Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma

Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma (Creating successful enterprise through business) is a photographic exhibition from the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) celebrating fifty years of Yolŋu economic independence, enterprise, self-determination, culture, and ingenuity, which has been carefully selected by an all Yolŋu Community Curatorial Committee. The visual journey shares the successful and industrious history of the Arnhem Land communities and its peoples of Gapuwiyak, Milingimbi, Galiwin’ku, Ramingining and Minjilang.

Djämamirriy mala ga nhäma yuṯa girri’ yäku ‘TV’ (Young retailers looking at a new thing called television). Nearest TV L to R: Jennifer Batumbil, Gumbarrawuy and Djaypila, Galiwin’ku Training Centre, early 1970s. Courtesy Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin / ALPA retailers are learning about a new thing called television. When ALPA stores started, we introduced a lot of technology that wasn’t even available in mainland stores such as computers for book-keeping and TV monitors. Our employees were extremely quick to learn new technologies.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
From 12 June 2022

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