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Series AA338/01
Bound volumes of expedition and office journals, notes and compilations
SOME JOURNALS CONTAIN RESTRICTED CONTENT
Date Range1921 - c. 1991
Quantity365 cm, 87 bound volumes and Albox folders
ProvenanceDr Norman Barnett Tindale
Description

This series comprises three major groups. The first group (AA 338/1/1/1 to AA 338/1/28) relates to observations and data recorded by Tindale in the field whilst on expedition. The second group (AA 338/1/29 to AA 338/1/44) comprises notes and data compiled on short trips or visits and related papers. Finally, the third group (AA 338/1/45 to AA 338/1/53/14) comprises desk journals that predominantly relate to the study of anthropological collections overseas and additional notes recorded later in his life on both entomology and anthropology. Together the journals form the core series of Tindale's life's work. The other series are records created to supplement and support the journals, such as maps and photographs. These have been carefully cross-referenced by Tindale.

Tindale developed his record-keeping skills on instruction from Sir Baldwin Spencer. Spencer taught Tindale to enter key data of the day each night prior to retiring. Tindale learned to record data on the right hand page leaving the left hand page blank for annotations, additions, insertion of photographs, pasting of correspondence and newspaper clippings and any other related or supported documentation. Spencer also imparted the wisdom of experience to bind the journal once it had reached approximately 500 pages with an index. It was also useful to insert a title page so that the volume could be quoted as a manuscript book in the future.

Tindale's journals record the day's events on both the left-hand and right-hand pages until the expedition to the Mann and Musgrave Ranges, North West of South Australia, from May to July 1933, and to Ernabella in August of the same year (AA 338/1/9). In addition, not all journals have indexes or contents lists, but some have both.

Bound volumes often contain supplementary material, such as newspaper clippings, photographs and reports relating to the expedition inserted at the time of binding or at a later date. (See series AA 338/2 for additional supplementary papers.)

For each journal entry, the relavent 'Tindale tribe' or tribes have been listed, and they have been drawn from the catalogue of tribes published in Tindale's 1974 Aboriginal tribes of Australia, their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. This publication is one way to gain entry to the journals.

ArrangedChronological within three major groups (order imposed by archives)

Inventory Listing

AA 338/1/1/1

'Journey to Groote Eylandt. 1921-2.'

  Volume I, pages 1-172
 

This is the first of three volumes. Pages number from 1 to 172. Diary entries have been handwritten and include a contents list.

The Groote Eylandt journals record Tindale's first expedition. He was granted one year's leave of absence from his assistant-entomologist's duties to assist the Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania as an honorary member. The South Australian Museum advanced Tindale £ 50 to purchase specimens. Of the 7,651 specimens and objects Tindale collected on Groote Eylandt, 487 were ethnographic. During this time Tindale formed an association with Maroadunei, a Ngandi tribe song-maker from Arnhem Land who introduced him to the concept of tribal boundaries. At this time the common European perception was that Aboriginal people roamed at will over the countryside as 'free wanderers'.

This journal includes the following:

  • Tindale's preparation for the trip
  • formulae for developing photographs obtained from his father James
  • purchase of supplies
  • specimen collection
  • Tindale's observations once he reaches the Mission Station (page 112) of and interactions with the locals, flora and fauna, malaria, recording Mara vocabulary (see volume II for a listing of words), and journey further down the Roper River
  • two flora samples (Stanospermum and Cassia)
  • drawings.

Places include: journey to the Mission Station via Melbourne, Sydney, Katoomba, Townsville, Cairns, Thursday Island, Mapoon, and down Roper River.

Tindale Tribes: Ingura; Mara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/1/1
Date Range 1 February 1921 - 30 June 1921
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 soft cover exercise book, 20.0x13.0m, 184 pages
Formats Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/1/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/1/2

'Journey to Groote Eylandt. 1921-2.'

  Volume II, pages 173-409
 

This is the second of three volumes. Pages number from 173 to 409 including 400a-z, aA-fF and 409a-c. Diary entries were handwritten.

The Groote Eylandt journals record Tindale's first expedition. He was granted one year's leave of absence from his assistant-entomologist's duties to assist the Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania as an honorary member. The South Australian Museum advanced Tindale £ 50 to purchase specimens. Of the 7,651 specimens and objects Tindale collected on Groote Eylandt, 487 were ethnographic. During this time Tindale formed an association with Maroadunei, a Ngandi tribe song-maker from Arnhem Land who introduced him to the concept of tribal boundaries. At this time the common European perception was that Aboriginal people roamed at will over the countryside as 'free wanderers'.

This journal includes the following:

  • Tindale's observations and interactions with locals, flora and fauna, mission duties, dugong spearing, fighting, sign language, bamboo as a musical instrument, specimen collection, journey down Emerald and Roper Rivers, Groote Eylandt, canoes, Macassar and Malays
  • Tindale's interview with Tim (Maroadunei) from the Arafura tablelands about Ngandi vocabulary, with some Mara words, page 409
  • Tindale listed vocabularies on page 400b, including Mara (approximately 40 words), Malay or suspected Malay words (17 words), Ingura (approximately 380 words) and observations on Groote 'talk', Ngandi (approximately 180 words), Ngalakan (approximately 170 words), and Nungubuyu (approximately 125 words). According to Tindale, the Bickerton Island people spoke the same language as the Groote Eylandters
  • notes on Mara and Ngandi class systems
  • sketches
  • the diary ends with a hand-drawn map of Yetibah or Emerald River
  • notes made in 1922 indicate whether the vocabulary has been checked, copied and whether the map contains errors

Note that Tindale published his collected vocabularies in 'Natives of Groote Eylandt and of the West Coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria: Part III - Languages of Eastern Arnhem Land', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 1928, Vol.52, pages 5-27.

Tindale Tribes: Ingura; Mara; Ngalakan; Ngandi; Nunggubuju.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/1/2
Date Range 1 July 1921 - 31 December 1921
Quantity 2 cm, 1 journal, 13.3x30.2cm, 300 pages
Formats Sketches
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/1/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/1/3

'Journey to Groote Eylandt. 1921-2.'

  Volume III, pages 1-200c
[This volume is also Volume I of 'Diary of Researches 1922-1930'. See AA 338/1/2, Volume II, pages 201-456.]
 

This is the third of three volumes. Pages number from 1 to 200a-c. Pages 158 and 159 have been repeated. The diary has been handwritten.

The Groote Eylandt journals record Tindale's first expedition. He was granted one year's leave of absence from his assistant-entomologist's duties to assist the Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania as an honorary member. The South Australian Museum advanced Tindale £ 50 to purchase specimens. Of the 7,651 specimens and objects Tindale collected on Groote Eylandt, 487 were ethnographic. During this time Tindale formed an association with Maroadunei, a Ngandi tribe song-maker from Arnhem Land who introduced him to the concept of tribal boundaries. At this time the common European perception was that Aboriginal people roamed at will over the countryside as 'free wanderers'.

This journal includes the following:

  • Tindale's observations on spears, fighting, mission duties, Malay song, making of fishing line, painting of objects and use of red ochre, specimen collection, and a collection of vocabularies
  • a photograph of Roper River boys
  • sketches
  • letter from Joshua Umbereary to Tindale
  • newspaper clipping dated 1938
  • c.1969 postscript
  • a sketch map of the west side of Gulf of Carpentaria showing tribal boundaries (page 9)

Tindale recorded vocabularies from a number of informants and published his results in 'Natives of Groote Eylandt and of the West Coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria: Part III - Languages of Eastern Arnhem Land', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 1928, Vol.52, pages 5-27 (see also AA 338/8/12 for Tindale's original Alawa vocabulary).

Tindale Tribes: Alawa; Duwal; Ingura; Mara; Ngalakan; Ngandi; Nunggubuju; Rembarunga; Wandarang.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/1/3
Date Range 1 January 1922 - 21 May 1922
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 journal, 13.4x20.3cm, 207 pages and 1 insert
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings and Sketches
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/1/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/2

'Diary of Researches 1922-1930'

 

Volume 2, pages 201-456
[Volume 1 of this diary is AA 338/1/1/3, 'Journey to Groote Eylandt. 1921-2.' Volume 3, pages 1-200c]
The volume commences on page 201 and ends on page 456. This diary is handwritten in black ink.

The journal includes the following:

  • 'Visit to Groote Eylandt and Roper River 1921 - 1922', visit dates 22 May 1922 to February 1925, pages 201-273
  • 'List of events 1923-1924' includes: engagement to Dorothy May Gibson on 18 August 1923, purchased a house at 55 Somerset Avenue, Cumberland Park, SA for 1018 on 17 October 1924, Married at Unley citadel on 27 December 1924, and appointed assistant entomologist in February 1925, page 273
  • 'Trip to Yorke's Peninsula, S. Australia, trip dates 17-22 August 1925, pages 274-279
  • 'Trip to Kangaroo Island', 14 January to 8 February 1926, pages 280-294
  • 'Journal on Anthropological Expedition to Hermannsburg, Central Australia', 4 August 1929 to 31 January 1961, pages 295-352
  • 'Expedition to Tartanga, River Murray, and to examine Devon Downs Rockshelter', 21 November 1929 to 9 August 1930, pages 353-438. See related journal paper by HM Hale (see AA 124) and NB Tindale in Records of the South Australian Museum, 1930, Vol. 4(2), pages 145-218]. Also includes Discovery of Aboriginal Rockshelter in Hundred of Jutland (Square Mile Paddock), 8-10 February 1930, pages 439-443
  • 'Reed raft made by Bob McKinlay' and Amy (Grace) Johnston), 1 June 1930, pages 444-448
  • 'Normanville trip with Robert Pulleine' (see AA 259), 14 June 1930, pages 449-450
  • Newspaper article: 'Views and News. Groote Eylandt. An isolated life' in 'The Argus', 6 June 1931 and notes, pages 451-452
  • 'Letters from HM Hale [see AA 124] to N. B. Tindale at Devon Downs excavation', pages 453-455
  • 'Murray River Flood data, page 456
  • A reprint entitled 'Report to the Chief Protector on the Mortality of Infants at Hermannsburg, covering the years from 1926-1930' by Missionary Friedrich Wilhelm Albrecht (see AA 662) has been inserted between pages 348 and 349. Note also that the Hermannsburg journal contains Aboriginal terms for celestial bodies and place names. For vocabularies obtained during the Hermannsburg expedition, see AA 338/8/1 'Aranda vocabulary translated by N.B. Tindale and also some Kukatja (Loritja)'.

    Note dated January 1986 states that there is a copy at Loxton.

    Tindale Tribes: Alawa; Aranda; Kukatja (NT); Murunitja.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/2
Date Range 22 May 1922 - 15 June 1930
Formats General Correspondence, Numeric Data, News Clippings, Loose Photographic Prints, Diaries and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/3

'N. B. Tindale: Rough Diary of trip to Northern Flinders Range, S. Australia. Nov. 14 - Dec 18th, 1924. Incorporating various notes on the Aborigines'.

 

The diary includes the following:

  • correspondence
  • itinerary of supplies
  • 'Diary of Trip to Arcoona Bluff'
  • map and plan showing rock carving sites and tribes
  • reprint of Tindale's 'Natives of Groote Eylandt and of the west coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria'
  • drawings
  • Wailpi vocabulary. The Wailpi data includes bird names, place names and general vocabulary (for the published version of this data, see HM Hale (AA 124) and NB Tindale 'Observations on Aborigines of the Flinders Ranges and Records of Rock Carvings and Paintings', Records of the South Australian Museum, 3(1), pages 45-60.
  • Harold Sheard's (see AA 290) photographs of rockshelter six miles north of Blanchetown on west bank of Murray River, South Australia and a small notebook used by both Sheard and Tindale to record 1927 findings at Blanchetown and Fromms Landing, including rockshelter at Haylands. Title on spine reads, 'Tindale - Diary of Fromms Landing Trip'.

Tindale Tribes: Dieri; Pangkala; Wailpi.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/3
Date Range 1924 - 1927, 1 November 1924 - 19 December 1924; 10 July 1927
Quantity 6 cm, 1 foolscap Albox folder, 87 sheets; 1 notebook (10x16 cm) and photographs
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Maps, Notebooks, Loose Notes, Drawings and/or Plans, Lists, Diaries and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/4

'Journal of a Museum Trip to Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. Nov. 1926 - March 1927. Adelaide, S.A'.

 

This journal is handwritten in ink and pencil. Pages 30-75 are written in pencil, pages 75-121 in ink; pages 122-131 in pencil and for the remaining two pages, 132-133, of the expedition narrative in ink. Pages 188-209 are blank, as are other pages separating main sections. There is no index or contents page. This journal documents Tindale's research visit to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Kuranda (8-30 December) which preceded the departure for Flinders Island.

The journal includes the following:

  • Herbert Hale's (see AA 124) newspaper account of the expedition
  • correspondence
  • black and white photographs
  • lepidoptera notes including notes on the Goldfinch, Waterhouse and Lyell collections
  • notes on ethnological specimens collected and respective South Australian Museum 'A' (Anthropology) numbers
  • drawings
  • hand-drawn maps
  • genealogies of two generations of Pt Stewart 'Kings' and additional genealogies
  • 'names and localities of natives on Flinders Island 1-10th Jan, 1927'
  • notes on social organisation
  • a 'Flinders Island story'
  • extract of vocabulary from EM Curr (see AA 945)
  • notes on Princess Charlotte Bay tribes from Roth (see AA 271).
  • Tindale's parallel vocabulary entitled: 'Words to form a Vocabulary of native languages' runs from page 255 to page 337. While column headings include: 'Flinders Island, Bathurst Head, Barrow Pt, Port Stewart and Barunguan', these words were later published under the headings: Mutumui, Walmbaria, Kokolamalama and Barunguan Tribes (see HM Hale & NB Tindale 'Aborigines of Princess Charlotte Bay, North Queensland, Part II,Records of the South Australian Museum, 1934, 5(2), pages 117-172).
  • notes and sketches of paintings in the Wakarma Beach rockshelter
  • notes on Flinders Island canoe and place names together with a language map
  • Language notes, including vocabulary and a text, are found at pages 362-369
  • a note regarding data sent to Dr J Beaton (1982)
  • a copy of a 1983 letter to G Walsh regarding a king-plate.

A slip-case at the back of the book contains the following folded documents:

  • draft of the published parallel vocabulary mentioned above, 10 foolscap pages
  • sketches of rock-paintings from the Endaen shelter
  • pencil sketch of canoe hulls (relating to page 344 etc)
  • note regarding the northern boundary of Barunguan Tribe
  • document headed 'Note to Page 35', relating to the fall in property prices in Adelaide (not in Tindale's hand, and probably written mid-19th century)
  • pencil-drawn map of eastern Cape York language groups, titled 'rough Map prepared after N.B. Tindale trip, 1926-1927'
  • backed map of Queensland, headed 'Map of Queensland illustrating route'. Map is not annotated.


Other localities visited include Bathurst Head, Barrow Point, Thursday Island, Coen, Port Stewart and Cairns.

The expedition party included Herbert Mathew Hale (zoologist, South Australian Museum) and Norman Barnett Tindale (ethnologist, entomologist, South Australian Museum).

Tindale Tribes: Bakanambia; Barungguan; Mutumui; Walmbaria.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/4
Date Range 14 November 1926 - April 1929, 14 November 1926 - April 1929, 27 September 1982, 30 December 1983
Quantity 4 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21x13 cm, 384 pages, inserts and 8 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/4
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/5

'Field Notes and Journal on the Anthropological Expedition to Koonibba on the West Coast of South Australia by Norman B. Tindale. August 1928. Adelaide, S. Australia'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition D
 

This journal is hand written and contains a contents list but no index.

