Stonefish single work   poetry   "Dark blue is the sea, = jari-warrrundarri warnkurru"
Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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Notes

  • Tabi in Njijapali/Sung by Doris Churnside & Piniingu in the Njijapali language.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Njijapali
  • Appears in:
    y Taruru : Aboriginal Song Poetry from the Pilbara C. G. von (Carl Georg von) Brandenstein (editor), A. P. Thomas (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1974 Z209869 1974 anthology poetry

    The craft of composing tabi songs - songs sung by individuals as distinct from group (e.g. corroboree) singing - was taught to young Aboriginal men in their initiation years. This collection of tabi in eleven Aboriginal languages with English translation is, with the exception of a few Maralga (mythical people) tabi, generally from the twentieth century.

    The introduction by A. P. Thomas describes the way in which C. G. von Brandenstein went about collecting and recording these songs. Thomas also describes the demographic and social Aboriginal situation in the Pilbara when the tabi were being collected in the 1960s.

    Pages 53 to 91 contain notes specific to each tabi including an explanation of the translation, who sung the tabi to von Brandenstein, and details about the tune created or used.

    Adelaide : Rigby , 1974
    pg. 28, notes 73
  • Appears in:
    y Wide Domain : Western Australian Themes and Images Bruce Bennett (editor), William Grono (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1979 Z37247 1979 anthology correspondence poetry drama short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1979 pg. 149
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