Malakunya 'Michael' Mununggurr
Yolngu Name: Malakunya Mununggurr
English Name: Michael
Clan Group: Djapu
Skin Name: Gumarrang
Birth place: Yirrkala
Age: Closely guarded secret...
Family: Wife, 2 boys (17 & 16) and girl (5)
Along with his brothers Michael started his tourism business Bukudal School Camps in 2011.
He is actively involved in all group visits and performs the Morning Star bunggul (dance). He is in fact the leader for the Banumbirr (Morning Star) manikay (performance).
It is Michael's responsibility to make sure that is performed correctly and passed on to future generations. Michael is also responsible for the Banumbirr being performed at other significant related sites throughout Arnhem Land.
Michael was educated at Yirrkala and spent some time in Darwin undertaking a carpentry course.
In past years Michael has worked in the local housing department, then as a shop assistant and as a mechanic.