AA 105  Dr Henry Kenneth Fry  Guide to Records
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Series AA105/01
Journals and notebooks relating to expeditions
Date Rangec. 1929 - 1940?
Quantity21.5 cm, 17 journals in type 5.1 container.
ProvenanceFry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Description

Seventeen journals and notesbooks containing psychological and anthropological data, journal entires, psychological, sociological and physologial test results, and research notes regarding social organisation taken by Fry during the Board for Anthropological Research (BAR, see 346) expeditions and trips taken with Dr Norman B Tindale (see AA 338).

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AA 105/1/1

'Mt Liebig Expedition'

  Board for Anthropological Research Exepedition H
 

This item contains restricted material.

Journal kept by Fry during the BAR expedition to Mt Liebig, Central Austtralia. During this expedition, Fry accompanied BAR to collect psychological and sociological data on Australian Aboriginal people. Fry has written in the front and back of this journal.

The front of this journal contains the following:

  • A description of the route taken during the BAR expedition from the 4-23 August 1931.
  • Information on various types of food and their preservation.
  • Psychological testing notes.
  • Iliauri tribe vocabularies and conparisons to the Aranda.
  • Hand written transcripts of dispatch letters sent and received by Lord Charles Glenelg [Baron Charles Glenelg] (1778-1866), Sir George Gipps (1791-1847), and Sir Richard Bourke (1777-1855).
  • Hand written transcripts of various correspondence and offical notices regarding Australian Aboriginal people ranging from 1837-1912.

The back of this journal contains the following:

  • Phonetic chart.
  • References and notes regarding people documented in the BAR sociological, anthropological, vital statistics and ACER data cards (see AA 346/4/14).
  • Vocabularies of the Kukatji and Pintubi tribes.
  • Notes and hand drawn diagrams of plant life around the Pintubi area.
  • Restricted notes on ceremonies including hand drawn diagrams.
  • Somes notes on dreams had by various Australian Aboriginal people.
  • Various journal like entires of Fry's experiences with Australian Aboriginal people and documentation of stories and conversations had.
  • Hand drawn map of Alukura, 1932
  • Translated legends and myths from Pintubi and Kukatja languages.
  • Kinship terms and notes on social organisation of the tribes in the Mt Liebig area.
  • Songs in Pitchentara [Pitjantjatjara] language.
  • Notes and citations from Rev. Carl FT Strehlow (1871-1922, see AA 315), and Ernest E Kramer (1889-1958, see AA 669).

Tindale Tribes: Pintubi; Ngalia; Kukatja (NT); Pitjandjara.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/1
Date Range c. 1931 - c. 1932
Quantity 21.5 cm, 1 19.4x12.5cm journal.
Formats Notebooks and Journals
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/1
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/2

'Pandi-pandi and Lake Eyre'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition J
 

This item contains restricted material.

Journal kept by Fry during the BAR expedition to Diamantina, South Australia. During this expedition, Fry accompanied BAR to collect psychoclogical and sociological data on Australian Aboriginal people. Fry has written in the front and in the back of this journal.

The front of this journal contains the following:

  • Kinship terms plus their reciprocatory uses and social organisation data collected from the various Australian Aboriginal people around the Diamantina area
  • Notes on materials used to create fish nets, patches, spoons, boomerangs, dilly baps, shields, and spears and the individuals who make them
  • Eye test rsults from tests done on Dr Norman B Tindale (1900-1993, see AA 338), Dr Frank J Fenner (1914- , see AA 91) Prof Thomas D Campbell (1874-1984, see AA 52), George Morley?, and Reeses Mark?.
  • Proteus Maze test results and sections of transations by Teddy Vogelsang (see AA 351)
  • A story of Little Foot and Big Foot from the Killalpaninna area
  • Anthropological data collected by observation of some specific individuals by the names of Jimmie Naylor, Johnny, Little Jemmie, Billy, Sandy, Sam
  • Vocabularies of animals and human anatomy
  • Short notes on the routes taken past Port Augusta
  • Some tranlated stories and legends

The back of this journal contains the following:

  • Hand drawn genealogical pattern of Sam's family inside the cover.
  • Index, possibly for this actual journal
  • Several pages of journal entires from the expedition dated 12-24 August.

Tindale Tribes: Iliaura; Dieri; Wongkanguru; Wakawaka; Aranda; Kitja; Jauraworka.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/2
Date Range c. 1934
Quantity 21.5 cm, 1 17.6x11.4cm journal.
Formats Journals
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/2
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/3

'August - 1936 - The Granites and May 1937 - Nepabunna'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expeditions L and M
 

This item contains restricted material.

Journal containg psycological and sociological data collected by Fry during two separate BAR expeditions to the Granites, Central Australia, and Nepabunna, South Australia. The journal contains the following:

The Granites 1936 (BAR Expedition L)

  • Details of the expedition route, including hand drawn map and distance measurements of each stop.
  • Vocabularies.
  • Specimens of plant-life.
  • Hand drawn diagrams.
  • References and notes regarding people documented in the BAR sociological and anthropological cards (see AA 346/4/18).
  • Transcribed and translated Australian Aboriginal songs recorded on Wax Cylinder (see AA 105/15)
  • Page titled "Colour of Child's Skin" with two pages of colour vocabularies. Possibly relating to colour testing.
  • Genealogical patterns with kinship terms.

Nepabunna 1937 (BAR Expedition M)

  • Vocabluaries
  • Social organisation and kinship terms.
  • References and notes regarding people documented within the sociological and anthropological cards from the BAR collection (see AA 346/4/19).
  • Transcribed stories, possible Australian Aboriginal legends.
  • Diagrams and descriptions of Australian Aboriginal artifacts.
  • Transcribed and translated Australian Aboriginal songs recorded on Wax Cylinder (see AA 105/15)
  • Hand drawn maps with directions and distances from common locations.
  • Several journal entires from the 27/05/37 and 28/05/37.

