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Message Stick – Scotty Martin, Rodeo Boy, Don’t Say Sorry 2005

A story about songman Scotty Martin, who inherited the role of composer of songs, a repository of knowledge passed from generation to generation.

Message Stick – Kurtal: Snake Spirit 2002

A beautiful story about Kurtal, an ancestor and Dreaming song, and the Elder Spider, whose responsibility it is to perform the dance as well as pass it on.

Length: 28 minutes 25 seconds

http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/kurtal-snake-spirit/

Message Stick – Child Artists of Carrolup 2003

This episode provides another perspective on the child removal policies and how the government of the day had specific designs on how half-caste children would occupy a place in society.

Message Stick – Bill’s Wake 2001

Bill Neidjie, a traditional owner of Kakadu, had a wake while he was alive, rather than waiting until his death, to hear what people wanted to say about him.

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