Development single work   poetry   "There he sits, bald as an egg = magardu pannegu warngagu jurdujurdumalgu"
Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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  • Tabi in Karierra/Sung by Robert Churnside in the Karierra/Ngarluma language.

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Language: English , Karierra , Ngarluma
  • 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. 34, notes 77-78
  • Appears in:
    y Know the Song Know the Country : The Ngarda-ngali Story of Culture and History in the Roebourne District Frank Rijavec (editor), Roebourne : Leramugadu Group , 1995 Z1598730 1995 anthology oral history poetry short story lyric/song Roebourne : Leramugadu Group , 1995 pg. 16
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  • Pilbara area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • ca. 1944
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