The Mala Story
The Wintjiri Wiru story begins in the spiritual heart of Australia. Working in partnership with an Anangu Working Group from Kaltukatjara and Uluru, we have brought a chapter of the ancient Mala story to life with the use of ground-breaking technology to create an immersive cultural experience unlike anywhere else in the world.
experience the Mala Story first-hand at Uluru
The story begins with the Mala (rufous hare-wallaby) People, living at Uluru, conducting their inma (their ceremony).
An invitation came from the west, to join another inma. This was not possible, as the ceremony had begun, and could not be stopped. So a huge devil dog called Kurpany was created to destroy the Mala inma.
The evil spirit travelled toward the Mala people. Luunpa, the Kingfisher Woman, was the first to spot it. She warned them and they did not listen. The evil spirit shape-shifted into many forms.
First, the trees, then rocks, and birds, and ultimately, Kurpany, the devil dog. Luunpa screamed out and told the Mala People that an evil spirit was coming, they finally saw it and became terrified.
The dog attacked and killed many of the Mala men, and in great fear and confusion, the remaining Mala fled South from Uluru. Kurpany did not attack the Mala women.
They are still living here at Uluru today. The Kingfisher Woman still keeps watch, and the dog's footprints are embedded in Uluru.
This story is still here and will be forever. It is our story from our old people. Our story will always be held and passed from generation to generation.
We are Anangu, the people of Uluru and Kaltukatjara (Docker River). We are happy to share our story with you. As your travel home, take this with you and share it with your people. This way, we will always be connected.
This is our Country, and we have a responsibility to this Country. We have made sure that the show site has been carefully chosen, to ensure our Country and animals are protected.
We ask that you tread lightly, as you experience our Country and our story.
Welcome to Wintjiri Wiru.
As custodians of the land, Anangu hold the Mala story from Kaltukatjara to Uluru. To share their story, RAMUS designed and produced an artistic platform using drones, light and sound to create an immersive storytelling experience.