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Ronnie Wave Hill tells the Dreamtime story of old hermits who failed to look after a young traveller properly.
Contributor (researcher):EC
Contributor (speaker):RWH
Victoria River District
Description:Recorded for Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (primary and middle school) Gurindji program organised by DAC (Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation) Ronnie Wave Hill tells the Dreamtime story of old hermits who failed to look after a young traveller properly. A young travel coming up from the south comes across and old man living by himself. The old man has some bush wheat seeds that he has winnowed and ground. He keeps the good tucker for himself and offers the young man the chaff. The next day the young man continues on his way and finds another old man camped by himself further north. the story repeats itself and the young man stays hungry. He encounters 4 or 5 old men who treat him in the same way. Returning back south, the young man stops by each camp and steals the tucker from the old men's cooolamons. The first old man notices his coolamon is empty and goes down to his southern neighbour, accusing him of having taken his tucker. The latter pleads innocent and realises that his own tucker is missing too. They go to the next neighbour further south, and to the next, each in turn realising he too has been robbed. When finally there is no-one left to blame, one of them remembers the young man, they trace his tracks and look for him. When they catch up with him they want to fight him, but their boomerangs are too flimsy and old. The young man has two strong boomerangs which he thows in a way to make the old men duck. By ducking up and down to avoid the boomerangs, the old men turn into little jika birds; the ones that bob their heads up and down looking for seeds on the ground.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0009-8100-8
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin
Language:Gurinji; Gurindji
Language (ISO639):gue
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Gurinji language
Subject (ISO639):gue
Type (DCMI):Sound


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:lat_1839_00_0000_0000_0009_8100_8
DateStamp:  2018-04-06
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Citation: EC (researcher); DD; RWH (speaker). n.d. DoBeS archive : Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin.
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Country: Australia
Area: Pacific

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