The back of this journal contains Genealogical pattern with kinship terms.

Tindale Tribes: Jadliaura.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/3
Date Range c. 1936 - c. 1937
Quantity 21.5 cm, 1 20.3x11.5cm journal.
Formats Journals
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/3
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/4

'Expedition Yuendumu 1951'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition P
 

This item contains restricted material.

Journal containing psychological and sociological data collected by Fry during the BAR expedition to Yuendumu, Central Australia 1951. This journal contains the following:

  • General journal entires of the expedition
  • Vocabularies.
  • Genealogical patterns with kinship terms.
  • Hand drawn diagrams including a map and other Australian Aboriginal artitacts.
  • Test results; some from numbers and spelling tests, others from undentified tests, possibly Porteus Maze or Rorschach tests.
  • Monthly reports from a school run by a man named Strafford from 1950 to 1951.
  • Records of "colour selection", possible colour test results.
  • Notes from the expedition around Mt Doreen (NT).
  • Rough sketch of a child's drawing.
  • Notes on Australian Aboriginal songs.
  • Loose page of psychological data.
  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/4
Date Range c. 1951
Quantity 21.5 cm, 1 20.3x12.5cm journal.
Formats Journals
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/4
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/5

Hermannsburg

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition E
 

One booklets containing psychological tests and notes from Australian Aboriginal people at Hermannsberg, Northern Territory in 1929. This booklets contain Snelling and Colour test results plus notes.

These test results correspond with the BAR Expedition to Hermannsburg, Central Australia 1929 (see AA 346/3/5).

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/5
Date Range c. 1929
Quantity 21.5 cm, 1 16x21cm booklet..
Formats Notebooks
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/5
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/6/1-3

McDonald Downs

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition F
 

Three booklets containing psychological test results from Australian Aboriginal people at McDonald Downs, Northern Territory in 1930. These booklets include Porteus Maze, Müller-Lyer Illusion, Rorschach Ink-Blot, Visual Activites, Puzzles, Tactile, Aesthesiometer, Peg Boards, and Tapping test results.

These test results correspond with the BAR Expedition to McDonald Downs, Central Australia 1930 (see AA 346/3/6); and refer to Australian Aboriginal people documented in the BAR Anthropological and Sociological Data Cards (see AA 346/4/12).

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/6/1-3
Date Range c. 1930
Quantity 21.5 cm, 3 21.5x16.3cm booklets.
Formats Notebooks and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/6/1-3
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/7/1-3

Cockatoo Creek

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition G
 

Three booklets containing psychological tests from Australian Aboriginal people at Cockatoo Creek, Northern Territory in 1931. These booklets contain Colour Name, Stilling, Numbers, Pain, Smell, Taste, Body Weight, Grip, Pull, Müller-Lyer Illusion, Porteus Maze, Puzzle, and Visual Activity test results.

These test results correspond with the BAR Expedition to Cockatoo Creek, Central Australia 1931 (see AA 346/3/7); and refer to Australian Aboriginal people documented in the BAR Anthropological and Sociological Data Cards (see AA 346/4/13).

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/7/1-3
Date Range c. 1931
Quantity 21.5 cm, 3 21.5x16.3cm booklets.
Formats Notebooks and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/7/1-3
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/8

'Visit to Coorong' - February 1934

 

Journal of a trip taken by Fry and Dr Norman B Tindale (1900-1993, see AA 338) to the Coorong, South Australia starting in Mount Barker, Woodchester and Wellington; extending as far east as Mount Benson. Fry also mentions Point McLeay, Lake Alexandrina, Lake Albert, Coorong, Magrath Flat, and Rapid Bay as areas visited during the 9? day trip.

The reverse of the journal contains multiple pages of references to several psychological publications, some of which are written in french. These are possible references Fry has later used in his own research into the genealogical patterns of Australian Aboriginal people.

Tindale Tribes: Jarildekald; Pangkala.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/8
Date Range c. 1934
Quantity 21.5 cm, 1 20.3x12.5cm journal.
Formats Journals
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/8
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/9/1-2

Victoria River Diary and Notes

 

This item contains restricted material.

An incomplete journal of Fry's trip from Darwin (NT) to the Victoria River (NT) and surround areas. The journal contains day by day entires of the trip dated from 14 May - 21 August. It is also accompanied by an additional book titled 'notes' containing statistics and data collected on the trip, dated 19 May - 30 June 1930?. The back of the 'notes' book contains loose pages and unidentified field notes.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/9/1-2
Date Range 1930?
Quantity 21.5 cm, 2 16.2x10cm journals.
Formats Journals
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/9/1-2
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/10/1-2

Journals from Brussels

 

Two journals of notes taken by Fry in Brussels. These journals are written in french and have not been translated.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/10/1-2
Quantity 21.5 cm, 2 17.8x11.4cm Journals. Formats Journals
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/10/1-2
Series AA105/01

AA 105/1/11

'Notes, HK Fry'

 

Hand written notebook with Fry's name and address at Eastwood written inside the front cover. This notebook contains the following:

  • Citations from several anthropologists regarding social organisation.
  • Hand drawn maps and references to totems and Australian Aboriginal tribes.
  • Genealogical patterns.
  • Tables and references to social sub-classes.
  • Notes on dreams and myths.
  • Vocabularies.

Tindale Tribes: Ngathokudi; Watiwati; Aranda.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/1/11
Quantity 21.5 cm, 1 19.6x13cm journal. Formats Notebooks
Inventory Identifier AA 105/1/11
Series AA105/01