Sandy Cannon's work on the canefields

Flint, Elwyn Henry Sandy Cannon's work on the canefields. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Sandy Cannon's work on the canefields
Recording Date 1963-05-29
Place of Recording Palm Island
Year available 2015
Contributor Tom Dutton
Sandy Cannon
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 50, Tape R193E, 121.24sec to 211.45sec.
Duration 90.21sec
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 Djabugay / Tjapukai / Djabuganjdji
Yidiny / Yidindji
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 were you working a lot on the canefields?
Participant: Yes, I been -
Researcher: Can you tell me something about the kind of work you did there?
Participant: Well, I was driving truck and plants and sugarcane and things like that and -
Participant: Bit of tractor jobs and ploughing and disking and things like that.
Researcher: Did you -
Participant: That's where I start to pick up, you know -
Participant: Start - learn to work.
Participant: So I got broken in for - on the job that way.
Researcher: Mmm. Did you live with your father and mother for very long?
Participant: Oh, well, not too long.
Participant: Since I got into long trousers that's the time I -
Participant: Father and mother's -
Participant: Well, me father went first, left me, and then me mother about - oh, a month, a couple of month after.
Researcher: Did she?
Participant: She died.
Researcher: Hmm. And where were they living? On Yarrabah, or -
Participant: No, they was living at a place called White Rock.
Researcher: Oh yes.
Researcher: And when they just - when they left you, then you went on your own, did you?
Participant: Yeah, I was still on me own, working for the same boss.
Researcher: Hmm. What was the boss like?
Participant: Oh, it was alright.
Researcher: He was a good boss, was he?
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: And what was his name?
Participant: His name Bill Cannon.
Researcher: Bill Cannon. Oh yeah.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Is that where you got your name Cannon from?
Participant: That's where I got it from.
Researcher: I see.
Researcher: Is he still up there, do you know?
Participant: No, the old Bill died.
Researcher: Did he?
Participant: Only the young son of his that runs the place now.
Researcher: Hmm.
Participant: Up at White Rock.
Researcher: Yes.
Researcher: Alright. I think that'll be quite enough for us this afternoon.
Participant: Yeah. Right.
Researcher: (unclear)
Identifier Group 193

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Created: Fri, 05 Jun 2015, 13:41:22 EST by Elizabeth Alvey