This journal includes:

  • black and white photographs
  • drawings and diagrams
  • correspondence
  • newspaper clippings
  • genealogies
  • Wirangu and Kukata vocabularies (approximately 56 and 20 words respectively)
  • place names
  • kinship terms
  • notes on string games, kukuru game, other cultural activities
  • notes on songs recorded by Edward Harold Davies (see AA 70)
  • records of expenditure
  • data on a 1927 trip to Port Lincoln
  • photocopied data including 'C Strehlow's (see AA 315) arrangement of West Coast tribes, 1920'
  • tribal distribution data compiled from historical sources
  • Two fragile genealogy sheets inserted at the back of volume were photocopied by Tindale. These and other photocopies (probably of loose originals since dissociated from this volume) were slipped into the volume by Tindale
  • Thirteen loose original photographs depicting Aboriginal informants and guides for RT Maurice (see AA 212) are inserted at the back of the volume. These are annotated by Tindale.

See journal AA 338/1/30 for a compilation of Wirangu and Kukata vocabularies collected by Tindale.

The expedition party included: Sir John Burton Cleland (leader, see AA 60), Professor Edward Harold Davies (song recorder, see AA 70), HH Woollard (physical anthropologist), AK Macbeth (physical anthropologist), Dr Robert Henry Pulleine, Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (University of Adelaide, see AA 52), A Moore (University of Adelaide), Pastor C Hoff (Koonibba) and Norman Barnett Tindale (ethnology, South Australian Museum)

Tindale Tribes: Kokata; Mirning; Nauo; Nukunu; Pangkala; Wirangu.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/5
Date Range 10 June 1926 - 28 August 1928, 5 February 1932, 1 May 1987
Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.8x28.0 cm, 134 pages, 1 insert, 16 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/5
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/6

'Anthropological Expedition to MacDonald Downs, Central Australia. Journal and field notes by Norman B. Tindale. Aug. - Sept. 1930. Adelaide, South Australia. 1930.'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition F
 

This journal is hand written in ink and contains a contents page. The last 87 pages have been left blank for an index ('not yet prepared'). On page 175 Tindale added 'subsequent data' and a note regarding correspondence.

The volume includes the following:

  • a copy of Henry Kenneth Fry's (see AA 105) 'Arunta Class System' diagram
  • Tindale's geological strata diagrams, diagrams of stone arrangements, artefacts and hand-drawn maps of the expedition locale
  • series of 129 photographs (mainly Tindale's) of food-gathering, play, ceremony and portraits
  • newspaper clippings
  • Fry's notes on Aboriginal astronomy
  • Aboriginal place names
  • anthropometric data by John Hugo Gray (see AA 111) on the Iliaura
  • 24 Iliaura songs
  • 'Vocabulary data for Iliaura Tribe', approximately 180 words, including notes on sign language
  • stratigraphic analysis
  • notes by Miss Jess and CO Chalmers which include vocabulary and a photocopy of a photograph from the Barrington Collection depicting Alpalaita (witjuti) of Atnoala Lilatara, MacDonald Downs
  • a fragile folded map of the region traversed by the expedition is included at the back of the volume

For an additional volume of song transcriptions recorded during this expedition, see AA 338/2/23. Iliaura vocabulary is also found at AA 338/8/16.

The expedition party included Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (leader, see AA 52), Mr John Hugo Gray (Physical Anthropology, Pathology), Dr Henry Kenneth Fry, Mr Herbert Mathew Hale (see AA 124), Professor Thomas Harvey Johnston (assistant to Cleland, Botany, Zoology see AA 161), Professor John Burton Cleland (see AA 60), Mr Edward Harold Davies (songs and sound recordings, see AA 70) and Mr Norman Barnett Tindale (ethnology).

Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Iliaura.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/6
Date Range 17 August 1930 - c. 11 September 1930, 4 January 1930 - 6 March 1934 with notes from the 1980s
Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.5 cm, 272 pages with inserts
Formats Maps, News Clippings, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Tables of data and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/6
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/7

'Expedition G. Expedition to Cockatoo Creek, Central Australia. August 6-27, 1931. Journal and field notes by Norman B. Tindale. 1931'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition G
 

The volume has been divided by Tindale with cut-out 'thumb' divisions, as follows: pages 1-106, journal and field-notes; pages 102-121, blank; pages 122-135, headed 'music' (field-notes relating to gramophone recordings of songs); pages 136-183, blank; pages 184-221, headed 'Vocabularies as gathered through Aranda helpers'; pages 222-280, blank; pages 281-284, headed 'string figs etc' (string games); pages 285-317, blank; pages 318-323, pencilled notes. The journal includes a contents page but no index.

This journal includes the following:

  • Anmatjera (approximately 100 words), Ilpirra (Walpiri, approximately 130 words), Ngalia (8 words), Aranda (approximately 50 words) and Luritja (Kukatja, approximately 17 words) vocabularies
  • newspaper clippings
  • correspondence
  • hand-drawn and printed maps
  • reprint of Sir John Burton Cleland's (see AA 60) 'Anthropological Expedition to Central Australia'
  • photocopy of Cockatoo Creek No. 45's (Pari paru, G 45) travels extracted from the Mount Liebig journal (includes 331 place names)
  • botanical samples, pages 85, 206
  • list of blood groupings
  • diagrams
  • photographs
  • a rubbing
  • a fragile and creased fold-out geological 'panorama' of the Cockatoo Creek region, sketched by Tindale in pen and pencil in the front endpaper

An envelope attached to page 218 contains the following 'Loose papers associated with this journal':

  • two newspaper clippings
  • account of the expedition published in the 'Medical Journal of Australia', 19 December 1931 (two copies)
  • letter from Dr John Prescott to Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52) dated 22 February 1932
  • A list of 'Aranda Alice Spring Variations' (language terms) collected by Ernest Kramer (see AA 640)
  • A three-page letter to Cleland, and a one-page letter to Tindale, by Charles Chewings (see AA 59), regarding Aranda language and Cockatoo Creek vicinity geology, dated July 1931
  • Small printed map of Australia with pencilled phrase in Aboriginal language
  • Folded sheet with pencilled notes regardng song, diagrams of camp layout, etc.

The expedition party included Prof. John Burton Cleland (blood grouping and botany), Prof. Thomas Harvey Johnston (blood grouping and parasitology, see AA 161), Prof. Herbert John Wilkinson (dermatoglyphs and profiles, see AA 370), Prof. Cedric Stanton Hicks (physiology), Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (psychology, see AA 105), Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (dental anatomy and physical anthropology), Dr RF Matters (physiology), Dr Robert Henry Pulleine (visual tests, see AA 259), Mr James Hugo Gray (physical anthropology and hair tract, see AA 111), Mr Herbert Mathew Hale (plaster casts and zoology, see AA 124), Mr EO Stocker (photography and cinematography, see AA 311), Mr Alan L Rau (geology and general assistant) and Norman Barnett Tindale (ethnography, face casts and photography).

Tindale Tribes: Anmatjera; Aranda; Kukatja (NT); Ngalia; Walpiri.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/7
Date Range 6 August 1931 - 27 August 1931, 24 February 1933, notes dated 7 January 1941 and August 1979
Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 hardcover exercise book, 20.5x25.5 cm, 328 pages, 4 inserts and 11 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Tables of data and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/7
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/8

'Expedition H. Journal of an Expedition to Mt. Liebig, Central Australia to do Anthropological Research by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide 1932'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition H
 

In this journal page numbers 100 and 186 have been omitted. Pages 164-173, 194-225 and 238-274 are blank. The journal includes a 49-page index and a contents page.

Journal entries date 4-25 August 1932 and are preceded by the following 'Background Information':

  • Tindale's transcription of William Christie Gosse's account of the region published in South Australian Parliamentary Paper, 1874, No. 48, page 5 (pages 3-8)
  • notes from Ernest Giles' Australia Twice Traversed (pages 8-9)
  • handwritten notes regarding 'Initiation of an Aranda Boy' from Miss Muriel Stott of Alice Springs (pages 9-18)

This journal includes the following:

  • a photocopy of Gosse's map dated 1873
  • newspaper clippings and notes from the 1980s
  • hand-drawn maps and diagrams
  • sketches of rock art and artefacts
  • notes on wax cylinder song recordings
  • Tindale's typed report on the expedition is pasted in at pages 101-103, completing the expedition narrative
  • 'Song Records' (pages 105-113), containing Ngalia and Pintupi songs, is followed by an annotated listing of 331 places visited by the individual known as 'Cockatoo Creek no. 45' (Pari paru, G 45) between August 1931 and August 1932. This listing is pasted onto the even-numbered pages from pages 114-125, 127, 130 and 134-135. A subsequent transcription of this data, with fuller notes and diagrams, appears on pages 229-237 and 343-345. The original place name data, written on both sides of five 'sociological data' cards, together with the original directional data for these place names (on two folded sheets), is inserted within a yellow pocket pasted in at the back of the journal
  • 'Story of the Mallotumma of Mandadi' in Luritja, pages 82-83
  • pages 175-179 contain Tindale's interlinear text of the 'Story of the Alknaringja', with a note on same on page 180; and the interlinear text of the Pintupi story of 'Nana Nana Watju' follows from pages 181-191
  • sketches by Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (see AA 105)
  • correspondence
  • vocabularies are found at pages 275-279, and include Pintupi (approximately 55 words), Ngalia (approximately 19 words), Kukatja (7) and Jumu (1)
  • brief notes on sign language are found at page 276
  • pencil sketches of 'Maurice', 'Apollo', an unnamed Aboriginal man and NB Tindale wearing a beret, by Fry, are pasted onto pages 283-285
  • a sketch of Fry reading Freud is pasted onto page 286
  • pages 287-341 contain 'Press Data' (news clippings relating to the expedition). A further clipping and a telegram from Charles Chewings (see AA 59) wishing Tindale 'success in my old beat' are pasted onto pages 372-373.
  • At the back of the volume are two sheets: one a coloured and hand-drawn 'Draft of Map to illustrate Geology of Northern MacDonnell Ranges', by Tindale; the other a typed copy of 'Work of Hale (see AA 124) and Tindale during proposed expedition to Central Ausralia, 1932'
  • 'Supplementary Data' on pages 346-349 consists of newspaper clippings regarding 'The Strehlow Saga', 1981, with Tindale's note referring to his 'Canberra and California Journal', Vol.7, pages 315-317

The expedition party included Prof. John Burton Cleland (expedition leader, food studies, blood testing and Board Chair, see AA 60), Mr EO Stocker (cinematography, see AA 311), Prof. Thomas Harvey Johnston (food studies and blood testing, see AA 161), Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (psychological testing and social organisation), Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (phonograph recording, see AA 52), Prof. Cedric Stanton Hicks (oxygen tests for physicological data), Mr Herbert Mathew Hale (Director, South Australian Museum, plaster casts, photography and phonograph recording), Mr Edward Wheewall Holden (Chair of Directors of Holden's General Motors, meteorologist), Dr James Hugo Gray (physical anthropology, see AA 111), Mr Theodor George Henry Strehlow (University of Adelaide research student, interpreter, see AA 316), Mr Max Lamshed ('The Advertiser' reporter), Mr HO Moore, Mr E Eldridge and Mr NB Tindale (ethnologist).

Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Anmatjera; Kukatja (NT); Ngalia; Pintubi.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/8
Date Range 4 August 1932 - c. 25 August 1932, 1873, 24 June 1932 - 7 January 1933, 1980s
Quantity 4.8 cm, 1 hardcover exercise book, 20.5x25.3 cm, 385 pages, 7 inserts, 7 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Photocopied Documents and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/8
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/9

'Journal of an Anthropological Expedition to the Mann and Musgrave Ranges, North West of South Australia, May - July 1933, and a personal record of the Anthropological expedition to Ernabella, Aug. 1933, by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide 1933'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition I
 

In this journal pages 504 and 505 appear after pages 506-507. The journal is handwritten on the right-hand page leaving the left-hand page for annotations, drawings and so on.The journal contains a contents list. Tindale's incomplete index is in a separate volume (see AA 338/3/1.

In the first ten introductory pages of this journal Tindale includes the following:

  • blood group data
  • a 1934 magazine extract relating to the Musgrave Ranges
  • a handwritten note relating to corrections made to the journal in 1957
  • a newspaper clipping relating to Ernabella and Mr Carruthers (surveyor)
  • bibliographic note relating to the Mann Range expedition
  • a newspaper clipping relating to the donation of the Carruthers' diaries to the South Australian Archives
  • permit to enter the Aboriginal Reserve
  • newspaper clippings relating to the expedition

The Mann and Musgrave Ranges expedition is covered from page 1-662. Pages 663-746 document details of the 'Adelaide University and Museum Anthropometric Expedition to Ernabella, 6-24 August 1933'.

This journal includes the following:

  • specimen notes
  • diagrams
  • hand-drawn maps
  • numerous song transcriptions
  • black and white photographs
  • correspondence
  • permit
  • a typescript note by Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122)

Of linguistic interest are the text 'Wapara Kanjala' (with English translation) and the many songs, vocabulary items and place names littering the text. Note that the main vocabulary collected during this expedition has been accessioned as AA 338/8/2.

The expedition party included Dr Cecil John Hackett (University of Adelaide, see AA 122), Mr Norman Barnett Tindale (South Australian Museum) and Mr Allan Ferguson Brumbie [Brumby, cameleer, see AA 42). They were joined by other Board members on August 6th, including: Prof. John Burton Cleland (see AA 60), Prof. Thomas Harvey Johnston (see AA 161), Prof. Cedric Stanton Hicks, Mr James Hugo Gray (see AA 111), Mr Herbert Mathew Hale (see AA 124), Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (see AA 105), Mr Max Lamshed (journalist) and Mr J O'Connor (Hicks' assistant).

Tindale Tribes: Jangkundjara; Pitjandjara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/9
Date Range 17 May 1933 - c. 24 August 1933, annotations from 1957, 1980s
Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 18x21.5 cm, 756 pages and 3 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, Diagrams, Numeric Data, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Published Papers or Articles, Loose Photographic Prints and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/9
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/10

'Rough Journal of Fulham Site Excavations. 1933-1934.'

 

This journal records short visits to the Fulham site on the following dates: 26-27 November 1933; 9-10, 15-17, 19 December 1933; 11 February 1934; 3-4, 10-11 March 1934; 13 May 1934; 16, 30 June 1934; and 1, 14-15 July 1934. Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52) contributes notes to this journal.

The journal includes the following supplementary papers:

  • Tindale's reprint entitled 'Relationship of the Extinct Kangaroo Island Culture with Cultures of Australia, Tasmania and Malaya'
  • notes on the excavation (unidentified by NBT February, 1980, but subsequently identified by PG Jones as in Dr Henry Kenneth Fry's (see AA 105) handwriting)
  • site reports including interpretation of Prof. Walter Howchin's (see AA 144) 1886 New Graving Dock, Glanville site and Capt. Samuel Albert White's (See AA 365) 1893 SW corner of artifical lake
  • detailed reports, with illustrations, of test bores at the Fulham site. These reports are attributed to a number of authors

Additional 'Supplementary papers' consisting of hand-drawn plans (notably by Charles Pearcy Mountford, see AA 228) of the test-bore profiles at Fulham, are processed as AA 338/2/28.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/10
Date Range 26 November 1933 - 30 November 1937, 15 July 1934, note by NBT February 1950
Quantity 6 cm, 1 Albox foolscap folder
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/10
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/11

'Journal of Excavations at Second Valley, S. A. March-April 1934'.

  Kongerati Cave excavation
 

This journal contains an account of excavations undertaken at Kongerati Cave, near Second Valley, South Australia, during March-April 1934. The excavation team was led by Tindale and included Charles Pearcy Mountford (see AA 228) and Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52), as well as the amateur archaeologist, Rev. Napoleon Henry Louwyck (see AA 186). The journal includes correspondence relating to the excavation, including ethnographic details obtained from local residents and a list of Aboriginal place names contributed by Tindale's Aboriginal informant, Clarence Long (Milerum). The expedition began on 29 March 1934. The excavation account is illustrated by Tindale's ink diagrams and drawings of excavated artefacts. The Kongerati Cave excavation was completed on 10 April 1934 (page 30). The following day was spent examining surface archaeological sites near Normanville at Haycock Point, prior to returning to Adelaide.

