DOBES Archive

dvR_050928
The researchers show the informant photos of historical spears, spear throwers, clubs and harpoons which were found in North Western Arnhem Land and which are housed with the SA Museum. They ask the informant to identify the different objects in Iwaidja. Additionally, one of the researchers draws the objects which were being identified by the informant to verify the Iwaidja terms.
dvR_050929_T2
The informants are shown pictures of land animals, and asked to identify each animal in Iwaidja (bandicoot, possum, quoll, etc.). They also give information on the cooking procedure and the cuts of certain species such as the bandicoot.
dvR_050921_T2
The informant demonstrates the making of a mourning necklace. The rope used for this demonstration was bought in the local shop. (Part 2 of 2)
dvR_050921_T1
The informant demonstrates the making of a mourning necklace. The rope used for this demonstration was bought in the shop. (Part 1 of 2)
dvR_050929_T1
The informants identify and verify the Iwaidja names of certain spear types, spear throwers, club and harpoons. The text contains several other topics such as Iwaidja, names of snakes, discussion about bush sugar cane juice, crab claws, animals, etc.
dvR_050927_B
The informant demonstrates how to make a string with the fibres of the bark of a Banyan tree. She then produces a traditional mourning necklace which widows (male and female) used to wear around their neck to indicate their loss. After a certain griefing period, which was determined by certain relatives, the necklace got cut off and attached to the person's dilly bag.
dvR_050927_A
The informant demonstrates how to make a two ply string with the fibres of the bark of a Banyan tree.