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A checklist of colonial era documentation of Australian Indigenous song and dance to end of 1840

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION


To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A checklist of colonial era documentation of Australian Indigenous song and dance to end of 1840", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-2.php; accessed 22 October 2018


See also these TROVE tags:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Corroboree (TROVE tagged)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Indigenous+music+in+colonial+Australia (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


See also associated pages on this site:

A checklist of colonial era documentation of Australian Indigenous song and dance, 1841 to end of 1860

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-3.php 

And:

A checklist of colonial era musical transcriptions of Australian Indigenous songs 

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php 


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1840

  1642




2 December 1642

Blackman's Bay, VDL (TAS)


TASMAN, Abel (reporter)

Sounds at Blackman's Bay

REPORT ONLY


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  1688





January 1688 and months following

King Sound or Collier Bay, North west coast of New Holland (WA)


DAMPIER, William (reporter)

The drum beaten . . . of a sudden with much vigour, purposely to scare the poor creatures

REPORT; WORDS


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  1756




25-28 May 1756

Near Duyfken Point, Weipa, QLD


DE HAAN, Gerrit (reporter)

A kind of chant ... dancing and singing

REPORT ONLY


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  1770





28 April 1770

Botany Bay, NSW


PARKINSON, Sydney (reporter)

Warra warra wai ... and ceremony

REPORT; TEXT; GLOSS


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? 20 May 1770

Fraser Island, QLD

1923 (reported and transcribed)

1944 (first published)


BADTJALA (unidentified informant)

ARMITAGE, Edward (reporter, transcriber)

Badtjala song 1

? After seeing the Endeavour pass Indian Head, Fraser Island, on 20 May 1770


TEXT; GLOSS


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June-July 1770

Endeavour River, NSW (QLD)


PARKINSON, Sydney (reporter)

Mingoore - To dance

REPORT; TEXT; GLOSS


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  1772





7 March 1772

Marion Bay, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS (Marion Bay people)

MARION DUFRESNE, Marc-Joseph

LE DEZ, Lieutenant (reporter)

Singing and clapping

REPORT ONLY


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  1788





21 January 1788

North side, Botany Bay, NSW


INDIGENOUS (? South Sydney/Botany Bay people)

BRADLEY, William (reporter)

... made himself a belt of grass & came dancing out with it ...

REPORT ONLY


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22 January 1788

Botany Bay, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Botany Bay people)

FOWELL, Newton (authority)

TENCH, Watkin (authority)

Worra worra, fife tunes, sailors dancing

REPORT; TEXT; GLOSS


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21-25 January 1788

Botany Bay, NSW


ANONYMOUS (Officer of the NSW Marine Corps) (whistler)

INDIGENOUS (Botany Bay people)

TENCH, Watkin (reporter)

Malbrooke at Botany Bay

REPORT; MELODY IDENTIFIED


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28 January - 1 February 1788

Sydney Harbour, NSW


BRADLEY, William (reporter)

HUNTER, John (reporter)

... danced 'till we were some distance ... they danced & sung with us ...

REPORTS ONLY


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2 and 4 March 1788 (date of events)

Broken Bay, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Broken Bay people)

PHILLIP, Arthur

Songs at Broken Bay

REPORT ONLY


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24 April 1788

Middle Harbour, Port Jackson, NSW


BRADLEY, William (reporter)

They entertained the old man with dancing

REPORT ONLY


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Before 12-18 June 1788

Sydney area, NSW


INDIGENOUS

DRUMS AND FIFE OF THE NSW MARINE CORPS

WORGAN, George Boucher (reporter)

Drum, fife, keeping time to the tune

REPORT ONLY


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July 1788

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Sydney people) (performers)

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Dances and songs for convict visitors

REPORT ONLY


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29 July 1788

Sydney, NSW


WHITE, John (reporter)

An exchange of songs

REPORT ONLY


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c.1788 to 1790

Sydney, NSW


SOUTHWELL, Daniel (recorder, reporter)

Be-riă, Be-riă, Că-rāb-bă-ră

TEXT; GLOSS


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  1789





1 January 1789 (event)

Government House, Sydney Cove, NSW


ARABANOO ("Manly") (participant)

ANONYMOUS (marine officer) (singer)

GOVERNOR'S BAND OF MUSIC (performers)

TENCH, Watkin (participant, reporter)

New Year's dinner music

REPORT ONLY


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  1790





WOOLLARAWARRE BENNELONG (singer, performer)

HUNTER, John (reporter)


April 1790 (date of reported event)

Sydney, NSW

Bennelong's songs

TRANSCRIPTION OF SONG WORDS; TEXT; NO GLOSS; REPORT


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December 1790 (date of reported event)

Botany Bay, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Botany Bay [? south] people; Kamaygal or Gweagal man) (singer, performer)

WOOLLARAWARRE BENNELONG (reporter)

HUNTER, John (reporter)

Song at Botany Bay

REPORT; NO TEXT; GLOSS


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  1791





1790 or 1791

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Sydney people)

PATYEGARANG (informant, singer)

DAWES, William (reporter, transcriber)

A song of New South Wales

TRANSCRIPTION OF SONG WORDS; TEXT; NO GLOSS


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February 1791

Farm Cove, Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Sydney people)

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Ceremony at Farm Cove

VERBAL REPORT; VISUAL IMAGES


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March 1791

Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Sydney people) (performers, dancers, singers)

WOOLLARAWARRE BENNELONG (performer, dance leader)

BRADLEY, William (reporter)

HUNTER, John (reporter)

Night dance for the colonists at Bennalong's house ... boojery caribberie

REPORTS ONLY


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Before 18 December 1791 (when Tench sailed for England, on the Gorgon)

Sydney and environs, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Sydney people) (dancers, singers)

NANBAREE (NANBARRY; Cadigal man, nephew of Colebee)

ABAROO (BOORON; BOORONG, daughter of Maugoran)

TENCH, Watkin (reporter)

Songs and dances

REPORT ONLY


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  1792





October-December 1792

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS (? Sydney people) (singers, performers)

THOMPSON, George (reporter)

The French tune of Malbrook very perfect

REPORT; TUNE IDENTIFIED


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  1793





January-February 1793

Recherche Bay, VDL (TAS)


LABILLARDIÈRE, Jacques Julien Houtou de (reporter)

LA MOTTE DU PORTAIL, Jacques-Malo (reporter)

VENTENANT, Louis (reporter)

Songs in thirds, forming a concord ... dance in a ring

REPORT ONLY


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March-April 1793

Sydney, NSW


MALASPINA, Alejando (reporter)