This journal includes the following:

  • 16 pasted-in black and white photographs relating to the investigation
  • copy of a note by Thomas Worsnop (see AA 383) describing 'native chopsticks'
  • additional notes relating to skeletal material
  • platform burial
  • pasted-in copy of an 'Australian Magazine' article 'Strange Burial Customs' dated 1 April 1909
  • two-page pasted-in list of fauna bones found in the cave, identified by Hedley Herbert Finlayson (see AA 93), 1936
  • drawings
  • hand-drawn diagrams of site
  • exhibition label
  • report by Amandus Heinrich Christian Zietz (see AA 869) 'on a trip to Normanville re Fossil Bones' dated 7 August 1907
  • supplies inventory
  • place names by Clarence Long
  • Sutton's handwritten extracts from M Symond Clark's diary from 1877-1881, dated 18 March 1928

The journal finishes at page 53. The remainder of the notebook is blank, apart from a single page at the back, containing a list of the expedition expenditure. Papers originally contained in this journal have been stored in a separate folder within the journal's slip-case and are listed as follows:

  • Tindale's handwritten notes regarding Typha spages (one page)
  • sketches of 'netting stitch' on Anthropological Society of South Australia (see AA 824) notepaper (one page)
  • five sheets containing lists of stores etc for the expedition
  • newspaper article regarding Aboriginal/European conflict 'A tale of 1839', published in 'The Express and Journal', 7 April 1934
  • an old museum exhibition label, describing an Aboriginal skin rug from Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula, presented by James Howard Johnson (see AA 160)
  • four page, handwritten report by Frederick Robert Zietz, Assistant Museum Director, 'on a trip to Normanville re Fossil Bones (21st March to 6th April 1907)'
  • three page document, 'Extracts from the late M. Symonds Clark's diary, Hazelwood, Burnside', 1877-1881, relating to the collection of Aboriginal skeletal remains near East Wellington, including a platform burial which was subsequently sent to WH Flower at the Royal College of Surgeons in London

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/11
Date Range March 1934 - 12 April 1934, 7 August 1907, 1 April 1909, 18 March 1928, 23 February - 12 April 1934, 14 May 1936
Quantity 3 cm, 1 hardcover exercise book, 18.5x24.0cm, 1 archival folder, 58 pages, 12 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Diagrams, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/11
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/12

'Journal of the Anthropological Expedition to the Diamantina, North-East of South Australia. August 1934'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition J
 

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper clippings
  • list of waterholes, soaks and places
  • annotated printed map and hand-drawn maps
  • string games
  • object documentation
  • drawings
  • notes by D George dated February 1935, Tindale's notes from Kemp's Our Sandhill Countrydated 1933
  • George Aiston (see AA 3) notes dated 23 April 1940
  • 'Answer to Questionnaire on the Distribution of Native Tribes' - Yulli-yundi

Aboriginal vocabulary and pidgin English phrases are scattered through the text, but Tindale also wrote a comparative vocabulary of Dieri, Wadikali, Jantruwanta, Wonkaŋuru and Aranda. In his report on the expedition, Tindale notes these words total approximately 434. In addition, '15 songs of the Jawurawalka, Ngamani, Wonkanguru, Aranda and Dieri were recorded on Edison phonograph'.

The expedition party included Prof. John Burton Cleland (see AA 60, blood grouping, pathology, University of Adelaide), Prof. Thomas Harvey Johnston (see AA 161, biology, zoology), Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (see AA 105, psychological testing), Mr Frank John Fenner (see AA 91, anthropometry, University of Adelaide student), Mr Ernest Theodore Vogelsang (see AA 351, translation, South Australian Museum), Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52, leader), Mr Leslie Andrew Alexander Wilkie (see AA 369, artist, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia) and Mr Norman Barnett Tindale (ethnographer, routine physical anthropological duties).

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Arabana; Aranda; Dieri; Jandruwanta; Jauraworka; Kujani; Mitaka; Ngameni; Wadikali; Wailpi; Wongkanguru.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/12
Date Range 8 August 1934 - c. 23 August 1934, 25 July 1934 - 19 February 1936 (with gaps), 30 August 1939, 23 April 1940, 1970s annotations
Quantity 2 cm, 1 Hardcover exercise book, 20.7x25.8 cm, 242 pages, 6 inserts, 1 loose item [2?]
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/12
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/13

'Visits to Ooldea, S. Aust. to study the Aborigines by Norman B. Tindale in 1934 and 1951. Adelaide. S. Australia.'

 

The 1934 visit dates from 2 October to 16 November 1934 and is recorded on pages 1-279a as 'Journal of a Visit to Ooldea to study the aborigines, Nov. 1934' . The 1951 visit dates from 12-29 April, 1951 and is recorded on pages 279b-345 as 'Second Visit to Ooldea to study the aborigines. April 1951'.

This volume has 97 blank pages with a newspaper clipping on the fifth to last page and a pocket of four black and white postcard prints of photographs taken by Cecil John Hackett (two relating to the 1934 Ooldea expedition, and two to the 1935 Warburton Range expedition, see AA 122) on the second to last page. A contents page appears at the front of the volume.

This journal includes the following:

  • black and white photographs by Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122), Walter Batchelor MacDougall (see AA 193), Harrie E Green (see AA 113), and Tindale
  • postcard
  • newspaper clippings
  • drawings
  • photocopy of an article
  • lists of place names and hand-drawn maps of country
  • notes on South Australian Museum specimens collected by Green dated 1939
  • specimen documentation by Tindale
  • a map of the annular eclipse of the sun on Sunday 30 July 1916 by 'GFD' dated 14 May 1935
  • a typescript list of plants collected by Tindale in 1934 with hand-written annotations
  • 'tribal and language terms recorded from the area'
  • 'List of Wapar (stories of tjukur ancestors) and Inma'
  • correspondence
  • expenditure
  • 'The Australian Women's Weekly' article 'Goanna men give up their Tribal totems' dated 11 July 1951
  • references to Daisy Bates (see AA 23)
  • a vocabulary collected during the 1934 visit consisting of approximately 420 words. These words appear in Tindale's 'Vocabulary of Pitjandjara, 1931-37' (see AA 338/8/5). The vocabulary collected in 1951 consists of approximately 84 words of mixed origin
  • songs and stories (in English)

Supplementary information includes material from 14 May 1935, 1939, 1 February 1949, 8 October 1952, December 1955, 6 January 1970 and 25 April 1984. Information includes:

  • data relating to sacred boards (pages 347-349)
  • letter from Mr CP Doyle regarding meteorite fall near Cook, page195
  • notes from Green, 8 October 1952 (pages 353-357, 363)
  • notes from Walter Batchelor MacDougall, 8 October 1952 and 1955 (pages 359-361, 364-366)

The 1934 expedition party included Dr Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122) and Norman Barnett Tindale. They met with Miss Annie Lock (see AA 184) of the United Aborigines Mission (see AA 624). The 1951 expedition party included Prof. John Burton Cleland and Tindale. They met with Mr Harrie E Green of the United Aborigines Mission and Mr and Mrs KE Siggs, assistant missioner.

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Jangkundjara; Kokata; Mandjindja; Ngalea; Pintubi; Wirangu.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/13
Date Range 2 October 1934 - 29 April 1951, Oct-Nov 1934 & April 1951; additional notes from 1935, 1939, 1949, 1952, 1955, 1970, 1984
Quantity 4 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.0x27.0 cm, 482 pages, 5 inserts 1 loose item and 1 pocket of photographs
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Indexes and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/13
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/14

'Anthropological Expedition to Warburton Range, Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale. July-September 1935. Journal. Adelaide, S. A. 1935'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition K
 

The journal is handwritten. Tindale recorded the expedition on the right-hand page and left the left-hand page for annotations, sketches, photographs and so on. Part one dates from 2 July to 23 August 1935 and ends on page 314. Part two ('Volume two') dates from 23 August to 6 September 1935 and runs from pages 323-485. Additional notes are recorded on pages 486-492. The journal contains an index on pages 493-515, with appendices from page 517 to the end.

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper clippings from December 1932
  • annotations by Tindale up until 1972
  • black and white photographs
  • drawings and diagrams
  • permit
  • songs
  • sketches of cross sections
  • social organisation
  • the track of Wati Kutjara from Panatapia to Kalkana
  • string game
  • a vocabulary collected during this expedition (595 words) appears as Nga:dadjara in Tindale's collated 'Vocabulary of Pitjandjara, 1931-37' (see AA 338/8/5)
  • phrases
  • notes on sign language
  • names of constellations
  • barometer readings
  • hand-drawn expedition map
  • specimen drawings and notes
  • place names on Canning Stock Route
  • correspondence
  • Tindale's reprint 'General report on the Anthropological Expedition to the Warburton Range, Western Australia, July-September 1935'

Supplementary material includes:

  • newspaper articles by Tindale describing the expedition
  • letter by the Western Australian Commissioner of Police regarding the track to Warburton Range
  • a copy of the 'Phonetic system adopted for Australian Aboriginal languages, by the Board for Anthropological Research (see AA 346) at the University of Adelaide' as of 1935

The expedition party included Mr EO Stocker (cinematography, see AA 311), Dr Cecil John Hackett (University of Adelaide, anthropometry and medical research, see AA 122), Mr Max Lamshed (journalist for 'The Advertiser'), Dr Charles Pearcy Mountford (Postal Department, photography, clerical work, Aboriginal art, see AA 228), Mr Ernest Gutteridge (recording clerk and general assistant employed at Laverton), Mr Jack Seabourne (driver) and Mr Norman Barnett Tindale (leader, ethnography, South Australian Museum).

Tindale Tribes: Ngadadjara; Pintubi; Pitjandjara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/14
Date Range December 1932 - April 1972, December 1932, 22 December 1934, 2 July-2 October 1935, 1936, April 1959, April 1972
Quantity 3.3 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.1, 554 pages, 8 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Published Papers or Articles, Published Reports, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Indexes and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/14
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/15/1

'Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia, 1938-1939. Journal and notes by Norman B. Tindale. I.'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition N
Volume 1 of two volumes; pages 1-758
 

This is the first of two volumes describing the 1938-1939 Harvard and Adelaide Universities expedition to field stations in South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales.

Contents pages precede the journal. Additonal pages include 87a, 88a-b, 134a, 135a, 166a-j, 242a, 397a, and 430a-b. The journal is handwritten predominantly on the right page, leaving the left page for annotations, sketches, photographs, inserts and so on.

The expedition commenced on 12 May 1938, with Volume I ending 14 December 1938. This volume includes the following:

  • annotations referring to the 1950s and 1970s
  • statistical information for the United Aborigines Mission (see AA 624) at Swan Reach, Cumeroogunja, Pilliga, Brewarrina, Boggabilla, Woodenbong, Monamona, Yarrabah, Palm Island and Woorabinda Aboriginal Stations and Settlements
  • newspaper clippings
  • correspondence
  • hand-drawn maps
  • photocopy of a printed map and printed maps with annotations
  • social frameworks and organisation
  • black and white photographs
  • specimen details
  • drawings
  • tribal names and distribution data
  • string games
  • flora samples
  • a carbon copy of Ernest Theodore Vogelsang's (see AA 351) 'Ceremonial Objects of the Dieri Tribe'
  • songs and stories
  • navel string
  • totems
  • vocabularies collected during this expedition are found in parallel in Tindale's 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B. Tindale, 1938-1963' (see AA 338/8/20). See also 'Notes on Wainjiwalku grammar' (AA 338/8/21)
  • texts in a number of languages including: Maraura, Kamilaroi, Wainjiwalku, Kitabal, Muluritji, Ba:baram, and Idindji

Places and field stations visited include: Swan Reach (1st), Cohuna fossil site, Cumeroogunja (2nd), Pilliga (3rd), Brewarrina (4th), Narren Lake, Boggabilla (5th), Warwick, Talgai 'skull' site, King Creek site, Woodenbong (6th), Brisbane, Rockhampton, Innisfail, Monamona (7th), Lake Barrina, Cairns, Yarrabah (8th), Oombundgie, data on Fraser Island people, Townsville, Palm Island (9th), Magnetic Island, Woorabinda (10th), Coomooboolaroo Station and Cherbourg (11th). Field stations totalled 32.

The expedition party included Joseph and Bee Birdsell (see AA 689) and Norman and Dorothy Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Araba; Ankamuti; Arakwal; Badjiri; Barara; Barna; Bindal; Bandjin; Batjala; Barbaram; Buluwai; Badjalang; Baranbinja; Bigambul; Barindji; Barkindji; Dalla; Djiru; Djirubal; Djankun; Dieri; Ewamin; Goeng; Gia; Gulngai; Idindji; Irukandji; Jagara; Jagalingu; Janjula; Jirandali; Jalanga; Jiman; Juru; Jukambe; Jangga; Jotijota; Jokula; Kamilaroi; Karawa; Koamu; Kambuwal; Kairi; Kalali; Kangulu; Kawadji; Koa; Kokonjekodi; Kokopera; Kotandji; Kunggara; Kunggari; Karawa; Keramai; Kabikabi; Kalkadunga; Kandju; Karingbal; Kokobididji; Kokobujundji; Kokoimudji; Kokokulunggur; Kokowara; Kokojawa; Kokopera; Kongkandji; Kongabula; Kukatja (NT); Kokomini; Kokowara; Kotandji; Kutjal; Kokojelandji; Kokopatun; Kitabal; Kalibal; Kungadutji; Kula; Lardiil; Maijabi; Maikudunu; Maikulan; Mingin; Mitaka; Morowari; Muluridji; Mutumui; Muluridji; Maraura; Maljangapa; Ngemba; Ngundjan; Nawagi; Ngaro; Ngatjan; Ngaun; Nawagi; Nguri; Olkolo; Ombila; Pakadji; Pitjandjara; Punthamara; Ringaringa; Tagalag; Tjapukai; Ualarai; Walangama; Wangan; Wanji; Warakamai; Widi; Winduwinda; Wulgurukaba; Wanjuru; Walmbaria; Wakaman; Walangama; Widjabal; Wongkumara; Wongaibon; Weilwan; Weraerai; Wembawemba; Waluwara; Wik-kalkan; Wadja; Wiradjuri; Wadikali; Wadja; Wadjalang; Wakawaka; Wangan; Waluwara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/15/1
Date Range 14 October 1936 - 1978?, 14 October 1936-26 October 1939, 1950s, 26 March 1968, 1978
Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22x26.5 cm, 799 pages, 27 inserts, 1 loose item
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/15/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/15/2

'Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia. 1938-1939. Journal and notes by Norman B. Tindale. 2'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition N
Volume 2 of two volumes, pages 759-1142
 

This is the second of two volumes describing the 1938-1939 expedition's fieldwork in New South Wales, Cape Barren Island, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

This journal is paginated on pages 758-1142. Pages 1078-1107 and 92 pages from 1143 to the end of the volume are blank. The journal commences on 15 December 1938 and runs to 26 June 1939. A photocopy of pages 54-155 of Tindale's 'Visit to Cape Barren Island, Tasmania' has been inserted following page 786. Tindale also added page 795a-d, mostly concerning Point McLeay. The journal is handwritten on the right-hand page, leaving the left-hand page for sketches, annotations, and so on. This journal includes a contents page.

