List of unpublished recordings of Murriny Patha song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), wangka, rec. W.E.H. Stanner, September 1954, Wadeye, NT (AIATSIS A8196B) (includes 5 wangka);

    • 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 malkarrin).

  • Alice M. Moyle, 1962.
    • Mixed thanpa 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 thanpa 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 wangka (12 items from the Jimmy Mulluk series) and thanpa (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 thanpa song items and one wangka 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 thanpa song items recorded on 3 June 1968 at Delissaville (Belyuen) from Billy Mandji and Philip Mileru.

    • Field tapes 76-78 (AIATSIS A2700AB), include 32 thanpa 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 thanpa, 3 thanpa, 2 wangka);

    • MP Texts III (AIATSIS A4371B, A4372A) (includes 6 thanpa, 2 malkarrin, (1 set to guitar), 3 wangka);

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

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

    • Songs I track B (AIATSIS A4376AB) (includes 11 thanpa, 8 wangka);

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

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

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

    • 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 malkarrin, 1 church thanpa, 2 church lirrga, 2 church wangka);

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


  • Lesley Reilly nee Rourke, 1974-76

    • 1A circumcision ceremony 1974 (includes 12 thanpa, 8 wangka);

    • 1B tchanba at creek camp 1974 (includes 13 thanpa, 7 malkarrin);

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

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

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

    • 3A pt I liturgy 1974 (includes 1 malkarrin, 5 church thanpa, 1 thanpa, 2 church lirrga, 4 church wangka);

    • 3A pt II tchanba 1974 (includes 8 thanpa, 2 malkarrin);

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

    • 6A wurlthirri 1976 (includes 14 wurlthirri);

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Joe Blythe 2005

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