They have danced and sung almost the whole night around the campfire

REPORT ONLY


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By October 1793 (? late May to October)

Mayfair, London, England


BENNELONG (Woollarawarre Bennelong) (Wangal singer, performer)

YEMMERAWANNE (Wangal singer, performer)

JONES, Edward (transcriber, arranger, reporter)

A song of the natives of New South Wales

SONG TRANSCRIPTION, MUSIC AND TEXT; 3 TEXT CONCORDANCES; REPORT


See main entry in checklist:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#002 



  1794





13 December 1794

Sydney area, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Sydney people)

"A NATIVE OF DERBY" ("in the New South Wales Corps") (reporter)

Singing and dancing

REPORT ONLY


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  1795





25 January 1795 (date of event)

Farm Cove, Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Ceremony with songs and singing

REPORT AND IMAGES


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February 1795

Port Stephens, NSW (Worimi land)


INDIGENOUS (Worimi people) (performers, dancers)

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Dance of welcome

REPORT ONLY


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  1796





Before August 1796 (when Collins sailed for England in the Britannia)

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS

WOOLLARAWARRE BENNELONG (singer, performer)

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Bennilong sings over Balooderry

REPORT ONLY


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Before August 1796

Sydney, NSW


DRUMMERS OF THE NSW CORPS

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Drums and marches for the burial of Ba-loo-der-ry

REPORT ONLY


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Before August 1796

Sydney area, NSW


INDIGENOUS

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Chant to dispel thunder and lightning

REPORT ONLY


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Before August 1796

Sydney area, NSW


INDIGENOUS

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Chaunting their little song . . .

REPORT ONLY


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Before August 1796

Sydney area, NSW


INDIGENOUS

COLLINS, David (reporter)

The principal tribes have their peculiar dances and songs

REPORT ONLY


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Before August 1796

Sydney area, NSW


INDIGENOUS

COLLINS, David (reporter, recorder)

Pelican and porpoise songs

SONG WORDS; TEXT; GLOSS; REPORT


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Before August 1796

Sydney area, NSW


INDIGENOUS

COLLINS, David (reporter, recorder)

Two songs

SONG WORDS; REPORT


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Shortly before August 1796

Sydney area, NSW


INDIGENOUS (dancers, singers)

COLLINS, David (reporter)

Dances and ceremonies

REPORT ONLY


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  1797





16 December 1797

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS

ANONYMOUS (reporter)

Song of lamentation over Cole-be's victim

REPORT ONLY


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December 1797

Middle Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Initiation ceremony

REPORT ONLY


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  1798






  1799





Before 3 May 1799

Sydney, NSW


COLLINS, David (in London, from report sent from NSW)

WATLING, Thomas (reporter, artist)

A night scene in the neighbourhood of Sydney ... singing and dancing

REPORT; IMAGE


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22-27 August 1799

Near Glass-House Mountain, Moreton Bay, NSW (QLD)


INDIGENOUS (singers, dancers)

BONG-REE = BUNGAREE (singer)

BASS, George (reporter)

Dancing and singing in concert
Miming a reel
The song of Bong-ree
General song and dance with three airs

REPORTS ONLY


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  1800





By 1800

Sydney area, NSW


PRICE, John Washington (reporter)

Corrobborra

REPORT ONLY


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  1801





30 December 1801 to 5 January 1802

South Coast and Two Peoples Bay, WA


INDIGENOUS

NEBINYAN (reporter)

FLINDERS, Matthew (reporter)

BATES, Daisy (reporter)

Koorannup ceremony ... a corroboree from the country of their dead ... songs in the same cadence as at Port Jackson

Also "Kurannup"


REPORT; GLOSS


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  1802




31 January 1802 (event)

Bruny Island, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ARRA-MAÏDA (singer, dancer)

BELLEFIN, Jérôme (singer)

PÉRON, François (reporter)

An exchange of songs at Bruny Island

REPORT ONLY


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Late June to November 1802

Sydney and hinterland, NSW


INDIGENOUS (unidentified informants)

LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre (transcriber, reporter)

BERNIER, Pierre François (transcriber, reporter)

Musique des naturels

MUSICAL TRASCRIPTION; WORDS; TEXT; MELODY; RHYTHM


Go to main entry:

Checklist of colonial musical transcriptions of Indigenous songs 3






28 July 1802 (? date of event recorded)

Fraser Island, NSW (QLD)


INDIGENOUS

ARMITAGE, Edward Fitzgerald (transcriber, translator)

Badtjala song 2

WORDS; TEXT; GLOSS


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c.1802 to 1805 (? first published)

Sydney area, NSW, c.1800


INDIGENOUS

ANONYMOUS ("An Officer") (? transcriber)

Wahabindeh bang ha nel ha

A New-South-Wales Song


MUSICAL TRANSCRIPTION; MUSIC; TEXT; NO TRANSLATION/GLOSS


Go to main entry:

Chekclist of colonial musical transcriptions of Indigenous songs 4



  1803





3 August 1803

Point Lookout, QLD


INDIGENOUS (dancers)

FLINDERS, Matthew (reporter)

Dances in imitation of the kangaroo

REPORT ONLY


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  1804







  1805







  1806







  1807







  1808







  1809







  1810





18 November 1810

Cowpastures, NSW

Dance by the Cow-Pasture tribe

REPORT ONLY


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  1811





23 and 27 November 1811

Hobart and New Norfolk, VDL (TAS)


MACQUARIE, Lachlan (reporter)

Singing and dancing around their bonfires

REPORT ONLY


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1811

London, England


MOOWATTIN, Daniel (singer)

Daniel Moowattin's song in London

REPORT; WORDS; GLOSS


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  1812







  1813





1813 (year of publication)

London, England


? BLIGH, William (? informant)

CLARK, John Heaviside (reporter; never visited NSW)

Dance

REPORT; IMAGE


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  1814





28 December 1814

The Marketplace, Parramatta, NSW

Inaugural native conference ... corroborree?

REPORT ONLY


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  1815







  1816





From 1816

Parramatta, NSW

Hymn singing at the Native Institution

REPORT ONLY


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28 December 1816

The Marketplace, Parramatta, NSW

Annual native conference ... corroborree, hymn singing?

