For an extensive list of publications about Wadeye (Port Keats) and Murrinh-patha(Murriny Patha) language and culture, see the AIATSIS online catalogue. See also Project publications.

  • Australian Aboriginal Liturgy 1973, Black and white film of the 1973 Eucharistic Congress, held in Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australia. Broadcast in Divine Service Series, 1973. Held in ABC TV Archives and viewing copy in AIATSIS Film Archive.

  • Barwick, L. (2000). Song as an Indigenous art. In M. Neale & S. Kleinert (Eds.), Oxford companion to Aboriginal art and culture (pp. 328-335). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

  • Barwick, L. (2003). Tempo bands, metre and rhythmic mode in Marri Ngarr 'Church Lirrga' songs. Australasian Music Research, 7, 67-83.

  • Barwick, L. (2004). Turning it all upside down . . . Imagining a distributed digital audiovisual archive. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 19(3), 253-263.

  • Barwick, L. (2004, 14 July 2004). Originality and precedent in Marri Ngarr lirrga songs. Paper presented at the Symposium of the International Musicological Society, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Barwick, L. (2005). Marri Ngarr lirrga songs: a musicological analysis of song pairs in performance. Musicology Australia, 28, in press.

  • Barwick, L., & Marett, A. (2003). Aboriginal traditions. In A. Scott-Maxwell & J. Whiteoak (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia (pp. 26-27). Sydney: Currency Press.

  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., & Ford, L. (in preparation). Lirrga songs at Wadeye, Northwest Australia. Unpublished manuscript, Sydney.

  • Braue, D. (2004). Preserving our musical heritage. Australasian Wheels for the Mind, 14(1), 7.

  • Ford, L. (2005). Marri Ngarr lirrga songs: a linguistic analysis. Musicology Australia, 28, in press.

  • Ford, L., & Klesch, M. (2003). 'It won't matter soon, we'll all be dead': endangered languages and action research. Ngoonjook: Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 23, 27-43.

  • Ford, L., Kungul, A., & Jongmin, J. (2000). A sociolinguistic survey of Wadeye: Linguistic behaviour of the Marri Ngarr, Magati Ke, Marri Amu and Marri Tjebin. Paper presented at the Top End Linguistic Society meeting, Darwin.

  • Ford, L. & McCormack, D (2007). Murrinh tetemanthai ngarra murrinh law kardu bamam-thangunu (Difficult words that come from non-Aboriginal law): Murrinhpatha - English Legal Glossary. Batchelor: Batchelor Press.

  • Furlan, A. (2005). Songs of continuity and change: the reproduction of Aboriginal culture through traditional and popular music. Unpublished PhD, University of Sydney, Sydney.

  • Green, I. (2003). The genetic status of Murrinh-patha. In Nicholas Evans (ed.), The Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages of Northern Australia: Comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region 159-184. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

  • Ivory, B. (2005a). Indigenous governance and leadership: A case study from the Thamarrurr (Port Keats) region in the Northern Territory. ICGP Occasional Paper no 8.

  • Ivory, B. (2005b). Leadership: Issues and principles from the Thamarrurr (Port Keats) region in the Northern Territory. ICGP Occasional Paper no 12.

  • Marett, A. (1999). Stanner field tapes: Information elicited at Port Keats in July 1999. Report deposited at the Audiovisual Archive of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

  • Marett, A. (2000). Ghostly voices: Some observations on song-creation, ceremony and being in northwest Australia. Oceania, 71(1), 18-29.

  • Marett, A. (2001). Australia, I, 1: Aboriginal music, Northern Aboriginal music. In S. Sadie & J. Tyrell (Eds.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Vol. Volume 2, pp. 193-202). London and New York: Macmillan.

  • Marett, A. (2002). The tide has gone out on him: Wangga songs, walakandha dances, and the eternal ebb and flow of existence. Cultural Survival Quarterly, 26(2), 22-25.

  • Marett, A. (2003). Sound recordings as maruy among the Aborigines of the Daly region of north-west Australia. Researchers, Communities, Institutions and Sound Recordings Retrieved 14 August, 2004, from http://conferences.arts.usyd.edu.au/viewabstract.php?id=40&cf=2.

