Territory Stories

Tywenp Anengkerr



Tywenp Anengkerr

Other title

Perentie story


Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Project; PublicationNT; E-Books




Ti Tree


This material was collected by the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Project between 2013 and 2021. The project was led by Charles Darwin University in partnership with the Australian National University and the Northern Territory Government and funded in part by the Australian Research Council.; Efforts have been made to identify and contact the person or people responsible for creating these materials to request permission to include them in this archive. If you have any concerns about materials being made public on this site, please contact us and we will remove the item from display until any concerns have been addressed.


Illustrated by Ti Tree students; The Northern Territory Department of Education and Training DET, IESIP grant produced this resource to support Anmatyerr teachers in teaching Indigenous Language and Culture outcomes in Anmatyerr Schools. DET recognizes that Anmatyerr people wrote this story and have moral rights and ownership of the story.; Story about the black goanna turning into a perentie and his journey to Alankerr


Anmatyerr; English; Anmatyerr language C8.1


Traditional; LAAL; Anmatyerr; Bilingual education resources; Anmatjirra; Anmatyerre; Anmatjera; Unmatjera; Imatjera; Urmitchee; Anmadjara; Anmatjere; Anmajirra; Nmatjera; Anmatjara; Janmadjara; Janmadjari; Janmatjiri; Yanmedjara; Yanmadjari; Arandic

Publisher name

Northern Territory Department of Education and Training

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Other identifier

cdu:42015; LAAL_ID:ca0074


Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Department of Education and Training



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