REPORT ONLY


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  1817







  1818





6 August 1818 (event)

c.1818 (image)

Newcastle, NSW


BURIGON (leader)

INDIGENOUS (performers)

MACQUARIE, Lachlan (reporter)


LYCETT, Joseph (? artist)

WALLIS, James (? artist)

Carauberie at Newcastle

REPORT; IMAGE


Go to Main entry in chronicle






15-16 September 1818

Shark Bay, WA


INDIGENOUS (Malgana people)

FREYCINET, Louis

ARAGO, Jacques (reporter)

Castanets and dancing at Shark Bay

REPORT


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17 September 1818

Tia River (Crimp's Creek, Croker's River) Northern Tablelands, NSW


OXLEY, John (reporter)

A singular succession of sounds, resembling snatches of a song

REPORT ONLY


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Before January 1819 (c.1817-18)

9 January 1819 (publication advertised in Sydney)

"Taken from life", ? Newcastle area, NSW


INDIGENOUS (performers)

WALLIS, James (? artist)

PRESTON, Walter (engraver)

LYCETT, Joseph (? artist)

Corrobborree, or dance of the natives of New South Wales, New Holland

IMAGE


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  1819





19 November to 25 December 1819

Sydney area, 19 November to 25 December 1819


INDIGENOUS (unidentified informants, singers)

FREYCINET, Louis de (reporter, ? transcriber)

3 songs

1. Kangaroo dance-song (Danse du Kanguroo)

MUSIC; NO WORDS; GLOSS

2. Fishing song (Air de péche)

MUSIC; WORDS; GLOSS

3. Korroberis

REPORT ONLY (?)


For full documentation and commentary, go to main entry:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#005






1819 (year of report)

Sydney region, NSW


INDIGENOUS

WENTWORTH, William Charles (reporter)

The small pox ... traditionary songs

REPORT ONLY


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  1820





April-May, September-November 1820

Sydney and Parramatta areas, NSW


INDIGENOUS

SIMONOV, Ivan Mikhailovich

Corroboree and hymn singing

REPORTS ONLY


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1820 (year of publication)

Preservation Island, Bass Strait, VDL


JEFFREYS, Charles (reporter)

EVANS, George William (reporter)

Hymn or song of the native women during the absence of the sealers

REPORT ONLY


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  1821





20 and 21 December 1821

Bathurst, NSW


INDIGENOUS

MACQUARIE, Lachlan (reporter)

Two karauberies for the governor at Bathrust

REPORT ONLY


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25 December 1821 (date of event)

South West, Western Australia (WA)


INDIGENOUS (Noongar) (singers)

KING, Phillip Parker (reporter)

Jack's song

REPORT; WORDS


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  1822







  1823





By early 1823 (latest date transcribed)

Sydney region, NSW


HARRY (Indigenous singer)

FIELD, Barron (transcriber, reporter, 1823)

? INDIGENOUS (unidentified informant, singer)

Iah, iah, gumbery jah

Australian national melody (Harry's song)

MUSIC AND WORDS; NO GLOSS OR TRANSLATION


Go to main entry:

Checklist of colonial musical transcriptions of Indigenous songs 6






23 October 1823 (event)

Red Point, Port Kembla, NSW


INDIGENOUS

FIELD, Barron (reporter)

The natives obsecrate the porpoises by songs

REPORT ONLY


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15 November 1823

Grindstone Bay, VDL (TAS)


RADFORD, John (reporter)

MEREDITH, Charles (reporter)

MEREDITH, Louisa (reporter)

Corrobbory

REPORT ONLY


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  1824





10 November 1824

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

PARRAMORE, William Thomas (reporter)

Kangaroo song

REPORT ONLY


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1824 or 1825

Launceston, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

HULL, George (reporter)

They sang, all joining in concert, and with the sweetest harmony

REPORT; SONG; DANCE; DESCRPTION


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28 December 1824

Parramatta, NSW

Annual native feast

REPORT ONLY


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  1825





5 January 1825

Murrumbidgee River, NSW


HUME, Hamilton (reporter)

BLAND, William (reporter)

Corrobera

REPORT ONLY


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13 March 1825 (date of journal entry)

Lake Macquarie, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Awabakal) (singers, dancers)

THRELKELD, Lancelot Edward (reporter)

Song and dance

REPORT ONLY

Nga ba ya!

SONG WORDS, TEXT; GLOSS


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20 March 1825

Sydney-Parramatta area, NSW


DUNLOP, James (reporter)

TYERMAN, Daniel (reporter)

BENNET, George (reporter)

Dreams . . . forms it into a song, which he chaunts forth . . . coroberies

REPORT ONLY


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October 1825

Sydney, and Hunter River region, NSW


CUNNINGHAM, Peter (reporter)

Song of the "waddie"

REPORT; WORDS AND MUSIC IDENTIFIED


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Mid November 1825

Port Stephens, NSW (event)

8 December 1825 (report first published)

. . . dissipation . . . a grand corrobora on the occasion

REPORT ONLY


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  1826





5 January 1826 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS

THRELKELD, Lancelot Edward (transcriber, reporter)

Two Australian Aboriginal songs

WORDS ONLY


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17 January 1826

The Marketplace, Parramatta, NSW

The corrobory, or annual feast of the Aboriginal natives

REPORT ONLY


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January 1826 (date of event)

Near Port Stephens, NSW


INDIGENOUS (singers, dancers)

DAWSON, Robert (reporter)

Corrobery near Port Stephens

REPORT ONLY


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4 February 1826 (notice)

Parramatta, NSW


MACARTHUR, Elizabeth (reporter)

Corroboree for the Myall

REPORT ONLY


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8 June 1826 (date of event)

Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS

A grand corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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25 August 1826 (date of letter)

Brucedale, near Bathurst, NSW

14 October 1826 (first published)


INDIGENOUS

"COLO" (pseud.) (reporter) = ? William Henry SUTTOR (1805-1877)

Short songs

Made by the Aborigines of New Holland, inhabiting the country round Bathurst, on many of the settlers here

REPORT ONLY


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8 and 11 October 1826 (event)

King George Sound, Swan River Colony (WA)


SAINSON, Louis de (reporter)

Songs with exchange of names

REPORT ONLY


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13 November 1826 (date of event)

Near Port Stephens, NSW


INDIGENOUS (singers, adapters)

DAWSON, Robert (composer, adapter, singer)

Song of the natives

We all sit down together

MUSIC; WORDS


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28 December 1826

The Market Place, Parramatta, NSW

The annual corrobary

REPORT ONLY


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  1827







  1828





2 January 1828

The Market-place, Parramatta, NSW

Corroborie at Parramatta

REPORT ONLY


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3 April 1838 (event)

