Witladla has lost his necklace! How will he be able to get it back on his own?
Meet, sing and dance along with Witladla and his friends as he discovers that together we can do anything!
Produced for pre-school aged children, Larrakia Elder June Mills tells the story of the little owl, Witladla, and his lost necklace. Filled with original songs, puppets that reference traditional Larrakia designs and fun interactions, young audiences will be captivated by this moment of a lost necklace in the life of Witladla.
Following the show or film screening, children with their family and/or carers will be able to meet June Mills and all the characters in the play.
Cast & crew
ORIGINAL CONCEPT & CREATION
Larrakia Elder June Mills
June Mills hopes ‘Witladla’ will inspire audiences both young and old to learn more about First Nation’s languages and Country. In particular, she would like to share her knowledge and encourage us to use the Larrakia language in and around Garrmalang (Darwin).
The Larrakia language is in danger of disappearing and is not widely spoken today. Help June and Witladla the mukmuk by learning some Larrakia words. Together we can ensure this important language is not lost forever.
My first Larrakia words to learn
|Animals found in and around Garrmalang||Place names in Garrmalang|
|Banimadla||Freshwater turtle||Bundilla||Vestey’s Beach|
|Billawara||Black Cockatoo||Damabilagwa||One Mile Dam|
|Damadangala||Dugong||Darriba nungalinya||Old Man Rock, Casuarina Beach|
|Datlawa||Frill-neck lizard||Kululuk||Nightcliff Beach|
Witladla make and do activities
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‘Witladla’ will be performed live as part of the Darwin Festival and the film will be distributed throughout the Northern Territory.
Malak Family Centre
Larrakia Nation Family Centre
Robinson River School
Tennant Creek Childcare Centre
Six Little Ducks Childcare Centre
Lil’ Antz Day Care
Alice Springs Family Day Care