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Series AA266/25
Translation of Volumes I to XIII of Reuther's Manuscript by Philipp Scherer
Date Range1974 - 1978
Quantity49.2 cm, 18 2 Type 1 & 4 Type 10 boxes
ProvenanceRev. Johann Georg Reuther
Description

This series contains copies of Scherer's translation of the Reuther Manuscript, Volumes I to XIII. Scherer copied the original manuscript as well as the Hossfeld and Vogelsang earlier translations to work on his final version at his home in Tanunda, South Australia. The original Scherer translation is held by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (formerly Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS)) who paid for Scherer's research, typing and copying costs through a grant.

Arrangedby volume

Inventory Listing

AA 266/25/1/1-258

'A DIARI DICTIONARY by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IA) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume I, words 1 to 238, a-ai to giltjaterina, Reuther page numbers 1 to 178. Scherer's page numbers 1 to 256a.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/1/1-258
Date Range 1974
Quantity 3 cm, 258 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00239
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/2/1-290

'A DIARI DICTIONARY by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IB) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume I, words 239 to 572, gildi to kaljura, Reuther page numbers 178 to 382. Scherer's page numbers 257 to 545.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/2/1-290
Date Range 1974
Quantity 3.5 cm, 290 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00240
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/3/1-322

'A DIARI DICTIONARY by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IIA) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume II, words 573 to 1022, kaljura to kunarkula, Reuther page numbers 2 to 219. Scherer's page numbers 546 to 867.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/3/1-322
Date Range 1974
Quantity 3.5 cm, 322 A4 pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00241
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/4/1-288

'A DIARI DICTIONARY by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IIB) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume II, words 1023 to 1456, kurla to milja, Reuther page numbers 219 to 572. Scherer's page numbers 868 to 1154.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/4/1-288
Date Range 1974
Quantity 3.3 cm, 288 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00242
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/5/1-270

'A DIARI DICTIONARY by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IIIA) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume III, words 1456 to 1973, milja to ngaka, Reuther page numbers 2 to 154. Scherer's page numbers 1155 to 1424.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/5/1-270
Date Range 1974
Quantity 3 cm, 270 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00243
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/6/1-272

'A DIARI DICTIONARY by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IIIB) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume III, words 1974 to 2661, ngakaliri to pariparibanietja, Reuther page numbers 155 to 274. Scherer's page numbers 1425 to 1696.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/6/1-272
Date Range 1974
Quantity 3 cm, 272 A4 pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00244
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/7/1-246

'A DIARI DICTIONARY by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IVA) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume IV, words 2662 to 3347, panga to tintalalu, Reuther page numbers 1 to 102. Scherer's page numbers 1697 to 1942.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/7/1-246
Date Range 1974
Quantity 2.8 cm, 246 A4 pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00245
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/8/1-314

'A DIARI DICTIONARY by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IVB) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer' & 'ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THE DIARI DICTIONARY Arranged by the Translator'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume IV, words 3348 to 4183, toa to juri, Reuther page numbers 102 to 194. Scherer's page numbers 1943 to 2180. The 'Alphabetical Index of the Diari Dictionary' is arranged from word a-ai to wutjurina. Scherer's page numbers 2181 to 2256.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/8/1-314
Date Range 1974
Quantity 3.5 cm, 314 A4 pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00246
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/9/1-2

'INDEX TO SOME OF THE MAIN CULTURAL CONCEPTS OF THE DIARI TRIBE by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. VI) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item comprises 2 copies, 87 pages each, of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume VI. Vocabulary used to define each of the 74 concepts is cross-referenced back to Reuther's Dictionary. The concepts are numbered as follows:

