Territory Stories

Mr Kentishnha walala Ŋayathaŋala



Mr Kentishnha walala Ŋayathaŋala

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They captured Mr Kentish




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Title translated by Professor Michael Christie.; Rev. Leonard Kentish was captured and killed by the Japanese in 1943, off the Arnhem Land coast.


Gupapuyŋu; Gupapuyngu language N122.1


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Milingimbi Literature Production Centre

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Ga oayi ounhi oarraku waana b it ja r r a wagany dirramu, yurru F ijia n ounhi dirramunydja; "Nhenydja dhu Djwa, o a l i ." Ga oayinydja b it ja r r a Mr Ellemorenydja "YakaI Yaka dhu oayi Djwa m a rrtji. Dhuwala rniriumirri, yaka dhu oayi m a rrtji. Ga manymak, bala walalawuynha m arrtjina. Dhulmukurruna yna walala m arrtjina, ga unhalana b i l i walala walmananydja Martjanbana; unhi dhemaynydja, ga oayi m arrtjina ounhi Bpanydja gorruoala Mr K en tish tja .

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