OLAC Record

Title:A story from Kris's childhood
Contributor (consultant):Mary Clara
Contributor (researcher):Jessica
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:Audio recording and transcription/translation of John Kris Hinduwan telling a story about his childhood. The recording begins with a discussion of Kris's background, and when the topic of education comes up, he tells a story of how he was kicked out of primary school for stealing cigarettes. The events took place during WWII, when US soldiers were stationed on Manus. Synopsis: When he was in grade 5 the American army was there in Manus. The Americans told Kris to get his friends and come to the bridge and they would give them food and cigarettes for the father. So they went by boat and they collected all the food and cigarettes and took it back to the mission, but they stole two cartons of cigarettes. When they were smoking their stolen cigarettes some of the other boys smelled the smoke and reported them to the teacher. Kris got in trouble and was whipped, but he fought back and beat up the teacher who whipped him, then he ran away from school and did not go back. The father felt sorry for him and gave him some work, at first fixing tyres and later piloting a ship around Manus Province. He recognized that Kris was smart and so he taught him how to drive a car and he got his license and eventually got a government transport job.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1230818%23
Subject:Historical narrative
Koro (Papua New Guinea) language
Papitalai language
English language
Subject (ISO639):kxr


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/soas.ac.uk
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1230818
DateStamp:  2019-06-04
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for simple DC format

Search Info

Citation: Jessica (researcher); Kris; Mary Clara (consultant); Sylvia. 2018-02-10. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG iso639_eng iso639_kxr iso639_pat

Inferred Metadata

Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
Area: EuropePacific

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