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Title C45: Cassette series 1973-1974
Description Side A: (27-06-74): Tosika at CDC Labour Line, story about history of kirio (porpoise), recalling sequence of activity from time when canoes launched and getting ready to go hunting, conversation about the value of porpoise teeth, history of bita’ama (hunting group). (27-06-74) In Vura, Linganafelo talking with Oteinao and Buafau about different To’abaita origin, procedure, custom. Oteinao and Linganafelo vigorous discussion of custom times past, especially states of undress, gardens.

Side B: (cont'd) talking about custom, gardens, things open and things hidden, being friends with girls. Oteinao on Maasina Rule settlements. SIBS Kwara’ae String Band Pidgin, 3 songs. Buafau on different forms of Pidgin pronunciation, interrogatives, r/l variation. Buafau story of experience in town, Liu in Chinatown, betel nut, being offered land.

Detailed listing of tape content can be found in this collection within Item 003 " Collection Guide: Guides to Cassette and Reel-to-Reel Tapes from 1971-1976"
Origination date 1974-06-27
Origination date free form
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Ian Frazer
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Language as given To'abaita
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Content language(s)
Region / village Oceania
Originating university Australian National University
Operator Nick Fowler-Gilmore
Data Categories
Data Types Sound
Discourse type
DOI 10.26278/5e723894b44d0
Cite as Ian Frazer (collector), 1974. C45: Cassette series 1973-1974. MPEG/X-WAV/JPEG/TIFF. IF01-188 at
Content Files (8)
Filename Type File size Duration File access
IF01-188-A.mp3 audio/mpeg 43.4 MB 00:47:21.739
IF01-188-A.wav audio/x-wav 1.52 GB 00:47:21.719
IF01-188-B.mp3 audio/mpeg 43.2 MB 00:47:12.199
IF01-188-B.wav audio/x-wav 1.52 GB 00:47:12.170
IF01-188-IMG01.jpg image/jpeg 308 KB
IF01-188-IMG01.tif image/tiff 14.3 MB
IF01-188-IMG02.jpg image/jpeg 270 KB
IF01-188-IMG02.tif image/tiff 14.3 MB
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Collection Information
Collection ID IF01
Collection title North Malaita Field Notes and Recordings
Description From 1971 to 1985, Ian Frazer conducted fieldwork in North Malaita, Solomon Islands, mainly To'abaita but with neighouring groups as well (Lau, Baelelea, Pijin). During that time he built up a large collection of tapes, photos, field notes and other material. There are over 200 cassettes and over 40 reels of mixed content - music (traditional and contemporary), traditional stories, history, life histories, traditional and present day customs/culture, political history, labour history, and much else.This collection was located as a result of PARADISEC's 'Lost and Found' project and digitisation was funded by an ELDP Legacy Materials Grant and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.
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Access Information
Edit access Julia Colleen Miller
Melody Ann Ross
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Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
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