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Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 Aeroplane
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  • Tabi in Njamal/Sung by Robert Churnside in the Njamal language.

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Language: English , Njamal Duplicate; to be deleted
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 30, notes 74-75
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 pg. 238
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 238-239
Last amended 25 Feb 2003 12:37:22
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Pilbara area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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