Wallace ( ? ), VDL (TAS)

11 April 1828 (publication of report)

A phantom corrobory

REPORT ONLY


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31 May and 17 June 1828 (event)

Near Goulburn and Towrang, NSW


INDIGENOUS (young men in Moyengully's band)

MOYENGULLY (singer)

PRIMBRUBNA (singer)

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingston (recorder, reporter)

Bathurst song
Kangaroo song 1

REPORTS ONLY

Kangaroo song 2

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPTION OF WORDS, TRANSLATION


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  1829





1 January 1829

Sydney, NSW; London, England


EARLE, Augustus (reporter)

Kangaroo and dog dance at Farm Cove

REPORT AND IMAGE


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18 January 1829

Castlereagh River, NSW


STURT, Charles (reporter)

They marched to and fro, to a war song I suppose

REPORT ONLY


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29 January and 1, 11 and 14 August 1829

Hammond Island, NT

Croker Island, off the Cobourg Peninsula, NT


INDIGENOUS

BARKER, Collet (reporter)

WILSON, Thomas Braidwood (reporter)

Native dance to the ebero, waltz to a musical snuff box, dance to a deck tune

REPORT AND IMAGE


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14 February 1829

Launceston, VDL (TAS)

. . . to witness the manner in which an aboriginal youth would be affected by the organ

REPORT


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October 1829 (latest date of report)

King George's Sound, WA; London, England (place of publication)


NIND, Isaac Scott (reporter)

Their dances

REPORT; SONG WORDS


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December 1829

Murrumbidgee River, NSW


STURT, Charles (reporter)

Corrobories ...

REPORT ONLY


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December 1829

Near King George's Sound, Swan River Colony (WA)


INDIGENOUS

WILSON, Thomas Braidwood (reporter)

Native dance

REPORT ONLY


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  1830





? By 1830

Arnhem Land, Northern Australia (NT)


INDIGENOUS (unidentified informant/s, singer/s)

DOMENY DE RIENZI, Grégoire Louis (transcriber, arranger)

Arnhem land song

Air australien des sauvages de la terre d'Arnheim

MUSIC ONLY; NO WORDS; NO REPORT


Go to main entry:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#007






6 January 1830

Parramatta, NSW

Annual conference . . . grand corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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c. February 1830

VDL (TAS)


BROWNE, Francis (reporter)

Shouting and dancing round . . . a general corroboree by moon light

REPORT ONLY


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24-25 March 1830

South West coast, North-west of Port Davey, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS (NINE-NE, Port Davey nation) (dancers, singers)

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Song before diving ... night singing and dancing

REPORT; SOME WORDS/NAMES; CONTEXT; GLOSS;


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3 June 1830

Sandy Cape, South West Coast, VDL, TAS


WOORRADY (singer)

INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Woorrady made a song of it, with intervals of chorus

REPORT


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21 June 1830

Mainland, opposite Robbins Island, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The sealer women danced and sung

REPORT; IMAGE


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26 September 1830

Mersey River, south of Port Sorrell


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Song while making spears

REPORT ONLY


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15 October 1830

Waterhouse Point, North East coast, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Song and devil's dance of the island women

REPORT; TITLE; GLOSS


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16 October 1830 (first notice)

? Hobart region, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ANONYMOUS (transcribers)

Peletega will sing and dance . . . progress in recording the native melodies of our Van Diemen's land Blacks

REPORT ONLY


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23 October 1830

? Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


BREST, C. J. (author)

Music hath charms

REPORT ONLY


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1 and 3 November 1830

Ansons River, near Ansons Bay, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The fresh natives' song ... Tarnebunner's dance

REPORT; SOME WORDS; GLOSS


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14 to 24 November 1830

Furneaux Islands, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The horse dance

IMAGE; REPORT; SOME WORDS


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5-26 December 1830

Furneaux Islands, VDL (TAS)


PLEENPERRENNER (? composer of song words and dance)

INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The horse dance
Tyre.lore song, or the song of the women held in bondage by the sealers

REPORTS


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Before the end of 1830

VDL (TAS)


WEST, John (reporter)

Corrobories and dances

REPORT


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c.1830

Durhambak, upper Manning, New England, NSW


INDIGENOUS

ANONYMOUS (artist)

Corroboree or native dance at Durhambak

IMAGE


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c. 1830 (not firmly dated)

Lake Macquarie region, NSW


THRELKELD, Lancelot (collector, transcriber)

Songs of the natives of New South Wales to the north of Sydney

SONG TRANSCRIPTIONS; WORDS, TEXT


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1830 (year of publication)

London, England


ANONYMOUS = Thomas MASLEN (author)

On the utility of introducing simple musical instruments

REPORT ONLY


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  1831





3 January 1831

North East Coast, VDL (TAS)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Tyree.lore song and another song

REPORT; SONG WORDS; TRANSLATION/GLOSS


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31 March 1831

North East Coast, VDL (TAS)


PLEENPERRENNER

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Obscene dance

REPORT


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21 April 1831

Encounter Bay, South Australia (SA)


STURT, Charles (reporter)

Chanting their melancholy dirge

REPORT


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16 June 1831

North East Coast, VDL (TAS)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Song - Lun-ner-ry

SONG WORDS; TEXT AND PARTIAL TRANSLATION


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15 July 1831

Little Forester River, North East Coast, VDL (TAS)


WOORRADY

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Story song

REPORT; GLOSS


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13 August 1831

Mount Cameron, North East Coast, VDL (TAS)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Pop.per.rane.ne.er song (Popela)

See main entry:

Checklist of musical transcriptions of Indigenous songs 9






19 September 1831

Voyage to Launceston, VDL (TAS)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Songs on the voyage

REPORT ONLY


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12 and 13 October 1831

Launceston and Campbell Town, VDL (TAS)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Sydney natives' dance

REPORT ONLY


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26, 29 October, and 3 November 1831

South of Campbell Town, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

UMMARRAH

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Songs and dancing

REPORT


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7 November 1831 (event)

Woolloomooloo, NSW

14 November 1832 (first notice)


INDIGENOUS

YOUNG BUNGAREE

Corrobbora at Wooloomoolloo

REPORT


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  1832





7 January 1832

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

BAND OF THE 63rd REGIMENT

War song ... band of music

REPORT ONLY


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9-10 February 1832 (events/performances)

Liverpool Plains, NSW


INDIGENOUS

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingston (reporter)

