Children singing, clapping, playing
Brook, birds, insects ambi
Chopping wood, aboriginal language
NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
21 Mar 2000
- Tiwi Islands
- -11.53333 130.43333
NPR/NGS RADIO EXPEDITIONS
AUSTRALIA -DAT #I-2
Tiwi -Bark Gathering
Kids clapping and singing at the beach [NG]
04:30 -5:02 Kids clapping and singing/gentle waves on beach
08:00 -39:00 Picnic scene
08:10 -08 :49 Ambi Picnic #1 Walking/talking/twig snap/making fire
08:38 FX Twig snap
11: 12 -11:49 Ambi Picnic #2 Kids chatter
15:18 -15 :46 Picnic #3
18:00 -18:34 Picnic #4
*41:50 -45:15 Ambi Nite on Tiwi *46:00 -53:10 Ambi Morning on Tiwi
53:40 -55:02 Ambi Dawn with Bird
55:55 -1:02: 15 Ambi -Babbling brook with birds
1 :00:45 -1:01:09 FX Car pass
1 :04:44 -1:05:55 FX Abos: "Hehhhhhh ......Hehhhhhh."
1:05:29 -1:06: 18 Ambi Driving in car to bark site/ stop/ get out of car
1 :06:40 -1 :06:52 FX: Abo yelling
1 :08: 10 -1 :08:40 Ambi Distant chop and walk to bark chopping
1 :08 :50 -1: 1 0:00 FX -Talking and chopping
1: 10: 1 0:05 -1: 11 :01 FX: ChoP!1ing
*1:12:25 -1:14:45 AX: Abo scene reo Bark "Down, down, down ...Be careful .... Right, ..... oh Beauty, bark painting, So we go down to the beach and make it straight. Put the fire on it. .. . make it straight, beautiful paint, we gotta go .now" Then walking away and talking in Aboriginal
1:15:12 -1:16:23 AC: "Tell me what you've got here ...... Abo:This is the bark painting. Paper bark. Bark We use this to make basket. Painting. After we make basket, we start to paint a design. AC: When you are done with the basket, this will be the inside or outside. Inside. Scrape bark off then ready for painting. And then ready to be painted 1:16:10 AC: What are we going to get now? Abo. It's like a string ... to tie the basket together AC: Clementine, you are very good with an ax. Women use axes very well .. . .. . And is this going to be ready today to use for string? Then we make it into a basket
1:17:27 AC: Clementine You are very good with an ax. My grandmother taught .+ Ambi -setting equipment in truck. Get into car .....
*1:19:10 -1:20:25 Ambi -Walking ** 1: 19:40 -1: 19:57 FX -Stripping bark/chopping bark
1 :20:37 When we get sick, we go for this one, and this make us good, make us strong. And kids when they get sick, we give them this, boil them, and eat them. Good for kids when they have diarrhea. This medicine. Just go like this. I chew. [FX chewing] Make me good. [Name:?] Green leaf.
Let' s go down to the beach FX: getting into car, door slam and drive off 1:22:14
1 :22:45: Arrive at beach
" We can sit in the sand." Talking in Aboriginal language. Setting up place in the sand to
sit and light fire. Begin to strip bark.
"This is where we come together."
Talking in Aboriginal
Clementine: Anybody got a knife. We need a big knife + Abo talk ... ..
We need more firewood + Abo talk
AC: You're just ripping the bark off the outside .....
We should that and big fire. And rip off skin and cook them. When flatten out. ... Abo
We have to make it smooth. Get ready on the fire. Make it harder. ...
AC: Clementine, Did your mother and grandmother teach you.!
C: Yes, that's why I'm still doing this.
AC: Why doesn't the wood bum up when you put it on the fire? More chatter and scraping sound. Windy out here on the beach. Always. Picnic place. Children swim here? Yes. What about the crocodile and the stingers. Not here. When the tide comes in they know it, they come out from the sea. On the other side, we swim across and get crabs. This is where Marina's grandfather got lost. His youngest daughter was crying. So he went walking. Long way. When found eggs, tide coming in, couldn't swim across. Drowned. So his children didn't see their father. AC: Clementine: You put that on the fire. Getting flat.
C: Want it to get hard. FX -Fire flames [G] with talking
1 :34:53 This is how our people used to have mangalo. Long time ago. Mangalo. And also mud crab. Instead ofa pipe, Used to walk from here [Wind getting quite heavy here] [Good Ambi of beach scene here with people working and not talking + FX: chopping]