About Vivian Solomon's family and how he has forgotten some language

Flint, Elwyn Henry About Vivian Solomon's family and how he has forgotten some language. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title About Vivian Solomon's family and how he has forgotten some language
Recording Date 1965-12-01
Place of Recording Woorabinda
Year available 2015
Contributor Elwyn Flint
Vivian Solomon
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 54, Tape R330, 785.99sec to 888.89sec.
Duration 102.9sec
Language eng
Rights Please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library to inquire about this work.
License Creative Commons Attribution noncommercial no derivatives

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Subject Bidjara
Genres Conversation
Abstract/Summary This collection comprises written documents and recordings collected by Elwyn Flint, mostly as part of his long term research project in the 1960s, known as the Queensland Speech Survey. The survey includes recordings of Indigenous Languages spoken by Aboriginal people all over the state and those spoken in the Torres Strait Islands. It remains the largest and broadest collection of languages spoken in Queensland in the 20th century.
Keyword Aboriginal Australians -- Languages
Queensland Speech Survey
English Language -- Dialects – Australia
Advisory Statement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material and information accessed on this site may be culturally sensitive for some individuals and communities. The University of Queensland has approval from traditional owners and/or descendants of the people who participated in Elwyn Flint’s Queensland Speech Survey in the 1960s.
Acknowledgements This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program.
Participant: See, long - a lot - whole lot of words, you know, you forgot all about (unclear)
Researcher: Yeah.
Researcher: Yes. Oh yes.
Researcher: But still, this is very good. This is very good.
Participant: Like, we've been away so long from our people
Researcher: But you do very well. This is very interesting.
Participant: Like, see, we had people here up in the -
Researcher: You smoke if you want to. Come on, you have a smoke. Don't let me tire you.
Researcher: Yes, yes. Well, this is all - this is very interesting, because it's so like the other language I heard.
Participant: Like -
Participant: Yeah.
Participant: Like, if my mother was here now, you see - she's outsider now.
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: And if she was here now you could get her to talk to me.
Researcher: Where is she living now?
Participant: She living in Duaringa.
Researcher: Oh, her name must be - what is her name?
Participant: Daisy.
Researcher: Daisy. Myrtle Daisy.
Participant: Daisy Solomon.
Researcher: Oh, Daisy Solomon. Oh yes.
Participant: Mmm.
Researcher: Now, it'd be possible perhaps if somebody went to Duaringa to meet her, would it?
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: And she knows a lot, eh?
Participant: She knows a lot what (unclear) you know, she been talking to white men
Researcher: Oh yes, yes.
Participant: Teaching those sort of things and old Dad used to teach us, and once he gone he died of course we-
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: We got mum out here now with me other brother, youngest brother Mike.
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: Like, I was the oldest one in the family, see.
Researcher: Yesm yes.
Participant: Like, the third oldest, and -
Researcher: Oh yes, yes.
Participant: (unclear) working (unclear)
Participant: And we got (unclear) five years (unclear) went away from my son.
Researcher: Yes.
Researcher: Good. Yes. Well, that's right.
Researcher: Well you have a smoke, and don't let me tire you out, because it's hard.
Participant: This isn't very hard.
Researcher: You know, it's -
Researcher: There's no hurry. We can do this again.
Researcher: There'll probably be some other people, my mob, come up to -
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Do language only, you see.
Researcher: I'm doing English.
Researcher: But I go back soon, but there are three other people down in Brisbane.
Participant: Oh.
Participant: Oh.
Researcher: With me.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: And they're interested in language only, so they'll come up and stay longer, and then they'll go out to the other places, you see.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: But I'm just trying to get, you know, just some of the - show them what's here.
Participant: Oh, oh, yeah.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: And, you know, it's about time they did it.
Researcher: Yes. It's very interesting.
Identifier Group 332

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