Corrobory . . . female singing . . . funeral dirge

REPORTS ONLY


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Mid February 1832

Reid's Mistake (Lake Macquarie), NSW

A corroborie

REPORT ONLY


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13 March 1832

Perth, WA

Swan River and the King George's men hold a corrobory

REPORT ONLY


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11 April 1832

Mersey River (near Davenport), VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS (NSW; "Sydney natives")

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The Sydney natives ... went through their native dances

REPORT ONLY


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26 and 28 May 1832

Highfield, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The natives danced and performed feats

REPORT ONLY


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24 June 1832

North West Coast, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The evening was spent in singing and dancing

REPORT ONLY


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5 July 1832

? Highfield, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The natives of West Point and Mount Cameron had learnt several of the Brune Island songs

REPORT ONLY


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3 September 1832

[? PLACE], VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The strange natives corroboreed ... that they would kill all of us and take away the women and dogs

REPORT ONLY


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5 September 1832

30 September 1832

1 October 1832

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

WATSON, William (reporter)

Preparing for a corrobbera . . . hymns

REPORT ONLY


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9-10 October 1832

Flinders Island, TAS


INDIGENOUS (mainland Tasmania)

WALKER, George Washington (recorder, reporter)

BACKHOUSE, James (reporter)

A corrobberry, or dance, for joy at the arrival of the cutter... emu dance ... horse dance ... thunder and lightning dance

REPORT ONLY


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10 October 1832

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

WATSON, William (reporter)

Corrobbera or Indian dance

REPORT ONLY


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15 October 1832 (performance)

Flinders Island, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS (head man, Port Dalrymple tribe

INDIGENOUS (women, mainland Tasmania)

INDIGENOUS (mainland Tasmania)

WALKER, George Washington (recorder)

Song sung by the chief of the Port Dalrymple tribe

REPORT ONLY: ?


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16 and 17 October 1832

[? PLACE], VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Their frantic revels or orgies

REPORT ONLY


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3 December 1832

? Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

ROSS, James (reporter)

ROBINSON, George Augustus

They sung several of their national songs

REPORT; DESCRIPTION


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6 December 1832

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

WATSON, William (reporter)

Corrobborra ... corrobborra in house and hymns

REPORT ONLY


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1832 (first notice)

Mills Plains, VDL (TAS)


GLOVER, John (artist, reporter)

A corrobery of natives in Mills Plains

IMAGE


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1832

Lake George, Southern NSW


GOVETT, William (reporter, artist)

Corrobory - or a particular dance of the natives

REPORT; IMAGE


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1832 (year of publication)

Wellington Valley, NSW; Calcutta, India (place of publication)


HENDERSON, John (reporter)

Korobery

REPORT ONLY


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1832 (year of publication)

Van Diemens Land (TAS); London, England (place of publication)


ROBARTS, Mr. (reporter)

Taina - singing

LANGUAGE; VOCABULARY


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  1833





10-12 February 1833

Guildford, Perth, Swan River Colony (WA)


INDIGENOUS

MOORE, George Fletcher (reporter)

LEAKE, Mary Ann (pianist)

Kangaroo dance to the music of Mrs. Leake's piano

REPORT; DESCRIPTION


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7 May 1833

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

WATSON, William (reporter)

Hymn singing

REPORT ONLY


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1 June 1833 (report first published)

Perth, WA

Yagan delivered a sort of recitation

REPORT ONLY


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13 July 1833

Macquarie Harbour, VDL (TAS


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

They chanted their native songs which has a pleasing effect upon the water

REPORT ONLY


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August 1833

Perth, WA

. . . and will end with a song

REPORT ONLY


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21 August 1833

Perth, WA

Governor's corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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24 August 1833

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

Some pipe clay for a "corobera"

REPORT ONLY


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5 September 1833

Perth, WA

A corrobora at Perth

REPORT ONLY


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14 September 1833 (date of report)

Perth, NSW

. . . they assembled in the town in the course of the evening to join in a corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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October 1833

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

WATSON, William (reporter)

Goongeen hears the organ at St. James's, Sydney

REPORT ONLY


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17 November 1833

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

WATSON, William (reporter)

That hymn of Dr. Watts respecting the prophet

REPORT ONLY


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4-5 December 1833

Flinders Island, VDL (TAS)


BACKHOUSE, James (reporter)

Corrobery . . . dances of the tiger and the musk drake

REPORT ONLY


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14 December 1833

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

WATSON, William (reporter)

Lessons, hymns, prayers

REPORT ONLY


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1833 (year of publication)

Wollombi, NSW; Moreton Bay district, NSW; Port Macquarie, NSW; London, England (place of publication)


BRETON, William Henry (author, reporter)

Native dances

REPORT ONLY


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  1834





1834 (year of publication)

Sydney, NSW


THRELKELD, Lancelot Edward (reporter)

... poets among them who compose songs

REPORT ONLY


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12-13 February 1834

Perth, WA

A treaty of peace was ratified ... and the scene concluded with a corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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22 February 1834

West Point, VDL (TAS)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Horse song - Nic.er plo.kar.ner

REPORT; SONG WORDS; GLOSS


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26 March 1834

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

Pipe clay for dancing

REPORT ONLY


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26 April 1834

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

GOONGEEN

WATSON, William (reporter)

Great music too, boom! boom! baa! (organ)

REPORT ONLY


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26 April, 1 and 3 May 1834

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

The intended dance took place last night

REPORT ONLY


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29 May 1834 (first performance)

Theatre, Argyle Rooms, Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


PENPHRASE, William (actor in role of Murrahwa)

ANONYMOUS (? DEANE, John Philip) (composer, arranger, manager)

MELVILLE, Henry (songwriter, playwright)


Native sings and dances the corroberee

Incidental song and dance in The bushrangers; or, Norwood Vale

STAGE DIRECTIONS ONLY; NO MUSIC OR WORDS; BLACK-FACE PARODY OF INDIGENOUS SONG


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Late May 1834

Williams River, NSW

A corrobora, of three days continuance ... at Williams' River

REPORT ONLY


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16 July 1834

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

WATSON, William (reporter)

He began to sing a hymn

REPORT ONLY


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7 September 1834

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

WATSON, William (reporter)

Rachal had not forgotten the morning hymn

REPORT ONLY


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8 September 1834

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

The young men sang . . . some of their heathenish songs

REPORT ONLY


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16 October 1834

Perth, WA

. . . on Thursday night held a corrobora in the barrack yard

REPORT ONLY


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5 November 1834

Brisbane Water, NSW

Corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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7 November 1834 (first advertised)