  1. Pigments
  2. Prohibitions affecting women
  3. Corroborees
  4. Figurative expressions
  5. Compounded verbs
  6. Sun, moon, stars and time
  7. General prohibitions
  8. The death penalty
  9. Strangulations
  10. Commendable attributes
  11. Signs and tokens
  12. Points of the compass
  13. Word combinations
  14. Disposition
  15. Heart, conscience
  16. Omens
  17. Food and drink
  18. Rules and regulations
  19. Ceremonial feasts
  20. From birth to initiation
  21. Initiation
  22. The family
  23. Relationship between husband and wife
  24. Invitations
  25. The Mura
  26. Widows and widowers
  27. Mourning
  28. Purification
  29. Death
  30. Marriage
  31. Origin of words
  32. Forebodings and presentiments
  33. Acts of offence
  34. Hunting
  35. Diseases
  36. Fighting
  37. Instructors of the law
  38. Agreement regarding the deceased
  39. Restoration of peace
  40. Territories and boundaries
  41. Fighting
  42. Cursings and bewitchings
  43. Relatives
  44. Headmen and subordinates
  45. Travel
  46. Hospitality
  47. The Muramuras
  48. Trade
  49. Legacies
  50. Wind and clouds
  51. Place names
  52. not listed
  53. Agents of the devil
  54. The devil and spirits
  55. Murder, plunder and theft
  56. not listed
  57. Fire
  58. Women's work
  59. Men's work
  60. Punishment of young men
  61. Spirits
  62. Terms for parts of the human body
  63. Sorcery
  64. Games
  65. Kalu
  66. Personal characteristics
  67. Totems
  68. Pintara and pinta
  69. Relationship between defacto husbands and wives
  70. Names of plants, animals, birds, fish and humans
  71. The earth
  72. The soul
  73. Thunder and lightening
  74. Dream/s
  75. Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/9/1-2
Date Range 1976
Quantity 2 cm, 174 pages, 35.5cm x 25.0cm copy and A4
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00247
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/10/1-144

'AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PLACE-NAMES by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. VIIA) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume VII, place names 1 to 1100, Pirilana to Mirapalina, Reuther page numbers 1 to 188. Scherer's page numbers 1 to 339. Includes a contents page, photograph of Henry Hillier and a 'Sketch-Map by the Translator indicating the main Tribal Areas and Centres of Habitation' which is based on Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Arabana; Dieri; Jandruwanta; Jauraworka; Kokata; Kujani; Ngameni; Pilatapa; Tirari.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/10/1-144
Date Range 1976
Quantity 3.5 cm, 144 A4 pages
Formats Photocopied Documents and Lithographs
Inventory Identifier REU-00248
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/11/1-399

'AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PLACE-NAMES by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. VIIB) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer' & 'ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THE PLACE-NAMES Arranged by the Translator'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume VII, place names 1101 to 2468, Mankamankarawora to Watijutjubalu, Reuther page numbers 188 to 354. Scherer's page numbers 340 to 698. The alphabetical index is arranged from word Akantapudla to Wuwungana. Scherer's page numbers 69 to 737.

Tindale Tribes: Arabana; Dieri; Jandruwanta; Jauraworka; Kokata; Kujani; Ngameni; Pilatapa; Tirari.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/11/1-399
Date Range 1978
Quantity 4 cm, 399 A4 pages
Formats Photocopied Documents and Lithographs
Inventory Identifier REU-00249
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/12/1-188

'ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE NAMES OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. VIII) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume VIII, names 1 to 180, Buluna to Kanjibani, Reuther page numbers 1 to 155. Scherer's page numbers 1 to 186.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/12/1-188
Date Range 1975
Quantity 2 cm, 188 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00250
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/13/1-94

'ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE NAMES OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. IX) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer', 'TRANSLATOR'S COMMENTS' & 'ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF ABORIGINAL NAMES Arranged by the Translator'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume VIII, names 181 to 303, Kulpilina to Ngaljamarilina, Reuther page numbers 1 to 46. Scherer's page numbers 187 to 254. The Translator's comments are from Scherer's page numbers 255 to 272. The alphabetical index is arranged from word Balkakalana to Workuworkuna. Scherer's page numbers 273 to 278.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/13/1-94
Date Range 1975
Quantity 1 cm, 94 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents, Lithographs and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier REU-00251
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/14/1-258

'DIARI RELIGION: MYTHS AND LEGENDS by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. X) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer' & 'TRANSLATOR'S COMMENTS'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume X, Reuther page numbers 1 to 177. Scherer's page numbers 1 to 233. The Translator's comments are from Scherer's page numbers 234 to 254.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/14/1-258
Date Range 1975
Quantity 3 cm, 258 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents and Lithographs
Inventory Identifier REU-00252
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/15/1-288

'THE SUPERNATURAL BEINGS AND THE SPIRIT-WORLD OF THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. XI) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer' & 'AUTHOR'S FOOTNOTES'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume XI, Reuther page numbers i to 102B. Scherer's page numbers 1 to 201. The footnotes are from Scherer's page numbers 202 to 276.

