06_June

Crow and Jackal story. In the Dalabon language, MT decribes the scene of each picture card. She interprets the jackal/dog to beg the fish from the crow, and the crow to have intentionally given the fish to the dog. SC erroneously reports the date to be 11/06/2012.
Crow and Jackal story. MT retells the story with all of the cards laid out in front of her, in a narrative order. First telling is in Kriol, the second telling is in Dalabon. She interprets the jackal/dog to beg the fish from the crow, and the crow to have intentionally given the fish to the dog.
First task of Family Problems story. MT describes the cards in Dalabon and in Kriol, in the advised order. SC erroneously reports the date to be 11/06/2012. MT is alone in this activity (instead of working with another Dalabon speaker to record this story, as is required by the task) as it was anticipated that the content of the task may be too sensitive, and MT may object to the task. SC anticipated MT may feel more comfortable in refusing to do the task if were on her own, and not in the company of another Dalabon person.
Second task of Family Problems story. SC directs MT to arrange the cards into a narrative order and describe them, which MT only partly does. The task seems to be too foreign to her. Discussion in Dalabon and Kriol.
Part one of second attempt at the first task of the Family Problems story. Maggie Tukumba and Dudley Lawrence describe cards 1-9 in Dalabon. The last card in the set order, 'Thinking of home', was erroneously presented as the second card. Also, Maggie has already seen this card set.
Part two of second attempt at the first task of the Family Problems story. Maggie Tukumba and Dudley Lawrence describe cards 10-16 in Dalabon.
On a break between designed recordings tasks, Maggie Tukumba, Dudley Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence pursue a conversation in Dalabon about everyday concerns, at Maggie's suggestion.
Maggie Tukumba and Dudley Lawrence organise the Family Problems picture cards into a sequence to present as a narrative order. The cards dealing with drinking, family violence and court are interpreted as 'an episode of general mayhem' (mayahmayah), and are not particularly sequenced. The court scene is not understood as being a court setting. The speech bubbles about the wife having flirted are not understood as such (rather, as a story about the wife giving money to her husband, and him wrongly spending it on alcohol). The gaol cards are sequenced together, and the cards depicting a free, functional man are also sequenced together, and interpreted as a redemption.
Using the cards in their agreed-upon sequence, Maggie Tukumba and Dudley Lawrence tell the Family Problems story to Elizabeth Lawrence in Dalabon.
Maggie Tukumba uses the picture cards of the Crow and Jackal story to retell this story in Dalabon to Dudley Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence.
This recording features Queenie Brennan telling the Crow and Jackal story in Dalabon. QB decribes the scene of each picture card. She interprets the jackal/dog to beg the fish from the crow, and the crow to have intentionally given the fish to the dog. Then the crow takes advantage of his knowledge of the source of fish and his ability to fly to leave the Dingo behind and seek more fish.
This recording features Queenie Brennan's second telling the Crow and Jackal story in Dalabon, this time as a whole narrative with all the picture cards laid out in front of her. She interprets the jackal/dog to beg the fish from the crow, and the crow to have intentionally given the fish to the dog. Then the crow takes advantage of his knowledge of the source of fish and his ability to fly to leave the Dingo behind and seek more fish.
Queenie Brennan's third telling the Crow and Jackal story in Dalabon, this time directed to Marie Brennan as audience. Queenie tells the story without the aid of cards. Queenie interprets the jackal/dog to beg the fish from the crow, and the crow to have intentionally given the fish to the dog. Then the crow takes advantage of his knowledge of the source of fish and his ability to fly to leave the Dingo behind and seek more fish.