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper clippings and copies
  • comments relating to the 1950s and 1980s
  • specimen information
  • drawings
  • copy of the Point Pearce cultivation agreement for share-farming
  • songs and stories
  • place names
  • hand-drawn maps
  • social organisation charts
  • rubbings
  • Tindale's 'Notes on Mingul, or Native Tobacco, obtained at Mount Margaret, Western Australia'
  • Alfred Hermann Traeger's work classification
  • rough sketched sections at Lake Menindee, 'Intra-Australian comparison of Geographic groups'
  • copies of pages from journal articles
  • correspondence
  • annotated printed map showing the expedition itinerary, marking the 32 field stations
  • vocabularies collected during this expedition are found in parallel in Tindale's 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B. Tindale, 1938-1963' (see AA 338/8/20). Additional vocabulary and textual material are found scattered through the journal

Places and field stations include: Brisbane, Kempsey (12th), Tilba Tilba, Wallaga Lake (13th), Lake Tyers (14th), Melbourne, Launceston, Cape Barren Island (15th), Thunder and Lightning Bay, Hobart, Mount Gambier, Mount Schank, Point McLeay (16th), Adelaide, Murray Bridge (17th), Point Pearce (18th), Iron Knob, Perth, Collie (19th), Wilson Inlet, Gnowangerup (20th), Borden (21st), Thomas River, Pallinup, Albany (22nd), Calligillup, Mount Barker (23rd), Narrogin (24th), Moore River (25th), Mogumber, Southern Cross (26th), Mount Margaret (27th), Laverton (28th), Kalgoorlie, Scaddan, Norseman (29th), Balladonia, Eucla, Nullarbor, Wilson Bluff, Koonibba (30th), Kundruba Rockhole, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta (31st), and Lake Menindee (32nd).

The expediton party comprised Joseph and Bee Birdsell (see AA 689) and Norman and Dorothy Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Arabana; Barkindji; Dainggati; Duwala; Inggarda; Jarildekald; Jitajita; Kalaako; Kalamaia; Kalaako; Kaneang; Koara; Kokata; Koreng; Kujani; Kukatja (NT); Larakia; Latjilatji; Madoitja; Mandjindja; Maduwongga; Minang; Mirning; Nakako; Nana; Narangga; Nauo; Ngadadjara; Ngadjunmaia; Ngalea; Ngaluma; Ngemba; Ngurlu; Njikena; Njunga; Nukunu; Pangkala; Pindiini; Pini; Pitjandjara; Ramindjeri; Thaua; Tjalkadjara; Wadikali; Waljen; Wanjiwalku; Wardal; Wiradjuri; Wirangu; Widi; Wirangu; Wirdinja; Wodiwodi; Wongaibon.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/15/2
Date Range 10 September 1938 - c. 1980, 10 September 1938 - 26 June 1939, 1940s, 1966, 1950s?, 1980s
Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 22.0x26.5cm, 542 pages, 8 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/15/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/16

'Journal of Sojourn in Markham Valley, New Guinea. August - September 1943'.

 

The journal dates from 15 August to 8 September 1943. Handwritten sheets have been torn from a carbon book (see AA 338/2/30). Includes an article from 'The Illustrated London News' titled 'Where life still offers adventure: New Guinea; and its murderous cannibals' dated 5 September 1931 and a 23 June 1950 newspaper clipping.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/16
Date Range 15 August 1943 - 8 September 1943, 5 September 1931, 23 June 1950
Quantity 6 cm, 1 A4 Albox folder, 29 pages
Formats News Clippings and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/16
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/17

'Journal of a Visit to Solomon Islands. 4-29 March 1944'.

 

Diary entries were recorded in a 16.5x10.5 cm hardcover notebook. Supplementary papers include the 'Munda Times' and 'Aircenter Parakeet' dated 8 March 1944, handwritten note by Tindale dated 1970, carbon typescript copy of a 'Diary Report of Crash Party on Choiseul', newspaper clipping, and photographic copy of Groote Eylandt specimens from 1921-1922.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/17
Date Range c. 4 March 1944 - 29 March 1944, 1920s, 21 January - 17 February 1944, 4-30 March 1944, 1970
Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 foolscap Albox folder
Formats News Clippings, Newsletters, Notebooks, Loose Notes and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/17
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/55

'TINDALE NS WALES NOTES'

  'COLLYMONGLE CARVED TREES PAPER NB TINDALE'
 

This journal is handwritten in black and blue ink. Tindale wrote on the right hand page leaving the left hand page for annotations, cross-references, newspaper clippings, drawings and photographs. There is a contents page and index. Pages 100 to 138 are blank.

The journal includes Tindale's journey to Collymongle to gather carved bora trees with Lindsay Black, data relating to the journey and visit to the Kuringai Chase rock carvings.

Loose papers include:

  1. three copies by Tindale of 'bora ground drawings made by H Lange, Kamilaroi Tribe, Boggabilla, NSW July 28, 1938.'
  2. sheets of Charles Kerry Studio photographs of Aboriginal people, selected enlarged single photographs and related documentation
  3. photographs of carved trees
  4. notes and maps in ink and pencil
  5. correspondence
  6. list of Collymongle carved trees
  7. typescript manuscipt and carbon copy titled: 'Bora Ceremony of the Northern Kamilaroi as illustrated by Carved trees from the ceremonial ground at Collymongle, N. S. Wales, now preserved in the National Museum, Melbourne, the South Australian Museum, Adelaide and at the University of Queensland.'
  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/55
Date Range 23 November 1948 - 28 November 1951, 23 November 1948 - 28 November 1949, 28 November 1951
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 exercise book, 20.5 x 25.7 cm, 148 pages, loose sheets
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/55
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/18

'Journal of Expedition to Central Australia: Yuendumu August 1951 by Norman B. Tindale 1951'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition P
 

This journal has been handwritten in ink with some pencil and annotations. Journal entries are on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations and drawings. There is no contents page nor index.

The expedition received financial assistance from the American Wenner-Gren Foundationn, and from the Board for Anthroplogical Research (see AA 346), University of Adelaide. The actual expedition dates are from 13 August to 1 September 1951.

This journal includes the following:

  • handwritten phonetic script opposite page 1
  • recording of genealogies and social frameworks
  • recording of Wapurti Tjukurupa's genealogy and social terms, page 9
  • comparison of data recorded at Cockatoo Creek in 1931 (see AA 346/4/13) with data recorded on this expedition. Tindale observes people recorded as Ilpirra are in fact Ngalia, page 9
  • assisting Prof. John Burton Cleland (see AA 60) with names and uses of plants
  • gathering of gum yielding spinifex
  • making fire
  • ceremonies
  • making stone adzes and knifes and spears
  • filming of 'Minjena's Lost Ground' (see AA 346/9/15/1)
  • population data, page 59
  • number of people rationed from 2 June 1950 to 2 February 1951, page 61
  • seasons of the year
  • collection of ethnographic specimens
  • typescript Yuendumu song series collected 24 August 1951: 'Ulambaura or Haast Bluff Song' sung by boys and girls, Pintubi origin (song 1); 'A Ngalia womans' song sung by Ju:ni (Nambitjimba) wife of Tim' (song 2); 'A lullaby to put a child to sleep sung by Ju:ni (Nanbitjimba)', Ngalia tribe (song 3); and 'Playabout song', Pintubi tribe (song 4), page 68
  • 'tribal data', page 69
  • 'marriage', page 71
  • 'children's games', page 73
  • 'food habits, page 83
  • 'spearthrower of Northern type', page 83
  • 'trade', page 115
  • pearl shell ornament, page 117
  • red ochre, page 122
  • 10 handwritten songs, pages 125-131
  • 'Copy of list of plants supplied to J.B. Cleland 7 Feb. 1952', 3 page typescript insert, page 140
  • handwritten Ngalia vocabulary, pages 141-177
  • handwritten notes in blue pen and black ink by Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (see AA 105), 'Jottings taken on Thursday, August 16th - First Visit to Cave', 6 page inset, page 181
  • pasted newspaper cuttings: 'Party off to study Natives' (2 copies); 'Native study party back', 'The Advertiser', 3 Septmber 1951; 'Studying our Natives at first hand', 'The Advertiser', 22 September 1951; 'Death not "magical", 'The Advertiser', 19 January 1966; 'Warning on Native teeth, 'The News', 16 June 1952; and an untitled article by Cleland, pages 182-185
  • pasted onto the last page is a gestetner typescript copy of 'Aboriginal Songs' presented to the Anthropological Society of South Australia by Dr Murray James Barrett in 1955.
  • loose typescript carbon copy of 'Census Yuendoomoo Depot Rock Hill Bore July 1946'. Records 'eng name', 'Aboriginal name', 'dreaming totem', 'tribal group', 'district', 'sex', 'age', and 'remarks', 6pp
  • Tindale's handwritten loose notes on seasons, 1pp
  • Tindale's handwritten loose notes on localities, 1pp
  • loose typescript carbon copy of Cleland's questionaire on women and children, 1pp

Recorded South Australian Museum objects include: A42885, A42891, A42918-24, A42936-41, A42945 'etc', A42949, A42963-64, and A42972-74.

People recorded other than expedition members includes: Mr Langdon (Superintendent), Mr Jeremy Phillip Merrick Long (Superintendent), Reverend Tom Flemming and Mr and Mrs Bill Braitling of Mount Doreen Station.

The expedition party included Thomas Draper Campbell (leader, Director of the University of Adelaide Dental School, cinematographer, AA 52), Professor Andrew Arthur Abbie (anatomy, University of Adelaide, AA 688), Dr William Ross Adey (anatomy, University of Adelaide), Dr David I Kerr (physiology), Dr ND Crosby (physiology), Dr Hugh Le Messurier (physiology), Sir John Burton Cleland (botany, AA 60), Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (social organisation, City Health Officer, AA 105), Dr Murray James Barrett (dental research), Miss Gwen D Walsh, B Hill (technician), Dr Charles Pearcy Mountford (art research, AA 228), JC Dobbie (cinematographer), Dr Norman Barnett Tindale (ethnologist) and Wherritt (recorder, secretary)

Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Ildawongga; Kukatja (NT); Ngalia; Pintubi; Walpiri; Wenamba.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/18
Date Range July 1946 - 1 July 1974
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.5x25.8cm, 188 pages with 2 inserts and 4 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/18
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/19/1

'University of Adelaide and University of California Anthropological Expedition, 1952-1954.'

  'R: 18th expedition under auspices of Board for Anthropological Research, University of Adelaide and Univ of California at Los Angeles, 1952-4. Anthropological Field Notes on U.C.L.A. Anthrop Expedition, N.W. Australia - 1953. Norman B. Tindale. 1. 1953'.
 

This is the first of four volumes. The first two volumes (AA 338/1/19/1-2) describe Tindale's role in the expedition. The index for this volume is in Volume III (AA 338/1/19/3). The journal entries for this volume date from 18 October 1952 to 15 July 1953.

This volume is handwritten with annotations. Tindale recorded journal entries on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations, drawings and so on. There is no page 692, only 692a.

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper clippings and copies
  • correspondence
  • hand-drawn maps
  • black and white photographs
  • 1986 article by Wyrwoll et. al., entitled: 'The Great Sandy Desert of Northwestern Australia: the last 7000 years'
  • specimen drawings and notes
  • permit to enter reserves in Western Australia
  • copies from the journal
  • 1980 'Women's Weekly' article on the Pilbara region
  • Marble Bar chart
  • songs
  • place names
  • references to Reid's map
  • social organisation
  • Njamal, Kariara and Njangamarda stories

Vocabularies collected during this expedition are found in parallel in volume IV of the expedition journal and also inTindale's 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B Tindale, 1938-1963' (see AA 338/8/20).

Although the recording of genealogical data commenced in Koonibba, South Australia, the Tindale's did not meet up with the Birdsells (see AA 689) until Mount Margaret, Western Australia. Field stations included Devon Downs, Tartanga Island, Perth, Mount Margaret, Cookes Creek, Canning Stock Route, Jigalong, Marble Bar, Nullagine Rock Carvings, Bigge Island, Talga Talga, Moollyella, One Mile Camp, Five Mile Camp, Port Hedland, Pilgangoora, Twelve Mile, Kuli Kuli, Yandeyarra, Roebourne, Hamersley Tableland, Wittenoom, Mount Florance, Millstream, Two Mile Camp, Mount Welcome, Yarrie and Mandora.

The expedition party included Esther and Joseph Birdsell (Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, see AA 689), Dorothy and Norman Tindale, Phillip Jud Epling (University student, UCLA).

Tindale Tribes: Baijungu; Bailgu; Binigura; Buruna; Inawongga; Indjibandi; Inggarda; Jadira; Jinigudira; Kambure; Kariara; Kartudjara; Keiadjara; Konejandi; Kurama; Maia; Mandara; Mandjildjara; Mangala; Mardudunera; Miwa; Nanda; Nangatadjara; Nangatara; Ngaluma; Nganguruku; Ngarkat; Ngarla; Ngarlawongga; Ngaro; Ngolibardu; Niabali; Njamal; Njangamarda; Noala; Pandjima; Peramangk; Pitjandjara; Potidjara; Talandji; Targari; Tjuroro; Walmadjari; Wanman; Worora; Wunambal.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/19/1
Date Range 18 October 1952 - 15 July 1953, 1933, 1952-56, 1964-65, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1980, 1982, 1985-1987
Quantity 6.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x27.0cm, 703 pages with 5 loose items and 16 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Published Papers or Articles, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Lists and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/19/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/19/2

'Anthropological Field Notes on the University of California at Los Angeles - University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition, North West Australia. Volume II. Pp.692a-1250'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition R
 

This is the second of four volumes. The first two volumes (AA 338/1/19/1-2) describe Tindale's role in the expedition. The index for this volume is in Volume III (AA 338/1/19/3).

The journal entries in this volume date 15 July to 30 October 1953. The volume commences on page 692b, continuing from Volume I. Included are pages 787a, 822a and 1115b-c.

This volume is handwritten with annotations. Tindale writes on the right page leaving the left for annotations, drawings, etc. Expedition entries end on page 1147.

This journal includes the following:

  • Tindale's recording of Birdsell's (see AA 689) itinerary, pages 1175-1883 (which overlapped with Tindale's)
  • notes taken from Birdsell's journals, pages 1185-1225
  • Tindale's recording of registration notes and drawings of specimens A45523-A45554 donated to the South Australian Museum by Birdsell, pages 1275-1231
  • additional notes
  • attached news clippings
  • photocopied maps, pages 1233-1251
  • drawings and sketches
  • social organisation
  • drawing from a Moolabulla youth
  • carbon copies of correspondence
  • copy of a rock painting
  • rubbing
  • many references to tribal nomenclature and Aboriginal place names

Vocabularies collected during this expedition are found in parallel in volume IV of the expedition journal and also inTindale's 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B Tindale, 1938-1963' (see AA 338/8/20).

The expedition party included Esther and Joseph Birdsell (Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, see AA 689), Dorothy and Norman Tindale, Phillip Jud Epling (University student, UCLA).

The journal includes notes on Mandora, Anna Plains, La Grange, Thangoo, Yeeda, Broome, Quarantine, Cassini Island, Crab Creek, Meda, Fitzroy Crossing, Port Hedland, Derby, Liveringa, Louisa Downs, Hall Creek, Moolabulla (Birdsell writes Moola Boola), Wolf Creek, Forrest River, Flora Valley, Elgin, Balgo, Nicholson Station, Inverway, Gill Creek Bore, Wave Hill, GB Rockhole, Murranji and Hicketty Waterholes, Taylor's Well, Tenant Creek, Alice Springs, Mabel Creek, Gogo and Nookanbah. Birdsell also went to Brooke Springs, Quanbun, Wotjulum and Leopold, amongst other places.

