Translation of "I'm eating scrub wallaby, mountain tucker"

Flint, Elwyn Henry Translation of "I'm eating scrub wallaby, mountain tucker". (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Translation of "I'm eating scrub wallaby, mountain tucker"
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, 438.24sec to 467.31sec.
Duration 29.07sec
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 Traditional language sentence
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: What - now, if you say, "Oh, I'm eating kangaroo", what do you say then?
Participant: Oh, they might ask me what I'm eating.
Participant: They might get something from the scrub, like wallaby.
Participant: Well, I'll tell 'em what are you -
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: What's that mean?
Participant: That mean mountain, scrub tucker.
Researcher: Oh, I see.
Participant: Wallaby there.
Researcher: You said, "I'm eating scrub wallaby. That's mountain tucker."
Participant: Yeah, that's mountain tucker.
Researcher: Very good.
Identifier Group 193

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Created: Fri, 05 Jun 2015, 13:43:38 EST by Elizabeth Alvey