CD24) (includes 12 wurltjirri, 3 djanba);

    • "Circumcision 1997" rec. Mark Crocombe Wadeye, NT (WALC tape D025, digitised to CD 24) (includes 16 djanba, 31 wurltjirri);

    • "Christian djanba and lirrga" (WALC tape D003, digitised as WASA CD03) (includes 6 church djanba, 4 church lirrga);

    • "Song and Dance 1", unknown recordist and date [probably 1990s] (WALC tape D004, see also D002, digitised to CD04) (includes 10 djanba, 14 church djanba, 8 lirrga, 9 wangga);

    • "Song and Dance - Traditional", unknown recordist and date (WALC tape D007, digitised to WASA CD 06 ) (includes 30 djanba)

    • "Initiation ceremonies", unknown recordist and date (WALC tape D017, digitised to CD 16) (includes 11 djanba 14 lirrga);

    • "Ninnal djanba", unknown recordist and date (WASA tape 56, digitised to CD 56; see also WALC tapes D005, D012) (includes 9 djanba);

    • "Malkarrin-djanba 1," rec. Mark Crocombe, 10 April 1997 at Wadeye (WASA tape 440, digitised to CD 302) (includes 29 malgarrin);

    • "Malgarrin-djanba 2," rec. Mark Crocombe 1997 at Wadeye, NT (WASA tape 441AB digitised to CD 303) (includes 4 malgarrin, 19 djanba);

    • "Malkarrin-djanba 3," Crocombe, Mark 1997 Wadeye, NT (WASA tape 442, digitised to CD 304) (includes 3 djanba);

  • Allan Marett and Linda Barwick, 1998, 2001
    • AT98/5A Kununurra djanba songs performed by Pannikin Manbi and Button Jones, rec. Allan Marett, 3 September 1998 at Kununurra, WA (includes 9 djanba);

    • DAT98/8-9 djanba at funeral rec. Allan Marett, 24 September 1998 at Wadeye, NT (AIATSIS A17052, A17053, A17054) (includes 18 malgarrin, 29 djanba);

    • DAT98/9 djanba at funeral (continued) rec. Allan Marett, 24 September 1998 at Wadeye, NT (AIATSIS A17055, A17056, A17057) (includes 33 djanba 1 church djanba);

    • DAT98/10 Wadeye funeral rec. Allan Marett 25 September 1998 at Wadeye, NT (AIATSIS A17058, A17059, A17060) (includes 14 djanba, 4 malgarrin, 24 wurltjirri);

    • DAT98/11 Merrepen ragburning rec. Allan Marett, 27 September 1998 at Merrepen, NT (AIATSIS A17061, A17062, A17063) (includes 17 wurltjirri, 33 djanba, 2 wangga);

    • DAT98/16 Peppimenarti bravery award rec. Allan Marett and Linda Barwick 7 October 1998 at Peppimenarti, NT (includes 5 djanba, plus wangga);

    • DT2001-1 Kuy Ragburning rec. Allan Marett and Linda Barwick at Kuy, NT, 9 July 2001 at Kuy, NT (includes 45 djanba).

  • Alberto Furlan, 2002
    • AF2002-01 funeral at Merrepen, rec. Alberto Furlan 12 July 2002 Merrepen, NT (includes 16 djanba);

    • AF2002-11 djanba rec. Alberto Furlan 8 October 2002 at unknown location (includes 24 djanba, 1 malgarrin);

    • AF2002-13 ragburning at Wadeye, rec. Alberto Furlan 13 October 2002 at Wadeye, NT (includes 21 wurltjirri, 23 djanba);

    • AF2002-16 Peppimenarti farewell party, rec. Alberto Furlan 25 October 2002 at Peppimenarti, NT (includes 3 djanba, 7 wurltjirri);

    • AF2002-17 funeral at Wadeye, rec. Alberto Furlan 13 November 2002 at Wadeye, NT (includes 23 djanba, 1 church djanba);

    • AF2002-18 ragburning, rec. Alberto Furlan 19 November 2002 at Emu Point, NT (includes 30 djanba);

    • AF2002-20 funeral at Wadeye, rec. Alberto Furlan 22 November 2002 at Wadeye, NT (includes 17 djanba);

    • AF2002-21 corroboree Timber Creek, rec. Alberto Furlan 23 November 2002 at Timber Creek, NT (includes 17 djanba).

  • Joe Blythe 2005

    • Blythe CD136 29 July 2005 funeral for S. Bunduck, rec. Joe Blythe 29 July 2005 at Wadeye NT (includes 13 djanba, 3 church djanba, 1 malgarrin).