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Djalu Gurruwiwi’s family may be forced to leave their Arnhem Land community of Birritjimi – ABC News

Djalu Gurruwiwi has performed for Prince Charles, shone on the big screen and had his design on a $1 coin. But a housing crisis means the future of his own comm…



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A deep, low rumble resounds through the barrel of Djalu Gurruwiwi’s yidaki his didgeridoo like thunder on the horizon.
Key points:

  • The Gurruwiwi family say they are increasingly concerned for children living in unsafe housing at Birritjimi
  • The community falls outside of NT Government and regional council service areas
  • A bid is in for $15 million to move the 200 residents into housing elsewhere

It’s a sound which has attracted pilgrims from across the globe…

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