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Baada; Djaberadjabera; Djaru; Djugun; Jawuru; Jilngali; Kadjerong; Kaititja; Kambure; Karadjari; Kartudjara; Keiadjara; Kitja; Kokatja; Konejandi; Korindji; Mandjildjara; Mangala; Matuntara; Miriwung; Ngaliwuru; Nangatadjara; Nangatara; Ngardi; Ngarinjin; Nimanburu; Njangamarda; Njikena; Njulnjul; Ola; Ongkomi; Pangkala; Potidjara; Punaba; Umede; Walmadjari; Walpiri; Wandjira; Wanman; Wardaman; Warwa; Wenambal; Whadjuk; Worora; Wudjari; Wunambal.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/19/2
Date Range 15 July 1953 - 30 October 1953, 1953-55, 1 Oct 1958, 1961, 1964-65, 1979, 1981-82
Quantity 5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.1x26.8 cm,
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Sketches, Photocopied Documents and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/19/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/19/3

'Anthropological Field Notes on the University of California at Los Angeles - University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition, North West Australia. Index and Appendices. 1953. Volume III'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition R
Index to Volumes 1 and 2 of Journal
 

This is the third of four volumes. This volume indexes Volumes I and II (see 338/1/19/1-2) of the 'Anthropological Field Notes on the University of California at Los Angeles - University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition, North West Australia, 1953'. The third page contains a copy of the 'List of Expeditions of Board for Anthropological Research, University of Adelaide'. Expeditions listed are from 'A', November 1925 to 'Y', 11-31 August 1956. The list includes expedition symbol, locality, leader, and period in the field. The index is 148 pages in total followed by 14 blank pages and appendices.

The following Appendices are included:

  • Appendix A: 'Notes on the maps and Tribal details supplied by native informants 1953' (23 April - 25 August 1953), 74 pages. The maps in this appendix typically contain tribal distribution data and place names
  • Appendix B: 'Notes from my rough day book some are not otherwise recorded. (where a line is drawn through, a digest or elaboration is to be found and given preference)', 1 December 1952 - August 1953, 146 pages. Contains a Njangamarda interlinear text with partial English translation
  • Appendix C: 'Miscellaneous notes from page J. Epling, J. B. Birdsell (see AA 689) and B. S. Coaldrake' (see AA 61), April 1953 and 3 October 1954, 24 pages. Includes sketch maps of tribal distribution
  • Appendix D: 'List of People Measured during UCLA and UA Anthropological Expedition 1952-1953 with references to pages in genealogies where their names appear', 42 pages
  • Appendix E: 'later data which will help in writing up the Expedition', 1954, 1969, 1977, 1979, 1980 and 1982, 34 pages; and after a further 26 blank pages, Tindale includes a photocopy of a newpaper clipping, 1982, and a pocket of two loose items dated 1952 and 1954. This appendix also includes Kim Akerman's 'Map of White Hills area, shows Mangaii', correpondence from Kim Akerman, Jo Birdsell and Dick Kimber, Birdsell's notes, Ungarinjin Clan names and newspaper clippings

Vocabularies collected during this expedition are found in parallel in volume IV of the expedition journal and also inTindale's 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B Tindale, 1938-1963' (see AA 338/8/20).

The expedition party included Esther and Joseph Birdsell (Associate Professor of Anthropology, UCLA, see AA 689), Dorothy and Norman Tindale, and Phillip Jud Epling (University student, UCLA).

Tindale Tribes: Baada; Bailgu; Balardong; Djaru; Indjibandi; Inggarda; Jadira; Karadjari; Kariara; Kartudjara; Kitja; Koara; Kokatja; Konejandi; Kurama; Wanman; Mandjildjara; Mangala; Mardudunera; Miwa; Nana; Nangatara; Ngadadjara; Ngaluma; Ngardi; Ngarinjin; Ngarla; Ngolibardu; Niabali; Njamal; Njangamarda; Njikena; Noala; Ongkomi; Pandjima; Pitjandjara; Potidjara; Punaba; Tjuroro; Wanman; Wenambal; Worora.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/19/3
Date Range 1952 - 1954, 1969, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982
Quantity 4.7 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 23.0x26.4cm, 538 pages, 4 inserts and 2 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Photographic Film Negatives, Photocopied Documents, Indexes and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/19/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/19/4

'Anthropological Field Notes on the UCLA - UA Anthropological Expedition N.W. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Vocabularies and Social Frameworks IV. 1953.'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition R
University of California at Los Angeles - University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition, North West Australia, 1952-54.
 

This is the fourth of four volumes. The pages of this volume are not numbered. The last 109 pages are blank with the exception of one item of correspondence and one note. The journal is handwritten with annotations.

The first section contains 'Lists of Australian aboriginal words in several languages obtained during the University of California at Los Angeles and University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition to North Western Australia (1952-1954) by Norman B. Tindale. Field data collected by N. B. Tindale between 20 April 1953 and 15 October 1953'. The vocabularies have been written in the phonetic alphabet proposed by University of Adelaide Language Committee. The vocabulary numbers continue on from vocabularies previously collected during the Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia, 1938-1939, and so commence at number 112. They appear in parallel to approximately 170 English words. Tindale also lists the informants used. Vocabularies include:

  1. Mandjildjara (approximately 100 words)
  2. Njangamarda (approximately 140 words)
  3. Bailgu (approximately 135 words)
  4. Indjibandi (approximately 120 words)
  5. Kariara (approximately 125 words)
  6. Wanman (approximately 110 words)
  7. Njamal (approximately 140 words)
  8. Ngaluma (approximately 115 words)
  9. Ngarla (approximately 145 words)
  10. Pandjima (approximately 115 words)
  11. Niabali (approximately 115 words)
  12. Mangala (approximately 125 words)
  13. Talandji (approximately 65 words)
  14. Kurama (approximately 140 words)
  15. Karadjari (approximately 140 words)
  16. Nangatara (approximately 120 words)
  17. Baada (approximately 130 words)
  18. Jawuru (approximately 100 words)
  19. Njulnjul (approximately 85 words)
  20. Ongkomi (approximately 105 words)
  21. Ngardi (approximately 135 words)
  22. Warwa (approximately 115 words)
  23. Worora (approximately 150 words)
  24. Njikena (approximately 150 words)
  25. Kitja (approximately 155 words)
  26. Whadjuk (approximately 115 words)
  27. Djaru (approximately 145 words)
  28. Walmadjari (approximately 150 words)
  29. Ola (approximately 35 words)
  30. Konejandi (approximately 155 words)
  31. Korindji (approximately 10 words)

Note that the above vocabularies also appear in Tindale's 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B. Tindale, 1938-1963' (see AA 338/8/20).

The next section includes the social frameworks gathered during the expedition:

  1. Njangamarda
  2. Mandjildjara
  3. Kartudjara
  4. Niaboli
  5. Ngolibardu
  6. Indjibandi
  7. Pandjima
  8. Kariara
  9. Kariara
  10. Ngarla
  11. Njamal
  12. Mangala
  13. Njangamarda
  14. Karadjari
  15. Talandji
  16. Kurama
  17. Ngaluma
  18. Indjibandi
  19. Mardudunera
  20. Nangatara
  21. Njikena
  22. Baada
  23. Njulnjul
  24. Worora
  25. Punaba
  26. Wunambal
  27. Walmadjari
  28. Ngarinjin
  29. Djaru
  30. Ngardi
  31. Ongkomi
  32. Miwa
  33. Kambure
  34. Miwa
  35. Kitja
  36. Whadjuk (Witja:ri)
  37. Konejandi
  38. Malngin
  39. Wilingura

Also included in the volume are notes, correspondence, a contents page, newspaper clippings, a manuscript by Anthony Peile entitled 'The Gugadja (Kokatja) People and Frogs', Tindale's 'Draft of article after 1953 trip' and two loose social frameworks of the Bingongina and Wilingura tribes.

The expedition party included Esther and Joseph Birdsell (Associate Professor of Anthropology, UCLA, see AA 689), Dorothy and Norman Tindale, and Phillip Jud Epling (University student, UCLA).

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/19/4
Date Range 20 April 1953 - 15 October 1953, 204 -1510 1953, 3071954, 11958, 61959, 101967, 11976, 121982, 751984, 761985, 74.1986
Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.2 cm, 420 pages, 3 insert and 5 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/19/4
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/20

'Visit to Lake Eyre 1955 with anthropological notes by Norman B. Tindale. 1955'

 

The expedition covers the period from 12 July - 3 August 1955. There are 61 blank pages between the final newspaper clipping and incomplete index. The journal is handwritten with annotations. Tindale wrote on the right-hand page, leaving the left page for annotations and drawings.

This journal includes the following:

  • drawings of specimens and documentation
  • correspondence
  • six hand-drawn maps, one map with annotations
  • flora sample
  • sketches and a copy of Tindale's 1934 'Native Route Across the Arunta Desert'

The expedition party included Dr E Giles (Ted, entomologist), Mr Harry Bowshall (South Australian Museum preparator, see SAMA 1043), Ron Hill (Botanic Gardens botantist and expedition technical assistant) and Norman Barnett Tindale. Mr Warren Bonython and Mr Thomas Robert Noel Lothian (Director, Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA) joined the expedition for part of the time.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Kokata; Kujani; Kuungkari; Nauo; Ngalea; Nukunu; Pangkala; Wailpi; Wirangu.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/20
Date Range 12 July 1955 - 3 August 1955, 20 August 1934, 10 May - 8 December 1955, March 1957, April 1958, 1962
Quantity 2 cm, 1 hardcover exercise book, 20.4x25.8 cm, 188 pages with 1 loose items and 6 attachments
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Photocopied Documents and Indexes
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/20
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/21/1

'A Journal kept on the Anthropological Expedition to Central Australia - Haast Bluff, 1956 by Norman B. Tindale'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition Y
 

This journal is handwritten in blue and black ink with some pencil. Tindale wrote on the right-hand page, leaving the left page for annotations and drawings. A contents page precedes the journal entries. Pages 92 to 140 are blank. Page 91 has a note in pencil 'Index see further'. After the blank pages Tindale recommences numbering, commencing with page 91 and ending on page 107. The actual page numbers are pp 141-157. These pages are the the alphabetical index. Pages 158 to 165 are blank. Tindale resumes noting from pages 166 to 171. Inside the back cover is a pasted envelope containing loose items. The expedition dates are 11 August to 1 September 1956.

The expedition was financed by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in New York and the University of Adelaide.

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper articles: 'Natives to be X-Rayed' in the 'The Advertiser', 2 August 1956 and 'Expedition to study Native ash-blondes' in the 'The Advertiser', 18 April 1956 pasted onto the page opposite page 1
  • meets Mr D Whitehall, new Baptist missionary at Yuendumu, page 1
  • newspaper article: 'Research in Central Australia' in the 'The Advertiser', 6 August 1956 pasted onto page 2
  • Tindale works on Mount Liebig genealogies and place names, page 5
  • meets Olive Pink, page 5
  • Pintubi men, including Wendarutjukurupa (H70 measured in 1932). Talked about place and names and mapped country, page 7
  • Wenanba boundaries, page 9
  • collects insects and moths
  • Aranda, Pintubi and Ngalia vocabulary, page 10
  • Tindale takes blood samples, page 11
  • learns native plant names as part of Cleland's survey, page 11
  • shows movies to the Aboriginal people, page 11
  • Tindale makes mention that he was in Mbitjara, Hermannsburg in 1929, so he was recognised as an old friend, page 11
  • Aranda, Kukatja and Pintubi plant names. Data obtained by Alwin, pages 12, 14 and 16
  • Y15 talks about tribal boundaries, page 13
  • honey ants, page 17
  • Nosepeg's Pintubi group are collecting dog scalps, page 17
  • Inperata (plant specimen) is stuck on page 20 with tape. Collected from Ulambara Spring, Haast Bluff
  • place names, page 21
  • Aranda, Kukatja, Pintubi and Ngalia Ulambara plant names, pages 22, 24 and 36
  • cossid (witchetty) grubs, page 23
  • Warungola is selected to greet the Queen in Brisbane, pages 25 and 31
  • boundaries and country, page 27
  • Aranda, Kukatja, Pintubi and Ngalia Haast Bluff Station plant names, page 28
  • ration day, page 29
  • Pintubi adopts Kukatja 8 class system which is also used by the Pitjandjara, page 29
  • compass directions, page 33
  • boys' drawings show European influence. Some drew traditionally but a boy with stock camp experience draws 3 dimensionally, page 33
  • spear throwers and the use of mulga wood, page 35
  • collects genealogical data, page 37
  • When Pintubi and Ngalia men go north they talk and identify themselves as Walpiri but are not, page 37
  • red ochre and boundaries, page 37
  • Abbie and Chippendale arrive, page 41
  • works with Alwin to record a formal Aranda vocabulary which is in Hermannsburg style. Works with Dukie to record Nglaia voabulary, page 41
  • Mickey Wheeler brings a block of red ochre, page 43
  • Jumu tribe that live between the Ilpili and Paura speak Nga:tatara, page 43
  • stone implement making
  • Tindale shows Nosepeg Carl Strehlow's (AA 315) book, page 63
  • yellow ringneck green parrot, page 63
  • Kukatja vocabulary, page 65
  • sacred objects
  • totems
  • song, pages 65-67
  • Nosepeg receives 19/- for scalps, Mission receives 10% commission of ٟ. Nosepeg is able to collect ٣-6 for several weeks work
  • Ilda or Karo people, page 73
  • Aranda, Kukatja, Pintubi and Ngalia plant names, pages 74 and 76
  • use of grass tree gum as an adhesive when making spearthrowers, page 77
  • pearl shell ornaments, page 77
  • newspaper articles: 'Clue from Natives may aid doctors' and 'Palm Valley despoiled' in the 'The Age', 24 September 1956, pages 84 and 85
  • Rieschieck sends the Museum 6 specimens: 3 hand axes and 3 tooth engravers dated 31 October 1956, page 87
  • notes on photographs taken, pages 166-169
  • expenses, page 171
  • 3 loose copies, 1 typescript and 2 carbon copies, of the 'Nominal Roll of Haast Bluff Aborigines' dated 23 June 1956, 20 pages each
  • 7 loose black and white Michael Terry photographs captioned 'Pintubi Aborigines met by Michael Terry at Yingurrdu Soak W of his camp 60 SW of the Ehrenberg Range, CA. 1932'
  • 2 loose typescript carbon copies titled 'Arrangements for Haast's Bluff Trip' and 'Equipment required for Centralia Expedition', 2 pages
  • 1 loose 'Permit to enter and be upon an Aboriginal Reserve' for Tindale and Kempster effective from 13 August to 15 September 1956, 1 page
  • 1 loose annotated newspaper article stapled to a letter from Olive Pink to Tindale dated 13 August 1956, 3 pages and 1 article
  • 2 loose TAA (Trans Australia Airlines) passenger tickets for Tindale to Alice Springs and return
  • 13 loose handwritten notes, 13 pages

Recorded South Australian Museum objects include: A49800-11, A49833, A49835, A49837, A49848, A49851, A49858-67, A49876-78 and A49880.

People recorded other than expedition members includes: Mr D Whitehall (new Baptist missionary), Miss Olive Pink, Mr Turk, Old Epaphras, Longkada (Pintubi man), Monginj (Pintubli man), Banjo (Ngalia man), Mr and Mrs Lou Borgelt (missionaries), Warungola (son of Ngalpilala, Mount Liebig), Old Tjurdi II (Y39), Penga (Pintubi man), Mirawara (Y37), Roy (Y34), Pindimatja (Y35), Alwin (Aranda man), Dukie Ngajoatjukurupa (Y20), Mickey Wheeler (Y2, Ngalia man), Ngiritjukurupa (H8, Ngalia man), Tjandu (Frank, Y6, Pintubi man), Pela Tjukurupa (Larry, Pintubi man), Mr Ted Reischieck (acting missioner, guide), Nosepeg (Wenanba man of the Pintubi), Wendarutjukurupa (H70) and Mr Bowden (Manager, Haast Bluff Station).

The expedition party included Professor Andrew Arthur Abbie (leader, anatomy, University of Adelaide, cinematographer, joined the party on 22 August, AA 688), Sir John Burton Cleland (blood sample, botany and bird study, see AA 60), Dr Norman Barnett Tindale (ethnologist, sound and colour film recording), Dr A Dudley Packer (anthropologist, anatomy, acting leader until Abbie's arrival), Mr George Chippendale (botany, arrives at the same time as Abbie), Mr John R Casely-Smith (blood samples), Mr Geoffrey S Heithersay (dental), Peter Kempster (technician), Miss Gwen D Walsh (photographer), Prue Kriewalt (cook) and Jeff (driver).

