Conversation between Tom Dutton and Dolly Cannon

Flint, Elwyn Henry Conversation between Tom Dutton and Dolly Cannon. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Conversation between Tom Dutton and Dolly Cannon
Recording Date 1963-05-29
Place of Recording Palm Island
Year available 2015
Contributor Tom Dutton
Dolly Cannon
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 50, Tape R193E, 689.71sec to 781.61sec.
Duration 91.9sec
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 Conversation
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: Now, can you ask me some questions in English? You ask me some questions in English.
Researcher: Ask me where I come from.
Participant: Where you come from?
Researcher: I come from Brisbane.
Participant: Good place?
Researcher: Mmm?
Researcher: Yeah, that's right.
Researcher: Say it again?
Participant: Good place, Brisbane?
Researcher: Oh, yeah, not a bad place.
Researcher: Is it hot?
Researcher: Ask me is it hot.
Participant: Any hot?
Researcher: Oh, just like this, yeah.
Participant: I suppose he cold.
Researcher: Oh, sometimes. You know, in winter time.
Researcher: It's sometimes cold in winter time.
Researcher: What about rain? You ask me about rain.
Participant: Any rain?
Researcher: Mmm, sometimes we get rain on - especially in summer time, around Christmas time, you know.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: When do you get rain here?
Participant: Summer time.
Researcher: Summer time, eh?
Participant: Mmm.
Researcher: Yes.
Researcher: Ask me do I smoke.
Participant: Do you smoke?
Researcher: Oh, no, I never tried to smoke. Do you smoke?
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: What sort do you smoke?
Participant: Sometimes I smoke plug.
Researcher: Plug. Anything else?
Participant: That's all I smoke.
Researcher: And who are your children, Dolly?
Participant: Dorothy.
Researcher: Mmm.
Participant: Nolene.
Researcher: Mmm.
Participant: Elaine.
Researcher: Mmm.
Participant: Colleen.
Researcher: Oh, you've got quite a few, haven't you?
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Yes.
Researcher: And who are these children here?
Participant: That belong to Rachael Lopar.
Researcher: Oh, Rachael's children, eh?
Researcher: She's not (unclear). She (unclear).
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: She's playing. G'day.
Researcher: What's his name?
Participant: Winnie.
Researcher: Winnie, eh?
Participant: Mmm.
Researcher: Alright.
Identifier Group 193

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