This item consists of 4 acetate discs recorded by Norman B Tindale during sessions with Albert Karloan, a Jarildekald man, at Murray Bridge (SA) on 22-25 March 1940. Details of these sessions are provided by Tindale in his 'Journal of Researches in the South East of S.Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume III. 1938-1956 with index and sundry notes' (AA 338/1/33/3, pp. 31-107).
The recorded material includes a post-contact song, 'Murray River Song', and two stories: 'Story of Peindjali and Porolge' and 'Story of Waijuŋari'. An additional song, 'Song about a Dream', was transcribed by Tindale (see AA 338/1/33/3, p.75) but not recorded on disc.
The discs' contents are as follows:
- 'Story of Peindjali and Porolge (copy)'
[Track 1. According to the audio this is TT33; Record 1; Track 5. According to the transcritions this is TT36, Record 1; Track 5; Item 13]
- 'Master. Story of Peindjali and Porolge' and 'a culture contact song (made in early days of settlement on Murray River)'
[Track 2. According to the audio this is a continuation of 'Story of Peindjali and Porolge' and then the Murray River Song; TT 33; Record 1; Track 6. According to the transcriptions, this is Tape No. 9581; TT36; Item 14]
- 'Story of Waijuŋari (original)'
[Track 3. TT34. No transcription recording for TT34. According to the recording this is part 1.]
- 'Story of Waijuŋari (copy)'
[Track 4. TT34. No transcription recording for TT34. According to the recording this is a continuation from Part 1.]
Note that while Tindale transcribed and translated the 'Story of Peindjali and Porolge', for the 'Story of Waijuŋari' he provided only a transcription. Tindale later wrote: 'this text was not translated at the time and Karloan's death while I was away on military duty ended further work with him and chances of checking it' (AA 338/1/33/3, p.107).
Tindale Tribes: Jarildekald.
Creator: Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control: AA 338/11/14/Tracks 1-4
x 12 inch acetate discs (double sided)