About Fighting Song

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

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title About Fighting Song
Open Access Status Other
Recording Date 1965-12-01
Place of Recording Woorabinda
Year available 2015
Contributor Elwyn Flint
Willie Rookwood
Sadie
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 54, Tape R331_332A, Side B, 875.7sec to 1010.7sec.
Duration 135sec
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.
Transcript
Researcher: Good.
Researcher: And what's that -
Researcher: (unclear) fighting, yes.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Oh yes.
Researcher: And what do they - what happens?
Participant: They were fighting now with their knuckle, see?
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: (Traditional Language) ((singing))
Researcher: Oh yes,
Participant: (Traditional Language) ((singing))
Participant: That's how that go.
Researcher: Yes.
Researcher: And what are the words? Like, in the old -
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Ay?
Participant: That's the words, the meaning of the -
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Murri -
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Murri.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language), yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: That means?
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language), that mean knuckle.
Researcher: (Traditional Language), knuckle.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language), knuckle.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language), that's it.
Researcher: Yes, knuckle, yes.
Participant: Yeah, knuckle.
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: You gonna put that in the -
Researcher: Well, murri was man.
Participant: He's gona put the Aboriginal too.
Researcher: (Traditional Language) means fight, was it?
Participant: Ay?
Researcher: What's (Traditional Language) mean?
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: That mean fight, punch, fight one another.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Fighting.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Fighting.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: And (Traditional Language), with knuckles.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Oh, (Traditional Language).
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Ah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language), knuckles, fight with fights, yes.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language), yes.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: And what else do they say on there?
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah, (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: What -
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Participant: You walking
Researcher: Oh.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: White fella walking.
Researcher: (Traditional Language), was it?
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: White fellow was walking.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Was walking, yes.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: That mean -
Researcher: Yeah.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Mmm.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: He wanna catch them two murri.
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: See what they're fighting over.
Researcher: Oh, I see.
Researcher: And is -
Participant: White policeman.
Researcher: Yes.
Researcher: White policeman.
Participant: Yeah.
Participant: Mmm.
Researcher: And then what happens then?
Participant: Well, it come to nothing.
Researcher: Oh yes.
Participant: It just come to that corroboree there.
Researcher: Oh I see. Yes.
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