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Jedda Puruntatameri

One Tree, One Man 2008


6 minutes, 15 seconds

Artist Statement

One tree, one man.

There is only one remaining Tamarind tree left standing in the centre of Pirlangimpi, on the Tiwi islands. There is only one man left to tell its story. 90 year old Justin, elder and Master of Ceremony, is the last living link this community has to its centuries long history of trading goods, culture and even love with the seafaring Macassans.


Jedda Puruntatameri is from Pirlangimpi on the Tiwi Islands. She has a long working history as a radio broadcaster and manager of the local BRACS (Broadcasting from Remote Aboriginal Community Scheme) Unit at Pirlangimpi.

Jedda recently worked as a Production Assistant on the feature documentary ‘A League of Their Own’, which was also shot on the Tiwi Islands.

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