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ES08_A01_01
Brief account in Ngarinyman of how termite mound (antbed) and white clay was rubbed on a new mother's breast to make their milk good. Prompted by watching a video of ER “cooking” a baby – i.e. treating it with hot antbed – in 1999 (ES99_V01_01). Continued/translated in ES08_A01_02.
ES08_A01_02
Brief account, mainly in Kriol, of how termite mound (antbed) and white clay was rubbed on a new mother's breast to make their milk good. Prompted by watching a video of ER “cooking” a baby in 1999. Translation and explanation of ES08_A01_01.
Antilopetransformation
Ada remembers an incident that happened when he was a child. He tells the story about a healer he knew. When the healer becomes old and sick, he magically turns himself into an antilope in order to evade death. The villagers discover that the healer has transformed himself into an antilope as they see antilope traces coming out of the healers house one morning. The villages search the forest for the transformed antilope in order to kill him (as this is bad magic), but they could never find the antilope.