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THE WAWILAK NARRATIVES

This mini documentary tells the story of the Wawilak Sisters. The Yolngu believe that their world was made by creator ancestors who journeyed across Arnhem Land. The Wawilak Sisters are major creator ancestors of the Rirratjingu and Marrakulu clans.

The Djungguwan ceremony reenacts parts of the Wawilak Sisters' journey and restates the law that they laid down. The Yolngu elders use the occasion of the ceremony to teach and discuss this law.