Monaro, NSW, 1834 (collected)

Sydney, NSW (published)


INDIGENOUS (unidenfied female informants, singers, 1834)

LHOTSKY, John (reporter, transcriber, words and music, 1834)

JOSEPHSON, Joshua Frey (arranger, 1834)

PEARSON, James (arranger, 1834)

SIPPE, George (arranger, 1834)

AUSTIN, John Gardner (printer, lithographer)

Kongi kawelgo

A song of the women of the Menero tribe

WORDS AND MUSIC; ? TRANSLATION)

Probably transcribed by John Lhotsky, from Ngarigu informants, Monaro area, south east NSW, 1834


For main entry, go to Checklist of Indigenous music 1:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#008






12 November 1834

Segenhoe, NSW

Bush pageantry at Segenhoe. . . and a grand corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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15 November 1834 (notice of publication)

Perth, Swan River Colony (WA)


ANONYMOUS (settler-colonist songwriter)


The jackets of green

A NEW SONG, GIVING a brief account of the late encounter with the Natives at Pinjärra ([Perth, ?, 1834])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED (words or music)


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22-24 November and 22-23 December 1834

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

WATSON, William (reporter)

Hymns . . . night dances

REPORT ONLY


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1 December 1834

King's Wharf, Sydney, NSW

A fight and corrobora between Five Islands and Sydney Blacks

REPORT ONLY


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? 1834

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


GLOVER, John (artist, reporter)

Dance at Kangaroo Point

IMAGE ONLY


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1834 (year of publication)

Sydney, NSW; London, England (place of publication)


LANG, John Dunmore (author)

Corrobory

REPORT ONLY


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  1835





1835

Wollondilly, NSW


INDIGENOUS

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingston (recorder)

Song of Wollondilly natives

SONG WORDS; TRANSLATION


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25 March 1835

Perth, WA

Corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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March 1835

Nepean River, NSW

Grand corrobory on the Nepean

REPORT ONLY; ? PARTLY OR WHOLLY SATIRE ON A SETTLER-COLONIST EVENT


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March-April-May 1835

Wellington Valley, NSW


HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

WATSON, William (reporter)

Waggana, or native dance, accompanied by singing to Baiama

REPORTS


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Mid April 1835

Lennard Brook, WA


MOORE, George Fletcher (reporter)

. . . they entertained us with a "corrobberry," which was got up on our account

REPORT ONLY


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27 June 1835 (date of event/performance)

NSW


INDIGENOUS

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (reporter)

War songs ... dance at a pistol shot

REPORT ONLY


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28 June 1835 (date of event/performance)

NSW


INDIGENOUS

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (reporter)

Professional chaunt

REPORT ONLY


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6 July 1835 (date of event/performance)

NSW


INDIGENOUS

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (reporter)

Dance of the natives

REPORT ONLY


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After 7 July 1835

Near Brighton, VDL (TAS)


GLOVER, John (artist, reporter)

Natives at a corrobory

IMAGE


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22 July 1835 (date of event/performance)

NSW


INDIGENOUS

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (reporter)

Chaunt and demonic dance ... cooey

REPORTS; SONG CALL


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5 November 1835 (date of publication)

Sydney, NSW

A proposal for itinerant missionaries . . . artless songs . . . merry corrobories

REPORT ONLY


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2 December 1835 (date of report)

Lake Macquarie, NSW


INDIGENOUS

THRELKELD, Lancelot Edward (authority)

A new song and dance

Which have lately been brought from the regions far beyond Liverpool Plains


REPORT ONLY


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5 December 1835

Wybalenna Island, VDL (TAS)


MANNALARGENNA (songmaker)

INDIGENOUS

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The song of lamentation, and Mannalargenna's song remembered

REPORT ONLY


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29 and 30 December 1835

Wellington Valley, NSW


INDIGENOUS

HANDT, Johann Christian Simon (reporter)

The women danced . . . ceremony

REPORT ONLY


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1835 (year of publication)

Swan River Colony, WA; London, England (place of publication)


IRWIN, Frederick Chidley (reporter)

Pantomimic dances

REPORT ONLY


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  1836





25 February 1836

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (author)

LANG, John Dunmore

"Old and young attended the corrobory"

REPORT ONLY


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6-8 March 1836 (date of event/performance)

Albany, King George's Sound, WA


INDIGENOUS

DARWIN, Charles (reporter)

Albany, St. George's Sound, Syms Covington, March 1836 [detail]; State Library of New South Wales, ML PXD 41

http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=839582

Corrobery . . . kangaroo dance . . . emu dance

REPORT ONLY


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17 March 1836 (date of event/performance)

NSW


INDIGENOUS

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (reporter)

Corrobory

REPORT ONLY


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25 March 1836 (date of publication)

Flinders Island; Hobart Town, VDL (TAS) (place of publication)


INDIGENOUS (Flinders Island mission)

ROBINSON, George Augustus

Several . . . join in the church music, in which they appear to take much delight . . . instead of the fatiguing and wearisome, savage like "corroborries"

REPORT ONLY


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May 1836

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (author) = ? John LANG

TEGG, James (publisher)

. . . the noise of their native war-songs

FICTIONAL TREATMENT; REPORT ONLY


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13 May 1836 (date of event/performance)

Murrumbidgee River, NSW


INDIGENOUS

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (reporter)

Corrobory

REPORT ONLY


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1 June 1836

Perth, WA

Anniversary "corroborra"

REPORT ONLY


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3 September 1836

Perth, WA

Hoky, poky, wonky, fum . . . the ABC with their native chant

REPORT ONLY


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23 September 1836 (date of publication)

Flinders Island; Hobart Town, VDL (TAS) (place of publication)


INDIGENOUS (Flinders Island mission)

ROBINSON, George Augustus

Corrobbries susperseded at Flinders Island

REPORT ONLY


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4 October 1836 (date of event/performance)

Bong Bong, NSW


INDIGENOUS (singers, songmen)

BACKHOUSE, James (reporter)

A new song

REPORT ONLY


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17 October 1836 (date of publication)

Fraser Island, Moreton Bay district, NSW (QLD)

Sydney, NSW (place of report)


FRASER, Eliza

. . . an immense number of blacks who were celebrating a grand "corrobora," or dance, round their prisoners

REPORT ONLY


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22 October 1836 (first report)

Residence of Charles and Maria Logan, Macquarie Street, Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS

LOGAN, Maria (transcriber, arranger)

Song of the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land ( Popela / Popeller )

