THE DOCTOR MAN’S LAIR

Produced by Liz Thompson, Simon Green and Cyril McKenzie
Reader: Caroline Bush / Richard Anderson Mango / Billy MacPherson
Sound Engineers: Russell Stapleton / Simon Green

Produced for Soundproof – ABC Radio National

Synopsis

Co-producers Simon Green, Liz Thompson and Cyril McKenzie travel in the heart of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in South Australia where they meet with Anangu Ngangkari (traditional healers), Gordon Ingkatji, Kunmanara Ken and Sam Watson. Cyril McKenzie, a Ngangkari himself, guides this story about the Central Desert people’s healing traditions.

The program shares stories from the Tjukurrpa (a word used to describe the force which unites the Anangu people with each other and with the land) and introduces Tjukuritja, or ancestor spirits, along the way. Whilst the journey follows well defined paths mapped over a millennia, be prepared for various aural detours which take you into landscapes rarely seen or experienced by European Australians.

A note to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners: This program may contain the voices of deceased persons.

THE DOCTOR MAN’S LAIR

Produced by Liz Thompson and Simon Green
Reader: Caroline Bush / Richard Anderson Mango / Billy MacPherson
Sound Engineer: Russell Stapleton / Simon Green

Producers Simon Green and Liz Thompson document their exploration deep into the geographical and ontological heart of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in South Australia. Here, they meet with Anangu Ngangkari, or traditional healers, Cyril McKenzie, Gordon Ingkatji, Kunmanara Ken and Sam Watson, and learn about the Central Desert people’s healing traditions.

With the aid and instruction of these Ngangkari, together we venture through various Tjukurrpa (a word used to describe the force which unites the Anangu people with each other and with the land) and meet Tjukuritja, or ancestor spirits, along the way who have travelled these trails many times in the distant past. Whilst the journey follows well defined paths mapped over a millennia, be prepared for various aural detours which take you into landscapes rarely seen or experienced by European Australians.

A note to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners: This program may contain the voices of deceased persons.