Tindale Tribes: Pintubi; Aranda; Ngalia; Kukatja (NT); Pitjandjara; Jumu; Ngadadjara; Walpiri.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/21/1
Date Range 1932 - 31 October 1956, 1932, 17 April to 31 October 1956
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.5x25.8cm, 172 pages with 29 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/21/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/21/2

'A Journal kept on the Anthropological Expedition to Central Australia at Haast Bluff, 1957 by Norman B. Tindale'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition AB
 

This journal is handwritten in blue ink with black ink and pencil annotations. Tindale wrote on the right-hand page, leaving the left page for annotations and drawings. There are no contents and index pages. Pages 134 to 147 and 166 to 178 are blank. Page 179 is numbered as page 169. There are 17 loose items including 2 negatives. The expedition dates are 15 August to 7 September 1957. Tindale is funded by The Museum Board of South Australia.

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper article: 'S.A. party to study Aborigines' in 'The Advertiser', 5 July 1957, pasted opposite page 1
  • Sir Cedric Stanton Hicks sends Professor Per (Peter) Frederik Scholander (physiologist, University of Oslo), Dr J Sanford Hart (biologist, Canadian National Research Council), Professor Harold Theodore Hammel (physiologist, University of Pennsylvania), and MJ Steen (University of Oslo) to meet with Tindale and discuss their field work at Haast Bluff and perhaps Arryonga, page 1
  • Sid Crawford gives Tindale a box of smoking pipes for the Aboriginal people, page 1
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) permits the use of their tape recorder for the expedition, page 3
  • newspaper article: 'Science meeting in centre' in 'The Advertiser', 6 August 1957, pasted on page 4
  • meets Mr Jeremy Phillip Merrick Long, the acting manager of Haast Bluff station and Dr Butdz-Olsen, a geneticist working on blood groups, page 5
  • worked with Professor John Burton Cleland (see AA 60) on botany, page 7
  • met with "Aussie" EO Stocker (AA 311) and his friend Van Dyke, page 7
  • met a group of Pintubi men, page 7
  • Dr Butdz-Olsen is running blood and urine experiments, page 11
  • met Jama, a Ngalia man, father is Paita, who is learning Kukatja, page 11
  • met Nosepag and Wanatjukurupa (Jim), page 13
  • works on genealogies of children, page 13
  • mentions Epaphras is not able to help and Alwin is away in Alice Springs, page 13
  • black and white photograph of 'Sir R. George meeting Prof Abbie and 'Nosepeg' leader of the Pintubi at Haast Bluff CA.', includes the Governor's wife is stapled to page 14, negative page 184
  • Van Dyke buys a newly made hooked boomerang for 5/- whereas the minum price is 30/- in Adelaide. Tindale adds the tourist demand for returning boomerangs is encouraging a craft which didn't exist there formerly, page 15
  • black and white photograph of Sir Robert George meeting Professor Andrew Arthur Abbie (AA 688) and 'Nosepeg' is stapled to page 16
  • Sir Robert George, Governor of South Australia and his wife, meet Nosepeg, page 17
  • works with Cleland, Pintubi and Aranda people on plant names and notes. Also collects lizards, page 17
  • Nosepeg (Tjangkatu) and other Pintuni men demonstrate a ceremony, page 17
  • ceremonial song, page 19
  • Nosepeg obtains flakes of quartzite to make a chopper, page 19
  • Epaphras maintains the Aranda have spoken stories of the Pleiades, page 21
  • with Stocker records Pintubi songs (see AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37) and records notes, page 21
  • records genealogies and childrens' mission songs (see AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37), page 25
  • Scholander, Hart and Mr Althaus arrive from Arryonga for the day, page 25
  • Tjuringa details, page 27, 47
  • Stocker shows pictures of New Guinea people to the Pintubi, page 29
  • description by nursing sister of the 'death custom', page 29
  • leaves for Yuendumu with Nosepeg and describes country en route, page 31
  • met with Mrs Waudby (Mount Wedge station), page 37
  • met with Professor Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52), Dr Murray James Barrett, Dr Thomson, Miss Munn and a botanist at Yuendumu, page 39
  • comments on the 'four field tribal division', page 41
  • met Mr Tom and Mrs Pat Fleming, page 41
  • met Rufus, page 41
  • leaves for Haast Bluff, page 43
  • mentions 'Wheeler' (Aboriginal person at Hermannsburg), page 45
  • describes Kukatja class sytem, page 45
  • records and notes songs with Harry, Tjutama and Old Epaphras (see AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37), pages 49-57
  • records data on Ngelkuru (AB50) and Tapatapa (AB51), page 57
  • takes Jupai: (Pitjandjara man) from Wanandangura and four other men to sing thirteen songs, 1200 feet of tape (see AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37), page 59
  • takes Epaphras and four Pintubi men, Johnnie, Tjutjama, Tapatapa and Frank, to sing the Koneia series (14 songs, see AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37), page 61
  • comments on Pintubi social organisation, page 63
  • describes spur winged plover and honey ants with comments by Epaphras, page 67
  • notes Mr and Mrs Robson of Canberra collected songs and stories from Epaphras, page 67
  • specimen of Marsdenia taped to page 70
  • Obed (Aranda man) leads the children in singing songs. Obed supplied data on food for Dr Schwartz, page 71
  • Nosepeg and Pintubi men buy luxuries from the store: oranges, apples, chocolates, lollies and tins of various meats, page 71
  • at the morning's food distribution, one tin of peas per person was issued as well as 1 pound of rice, page 71
  • Justice Martin Chemnitz Kaiewald and Mr Edward Wheewall Holden visit, page 73
  • Stocker films stone knife making, page 73
  • continues recording Koneia song series, page 73
  • visits the hospital with Sister Scherer, page 73
  • Badtz-Osteb and Mr John R Casely-Smith depart for Alice Springs, page 73
  • visits Glen Helen for the day, page 75
  • Epaphras shows Tindale and Cleland young mulgas (Acacia aneura), page 77
  • notes Theodor George Henry Strehlow (see AA 316) in relation to the story of Jeramba, page 79
  • continues recording. Epahphras tells a story in Aranda and says Strehlow has not recorded it, page 81
  • records Aranda story of Koneika (native cat) by Epaphras Aranda old man, page 83 to 93
  • works on the identification of plants, see pages 152 to 165, page 93
  • Dr Thomson and Calhoven (geography department, University of Adelaide) arrive to work on the distribution of Aboriginal people and cattle, page 93
  • reference to Strehlow, page 95
  • continues working on genealogies and notes the change from the 4 class Pintubi system to the 8 class Kukadja system, page 95
  • Pintubi burial, page 97
  • Pintubi tribal boundaries, page 97
  • records the 'Pintubi songs of the Kongka (woman) tjukurupa of Karabuta' (see AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37), women and children are premitted to hear these songs, page 97 to 101
  • met with Mr Jeremy Phillip Merrick Long, assistant manager and two Sisters. Talked to Long about social organisation, page 101
  • met with Tjutjama (Pintubi man), page 103
  • records 'Kalaia (emu) tjukuru songs of Warupurju in the Rawlinson Range sung by Jubai, a Pitjandjara man' (see AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37), pages 105 to 109
  • records 2 Pintubi Ilpindji (love) songs by Tjutjama (see AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37), page 109
  • records childrens' mission songs in Aranda, as well as other mission songs with Obed, his wife and small children, page 111
  • talks with Alwin about the 'Jumu tribe', page 113
  • leaves Alice Springs, page 113
  • newspaper article: 'Aborignal 'flu now' in 'The Mail', 7 September 1957, pasted onto page 117
  • newspaper article: 'Below left - A Pintubi woman has her X-ray', pasted onto page 118
  • newspaper article: 'Expedition returns Natives thrive in desert' in 'The Advertiser', 10 September 1957' pasted onto page 119
  • newspaper article: 'Tribal X-ray survey', pasted onto page 120
  • newspaper article: 'Pintubis' food secrets' in 'The Advertiser', 11 September 1957, pasted onto page 121
  • newspaper article: 'go to the Pintubi' in 'The Advertiser, 12 September 1957 and an article on the name of the Luritja, 12 September, pasted onto page 123
  • newspaper article: 'Tribal songs will fill the night', 'The Mail', 14 September 1957, pasted onto page 124
  • newspaper article: 'Desert is the Pintubi's pantry' in 'The Herald Sun', 15 September 1957, pasted onto page 125
  • newspaper article, pasted onto page 126
  • newspaper article: 'Huge reserve for natives proposed in 'The Advertiser', 27 September 1957, pasted onto page 127
  • newspaper article: 'Pintubi tribe' in 'The Advertiser', 7 October 1957, pasted onto page 127
  • newspaper article: 'May sleep in a refrigerator' in 'The Advertiser', 10 Decemeber 1957, pasted onto page 128
  • newspaper article: 'Deliquency' in 'The Advertiser', January 1961, pasted onto page 128
  • notes on 'Tjuringa from Miss U Teague' (see AA 322), pages 129-133
  • 'Odd Words and Phrases' in Aranda, Kukatja and Pintubi, pages 148 to 151
  • 'Native Food' vocabulary in Aranda, Kukatja, Pintubi and Ngalia. Includes 'Scientific Name' and 'Notes', pages 152 to 165
  • 'Mercury Vapor Light Takings' at Haast Bluff, from 17 August to 5 September 1957, pages 169 to 171
  • newspaper article: Study of the Bindaboo in 'The Advertiser', 8 July 1957, page 172
  • newspaper article: 'Primitive NT tribe found in 'The Advertiser', 11 July 1957
  • envelope labelled 'Haast Bluff 1957 Negatives' containing 2 negatives of images on pages 16 and 17, is pasted onto page 174 as well as pencil notes
  • loose letter to Mr WA Simms from Herbert Hale dated 9 July 1957 relating to rock carvings snd flint chippings near Alice Springs, 1 page
  • loose draft letter to Professor Macfarlane fromTindale dated 25 February 1957 relating to fieldwork in Central Australia and Scholander's research proposal, 3 pages
  • 9 loose pages of handwritten notes
  • 2 loose receipts from Hotel Alice Springs Limited
  • 1 loose TAA (Trans Australia Airlines) brochure with handwritten notes

Recorded South Australian Museum objects include: A51381-82.

People recorded other than expedition members includes: Sir Cedric Stanton Hicks, Professor Per (Peter) Frederik Scholander (physiologist, University of Oslo), Dr J Sanford Hart (biologist, Canadian National Research Council), Professor Harold Ted Hammel (physiologist, University of Pennsylvania), MJ Steen (University of Oslo), Mr Sid Crawford, Mr J Norris (ABC), Mr Grivell (Engineering Department, GPO), Mr EJ Penney (technician, GPO), Mr CS Wicks (State Manager, GPO) Mr Herbert Mathew Hale (Director, South Australian Museum, see AA 124), Mr Birch (ABC), Mr AH Elston and his wife (squadron leader, Dryhurst of Sydney) Mrs M Tapfield (Tindale's aunt), Mr Jeremy Phillip Merrick Long (acting manager of Haast Bluff Station), Jama (Australian Aboriginal man, Ngalia, father is Paita), Nosepeg (Tjangkatu, Pintubi), Sister Lena Scherer, Wanatjukurupa (Australian Aboriginal man, Jim), Old Epaphras (Australian Aboriginal man, Aranda), Alwin, Sir Robert George and his wife (Governor of South Australia), Mr Althaus, Mrs Waudby (Mount Wedge Station), Dr Murray James Barrett (dental research), Dr Thompson, Miss Munn, Reverend Tom and Pat Flemming (Baptist missionaries), Rufus (Yuendumu), Wheeler (Aboriginal person at Hermannsburg), Harry (Australian Aboriginal man, Pintubi), Tjutama (Australian Aboriginal man, Pintubi), Ngelkuru (Australian Aboriginal man, AB50), Tapatapa (Australian Aboriginal man, AB51, Pintubi), Jupai: (Australian Aboriginal man, Pitjandjara), Johnnie (Australian Aboriginal man, Pintubi), Frank (Australian Aboriginal man, Pintubi), Mr and Mrs Robson (Canberra), Obed (Australian Aboriginal man, Aranda), Dr Schwartz, Justice Kaiewald, Mr Edward Wheewall Holden, Theodor George Henry Strehlow, Dr Thomson (geography department, University of Adelaide), Mr Calhoven (geography department, University of Adelaide), Jubai (Australian Aboriginal man, Pitjandjara), Una Sybella Teague (see AA 322), Mr WA Simms (Hotel Alice Springs) and Professor Walter Victor Macfarlane (department of physiology, University of Queensland)

The expedition party included Professor Andrew Arthur Abbie (leader, anatomy, University of Adelaide, cinematographer, AA 688), Sir John Burton Cleland (blood sample, diet and botany, AA 60), Dr Norman Barnett Tindale (ethnologist, sound and colour film recording), Dr A Dudley Packer (anthropologist, anatomy, acting leader until Abbie's arrival), Mr John R Casely-Smith (blood samples), Mr Geoff S Heithersay (dental), Peter Kempster (technician), Miss Gwen D Walsh (photographer), EO Stocker (Aussie, cinematographer), Van Dyke (assisted Stocker), and Professor Otto Egede Butdz-Olsen (geneticist, blood groups, University of Quensland).

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

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/21/2
Date Range 1 July 1957 - January 1961
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.5x25.8cm, 184 pages with 15 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/21/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/22/1

'Journal of Visit to the North West of South Australia and adjacent parts of Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale. April-May 1957'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition Z
 

The expedition dates from 23 April - 1 June 1957 (pages 1-279). Appendix A begins on page 300. There is a contents list and an index, commencing on page 401. The last 14 pages of the journal are blank. This journal has been handwritten with annotations. Journal entries are on the right-hand page leaving the left page for drawings and annotations.

This journal includes the following:

  • an entry permit to the North-West Reserve: 'Conditions of Entry to Prohibited Areas' dated 21 March 1955, applying to Tindale, John Greenway, RH Morrison and Allan Ferguson Brumby (See AA 42)
  • black and white photographs
  • hand-drawn and printed maps
  • an account of dingo mythology
  • social frameworks
  • sketches of rock carvings and paintings
  • specimen drawings and documentation
  • Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) broadcast transcriptions
  • newspaper clippings
  • part of Prof. Hermann Klaatsch's (see AA 168) manuscript dated 1907 on young Niol-Niol [Njulnjul] tribesmen
  • notes by John Robert Beattie Love (AA 187) on Wororra [Worora] material culture
  • correspondence between Ronald Trudinger and Tindale on linguistic matters
  • photograph of Michael Terry (AA 333)
  • notes from the Missioner R Williams
  • rubbing
  • answers by Rev. HL Taylor to a death and burial questionnaire sent out in 1939
  • notes and vocabulary from Alan Brumby (approximately 75 words from the Everard Ranges, see AA 42)
  • copy of Paul Hugenin's vocabulary from Esperance and Coolgardie, Western Australia dated 1902 and sent to Tindale by CJ Harding in 1937
  • Samuel Albert White's photographs (see AA 365)
  • newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to Charles Pearcy Mountford's (see AA 228) 1940 and 1960
  • Ernest Eugene Kramer's (see AA 669) 1928 and Tindale's 1933 expeditions to Central Australia
  • quotation from Theodor Reik's Mystery on the Mountain, page187, reprint entitled 'The Butcher-Bird (Cracticus torquatus) and the Striped Honeyeater (Plectorhyncha) nesting in company' by AM Morgan
  • C Sullivan's published 'Bird Notes from the West Coast'
  • notes by Walter Batchelor MacDougall (see AA 193) on the 'Phallic emblem in Petermann Range' dated 27 February 1953

Most of this additional material is contained in Appendix A, which begins on page 300.

