About this website
Open Universities Australia provided the original
funding for the project to develop CDU's Yolngu Studies program to be
offered on line.
The content of this website has been developed by
Michael Christie and Waymamba Gaykamangu at SAIKS, CDU.
Teaching & Learning Support Divison, CDU
Educational Design: Barbara White
Additional Graphic Design/Programming: Sarah Bock.
Teaching & Learning Development, CDU
© 2004 Yolngu Advisors to School of Australian
Indigenous Knowledge Systems, CDU.
The photographic images are from the Yurrwi Arts
The illustrations are by a Yolngu artist, Wadaymu,
who is now deceased. Wadaymu was a Ŋaymil man from the Dhaŋu language
group. He lived much of his life at Galiwin'ku where he was actively
involved in all areas of ceremonial and educational life. He spent many
years working at the school as an artist and teaching yolngu culture;
spearmaking, barkpainting, singing and dancing. He was an exceptional
artist, singer, dancer and composer of songs.