Box 24 | Language Index | Catalogue Table of Contents | Flint Papers Catalogue

Box 23 Folder 1:

Document Number: 23.001

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Field Work: Background Sheet

Document Description: Tabulated speaker information (Special AD Gp. 64); Recording log - Queensland Speech Survey.

Document Date: June 1960

Document Type: Typescript

Pages: 5

Subject Matter: Australian language(s), English, Aboriginal English of South East Queensland, Stradbroke Island stories, corroborees, songs, Queensland Speech Survey

Cross-references: \fl 58-61, 63-70; \cm AIATSIS R64; \an 5928-5929; \dn 18.003

Cross-ref. Comment: Typescript version of Manuscript \dn 18.003.

Keywords: 1. English Language -- Australia -- Queensland -- Stradbroke Island. 2. Aboriginal English. 3. Australian languages -- Queensland. 4. Australian Aborigines -- Rites and ceremonies.

Language Names: English, unidentified Aboriginal language(s), Dunwich tribal language, Aboriginal English

Language Speaker: Mr W. ?Mackay (= William MacKenzie?), Mrs Janie Sunflower, Mr. J. Wiseman and others.

Speaker Comment: It is not clear whether there is a W. Mackay and a W. MacKenzie, or whether there is only one person, W. MacKenzie (see also \dn 23.001).

Language Recorded at: Dunwich

Language traditionally spoken at: South East Queensland

Speaker Background: W. McK. born at Kilcoy. Tribal name: Girrbau = Honey. Speaks 10 Aboriginal languages. Well travelled. Is a poet and songmaker, and has composed a number of corroboree chants, including the ‘Song of Ringbarking’, and the ‘Turtle Song’. Janie Sunflower born at Dunwich, widowed, aged about 70. Speaks Dunwich tribal language as well as English. J. Wiseman: Dunwich resident for 13 years. 4 years in AIF.

Document Contents: Background Sheet with speaker information for 3 speakers, and 4 pages of recording log. Corresponding tapes contain many songs, stories, explanations, conversations. Recording log lists date of recording, tape number, recorder, kind of material/name of song or story, and speaker(s), in sequential order. Titles of songs and stories recorded: Bundaberg - Cherbourg Corroboree Song; St. George Corroboree; Fraser Island Corroboree Song; Something that fell from the Skies (referring to Milky Way); Story of Whale Rock at Point Lookout; Story of Point Lookout; (topic) on wild ?dogs/ ?days on Stradbroke; Turtle Song; (topic) on the old people and present state of Palm Island; Bunyi Song; Story of 'little people'; Song of Jew fish and Pine trees; Bingo Song; Song of the two Sisters; Song of the Tracker; (topic) places in Queensland; Song of Ringbarking. Also other untitled songs and conversations.

Box 23 Folder 2:

Document Number: 23.002

Document Author: Flint

Document Description: Tabulated speaker information - Gp.65, AD special A1-5; Recording report - Queensland Speech Survey.

Document Date: June1960

Document Type: Typescript

Pages: 9

Subject Matter: English, Aboriginal English, Queensland Speech Survey

Cross-references: \fl 103 a - e; \cm AIATSIS R65; \an 5928-5929; \dn 18.004

Cross-ref. Comment: Typescript version of Manuscript \dn 18.004

Keywords: 1. English Language -- Australia -- Queensland -- Stradbroke Island. 2. Aboriginal English.

Language Names: English, Aboriginal English

Language Speaker: 22 children, aged 5-10, girls and boys. No names recorded.

Language Recorded at: Dunwich State Primary School

Language traditionally spoken at: South East Queensland

Document Contents: Recording report without any information about the material recorded. The language information above comes from the ‘List of Aboriginal English and related vernacular tapes held in the Queensland Speech Survey Collection of the English Department’ (AIATSIS list). Probably free conversations. Special Background Sheets contain information about speakers’ place of birth, places of residence, what schools attended, mother’s and father’s place of birth, father’s occupation.

Box 23 Folder 3:

Document Number: 23.003

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Field Work: Special Background Sheet; Recording report

Document Description: Tabulated speaker information - Gp.142; Project A - Queensland Speech Survey

Document Date: 17+18/1960

Document Type: Typescript

Pages: 10

Subject Matter: English, Aboriginal English, Queensland Speech Survey

Cross-references: \fl 256,262,258,259 \cm AIATSIS R142A,142B \an 5930, 5931; \dn 4.015 p.49, 8.042

Keywords: 1. English Language -- Australia -- Queensland. 2. Aboriginal English.

Language Names: English, Aboriginal English

Language Speaker: 8 males + 8 females aged 6-8 years; 8 males + 8 females aged 9-11 years. No names recorded.

Language Recorded at: Cherbourg State School

Speaker Background: Speakers born in: Cherbourg (27), Sydney (1), Brisbane (1), Dunwich (1), Quilpie (2).