Places visited include Giles, Blackstone Range, Cavenagh Range, Fort Welcome, Mount Davies, Cave Hill, Ernabella, Kolidjara, Everard Park, Eucolo Creek, Philips Ponds, Rawlinson Range, Murray Range, Lightening Rocks, Mount Aloysius, Kaminanja Rockshelter, Kalaiapiti, Poltjirmata Rockshelter, Mount Lindsay, Blythe Range, Mount Agnes, Mount Hinckley, Owalinga Rockshelter, Kolidjara Rockshelter, Woomera, Callidin Rockholes, Ayers Rock [Uluru], Musgrave Ranges and Peterman Range.

The expedition party included Walter Batchelor MacDougall and Norman Barnett Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Arabana; Aranda; Jangkundjara; Jumu; Kartudjara; Kokatja; Mandjindja; Nakako; Nana; Ngadadjara; Ngadjunmaia; Ngalea; Ngalia; Ngardi; Njulnjul; Pangkala; Pindiini; Pintubi; Pitjandjara; Potidjara; Walpiri; Wenamba; Wongkanguru; Worora.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/22/1
Date Range 23 April 1957 - 1 June 1957, 1902, c1907, 1928-1930s with gaps, 1940, 1950-1969 with gaps, 2721977
Quantity 4.8 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.9 cm, 470 pages with 7 inserts and 2 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Publication Proofs, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Indexes, Lists and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/22/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/22/2

'Journal of Visit to the North West of South Australia in February 1966 by Norman B. Tindale. 1966'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition AS
 

This journal has been handwritten with annotations. Journal entries are on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations, drawings, etc. Tindale included pages 53a, 53b and 156a. The last 153 pages are blank. A contents list precedes the journal and the index commences on page 105. The actual expedition dates were from 5-25 February 1966 (pages 9-91); pages 1-9 concern preliminary meetings and planning discussions.

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper clippings
  • correspondence
  • coloured drawings by Tjibukudu, Mundjandji and Colin (Papa tjukurupa)
  • David Hewett's black and white photographs and negatives
  • sketches
  • songs
  • vocabulary
  • place names
  • drawings of stone implements
  • 'List of people associated with work at No. 25 Bore W. Musgraves, Feb. 1966'
  • typescipt copy of pages 9-19 of the journal

Places visited included Musgrave Park, Musgrave Ranges, No. 25 Bore, Ngalpo:nja, Bell Rock Range, Mount Caroline and Cave Hill [Owalinga].

The expedition party included Peter Aitken (South Australian Museum mammalogist), John Greenway (University of Colorado Professor), Robert Seamark and Norman Barnett Tindale. Prof. Walter Victor Macfarlane (Professor of animal physiology at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute) and Godfrey Macpherson met the party on the fourth day.

Tindale Tribes: Nakako; Ngadadjara; Pitjandjara; Pintubi.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/22/2
Date Range 5 February 1966 - 25 February 1966, 30 November 1965 -26 March 1966, 2 January 1970, 17 August 1984, January and July 1985
Quantity 3.1 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.7x26.2 cm, 331 pages with 6 inserts and 1 loose item
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/22/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/23

'Visit to Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. 1960'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition AI
 

This journal has been handwritten with annotations. Journal entries are on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations, drawings, etc. The expedition was from 22 April - 13 June 1960 (pages 7-367), preceded by planning and research (pages 1-7) and followed by further research (pages 368-447). The journal contains a contents list and a detailed index (pages 451-493).

This journal includes the following:

  • maps
  • a photocopy of a 'Report on Matters Discussed at Village Council Meeting, Mornington Island - 8.2.1980 by Paul Memmott'
  • a photocopy of Paul Memmott's 'Lardil Properties of Place'
  • correspondence
  • copy of a newspaper clipping of 'The Gulf of Carpentaria, A new native Tribe Discovered, Interview with Mr C Hedley'
  • newspaper clippings
  • sketches of specimens and documentation
  • songs
  • vocabulary
  • place names
  • a copy of Tindale's manuscript on blood grouping results
  • copies of project reports
  • copies of Dr Spalding's 1947 black and white photographs and medical report
  • copy of a Science of Man article 'A new native tribe discovered', dated 1903
  • a listing of Tindale's plant specimens by the Botanic Gardens

Vocabulary and grammatical notes relating to this expedition are found in Tindale's 'Queensland Vocabularies, 1960 - 63' (see AA 338/8/19). Note also that Lardiil words and phrases in particular are scattered through the text of the expedition journal.

The expedition party included Peter Aitken and Norman Barnett Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Janggal; Jokula; Kaiadilt; Kalkadunga; Kukatja (NT); Lardiil; Maikudunu; Maithakari; Mingin; Wanji; Wikmunkan; Winduwinda; Kalkadunga.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/23
Date Range 22 April 1960 - 13 June 1960, 11 July 1903, December 1947, 17 February 1960 - 1964, 1980
Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 buckram bound journal, 21.5x26.8cm, 508 pages with 3 loose items and 5 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Journals, Published Reports, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Indexes and Lists
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/23
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/24

'Journal of Field work in and near the Simpson Desert (Arunta Desert) Central Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide. 1962 - [1963]'

 

The journal has been handwritten with annotations. Journal entries are on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations, drawings etc. The volume includes a contents list and 104 pages are blank as well as a photocopy of pages 50-51 and 61-66.

This journal includes the following:

  • a black and white photograph of Tindale taken by the 'Sunday Mail'
  • correspondence
  • sketches of specimens and documentation
  • tape transcriptions of the trip
  • site sketches
  • newspaper clippings and copies
  • extract from the 'The Western Australian Naturalist' dated 1962 entitled: 'An Aboriginal Site of Wiluna'
  • 'A Visit with Archaeologist Norman Tindale' in the 'Bedrock Bulletin Archaeology News' dated 1986
  • 'Comparing Desert History by Soil Nutrient Profiles' by R Buckley in 'Search' dated 1986
  • Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52) and Charles Pearcy Mountford's (see AA 228) reprint 'Aboriginal Arrangements of Stones in Central Australia' dated 1939
  • rough notes
  • Reginald Claude Spriggs's black and white photographs
  • a copy of first two pages of Tindale's 'Stone Structures among the Australian Aborigines'
  • Tindale's 1934 notes on the 'Native Route across the Arunta Desert'

The expedition which is the main subject of this journal, was that undertaken by air to Site T19 in the Simpson Desert (originally discovered by Reg Sprigg). This archaeological reconnaissance expedition took place from 11 to 14 October 1962.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Pitjandjara; Wongkanguru.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/24
Date Range 10 October 1962 - 14 October 1962, 20 August 1934, 28 July 1939, Oct 1962, 1963, 30 November 1965, April 1982, 1986-1988
Quantity 3.7 cm, 1 hardcover exercise book, 21.0x25.0 cm, 188 pages with 4 inserts, 38 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/24
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/25

'Journal of Visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria by Norman B Tindale. 1963.'

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition AM
 

The journal is handwritten with annotations. Journal entries are on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings etc. Pages 130a, 244a, 274a and 507a have been added. The journal includes a contents list and a detailed index (pages 639-74). The expedition dates were from 24 April to 30 July 1963 (pages 37-585), although Tindale departed from Doomadgee on 19th July (page 547), undertaking research at Palm Island, Qeensland from 22 to 25 July (pages 557-577).

This journal includes the following:

  • printed and hand-drawn maps
  • correspondence
  • a 1964 cutting from 'Panorama' entitled 'Flood Waters Ravage'
  • sketches
  • drawings of specimens and documentation
  • songs
  • vocabulary
  • place names
  • newspaper clippings
  • social organisation data
  • black and white photographs
  • 'Appendix A - List of Blood Samples gathered during the Gulf of Carpentaria Expedition [AM] 1 May 1963 to 1 August 1963 by NB Tindale and PF Aitken'
  • 'Appendix C - Birth Register Mornington Island' 1960-63
  • 1962 reprint entitled 'A Blood Group Genetical Survey in Australian Aborigines of Bentinck, Mornington and Forsyth Islands, Gulf of Carpentaria'
  • a review of 'The Sweetness of the Fig - Aboriginal Women in Transition' by Virginia Huffer with Elsie Roughsey
  • 'Rough Notes on Tapes'

Vocabularies relating to this expedition are found in Tindale's 'Queensland Vocabularies, 1960 - 63' (see AA 338/8/19). There are also numerous vocabulary items and phrases scattered through the text of the expedition journal.

The expedition party comprised Peter Aitken (mammalogist, South Australian Museum) and Norman Barnett Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Araba; Alawa; Barbaram; Dalla; Djankun; Djiru; Djirubal; Ewamin; Gambalang; Idindji; Iliaura; Iningai; Jagalingu; Janggal; Janjula; Jirjoront; Jokula; Julaolinja; Kaiadilt; Kalibamu; Karawa; Kareldi; Keramai; Koa; Kokangol; Kokopera; Kareldi; Kotandji; Kukatja (NT); Kunggara; Lardiil; Madjandji; Maijabi; Maikudunu; Maikulan; Maithakari; Mingin; Ngatjan; Ngaun; Ngoborindi; Ngundjan; Pitjandjara; Pitjara; Tagalag; Taior; Wadjabangai; Wakabunga; Wakaja; Wakaman; Walangama; Wambaia; Wanamara; Wanji; Wikmunkan; Winduwinda.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/25
Date Range 24 April 1963 - 30 July 1963, 3 September 1962 - 30 August 1963, 1965, 26 May 1976 and 1981
Quantity 6 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.2x26.2 cm, 702 pages with 2 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Published Papers or Articles, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Indexes and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/25
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/26

'Journal of Visit to the Rawlinson Range area in the Great Western Desert by Norman B. Tindale. 24 October - 25 November 1963'.

  Board for Anthropological Research Expedition AN
 

The journal has been handwritten on the right-hand pages, with annotations and drawings on the left-hand pages. Page 223a has been added. From page 230 there are 58 blank pages. The journal has a contents list and index. The expedition dates from 24 October to 25 November 1963.

This journal includes the following:

  • vocabulary
  • place names
  • notes on tribal nomenclature
  • songs
  • stories including details of Kangaroo, Emu, Eagle, Rat Woman and Ice Men stories
  • correspondence
  • a hand-drawn map of 'data supplied to N. B. Tindale' in March 1962 by J Long'
  • newspaper clippings
  • specimen drawings and documentation
  • sketches
  • 'Data for Blood Samples - Kudjuntari, WA and Mt Davies, S. Aus. Nov. 1963 compiled by Norman B. Tindale'
  • a 1969 article by Walter Victor Macfarlane on 'The water economy of desert aboriginals in summer'
  • a black and white photograph of Ooldea people by Miss Annie Lock (AA 184)
  • a 'Report of patrol to W. A. Desert areas around Pollock Hills and Jupiter Well' from 26 July to 4 September 1963

The expedition party included Prof. Walter Victor Macfarlane, Walter Batchelor MacDougall (see AA 193), John Sabine, Peter Aitken and Norman Barnett Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Arabana; Aranda; Dieri; Iliaura; Jangkundjara; Kokata; Mandjildjara; Nakako; Ngadadjara; Pintubi; Pitjandjara; Wongkanguru.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/26
Date Range 24 October 1963 - 25 November 1963, 21 Nov 1961-1964, 31 August 1965, 19-20 Sept 1969, 9 April 1970, 4 April 1981, 10 Dec 1987
Quantity 3.2 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.3x26.2 cm, 353 pages with 6 inserts and 1 loose item
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Indexes and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/26
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/27

'Journal of a trip to Western Australia in search of Tribal Data by Norman B. Tindale 1966'.

 

The journal consists of handwritten entries on the right-hand page, and annotations, drawings etc, on the left. The expedition took place from 15 March to 21 April 1966 (pages 3-245). Preparations are detailed on pages 1-3 and pages 246-54 are devoted to entries related to the expedition. There are 198 blank pages commencing from page 352. There is no contents list but the journal contains a detailed index (pages 255-349).

This journal includes the following:

  • observations on tribal nomenclature and boundaries
  • vocabulary
  • place names
  • songs
  • newspaper clippings
  • two black and white photographs taken by Surgeon Frederick John Elliot during the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition 1891-1892
  • social organization data
  • four damaged photographs of the 'dulgu' ceremony in Meekatharra district given to Tindale by William Hamlet Pindar
  • copies of photographs received by Joseph Benjamin Birdsell (see AA 689)
  • copy of a map courtesy of the Department of Geography, University of Western Australia dated 1965
  • photocopied photographs of Cyclone Shirley dated 31 March 1966
  • sketches
  • correspondence

The expedition party included John Greenway and Norman Barnett Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Amangu; Aranda; Baada; Baijungu; Bailgu; Balardong; Baraparapa; Barimaia; Binigura; Buruna; Djiwali; Inawongga; Indjibandi; Inggarda; Jadira; Kalaako; Kalamaia; Kariara; Korenggoreng; Kurama; Madoitja; Maduwongga; Maia; Malgana; Malgaru; Mandi; Mardudunera; Mirning; Murunitja; Nakako; Nanda; Ngadadjara; Ngadjunmaia; Ngaluma; Ngarla; Ngarlawongga; Ngurlu; Niabali; Ninanu; Njakinjaki; Njamal; Njunga; Noala; Nokaan; Pandjima; Pibelmen; Pindiini; Pindjarup; Pini; Pitjandjara; Potidjara; Talandji; Targari; Tedei; Tenma; Tjalkadjara; Tjeraridjal; Tjuroro; Wadjari; Waljen; Wardal; Wariangga; Watiwati; Widi; Wirdinja.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/27
Date Range 15 March 1966 - c. 21 April 1966, 6 March 1966 - 6 August 1968 (with gaps), 27 February 1970, 31 August 1984, c1987
Quantity 4.7 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x26.4cm, 559 pages with 12 inserts and 4 loose items in an envelope
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Indexes
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/27
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/28

'Journal of visit to South Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale in company with Noel McFarland. October - December 1968'.

 

The volume has been handwritten on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations, drawings, etc. There are 113 blank pages. Includes a contents list and index.

The expedition's purpose was primarily for Tindale to undertake further research on the tribal boundaries of south-western Australia, particularly investigating the distribution of the Satyrid genus Geitoneura as a 'cultural marker'. Tindale was accompanied by the entomologist Noel McFarland. Their expedition set off from Adelaide on 26 October (page 9), returning on 10 December 1968 (page 129).

This journal includes the following:

  • the first eight pages describe the expedition planning
  • pages 130 onwards describe 'later activities' and include Tindale's transcriptions of tape recordings made during the expedition (notably from Willam Hamlet of the Wadjuri tribe), and relevant correspondence
  • a Reserve Entry Permit
  • correspondence
  • newspaper clippings
  • sketches
  • AJ Tindale's cross check of pH values of Geitoneura obtained by Tindale from 40 sites
  • list of plant identifications
  • a copy of Pat Lindsey's article on 'Aboriginal Food Plant'

Expedition party included Noel McFarland and Norman Barnett Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Mirning; Ngadjunmaia; Njakinjaki; Njunga; Pibelmen; Wadjari; Wardandi; Wudjari.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/28
Date Range 26 October 1968 - c. 10 December 1968, 26 March 1966, 13 March 1968 - 27 January 1970 (with gaps) and c1973
Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.4 cm, 356 pages with 5 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Sketches and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/28
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/29

'Research data on aboriginal tribes in Australia gathered by Norman B. Tindale. Chiefly from South, West and Central Australia. Period 1924 to 1936'.

 

This volume is a compilation of mainly original manuscript material, with Tindale's annotations. It is not directly associated with Tindale's journals. It is preceded by Tindale's introduction (probably written during the 1970s), explaining that this data was drawn together during his initial period of research into tribal boundaries relating to the West Coast of South Australia.