  • Marett, A. (2005). Songs, dreamings and ghosts: the wangga of North Australia. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

  • Marett, A., & Barwick, L. (2003). Endangered songs and endangered languages. In J. Blythe & R. M. Brown (Eds.), Maintaining the Links: Language Identity and the Land. Seventh conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, Broome WA. (pp. 144-151). Bath, UK: Foundation for Endangered Languages.

  • Marett, A., & Page, J. (1995). Interrelationships between music and dance in a Wangga from Northwest Australia. In L. Barwick, A. Marett & G. Tunstill (Eds.), The essence of singing and the substance of song: Recent responses to the Aboriginal performing arts and other essays for Catherine Ellis (pp. 27-38). Sydney: Oceania Monographs.

  • Marett, A., Barwick, L., & Ford, L. (contracted). Wangga Songs of Northwest Australia: Recordings, song-texts, & translations in their historical and ethnographic contexts. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

  • Pye, R. J. (1980). The Port Keats story. Darwin: J.R. Coleman.

  • Reid, N. and Green, I. (2005). Murrinh-Patha and the Daly Languages. In Philipp Strazny (ed.), Encyclopedia of Linguistics 717-720. New York: Fitzroy Dearbourn.

  • Rose, D. B. (1992). Dingo makes us human: life and land in an Aboriginal Australian culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Simpson, C. (1951). Adam in ochre: inside Aboriginal Australia. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

  • Stockton, E. (1985). Mulinthin's dream. Nelen Yubu, 22, 3-11.

  • Street, C. S. (1980a). Reduplication in Murinbata. Papers in Australian linguistics, no. 12 1-21. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

  • Street, C. S. (1980b). The relationship of verb affixation and clause structure in Murinbata. Papers in Australian linguistics, no. 12 83-113. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

  • Street, C. S. (1987). An introduction to the language and culture of the Murrinh-Patha. Darwin: Summer Institute of Linguistics, Australian Aborigines Branch.

  • Street, C. S. (1996). Tense Aspect and Mood in Murrinh-patha. In William McGregor (ed.), Studies in Kimberley Languages in Honour of Howard H. Coate Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Street, C. S. and Kulampurut, H. P. (1978). The Murinbata mode of existence. Papers in Australian Linguistics, no. 11 133-41. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

  • Street, C. S. and Mollingin, G. P. (1981). The phonology of Murinbata. In Bruce Waters (ed.), Australian phonologies: Collected papers 183-244. Darwin: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

  • Street, C. S. and Mollingin, G. P. (1983). Dictionary: English/Murrinh-Patha. Port Keats: Wadeye Press.

  • Taylor, J. (2004). Social Indicators for Aboriginal Governance: Insights from the Thamarrurr Region, Northern Territory Canberra, ANU E Press.

  • Treloyn, S. (2003). Scotty Martin's Jadmi Junba: a song series from the Kimberley Region of northwest Australia. Oceania, 73(3), 208-220.

  • Walsh, M. (1976). The Murinypata Language of North West Australia. Department of Linguistics Canberra: ANU.

  • Walsh, M. (1987). The Impersonal Verb Construction in Australian Languages. In Ross Steele and Terry Threadgold (eds.), Language Topics: Essays in Honour of Michael Halliday, I & II 425-438. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

  • Walsh, M. (1990). Language socialization at Wadeye. Unpublished manuscript, AIATSIS, Canberra.

  • Walsh, M. (1996a). Body Parts in Murrinh-Patha: Incorporation, Grammar and Metaphor. In Hilary Chappell and William McGregor (eds.), The Grammar of Inalienability: A Typological Perspective on Body Part Terms and the Part-Whole Relation 327-80. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Walsh, M. (1996b). Vouns and nerbs: A category squish in Murrinh-Patha (northern Australia). In William McGregor (ed.), Studies in Kimberley Languages in Honour of Howard H. Coate 227-252. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Walsh, M. (1997). Noun classes, nominal classification and generics in Murrinhpatha. Nominal Classification in Aboriginal Australia 255-292. John Benjamins Pub.

  • Ward, T. (1983). The peoples and their land around Wadeye: Murrinh kanhi-ka kardu i da ngarra putek pigunu. Port Keats, NT: Wadeye Press.


see also Project publications