DOBES Archive

DN talks about being stranded on an island because his canoe floated away
The speaker talks about how to kill and prepare a pig. Part of a traditional feast is to kill a pig. This usually takes place at sunrise. The pigs is hit on the head. Later its fur will be burnt off on the fire and the pig is cut into pieces on top of a plattform. In Rouku and the surrounding villages this is usually done by the speaker who has a lot of experience in doing this. The recording was made with a video camera and the audio from the camera is of bad quality. There is no separate audio available because the microphone was broken and did not record.
A couple of giants from the mountains come down to the coast at low-tide. Thinking that the reef is dry land, they plant a banana garden and go back home. When they discover the next day that their garden has been destroyed, they get angry because they think that other people did it.
This is a recording done in Bimadbn from notes made from a previous discussion of grammar. Nick Evans is working with the following three Nen speakers: 1.) Kawa Wlila 2.) Binzawa (Michael) Idaba 3.) Mango Kaeko Keywords: Elicitation; Wordlist
Video of the next stage in making a grass skirt for Independence Day celebrations in Morehead. In these videos the bark that was removed from the tree has been left out in the sun to dry for a couple of days. It is now being cleaned up and separated into strands to be woven. Casual conversation between Wára and Arammba speakers. Keywords: Procedural; Material Culture
Recording of Jimmy reading last year’s Genesis translation. Keywords: Religion; Church
Song - ?
EZ talks about his early experienceswith sailing canoes, sailaus, different rigs, names, construction, paints, etc
Elicitation and discussion of kinship terms in Wára (Wära) Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present. The speaker comes from Yokwa and speaks Wára (Kómnzo is considered by Ethnologue to be a dialect of Wára (tci)). She has married a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Kinship
EE relates mouse story 3 (Ball spiel - i.e. ball game)
EC tells Manki story (about different winds)
Abia Mbäi takes Chris, Julia, and Christian to the savannah and river neaby Rouku Village to offer names and descriptions of birds. This walk occurred in the afternoon of the arrival of Chris and Julia to Rouku. The Sennheiser EW112-P G3B wireless tranceiver/receicver with a lapel microphone was used along with the PMD661 Marantz recorder. Keywords: Birds
A boy´s mother dies and the father marries again. The stepmother treats the boy badly and the boy runs away. He finds his mother, who is now a spirit, and his mother takes him to the world of spirits.
This is a recording of a man who had been hunting during the night MAK with his two sons. He had caught a cuscus and a crocodile. After he returned in the morning, he send one of his sons to show me the cuscus and the crocodile. recorded with a Canon XA10 with a shotgun mic Rode Videomic
This is a subsequent discussion about various topics. Amongst them is a series of pictures of old artefacts from FE Williams' Papuan of the Trans-Fly. recorded with a Marantz PMD 661 no video.
Footage of girls collecting water and serving food and the various vessels used. Also Bare using a bush knife to open a coconut. Keywords: Material culture; Food
This is a recording of Trafe Kaumb who is talking about her personal history. She talks about her school life in Daru highschool.
BF tells Tauhau story - follow up (Logea place names)
This is a recording of gardening. The grass on the garden plot had been cut during the previous weeks. In the two videos Lucy Abia and Abia Bai are burning the grass. recorded with a Canon G12 photocamera.