The manuscript material is as follows:

  • a foolscap page hand-written letter from MC Donegan, Fowlers Bay Police Station, to William John Peterswald, Commissioner of Police describing 'specimens of vegetable substances used as food & medicine at the present time by the Cocata tribe of Aborigines who inhabit the country between Ooldea and the Musgrave Ranges', dated 24 August 1895
  • Pencil map of 'C Strehlow's (see AA 315) arrangement of West Coast tribes', c.1920
  • Ink map of tribal boundaries in western South Australia, annotated, featuring the 'Wirrung' and 'Parnkallas', 'according to JJ East'
  • Ink map of tribal boundaries in western South Australia, annotated, 'according to Howitt' (see AA 143)
  • Hand-drawn map in pencil, with annotations and typed description, of tribal groups in western South Australia, attributed to Anthony Gladstone Bolam (see AA 640)
  • Copy of newspaper clipping entitled 'Caring for the Aborigines - West Coast Mission' dated 10 June 1926, featuring the work of Pastor Wiebusch
  • Tindale's notes on the Wirrangu resulting from a conversation with Rev. CA Wiebusch
  • Tindale's notes from George Aiston (see AA 3) concerning 'the Parnkalla, Ooldea and Ngameni tribe', dated 24 November 1926
  • Tindale's note from Dr Robert Henry Pulleine referring to a vocabulary of the Lake Wangary area
  • Nanga [Wirrangu] vocabulary from Fowlers Bay obtained from Robert Limb dated July 1925, additional notes dated February 1928, June 1927, Wirrangu vocabulary and notes dated 8 and 14 September 1926, 22 February 1928 and 26 July 1928. Limb was known to Tindale as a preparator at the South Australian Museum, but had been brought up at Fowlers Bay during the 1870s and spoke the Wirangu language
  • Correspondence between C Hoff, Superintendent of the Koonibba Lutheran Mission and Tindale dated 1 July, 1 & 20 August, and 12 November 1926, regarding West Coast groups
  • Copy of a newspaper clipping describing a meeting of the Anthropological Society of South Australia (see AA 824) at which Tindale discussed his project 'Native Tribes of South Australia' in which he defined a tribe: 'several local groups, bound together by peculiarities of language, organization, and custom formed a tribe, marked by the possession of a name; its members speaking a common language, which might have several dialects, but differed strikingly from that spoken by adjoining tribes, and they occupied a defined territory'. 'Register', 5 July 1927
  • Letter and completed questionnaire to Tindale from Charles Sullivan relating to Denial Bay Aboriginal people
  • 'Weerung' vocabulary (c.180 words, including some phrases) prepared by Charles Sullivan, dated September 1927
  • Tindale's notes on the Nauo dated December 1927, from interview with Frank Kent
  • Daisy Bates's (see AA 23) typescript notes on 'South Australian tribes' dating 20 January 1916
  • 6 photocopies of Tindale's hand-drawn maps relating to West Coast tribes with references to Alfred William Howitt, Rev. Clamor Wilhelm Schurmann, Rev. George Taplin (see AA 319) and George Aiston (see AA 3)
  • Photograph of Wirrangu people at Streaky Bay, Willie Yangelty, Budgeri 'King', Nellie 'Queen', Mason Billie and Cranky Jennie. Photographer is unknown and taken prior to 1928
  • Tindale's draft of a 'Board for Anthroplogical Research Expedition (see AA 346) to West Coast of South Australia' report dated August 1928
  • 'Notes on Ooldea Natives and language in vicinity' from Daisy Bates dated 1931
  • Notes, from Biria (Fred Murray), man from Eucla, 4-5 February, 1932
  • Eucla words from Fred Murray (Biria), 5 February 1932 (approximately 35 words)
  • 'Genealogy of Jirkla Mining people at Eucla, W. Australia, from Fred Murray, 4-5 Feb, 1932', recorded by Tindale
  • Tindale's notes from C Hoff on the 'Snake Legend re Pidinga Rocks' dated 7 February 1934
  • Photocopies of photographs of Kukata people taken on the 1926 Wilgena Expedition

Tindale Tribes: Arabana; Jadliaura; Kokata; Kujani; Kukatja (NT); Mirning; Nauo; Ngalia; Ngameni; Nukunu; Pangkala; Pindiini; Potidjara; Wailpi; Wirangu; Arnga.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/29
Date Range 24 August 1895 - 7 February 1934, 24 August 1895, 20 January 1916, c1920, July 1925, 1926-1928, 1931, 4 May 1932, 7 February 1934
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 red hardcover exercise book, 21.7x28.1 cm
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/29
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/30

'Notes on the Coastal tribes of the Western Part of South Australia by Norman B. Tindale. South Australian Museum. (incomplete) 1928 mss unpublished.'

 

This volume consists of data compiled and drafted by Tindale for publication in 1928. His 'Preliminary Comment' explains why this was not proceeded with and acknowledges Robert Limb, Charles Sullivan, Pastor C Hoff and Daisy Bates (see AA 23).

This manuscript includes the following:

  • original and carbon copy typescript with handwriting and annotations
  • loose notes
  • black and white photograph
  • copies of extracts from other journals. Headings include, 'tribes, localities, initiation, numerals, compass points, wad, water bearing trees, food, totemic system, Wirrangu relationship terms, avoidance by relatives, playstick, songs, burial'
  • a 14 page vocabulary of the Wirrangu and Kokata languages is included (compiled from various sources, see AA 338/8/14 'Vocabulary of the Wirrangu and Kukata languages' for further details)
  • a list of 'literature relating to the bibliography of the West Coast tribes'
  • Tindale's 'lecture outline'
  • genealogies of Yabinya and Bilili from the Wirrangu
  • photocopy of a letter to Tindale by Bill Graham relating to the East-West Telegraph Line research with an attached vocabulary of the Eucla tribe by J Lawrence dated 1945 (approximately 180 words)
  • A pocket at the back of the volume contains vocabulary entries on small pieces of paper, an original note regarding the 'murrajah' pointing bone, by FH Wells, 1 July, 1896, a photocopy of Anthony Gladstone Bolam's (AA 640) notes and map of the tribes around the Ooldea District

A string game called 'ngura' from Koonibba dated 1928 has been removed and placed in the Anthropological collection.

Tindale Tribes: Jangkundjara; Kaurna; Kokata; Mirning; Nauo; Nukunu; Pangkala; Wirangu.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/30
Date Range 1 July 1896 - 31 October 1983, 1 July 1896, October 1927, 1928, September 1935, 1945, 1977, 19 April 1980, 31 October 1983
Quantity 2.2 cm, 1 red hard cover exercise book, 21.7x28.1 cm, 62 single sided pages and a pocket with 68 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/30
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/31/1

'Murray River Notes by Norman B. Tindale. 1930-1952. Adelaide, South Australia'

 

This is the first of two volumes of 'Murray River Notes'. This volume has been handwritten with annotations. 'Volume 1' has been included on the spine; Volume 2 (AA 338/1/31/2) is much slimmer though, and contains data mainly relating to Robert Mason (nicknamed 'Tarby'). This volume contains a detailed contents list and a 16 page index (pasted-in typescript) commences on page 327. Pages 204a-c and 260a-c have been included.

This volume is a compilation of short trips and associated material as follows:

  • 'Journal of Trip from Murray Bridge up stream to Blanchetown', including a map, 18 February - 3 March 1932 (pages 3-41, 184-185)
  • 'Fishing methods at Murray Bridge', 30 March 1932 (page 42)
  • 'Visit to Murray River with Dr DS Davidson' (see AA 68), 7-10 November 1930 (pages 43-45)
  • 'Notes from Mengoan' (Henry Mason) 1931 (pages 46-47)
  • 'Bark Dishes' (page 47)
  • 'Account of Sustie Wilson', 19 August 1932 (page 48)
  • 'Harold Sheard's (AA 290) list of Murray River Aborigines', dated 1926 (page 48)
  • 'Face Cast' of I Williams, Charleville, 1 April 1932 (page 49, includes short vocabulary of 21 words)
  • 'Odd notes' including ''Basket Fibres', 'Ngjang Njampe custom Wanjakalde tribe', 'Yaralde compass points', 'Murray River Spearthrower' (pages 50-53)
  • 'Visit to Wellington', including a photograph of Pinkie Mack's camp, 25-26 March 1933 (pages 54-63)
  • Pelican song by Archie Blackmore (page 57)
  • 'Easter Camp at Goolwa', 14-17 April 1933 (pages 64-69)
  • 'Pig face used as a water store' (page 69)
  • 'Salinity of Lake Alexandrina', two news clippings, 31 October - c. 1 November 1933 (page 70)
  • 'Aneroid readings on trip to Yankalilla', 26 October 1933 (page 71)
  • 'Trip to South East (Taratap)', 24 December 1933-13 January 1934 (pages 73-91)
  • 'Trip to Kanmantoo and Vicinity', 24-25 April 1935, including sketches of rock paintings and three black and white photographs. (pages 83-91)
  • 'Two ground edge chisels from Pine Hill, Bordertown' (page 92, 'page 93 attachment')
  • G Burnell & Harold Sheard's (see AA 290) photographs of canoes ('page 92 attachment', page 96, note at bottom of page 97)
  • 'Race Admixture', newspaper clippings, 29 March 1934, May & 13 June 1935 (pages 93-94, 97)
  • 'Fossil man in the State of South Australia', pasted-in typescript (pages 95, 116, 118)
  • 'Visit to Goolwa including data from Reuben Walker & Mark Wilson', 15-16, 21 June 1935 and 24 June 1937, including 'Story of Ngurunderi'; 'genealogy of Kangaroo Islanders', 'initiation', ''embraces', 'navel string relationships', 'wife-stealing raids', 'circumcision & subincision' (pages 98-125)
  • 'Visit to Tailem Bend', 10-11 July 1935 & 26 October 1935 (pages 126-129)
  • 'Drawings of Murray River Natives' (page 130)
  • 'Rafts used in Western Australia' (page 131)
  • 'Burials, River Murray Mouth', 12 February 1936 (page 131-32)
  • G Burnell photograph, 'Scene at Moorunde, R. Murray, c.1870-80' (actually 1862, pg. j), (page 133)
  • 'Visit to Murray Bridge', Easter 1938 (pages 134-149) (photograph of Albert Karloan on page134 apparently removed)
  • 'Data from EB Scott ms', relating to Moorunde people, obtained 1938. Pasted-in typescript. (pages 150-160)
  • 'Ramindjeri Tribe - Story of Kondoli written down by Mark Wilson and gone over with Frank by me. It is F. B.'s story'. Pasted-in ink and pencil ms (pages 161-165), accompanied by folded 2 page insert, typed interlinear text of Kondoli story. This story is in Jaralde language with an English translation
  • 'Wild Duck Capturing by Aborigines by Kathleen Roberts'. Pasted-in typescript (page 166)
  • 'Data recorded on the copy of the Hundred of Ridley map used when digging at Tartanga and Devon Downs also during 1932 trip to Blanchetown', including 1929 map with annotations (pages 167-168, 192)
  • Letter from Sheard to Tindale, 23 Jan, 1935 (page 169)
  • 'Visit to Murray River', including photographs, 26-28 January 1935 (pages 169-175)
  • 'Maraura Tribe Sociological Notes', 1930 & 1932 (pages 175-183)
  • Portions of annotated maps, Hundred of Ridley (pages 184-85, 192)
  • 'Genealogy II - Bob McKinley Yuyu Tribe' (pages 186-187)
  • 'Story of Waijungari', by Frank Blackmore. Pasted-in ink manuscript with partial English translation (pages 188-191)
  • 'Extract from the Diary of James Campbell Harwood aged 22, of East Wellington dated 13 July 1853 - Beliefs regarding thunderstorms'. Pasted-in typescript (pages 193-194)
  • 'Work with Karlowan in Adelaide', including a genealogy, Jaralde social framework and annotated copy of pages 160-165 of Taplin's 1879 'Folklore' with Tindale's annotations, December 1935 (pages 195-207)
  • 'Ngjangjampe Custom of Wanjakalde Tribe', notes from David Unaipon, 1935 (page 208)
  • 'My First Flight over Murray River', including 27 black and white photographs, February 1936 (pages 209-221)
  • 'Visit to Murray on 15-16 February 1936', with one photograph and one negative. Includes data on shells from midden and fold-out diagram of camp-site. (pages 222-223, 230-236)
  • 'String Figures' (pages 225-227)
  • 'Club of Lindo Collection and shield', 19 February 1936 (page 237)
  • 'Flight Down the Murray Valley from Mypolonga to the Coorong', 8 March 1936 (pages 238-247)
  • 'Notes from Mark Wilson (Jarildekald)', 1 May 1936 (pages 248-249). Includes a few vocabulary items and a note on phonetics
  • News cutting: 'The Lost Tribes of the Darling', 2 December 1927 (page 250)
  • 'Maraura and other words obtained from Frank Fletcher', 23 February 1932, includes section of basket pasted in (page 251-260). This vocabulary of approximately 200 words includes entries for Jaralde, Maraura, and Juju (=Erawirung)
  • Letter from AA Walker on Nganguruku Aborigines, Mannum area, South Australia, 1 March 1939 (pages 260a-260c)
  • Copy of an article from the 'Register' concerning initiation (among the Lake Alexandrina people), 1863 (pages 261-262)
  • 'Jarildekald Notes from Mark Wilson', including 'red ochre', 'revenge for deaths', 'birds warn against enemies', 'dwarf spirit beings', 'Muldarpi', 'Notes on Jarildekald Phonetics', 'Story of the Muldjuwangk', 'Legend of the Seagulls and Crow', 'Story of the Stealing of Fire by the Whale', 'Sociological Notes from Karlowan', 'Lewurindjeri clan', 'Hunting by the Lewurindjeri', 26 May 1937 (pages 263-276)
  • 'Visit to Coomandook and Tailem Bend', 3 June 1948 (pages 277-285)
  • Photographs of Amy Johnston and sketches of artefacts, July 1927 (pages 286-289)
  • 'Odd notes from Karlowan not dated but probably 1941' (pages 290-292)
  • 'Notes made by Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52) from Mark Wilson, 1926 or 1927' (pages 293-294)
  • 'Rubbings of Carved Boomerang in Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge', c.1932 (pages 295-297)
  • 'Odd place names', Hundred of Mobilong (page 298)
  • 'Baskets in the Australian Museum, Sydney', with pasted-in photograph (page 299)
  • 'Soc.Org. Jaraldekald - notes from Karlowan, ca. 1941', 'platypus' (pages 300-301)
  • 'Trip to Tartanga and Devon Downs with Joseph Benjamin Birdsell (see AA 689)', 21-23 November 1952. Pasted-in copy (pages 302-319). Includes a few ŋaŋuruku words and place names from Robert Mason
  • 6 photographs, February-March 1932 (pages 321-325)
  • 'Index, Murray River Notes' (pages 327-342)

Tindale Tribes: Erawirung; Jarildekald; Kunja; Maraura; Ngaiawang; Nganguruku; Ngaralta; Ngarkat; Peramangk; Tanganekald; Ramindjeri.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/31/1
Date Range 7 November 1932 - 23 November 1952, 13 July 1853, 1863, c1870-80, 1926-1927, 1929-1939, 1941, 3 June 1945, November 1952, 12 July 1973
Quantity 3.7 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.8 cm, 364 pages with 2 inserts and 2 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Photographic Film Negatives, Loose Photographic Prints and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/31/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/31/2

'Murray River. 1953'.

 

This is the second of two volumes of 'Murray River Notes'. It consists of a carbon copy extract from the 'N.W.A. Notebook with annotations and drawings, Volume 1, 1953' (pages 3-39) and a handwritten account of a 'Visit to Swan Reach to talk with Robert Mason' dated 1-2 July 1964. Page 25 reads, 'Robert (Tarby) Joseph Mason was an aboriginal fisherman there.' A note dated August 1985 states that 'Vocabulary has been transcribed to page 51 according to an early note. Need to listen to tapes before further transcription is done.' Included are drawings and documentation of objects and occassional vocabulary items. The last 105 pages are blank.

Tindale Tribes: Nganguruku; