Item details
Item ID
JH1-15_63
Title Narratives in eastern Kiwai
Description Narratives in eastern Kiwai
Origination date 1967-12-30
Origination date free form ca. 1964-1967
Archive link https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/JH1/15_63
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Collector
John Harris
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Language as given Urama dialect of eastern Kiwai
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Dialect Urama
Region / village Urama Island
Originating university Australian National University
Operator John Harris
Data Categories primary text
Data Types Sound
Discourse type
Roles John Harris : recorder
DOI 10.4225/72/56F40522978B6
Cite as John Harris (collector), John Harris (recorder), 1967. Narratives in eastern Kiwai. MPEG/X-WAV. JH1-15_63 at catalog.paradisec.org.au. https://dx.doi.org/10.4225/72/56F40522978B6
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Collection Information
Collection ID JH1
Collection title Northeast Kiwai (Papua New Guinea)
Description Audio recordings of Northeast Kiwai (Papua New Guinea). Recordings include mainly narratives, with some minimal pair and lexical item elicitation.
This material consists of
a) copies of a series of audiotapes; and
b) a set of written texts from the same period.
It was mostly collected in the early to mid sixties, though some goes back to the fifties. I have no record of the exact dates on which the recordings were made.
Some of the written texts (such as the one titled Tuoma) have been transcribed from the audiotapes, others were dictated to the writer. There is one text, written by a semi-literate Gope man, which I have left in the author’s own hand along with a few short autograph letters written by Uroma speakers.
The original audiotapes, the majority of which are 5” BASF reels, remain in my possession.

Nearly all the material is in the language spoken at the village called Kivaumai on the map Kikori Papua New Guinea prepared by the Royal Australian Survey Corps in 1979. The village (Ne’edai/Gowo’u) at the time of my visits was located on a pleasant black sand beach on the seaward side of Uramu [sic] Island, situated between Paia Inlet on the west & Era Bay on the east in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea; I understand that this village site was subsequently abandoned, perhaps due to the work of the tireless sea.
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Access Information
Edit access John Harris
James Crippen
View/Download access Alex Muir
Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
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