Document Contents: Speaker logs, recording report

Box 23 Folder 4:

Document Number: 23.004

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Field Work: Special Background Sheet, Recording Report

Document Description: Tabulated speaker information - Gp.144; Project A CH - Queensland Speech Survey

Document Date: 17+18/10/1960

Document Type: Typescript + Manuscript

Pages: 11

Subject Matter: English, Aboriginal English, Queensland Speech Survey

Cross-references: \fl 253,254,258,259 \cm AIATSIS R144A, B \an 5932-5934; \dn 4.015 p.49, 8.044

Keywords: 1. English Language -- Australia -- Queensland. 2. Aboriginal English.

Language Names: English, Aboriginal English

Language Speaker: 3 males + 4 females aged 18-20; 3 males and 4 females aged 21-30; 3 males + 3 females aged 30-45; 4 males + 5 females aged 60+. No names recorded.

Language Recorded at: Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement, via Murgon

Speaker Background: Places of birth and where lived since a child listed: Age group 18-20: Cherbourg, Brisbane, Murgon; Age group 21-30: Eidsvold, Cherbourg, Buderim, Buddum, Moorabinda, Cunnamulla, Purga, Brisbane; Age group 30-45: Cherbourg, Charleville, Queensland, Ipswich, Thursday Island; Age group 60+: Normanton, Cherbourg, Springsure (Rolleston), Queensland (see original), Burnett District, Bloomfield, Hughenden, Black-snake (Kilkivan), Eidsvold, Clermont, Mitchell.

Document Contents: Speaker logs, recording report

Box 23 Folder 5:

Document Number: 23.005

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: (On folder) Special Group 159 (contents doesn't relate to this) (Contents) List of Aboriginal Tapes

Document Description: Listing of contents of Tape R159 (a, b, c)

Document Date: 10/7/1961

Document Type: Typescript

Pages: 3

Subject Matter: Australian languages, corrobrees, songs, Queensland Speech Survey

Keywords: 1. Australian languages -- Western Australia. 2. English Language -- Australia. 3. Australian Aborigines -- Rites and ceremonies.

Language Names: Australian languages, English

Language Speaker: Gaiarbau, Bentinck Islanders, Betty McKenzie, Burru, Njima Merburli, Tony Blair, and others (not quite clear in text; see \nom)

Language Recorded at: Western Australia

Document Contents: List of contents of tapes R159A-C. The tapes are a gift to the Queensland Speech Survey (QSS) collection, according to the AIATSIS list of tapes, and contain an account of a journey to Gogo Cattle Station, West Kimberleys, by an unnamed non-Aboriginal narrator. Following stories, songs, and accounts are listed in the document (some of the names occuring may be the speakers’ names): Tape 159 B: Trio - Streen Barnya, Noo, Waka Waka - Lament of old ways of life; Snake wouldn’t cook, Weenearwa; Man taken by Dinderri; -we, B’talla (duet); Canoe Trip (Lytton); Googoondar fighting (Trio); Nieman song - Cudjal; Tracking Barn; Shaking Barnyi; Splinter in foot; Snake bite and minyom; Blood trail and smoke; Dust, two mountains; Call meeting; Waterfall (Nalbo); Scarson Native fighting; Gnunja Mair Na; To stop a fight; Gaiarbau sings several corroborees; Jinibara cry; Gaiarbau (various): To commence a fight with the next tribe, Song to prevent spirits of dead following, Duling story, Muling corroboree, Story of two mountains; Minagee; Sacred Corroboree; (Go Go, Mornington): Bushfire; Dream indicating pregnancy; Corroboree Betty McKenzie; Bentinck Islanders: Song to call dugong in; Go, go didgeridoo and Child’s choir. Tape R159 C: Song at Second Bora at Go Go; Secular Song, Go Go Corroboree; Lame Man Corroboree, Go Go; Polynesian Style of some Mornington Music; Rainbow Snake; Dispel a Storm; Two songs by Burru (Corroboree); Njima Merburli (IPPI Cry of Sorrow; Googooloo, Song of Sympathy); Yangala c a spit (); Mulu (two parts) of the man who eloped.
Tape 159 A: Report on trip to Go Go; The Letter (?); Eidsfold Corroboree and Choir [with handwritten note: ‘Tony Blair, Guray Guray’]; Church Choir and General Corroborees, Go Go; Mornington Island Circumcision.

Box 23 Folder 6:

Document Number: 23.006

Doc.No. Comment: contains \dn 23.006.01-05

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: (on folder): Elicitation Items - Speech Survey

Document Description: Information regarding elicitation methods, lexical items etc for QSS, also phonetic symbols

Document Number: 23.006.01

Document Author: ?Flint

Document Title: Methods of Elicitation of Speech Material in Contact Languages, as suggested by the Nature of the Languages Themselves.

Document Description: Notes on methods of elicitation for creole and pidgin languages.

Document Date: not dated; 1960s

Document Type: Typescript

Pages: 4

Subject Matter: Queensland Speech Survey - methods

Keywords: 1. Anthropological Linguistics. 2. Pidgin Languages. 3. Creole dialects.