Beings include:

  1. 'The Supernatural Beings'
  2. 'The Spirit World'
  3. 'The Witchdoctors'
  4. 'The Soul'
  5. 'Dreams'
  6. 'Bewitchment'
  7. 'Clean [and] unclean'

Spirit-World includes:

    'The World of the Supernatural Beings'
  1. 'The Spirit-World'
  2. 'The Soul'
  3. 'Dreams'
  4. 'Enchantments'
  5. [Laws on] 'Purification'
  6. '[The Kunki'
  7. 'The Soul'
  8. 'Dreams'
  9. 'Sorcery'
  10. 'Legend of the Muramura, Darana'

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/15/1-288
Date Range 1975 - 1976
Quantity 3 cm, 288 A4 pages
Formats Photocopied Documents and Lithographs
Inventory Identifier REU-00253
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/16/1-266

'THE TOAS AND THE ETHNOLOGICAL COLLECTION by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. XII) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer', 'TRANSLATOR'S COMMENTS', 'ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF REFERENCES IN THE ETHNOLOGICAL COLLECTION' & 'ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THE MURAMURAS..'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume XII, toas 1 to 383, Dakarawitjarini to Kandrijani, Reuther page numbers 2 to 116. Scherer's page numbers 1 to 185. The ethnological collection is from specimen 386 to 591, mapajiri to kuruwitji, Reuther's page numbers 118 to 139. Scherer's page numbers 186 to 220. The Translator's comments are from Scherer's page numbers 221 to 249. The alphabetical index of references is arranged from word billi jurku to wurpurujinka. Scherer's page numbers 250 to 252. The 'Alphabetical Index of the Muramuras in Vols. XI, XII & XIII, & in the Dictionary (no. 1522)' is arranged from Balungopina to Wutjukana. Scherer's page numbers 253 to 260.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/16/1-266
Date Range 1976 - 1977
Quantity 3 cm, 266 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents and Lithographs
Inventory Identifier REU-00254
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/17/1-190

'THE TOAS AND THEIR MEANING by REV. J.G. REUTHER (Vol. XIII) Translated by Rev. P.A. Scherer', 'TRANSLATOR'S COMMENTS', 'ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THE TOAS'

 

This item is a copy of Scherer's translation of Reuther's Manuscript, Volume XIII, toas 1 to 382, Dakarawitjarini to Didlawalpani, Reuther page numbers 2 to 106. Scherer's page numbers 1 to 156. The Translator's comments '(Including Variant Readings from a Parallel Text in Vol. XI)' are from Scherer's page numbers 157 to 179. The alphabetical index of toas is arranged from word Balparakuraterinani to Wurumanani. Scherer's page numbers 180 to 186.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/17/1-190
Date Range 1976
Quantity 2 cm, 190 35.5cm x 25.0cm pages
Formats Photocopied Documents and Lithographs
Inventory Identifier REU-00255
Series AA266/25

AA 266/25/18/1-12

'Report on a Close Re-examination of the Reuther Manuscripts in the S.A. Museum and an Appraisal of Translation Requirements' by Scherer

 

This item is a typescript copy prepared by Reverend Scherer for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. The detailed report includes:

  • 'Preliminary Remarks'
  • 'Description of the Reuther MSS', Volumes I to XIII
  • 'Reuther's Ethnological Collection'
  • 'A Note on Reuther'
  • 'Comments on the New Translation'
  • 'Some Recommendations'
  • A copy is accessioned as AA 266/30/22.

  Creator Rev. Johann Georg Reuther
Control AA 266/25/18/1-12
Date Range January 1974
Quantity 0.1 cm, 12 foolscap pages
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier REU-00350
Series AA266/25