Yulu the Kingfisher Man 1

Producers Liz Thompson and Senior Adnyamathnha Cultural Custodian and Storyteller Cliff Coulthard
Adnyamathanha mentee Arthur Brady
Original recordings by Taz Miller and Liz Thompson, assisted by Gavin Spokes.
Sound Engineer Russell Stapleton
Executive Producer Claudia Taranto

The Yulu’s Coal song was performed by Terrence Coulthard and written by Terrence and Cliff Coulthard and Buck McKenzie.
Welcome Song was performed by Terrence Coulthard and written by Uncle Leo Coulthard, Auntie Shirley Coulthard, Josephine Coulthard and Terrence Coulthard for the Adnyamathanha Women’s choir in 1997.

Produced for Earshot – ABC Radio National

Synopsis

The stunning Northern Flinders Ranges Country belongs to the Adnyamathanha people. ‘Adnya’ means rock and ‘mathana’ means people – the Adnyamathana people are ‘the people of the rocks’.
Adnyamathanha songs, stories and Law are all part of the Yuramuda. This program is about the journey of one of the major Adnyamathanha Creation Ancestors, Yulu the Kingfisher Man. Yulu’s Coal, explores the travels of Yulu as he moved across Country, followed by two Arkurra , Giant Rainbow Serpents and why the coal mined at Leigh Creek Coal Mine today belongs, from an Adnyamathanha perspective, to Yulu, the Kingfisher Man.
In the first of this two part series, we will move through Country with Senior Cultural Custodians learning about important features of the landscape brought into existence by these Ancestral Beings and why there are deep implications for the digging of Yulu’s Coal or Muda (Dreaming) from the ground.

Awards : Finalist in the 2015 New York Festival International Radio Award

Yulu the Kingfisher Man 1

Sound Design and Composition by David Page http://www.nikinali.com.au/.
Original Recordings by Liz Thompson.
Story spoken in English by David Page.
Yulu’s coal song performed by Noel Wilton, written by Terrence and Vince Coulthard and Buck McKenzie.

Synopsis

The Danger Seed  is a story that was shared by Wittadong Mulardy from Bidyadanga Community, it belongs to the Karajarri people. The Danger Seed is one of eight audio pieces produced to accompany the books in Sharing Our Stories 2.