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Registration number
8127
Item name
Record 
Category
Media
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Kit, Longlegs and others  
Associated cultural group
Yangman and Djauaun groups 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Roper - McArthur region > Beswick Creek
Map
Collector
Professor A. P. Elkin 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Professor A. P. Elkin 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Blue record 41cm diameter, 33 1/3 RPM, in paper sleeve, entitled: Sydney University Expedition 1949. Chants and Rituals. Recorded by Professor Elkin. Part 5A and Part 5B. AIATSIS transcription: 5A - The Walaka is a trade dance of the tribes on the southwest of Arnhem Land. It has spread to the Yangman and Djauan who made the recording. Note the recurring call, the didjeridu, the tempo, and the concluding shouts. Also: 5B - The Wranggan corroboree by Djuan and Yangman tribes at Tandandjal. Men sing and tap boomerangs. Women beat time on their thighs. Men, women, and boys dance.

Research notes

Copies of this LP ca be found at 25812 (reel-to-reel and AIATISIS cassette).

Reel-to-reel tapes 25810 to 25815 are copies of the Elkin LPs in our collection - 8123 to 8134. Locality originally recorded as Arnhem Land, Tandandjal

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