Dreamtime stories

Jilgirr. Children are around and are heard on recording at times. Story of the fight war and how they got their names. Main story telling JM, with thehelp of DR and NN. see also video recording of this story **good material for prosodic analysis
Jilgirr. Children are around and are heard on recording at times. Story of a war between the fish near Police Man Point and how the fish got their names. Main story telling JM, with the help of DR and NN. See also video recording of this story.
Traditional Dreamtime story about how the rivers were forged and why there are dry and wet seasons. During the dreamtime two brolgas liked to eat honey. They ate so much of it that they became very thirsty. So they got a big coolamon and scooped up all the water from the rivers and gorges. But the frogs were unhappy about it. All the rivers were dry now and they didn't have any water to live in. So all the frogs got spears and threw the spears at the coolamon. But none of the right-handed frogs could do it. Only the left-handed frog finally succeeded and speared the coolamon. Then all the water spilled and it rained filling the rivers and billabongs again. This is why there are wet and dry seasons.
Traditional Dreamtime story about how the rivers were forged and why there are dry and wet seasons. During the dreamtime two brolgas liked to eat honey. They ate so much of it that they became very thirsty. So they got a big coolamon and scooped up all the water from the rivers and gorges. But the frogs were unhappy about it. All the rivers were dry now and they didn't have any water to live in. So all the frogs got spears and threw the spears at the coolamon. But none of the right-handed frogs could do it. Only the left-handed frog finally succeeded and speared the coolamon. Then all the water spilled and it rained filling the rivers and billabongs again. This is why there are wet and dry seasons.
Visit to Bradshaw and Gimil country with army plane; place names and description of trip. (Checked with IP, EH, DBit; 18/05/2008)
Visit to Bradshaw and Gimil country with army plane; place names and description of trip. (Checked with IP, EH, DBit; 18/05/2008)
Stories about going on Army planes and helicopters for land surveys in Bradshaw – country connected to Jiniminy (Bat) Dreaming. Session files ES01_A03_04-9. Cont. from ES01_A03_06. Checked with DP, 27/05/2003, and IP, 17/05/08. Annotations by Dorothea Hoffmann and Eva Schultze-Berndt.
Stories about going on Army planes and helicopters for land surveys in Bradshaw – country connected to Jiniminy (Bat) Dreaming. Session files ES01_A03_04-9. Cont. from ES01_A03_06. Checked with DP, 27/05/2003, and IP, 17/05/08. Annotations by Dorothea Hoffmann and Eva Schultze-Berndt. - 04: Bradshaw visit in planes - 05: Split rock & white, shining rock - 06: Using fish poison trees - 07: Jiniminy story cont. - 08: Jiniminy (‘Bat’) Dreaming Story cont; Mainly discussion of the name of the species that speared Jiniminy when he was trying to escape with the fire.
More details of the Jiniminy (Bat Dreaming) Story; traditional ways of making spear heads, knives, hooks, and fishing nets.
More details of the Jiniminy (Bat Dreaming) Story; traditional ways of making spear heads, knives, hooks, and fishing nets.
Jiniminy (Bat) Dreaming Story
Jiniminy (Bat) Dreaming Story
Jajigi (Groper) and Dawujbany (Perch) Dreamtime story. Told slowly as for dictation, with the aim of producing an illustrated booklet.
Jajigi (Groper) and Dawujbany (Perch) Dreamtime story. Told slowly as for dictation, with the aim of producing an illustrated booklet.
Luma (Blue Tongue) Dreaming Story. There is a Blue Tongue Lizard with a stripy face; when it was a man in Dreamtime he used to paint his face with pretty colours to attract women. He's making the rainbow colours. This is DRs Dreaming. Recording in 3 brief sections merged into one audio file
Luma (Blue Tongue) Dreaming Story. There is a Blue Tongue Lizard with a stripy face; when it was a man in Dreamtime he used to paint his face with pretty colours to attract women. He's making the rainbow colours. This is DRs Dreaming. Recording in 3 brief sections merged into one audio file.
Video taken at Wiribma ngalurr gardbany (Dog Dreaming Site behind Wayside Inn, Timber Creek). Dog Dreaming story, some landscape features, crocodile.
Video taken at Wiribma ngalurr gardbany ("Where the dog fell down", Dog Dreaming Site behind Wayside Inn, Timber Creek). Dog Dreaming story, some landscape features, crocodile.
Mythological narrative: Emu and Brolga. The two fight because Emu had tricked Brolga into killing all but two of her children; therefore Brolga now only has two eggs. Brolga breaks Emu's wings, therefore Emu now cannot fly. The two move along different locations near the Victoria River before staying for good in the hills and near the river, respectively.
Mythological narrative: Emu and Brolga. The two fight because Emu had tricked Brolga into killing all but two of her children; therefore Brolga now only has two eggs. Brolga breaks Emu's wings, therefore Emu now cannot fly. The two move along different locations near the Victoria River before staying for good in the hills and near the river, respectively.

Citation

Eva Schultze-Berndt, Candide Simard, Dorothea Hoffmann, EH, Glenn Wightman, IP, and Mark Harvey (1996 - 2010). Item "Dreamtime stories" in collection "Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0008-6844-6. (Accessed 2024-04-14)

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