Document Contents: Notes on methods of elicitation for creole and pidgin languages, including references for relevant reading material.

Document Number: 23.006.02

Document Author: Flint; not known (Australian Museum)

Document Title: Lexical Items: Materials and Suggestions for Preparing Questionnaire; Hints for Collectors: Fishes

Document Description: 2 copies of ‘materials and suggestions for preparing questionnaires’; 1 printed leaflet, published by The Australian Museum, on how to preserve fishes for collection, including a drawing of a fish with the names of its external body parts.

Document Date: not dated

Document Type: Typescript; Printed Matter

Pages: 6; 1 double sided

Subject Matter: Australian languages, Torres Strait Pidgin, Queensland Speech Survey

Keywords: 1. Anthropological Linguistics. 2. Australian languages. 3. Pidgin languages -- Australia.

Document Contents: 2 copies of ‘materials and suggestions for preparing questionnaires’, including (A) Systematic Classes of Lexical Data; (B) Materials already available and later obtainable as helping to form the basis for a questionnaire on Palm Island English (with references); (C) Practical Procedure; (D) General Suggestions for Elicitation; (E) Tape Recordings. 1 printed leaflet, published by The Australian Museum, on how to preserve fishes for collection, including a drawing of a fish with the names of its external body parts.

Document Number: 23.006.03

Document Author: David DeCamp; Gunther Bonnin

Document Title: ‘A Pictorial Linguistic Interview Manual’ by Stanely M. Sapon - Reviewed by David DeCamp, in Language 35,2 (1959); Memo note to Elwyn Flint from Gunther Bonnin

Document Description: Book review in linguistic journal with attached memo note referring to it.

Document Date: 1959

Document Type: Printed Matter; Manuscript

Pages: 5 doublesided; 1

Document Contents: Book review in linguistic journal with attached memo note referring to it. Topic: Elicitation/interview methods.

Document Number: 23.006.04

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: The Queensland Speech Survey

Document Description: Text on the objects and aims of the QSS

Document Date: not dated (1960s)

Document Type: Typescript

Pages: 5

Subject Matter: Queensland Speech Survey, Australian English, Australian languages.

Keywords: 1. English language -- Australia -- Queensland. 2. Aboriginal English. 3. Australian languages -- Queensland. 4. Anthropological Linguistics.

Document Contents: Text on the objects and aims of the QSS.

Document Number: 23.006.05

Document Author: not known; Flint

Document Title: IPA Symbols

Document Description: Linguistic material on phonetic script

Document Date: 1964

Document Type: Photocopy of Typescript; Manuscript

Pages: 3; 5

Subject Matter: Queensland Speech Survey - methods.

Language Names: Australian English, Aboriginal English, Australian languages, pidgins and creoles.

Document Contents: Linguistic notes on modification of the IPA table, IPA Phonetic Symbols chart; List of phonetic symbols handwritten by Flint, phonetic chart.

Box 23 Folder 7:

Document Number: 23.007

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Correspondence and notes

Document Description: letters to and from E.Flint and notes relating to drama research

Document Date: 1955

Document Type: Typescript copy, Manuscript

Pages: 200+

Subject Matter: drama

Keywords: drama

Document Contents: correspondence and notes

Box 23 Folder 8:

Document Number: 23.008

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Notes

Document Description: notes relating to drama research

Document Date: not recorded

Document Type: Typescript, Manuscript

Pages: 23

Subject Matter: drama

Keywords: drama

Document Contents: notes

Box 23 Folder 9:

Document Number: 23.009

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Correspondence and notes

Document Description: letters to and from E. Flint and notes relating to drama research

Document Date: 1955

Document Type: Typescript copy, Typescript and Manuscript

Pages: 40

Subject Matter: drama

Keywords: drama

Document Contents: notes and correspondence

Box 23 Folder 10:

Document Number: 23.010

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Correspondence and notes

Document Description: letters to and from E. Flint and notes re drama research

Document Date: 1955

Document Type: Typescript copy and Typescript and Manuscript

Pages: 85

Subject Matter: drama

Keywords: drama

Document Contents: correspondence and notes

Box 23 Folder 11:

Document Number: 23.011

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Notes and printed matter

Document Description: notes and printed matter relating to drama research

Document Date: 1954-55

Document Type: Typescript, Printed Matter, Manuscript

Pages: 200+

Subject Matter: drama

Keywords: drama

Document Contents: notes and printed matter

Box 23 Folder 12:

Document Number: 23.012

Document Author: Flint

Document Title: Notes

Document Description: handwritten notes relating to drama research

Document Date: not recorded

Document Type: Manuscript

Pages: 200+

Subject Matter: drama

Keywords: drama

Document Contents: notes

Box 23 Folder 13:

Document Number: 23.013

Document Author: Flint and others

Document Title: Notes and printed matter

Document Description: notes and printed material relating to drama study

Document Date: 1952-3

Document Type: Printed Matter, Manuscript

Subject Matter: drama

Keywords: drama

Document Contents: printed matter, notes