Territory Stories

Ngurrju Maninja Kurlangu



Ngurrju Maninja Kurlangu

Other title

Nyurnu Yapa Kurlangu; Bush Medicine


Spencer, Jilly Nakamarra; Jampijinpa, Darby; Henshall, Tom


Coulshed, Edith


Robertson, George Jampijinpa


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






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.


As above plus Peter Bartlett, Literacy Production Supervisor, Jennie Price, Typist


English; Warlpiri; Warlpiri language C15


Instruction; bush medicine; LAAL; Warlpiri; Bilingual education resources; Warlpiri people C15; Warlpiri language C15; Warlpiri; Lander Warlpiri; Ngalia; Walbiri; Walmalla; Walpiri; Waneiga; Warlmala; Walpiri; Alpira; Alpiri; Elpira; Ilpara; Ilpira; Ilpirra; Nambulatji; Njambalatji; Ulperra; Wailbri; Walbrai; Walbri; Waljbiri; Waljpiri; Walpari; Warrabri; Wolperi; Wolpirra; Walbiri; Waibry; Nambutj; Nambutju; Nambutj; Waibri; Walbiri; Albura; Boonara; Bunara; Buruwatung; Ipara; Jalpiri; Kolo; Kukuruba; Manggai; Munga; Nambuda; Nanbuda; Ngadi; Ngali; Ngaliya; Ngallea; Ngallia; Ngardi; Ngari; Ngarilia; Ngarliya; Warrmarla; Warnayaka; Ngardilypa; Yarlpiri; Njalia; Ooldean; Panara; Puruwantung; Waiangadi; Waiangara; Waingara; Wakirti Warlpiri; Walmala; Walmanba; Wanaeka; Wanajaga; Wanajaka; Wanajeka; Wanayaga; Warangari; Waringari; Warniaka; Warramulla; Wawilja; Wommana; Woneiga; Nam bulatji; Wal bri

Publisher name

Warlpiri Literature Production Centre

Place of publication


File type


Other identifier

cdu:62821; LAAL_ID:wa0572




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

Copyright owner

Warlpiri Literature Production Centre



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

WARDARRKA. Kalalu rdaku panunu ngula jangkaj u ka l alu watiya wardarrka yirranu, warlu kurra kalalu ngul aj angkaju kalalu yapa n yunuju kankarlu ngunanj a yirra rnu mukarniki mukarniki kala yapaju jankaj a ngulaj angkaj u kalalu yapaju karrinja yirrarnu kala wangkaj a lku ngurr j ulkarna yalirli kiliji yulurdul u ngurrju-manu. Wardarrkaj u-ka pa r rirmi manangkarrala, parrkaju wi t a, wita kala wat iya j u ngul a j u wir~ nyay irni ngurrjumaninj a kur l ang u j u ka pala wa tiya jirrama kari wardarrka manu wanngard i . J I Aca cia ligula ta . A smoking medicine . Wattle tree 2 - J metres tall , genen1.lly with .:1 iL1,,, scatter~d yellow flowers . Found on sand hills and sand plain . When a man is ve ry sick , dig a hole, place embers J:1d L~~~b in the bottom and cover with .:l t hick layer o: :nanc:ks anC leav es so there will be plenty of smoke . Lay tht.:- -; Lek mi-in on t he b r anches and cove r him with mo r e leaves . Lie ,;:nokc a nd heat will cause him to s weat pr ofusely , and the sickne!:is comes out i n the sweat . A gene r al medi cine especial ly good for diz z iness, nerve s and fies . 23

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.