Oondoorrd : married turtle
Film et Vidéo
- Auteurs : Torres Mitch (19..-....) ; Torres Petris ; Davey Irene ; Davey Joe ; Davey Ashley ;
- Sujets : Bardi (peuple d'Australie) -- Moeurs et coutumes -- Australie-Occidentale, Bardi (peuple d'Australie), Tortues marines, Western Australia Kimberley, Films documentaires Australie-Occidentale, Courts métrages
- Langue(s) : Australiennes, langues, Anglais
- Description matérielle : 1 DVD toutes zones (22 min), : Coul., (PAL), son.
- Pays de publication : Australie
- Collection (notice d'ensemble) : The CAAMA collection, Nganampa Anwernekenhe
La 1re de couverture du conteneur indique : 'The hunt for the special Oondoorrd or female turtle in the mating season, in the ocean off the West Kimberley region of Western Australia' ; La 4e de couverture du conteneur indique : 'For the Bardi people of the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome in the West Kimberley, it is Oondoorrd time, a time of celebration and friendly competition as young men try to spear their first 'married turtle' a rite of passage into being a good hunter of turtles. Irene Davey, an Elder from the West Kimberley region, talks about her people's traditional association with the sea: 'we are a saltwater people the ocean is our shop'. From the ocean they catch fish, shellfish and dugong but the special treat of all is the Oondoorrd, the female turtle in the mating season with eggs inside her. Irene's son, Gordon Davey, and younger family members go hunting for turtle in a dinghy with an outboard motor, and with much excitement, catch an ordinary turtle by hand before pursuing and spearing the special Oondoorrd. The trip is partly to catch the turtle for food, but also teach the younger generation how to hunt in the ocean. Finally, the catch is cooked and shared between community members, to Irene's satisfaction'