About Red Kangaroo Song

Flint, Elwyn Henry About Red Kangaroo Song. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title About Red Kangaroo Song
Open Access Status Other
Recording Date 1965-12-01
Place of Recording Woorabinda
Year available 2015
Contributor Elwyn Flint
Willie Rookwood
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 54, Tape R331_332A, Side B, 692.28sec to 783.21sec.
Duration 90.93sec
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 Kuungkari / Gunggari
Genres Culture, stories, people
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.
Researcher: And that - what is that now - the name of that about? What is that about?
Participant: That's the red kangaroo.
Researcher: Red kangaroo, yes.
Participant: Yeah. See?
Researcher: What's the word for red kangaroo?
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Mmm.
Researcher: Yeah.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Ah yes.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)?
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Yes, (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language). And what's that mean?
Participant: Kangaroo, red kangaroo.
Researcher: Oh, red kangaroo.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Red kangaroo.
Participant: Well, this here -
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: That's happy family now, see?
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: That kangaroo asleep, see?
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: So there's a person sneaking for him, see?
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: So we hear these birds singing out now, see?
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: You know them happy family birds.
Researcher: Yes, happy family birds. Yes. Yes.
Participant: Yes. They singing out now.
Researcher: Mmm.
Participant: Well that fella got up now with a fright now.
Researcher: Oh yes, yes.
Participant: He see that fella.
Researcher: Yeah.
Participant: He look around. He see that murri coming for him.
Researcher: Yeah. Yeah.
Participant: He wanna kill him, see?
Researcher: Yes, yes.
Participant: It's no good. He went.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Ah good.
Researcher: And what are the words in the actual - can you remember what the words are in the song? The words in the song that you were singing?
Researcher: Just as you told me like (Traditional Language).
Participant: Ay?
Researcher: Can you tell me the words in the song?
Participant: Which song? The first?
Researcher: This one, the red kangaroo.
Participant: Well, that's what that red kangaroo mean.
Researcher: Yeah.
Participant: (unclear)
Researcher: Yeah.
Identifier Group 332

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