Conversation about the participant's history as one of the first settlers, and his occupation

Flint, Elwyn Henry Conversation about the participant's history as one of the first settlers, and his occupation. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Conversation about the participant's history as one of the first settlers, and his occupation
Recording Date 1965-05-19
Place of Recording Moa Island
Year available 2015
Contributor Tom Dutton
Andai Ware
Turu Levi
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 51, Tape R304C, 54.956sec to 116.115sec.
Duration 61.159sec
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 Mabuiag / Kalaw Lagaw Ya / Kala Lagaw Ya
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 you know all about the history of the island.
Participant: I know all about the history of the island, because I was one of them.
Researcher: Oh.
Researcher: And have you got it written out there, have you?
Participant: I've got it all written out.
Researcher: At home, or here?
Participant: I've got it here.
Researcher: Would you like to read it to us, or-
Participant: Yes.
Researcher: Or talk it to us.
Participant: I'll read it out to you.
Researcher: You're a teacher, aren't you?
Participant: Yes, I am one of the school teachers.
Researcher: Alright, read it.
Participant: Because I was one of them.
Participant: One of the early...
Participant: Settlers, here.
Researcher: Mm.
Participant: Course, Bana Chris is the oldest, but he came...
Participant: When Miss Buchanan was here, was already...
Participant: The mission was already here.
Researcher: Mm.
Participant: Back.
Participant: Well I came here to (unclear) and all that.
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: Could you talk just a little bit louder, Andai? Can you talk just a little bit louder?
Participant: The-
Participant: Will I read?
Researcher: (unclear) you read it.
Identifier Group 304C

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Created: Thu, 14 May 2015, 22:52:58 EST by Mr Andrew Martlew on behalf of School of Languages and Cultures