Repatriated collections

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In September, Ray and Diana Vallance, principal and school teacher at Punmu from 1984 to 1988, donated five photo albums to the Martu archive. They include photos of the Punmu Christmas parties in 1984 and 1985, as well as a teacher's language trip to Nyaparu (Alice) Springs in 1986. In 2018, the Puntura-ya Ninti team will be visiting Ray and Diana again to go through the rest of their collection and repatriate more materials into the Martu archive.


Nick Thieberger, a linguist who worked with Warnman in the late 1980s, has also donated his collection of photos and Warnman recordings to the Martu archive.