Part 9 - Discussion: Family Violence - Cycle of Violence radio plays

This is the ninth radio play of a series designed to illustrate a fictional cycle of violence in a Yolngu community. The plays are performed in Yolngu Matha language. It is important that Damala and Ngerrk can be apart after the explosion stage. They can use womens' or mens' shelters (lolu) or go off separately to a homeland. They need other people to talk to so they can explore what is affecting their relationship. Kinship affiliations can bring people back together. By using the opportunities provided by various ceremonies (e.g. when Damala‘s son goes through circumcision), Yolngu are able to connect together through law and ritual.


Audience Educators
Learning areas Health and Physical Education
General capabilities Personal and Social Capability


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