For main entry see:

Checklist of musical transcriptions of Indigenous songs 9






12 November 1836 (date of publication)

Perth, WA


INDIGENOUS (south-west WA)

ARMSTONG, Francis Fraser (reporter)

. . . well known dances and chants &c of the corrobaree

REPORT ONLY


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October 1836 (? date of event)

19 December 1836 (date of testimony)

Sydney, NSW (place of testimony)


MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (expedition leader)

. . . as if they were going to dance a corrobora, as I had seen them before

REPORT ONLY


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1836 (year of publication)

London, England


FOX, Mary (author)

Dances . . . performed with much solemnity at their "corrobories"

FICTIONALISED REPORT ONLY


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  1837





3-14 March 1837

Port Phillip, NSW (VIC)


KING, Philip Parker (reporter)

Corroboree

REPORT ONLY


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August to December 1837

Wellington Valley, NSW


GUNTHER, James (reporter)

Hymns . . . singing lessons . . . native dances

REPORTS ONLY


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  1838





4 January 1838 (date of Miago's departure)

Perth, Swan River, WA


INDIGENOUS

GREY, George (recorder, reporter)

Songs composed on Miago's departure and return

WORDS ONLY RECORDED


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12 January 1838 (date of letter)

King George's Sound, WA; Sydney, NSW (place of publication)

Their wild and joyous corrobory

REPORT ONLY


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17 January 1838

Sydney, NSW

Doing corrobory in George-street

REPORT ONLY


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25 January 1838

Flinders Island, VDL (TAS)


INDIGENOUS (Flinders Island) (performers; dancers, singers)

FRANKLIN, John

FRANKLIN, Jane

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The natives dance for the Franklins

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25 February and 3 March 1838

Wellington Valley, NSW


GUNTHER, James (reporter)

Hymns . . . corrobory

REPORTS ONLY


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9-12 March 1838 (date of inquest)

Adelaide, SA

Died at a corroborrie

REPORT ONLY


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7 May and 6 June 1838

Wellington Valley, NSW


GUNTHER, James (reporter)

Hymns . . . native dance

REPORTS ONLY


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16 July to 16 September 1838

Wellington Valley, NSW


GUNTHER, James (reporter)

PORTER, William (reporter)

Hymns . . .

REPORTS ONLY


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12 October 1838, and c.1838

Moreton Bay, NSW (QLD), and Maitland, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Maitland area)

INDIGENOUS (Moreton Bay area)

MANN, William (reporter)

Corrobaree at the Hunter, war song and dance at Moreton Bay

REPORT ONLY; SOME SONG WORDS (CARICATURE?)


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29 November 1838

Sydney, NSW


MURPHY, Francis (reporter)

. . . some religious dance on the approach of a new moon

REPORT ONLY


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23 December 1838

Melbourne, Port Phillip, NSW (VIC)


STOKES, John Lort (reporter)

Corobbery with veiled women

REPORT ONLY


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1838 (date of publication)

South Australia (Subject); London, England (place of publication)

The men are . . . extremely fond of dancing

REPORT ONLY


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1838 (likely latest year collected)

Monaro area, NSW


TINGCOMBE, Henry (collector, transcriber)

2 songs - Koorinda braia and Wargoonda minyarrah

Later arranged and published by Isaac NATHAN, 1842-48


MUSIC; WORDS; GLOSS


Go to main entry in checklist:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#010 



  1839





9 and 10 January 1839

George Town and Waterhouse Island, VDL (TAS)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Saw the Natives throw the spear and dance

REPORT ONLY


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10 January to 14 March 1839

Wellington Valley, NSW


GUNTHER, James (reporter)

Hymns . . .

REPORTS ONLY


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28 March 1839

Melbourne, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

A grand corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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4 April 1839

Port Phillip, NSW (VIC)


FRANKLIN, Jane

ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Arranmilly (corroboree) given for colonial dignitaries

REPORTS ONLY


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6, 16, and 18 April 1839

Between Hutt River and Water Peak, WA


INDIGENOUS (Swan River district)

KAIBIR (singer)

GREY, George (reporter)

Native songs sung by Kaiber

See also Songs on Miago's departure and return (1838)


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18 April 1839

Murray River, NSW


JEM (dancer)

FRANKLIN, Jane (reporter)

Jem invited to dance

REPORT ONLY


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30 April 1839

Port Phillip district, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Much pleased with the singing of the natives

REPORT ONLY


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12 June 1839 (date of letter)

Adelaide, SA

Urging them to get up a corroborie

REPORT ONLY


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15 June 1839 (date of publication)

Guildford, WA; Perth, WA (place of publication)

Corroborra of a peculiar character

REPORT ONLY


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15 June 1839 (date of performance)

Near Perth, WA


GREY, George (recorder, reporter)

Funeral songs for Mulligo

REPORT; SONG WORDS; TRANSLATION/GLOSS


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July 1839

Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Ying.er.net - sing

REPORT ONLY


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6 October to 30 December 1839

Wellington Valley, NSW


GUNTHER, James (reporter)

Hymns . . . corroborey

REPORTS ONLY


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15 October 1839

Melbourne, Port Phillip district, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The Waverong natives corrobbereed

REPORT ONLY


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October-November 1839

Dundunemawl, on the Macquarie River, NSW


MEREDITH, Charles and Louisa (reporters)

Corrobbory

REPORT ONLY


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29 October 1839

Port Phillip district, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Scottish immigrants . . . see a grand corrborie of the blacks

REPORTS ONLY


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18 November 1839

Melbourne, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Corrobbery

REPORT ONLY


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24 December 1839 (date of report)

Wellington Valley, NSW

Some of them sung Church music uncommonly well

REPORT ONLY


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December 1839

Sydney and environs, NSW


INDIGENOUS (NSW)

DRAYTON, Joseph (transcriber)

Australian native chants

See main entry:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#011






Before end of 1839 (1837, 1838, 1839)

South-west and North-west regions, WA


INDIGENOUS (WA)

GREY, George (transcriber, reporter)

12 songs

REPORTS; VARIOUS STATUS; SOME WORDS; SOME TRANSLATIONS


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1839

SA, Port Phillip District, NSW


RUSSELL, Andrew (reporter)

Corrobbories . . . emu dance . . . mimicking New Zealanders' singing

REPORT ONLY


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1839 (year of publication)

Western Australia; London, England (place of publication)


IRWIN, Frederick Chidley (reporter)

OGLE, Nathaniel (author, reporter)

