When We Walked: Irritilatju Tjina Anangi (Radio Documentary)
In 2012 Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation organized two long walks through country. PAW Media made an award-winning radio documentary about the walks: When We Walked: Irritilatju Tjina Anangi’.
Many thanks also to the Department of Health and Ageing for funding this project through their Get Active, Live Longer campaign.
The first walk started at Yitilangi swamp near Kintore, went past Nguman and Yuwalki outstations, and finished with about 20 women and children walking into Kintore 9 days and 75 kms later.
The second walk started just near Mt Liebig community. About 60 people walked all the way around the hills to Winparku outstation and on past Limestone Bore near Haasts Bluff. This walk also covered about 75 kms over 9 days.
These community walks aimed to support both physical and cultural health, giving people a chance to spend time out on their country, and to walk and be active every day. Community leaders are worried about the amount of diabetes and other chronic diseases, and believe that activities such as this help people to stay healthy.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi: www.waltja.org.au
Interviewers: Jack Jangala Cook, Cherise Tilmouth, Isobelle Poulson and Elizabeth Ross.
Editors: Shane White and Dennis Charles
Translations: Norbert Morris, Otto Simms, Ormay Gallagher, Dennis Charles, Clifford Brown and Elizabeth Ross
Narration: Dennis Charles, Elizabeth Ross, Elizabeth Katakarinja and Vaughn Hargraves
Music: Caleb Hargraves and Running Water Band
On Location Producer: Noel Heenan
Supervising Producers: Tony Collins and Laura McDowell
Technical Producer: Catherine Connelly
Executive Producer: Michael Taylor
Stories from: Jack Cook, Walter Jugadai, Roderick Kantamara, Francis Kelly, Harry Dickson, Terrence Abbott, Leslie Daniels, Linda Anderson, Alison Anderson, Marilyn Nangala, Irene Nangala, Violet Johnson, Rachel Stockmen, Eunice Napangardi, Sandra Turner, Tilau Nangala, Doris Bush, Tarna Andrews, Monica Robertson and Connie White.
And special thanks to Waltja, Central Desert Shire, ABC Adelaide, Kate Crossing, Ross Fraser, Susan Locke, Brendan Mounter, Rachel O'Connell and Jonathan Daw.CREATED 11 July 2016 LAST MODIFIED 11 July 2016