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dvR_030808_T3
Charlie Mangulda, Tim Mamitba and Murray Garde come back from site survey with helicopter. This is followed by footage of a sunset river cruise with Max Davidson, containing useful images of flora and fauna for elicitation purposes.
dvR_030808_T2
Archie Brown, Reggie Cooper and David Minyimak verify the location of places, clan territories and sacred sites. BB checks transcription of place names, sites, clans, and clan territories. The text is mostly in English with some Iwaidja.
dvR_060725_T1
Visiting Khaki Marralas country: Khaki Marrala, a knowledgable Iwaidja man who lives on Croker Island, was talking for decades about going back to his country on the mainland (Wilyi), to set up an outstation and live there with his family. In July 2006 the researchers Bruce Birch, Nicholas Evans, Murray Garde and Kim Akerman organized a field trip with Khaki Marrala and two other informants to Wilyi. It is the first time since 25 years that Khaki Marrala is back on his homeland.
dvR_030807_T1
Trip from Croker Island to Mangurlhan with Archie Brown, David Minyimak, Reggie Cooper, Tim Mamitba, Bruce Birch and Murray Garde. This recording contains the flight from Croker Island to Waak on the mainland. The Iwaidja language consultants name some places, plants and siginificant sites, e.g. a rock named as " tha fat of the taipan" on their way to Mangulhan.The text is mostly in English with some Iwaidja and Kunwinjku (as interpreting help).
dvR_040511_T2
Joy Williams Malwagag and Ilijili Lamilami discuss kinship terminology and triangular kinship terms.
dvR_060725_T2
Visiting Khaki Marralas country: Khaki Marrala, a knowledgable Iwaidja man who lives on Croker Island, was talking for decades about going back to his country on the mainland (Wilyi), to set up an outstation and live there with his family. In July 2006 the researchers Bruce Birch, Nicholas Evans, Murray Garde and Kim Akerman organized a field trip with Khaki Marrala and two other informants to Wilyi. It is the first time since 25 years that Khaki Marrala is back on his homeland.
dvR_030809_T2A
Camp conversation (during the Mangurlhan Site Survey Trip) about various topics, e.g. praying mantis and water goanna (painted on lorrkon); tracking bees with spiderweb and listing of six bee types; a hornet; naming of various bird species and their significance in creation stories. The text is in English, Iwaidja and Kunwinjku.
dvR_060723_A
Visiting Khaki Marralas country: Khaki Marrala, a knowledgable Iwaidja man who lives on Croker Island, was talking for decades about going back to his country on the mainland (Wilyi), to set up an outstation and live there with his family. In July 2006 the researchers Bruce Birch, Nicholas Evans, Murray Garde and Kim Akerman organized a field trip with Khaki Marrala and two other informants to Wilyi. It is the first time since 25 years that Khaki Marrala is back on his homeland.
dvR_030804
Khaki Marrala and David Minyimak talk about how to find and how to cut down a hollow tree containing wild honey. They name various bee types and list the tree species in which honey can be found. They explain the different parts of a bees nest (wax, eggs, honey, etc), and what part of it can be eaten. The text is partly in Iwaidja, partly in English, and also contains some Kunwinjku.
dvR_040512
Joy Williams Malwagag and Ilijili Lamilami discuss kinship terminology and triangular kinship terms.
dvR_040511_T1
Joy Williams Malwagag and Ilijili Lamilami discuss kinship terminology and triangular kinship terms.
dvR_030809_T4
Contains natural dialogue in Iwaidja by David Minyimak, Reggie Cooper and Archie Brown after their Jurtbirrk ("Love Songs") perfomance at Marradi Wiyul (Max Davidson's Safari Camp) during the Mangurlhan site survey trip.
dvR_060727_T1
Visiting Khaki Marralas country: Khaki Marrala, a knowledgable Iwaidja man who lives on Croker Island, was talking for decades about going back to his country on the mainland (Wilyi), to set up an outstation and live there with his family. In July 2006 the researchers Bruce Birch, Nicholas Evans, Murray Garde and Kim Akerman organized a field trip with Khaki Marrala and two other informants to Wilyi. It is the first time since 25 years that Khaki Marrala is back on his homeland.
dvR_030809_T2B
David Minyimak, Reggie Cooper and Archie Brown perform Jurtbirrk "Iwaidja Love Songs" at night at Marradi Wiyul (Max Davidson's Safari Camp) during the Mangurlhan site survey trip. There is also some conversation during music breaks in Iwaidja and English, including good natural dialogue.
dvR_060728_T1
Visiting Khaki Marralas country: Khaki Marrala, a knowledgable Iwaidja man who lives on Croker Island, was talking for decades about going back to his country on the mainland (Wilyi), to set up an outstation and live there with his family. In July 2006 the researchers Bruce Birch, Nicholas Evans, Murray Garde and Kim Akerman organized a field trip with Khaki Marrala and two other informants to Wilyi. It is the first time since 25 years that Khaki Marrala is back on his homeland.
dvR_030809_T3A
David Minyimak, Reggie Cooper and Archie Brown perform Jurtbirrk "Iwaidja Love Songs" at night at Marradi Wiyul (Max Davidson's Safari Camp) during the Mangurlhan site survey trip (continuation of dvR_030809_T2B).
dvR_040916
Creation story of how people first came to Northwestern Arnhem Land, and how they came to speak so many different languages. Warramurrungunji is the First Woman or Mother Creator of the Northwest Arnhem Landers. She came across the sea from the northwest, and landed first at the northern end of Croker Island, where she gave birth to the inhabitants and their language. From there she travelled to the mainland where she deposited both the coastal and inland peoples and assigned them all a language.
dvR_060728_T2
Visiting Khaki Marralas country: Khaki Marrala, a knowledgable Iwaidja man who lives on Croker Island, was talking for decades about going back to his country on the mainland (Wilyi), to set up an outstation and live there with his family. In July 2006 the researchers Bruce Birch, Nicholas Evans, Murray Garde and Kim Akerman organized a field trip with Khaki Marrala and two other informants to Wilyi. It is the first time since 25 years that Khaki Marrala is back on his homeland.
dvR_060723_B
Visiting Khaki Marralas country: Khaki Marrala, a knowledgable Iwaidja man who lives on Croker Island, was talking for decades about going back to his country on the mainland (Wilyi), to set up an outstation and live there with his family. In July 2006 the researchers Bruce Birch, Nicholas Evans, Murray Garde and Kim Akerman organized a field trip with Khaki Marrala and two other informants to Wilyi. It is the first time since 25 years that Khaki Marrala is back on his homeland.
dvR_030807_T2
Trip from Croker Island to Mangulhan with Archie Brown, David Minyimak, Reggie Cooper, Tim Mamitba, Bruce Birch and Murray Garde. On the way to Marradi Wiyul (Max Davidson's Safari Camp), the Iwaidja language consultants name a few plants. Next day, Charlie Mangulda joins the recording session of the site survey team. They discuss sites to be visited, including 'Warrulany Jang', and plan the first helicopter trip.