They all evince an ear for music, and are fond of dancing

REPORT ONLY


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1839 - New Year 1840

Wollongong area, NSW


AGATE, Alfred Thomas (artist)

CLARKE, William Branwhite (reporter)

Wollongong corroborees

IMAGE; REPORT


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  1840





10 January 1840

Woolloomooloo, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Sydney)

POLDING, John Bede (reporter)

Corroboree ground . . . Woolloomooloo

REPORT ONLY


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21 January 1840

Loddon area, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

The air of the highland laddie, Ben.ne.logan ben.ne.logan

REPORT ONLY


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18 February 1840

Adelaide, SA

. . . the monotonous howling of the corrobories

REPORT ONLY


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11 March 1840 (date of event)

Melbourne, Port Phillip district, NSW (VIC)

A corrobora took place

REPORT ONLY


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25 and 26 April, 11 and 27 May 1840

Murray River region, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Said it was his song . . . a large corroberry . . . natives singing native songs

REPORT ONLY


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13 June 1840 (first notice of publication)

Adelaide, SA


INDIGENOUS (South-East region, SA)

TEICHELMANN, Christian Gottlieb (transcriber)

SCHÜRMANN, Clamor Wilhelm (transcriber)

Kadlitpiko palti (Captain Jack's song)
Mullawirraburkarna palti (King John's song)
Nguyapalti (small-pox song)

REPORT; WORDS, TRANSLATION; SONG WORD


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20 July 1840 (date of original letter)

Woolabula, NSW

A grand corrobora

REPORT ONLY


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24 July and 18 August 1840

Adelaide, SA

. . . white chalk and red ochre . . . for their filthy corrobories . . . beastly corrobories . . . discordant orgies

REPORT ONLY


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11 October 1840 (date of event)

Port Phillip, NSW (VIC)


WINBERRI, son of NINGULABUL

The military and police break up a corroborra and kill Winberry

REPORTS ONLY


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12 October 1840

Parramatta, NSW

. . . many a barbarian corrobery, and . . . the wild chant of the native tribes

REPORT ONLY


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15 October 1840

Melbourne area, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Dance last night was a religious ceremony

REPORT ONLY


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15 November 1840

Liverpool, England (report of observation at King George Sound (WA)


LANG, John Dunmore (reporter)

GREY, George (recorder, reporter)

EYRE, Edward John (reporter)

NEIL, John (reporter, artist)

Kangaroo dance

REPORT; IMAGE

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22 November 1840

Melbourne area, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ROBINSON, George Augustus (reporter)

Native orphan can sing psalms

REPORT ONLY


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28 and 30 December 1840

Wellington Valley, NSW


GUNTHER, James (reporter)

Grand corroberry . . . new dance

REPORTS ONLY


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1840

Emerald Hill, Port Phillip, NSW (VIC)


LIARDET, Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn (reporter, artist)

Ngargee on Emerald Hill

IMAGE


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? c.1840

Southern NSW


INDIGENOUS

PHELPS, Phillip Henry F. (artist)

State ball in Australia - kangaroo dance

IMAGE


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c. 1840

? Adelaide region, SA


JAMESON, R. G. (reporter)

Corrobories

REPORTS ONLY


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c. 1840

? Southern and central western, WA


MOORE, George Fletcher (reporter)

Song and dance vocabulary

WORDS; MEANINGS


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  Further sources (yet to be processed)




10 March 1831

[News] The Hobart Town Courier (12 March 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4204703 

". . . Logan . . ."

[News], Colonial Times (22 March 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645718 

". . . drums beating . . ."

Military party, 63rd regiment, under Logan, to search for violent tribes




Extracts from Kulin and Kurnai

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=FB9iCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA33 


Robinson, Victorian diaries, ed. Clark




James Erskine Calder - Aborigines of Tasmania, 1821-1877; State Library of New South Wales, A 597

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/209662565 

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110321098 (DIGITISED)

Published version:

Some account of the wars, extirpation, habits, &c., of the native tribes of Tasmania by J. E. Calder (Hobart Town: Henn and Co., printers, 1875)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18375740 

https://archive.org/details/someaccountofwar00caldrich 

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006103855 

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=BbwLAQAAIAAJ 

Also:

James Erskine Calder

Language and dialects spoken by the Aborigines of Tasmania: compiled from official and other vocabularies and arranged for comparison by J. E. Calder ([Hobart]:Government Printer, 1901)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19393417 

Calder papers; copy of a letter by James Erskine Calder '\"upon the existence of natives in unexplored parts of Tasmania in 1847"; University ot Tasmania

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/200500864 

(DIGITISED) (UNI-TAS)




Henry James Emmett, Reminiscences of the black war in Tasmania (MS, c. 1870); National Library of Australia, MS 3311

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11523159 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-548304735 

[1831 - When the Big River and Oyster Bay tribes came in] "the band of the 63 reg regaled the tribes on the lawns of Government House"




Journal including; Extracts from despatches respecting Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land, notes on the language of the Aborigines, Notes on the history of Australian and Van Diemen's Land, Sermons and an oration by Reverend T. Sanders; State Library of New South Wales, MLMSS 214/Box 01/Item 3

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110461066 




[T. H. Braim/Jorgen Jorgenson] Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land, 1830-1840; State Library of New South Wales, A 614

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/209662654 

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110363193 (DIGITISED & TRANSCRIPT)

William Sykes - letter sent to the Mitchell Library, 16 Nov. 1983, concerning a manuscript attributed to Archdeacon T. H. Braim, probably written by Jorgen Jorgenson; State Library of New South Wales, MLMSS 6841

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110313049 

N. J. B. Plomley, Jorgen Jorgenson and the Aborigines of Van Diemens Land : being a reconstruction of his lost book on their customs and habits, and on his role in the Roving Parties and the Black Line (Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1991)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/7307842 




Lecture on the Aborigines of Tasmania by Hugh M. Hull (Hobart Town: Mercury Steam Press Office, 1870)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/42482148 




Suttor 1887, Australian stories retold and sketches of country life

https://archive.org/details/australianstorie00suttiala 

. . . hunting-song . . .




Roth 1890, The Aborigines of Tasmania, "MUSIC", 147-50

https://archive.org/stream/aboriginestasma00garsgoog#page/n200/mode/2up 


Roth 1899, The Aborigines of Tasmania (2nd edition), "MUSIC", 134-37

https://archive.org/stream/b24885642#page/134/mode/2up 

https://archive.org/stream/aboriginestasma00tylogoog#page/n182/mode/2up 






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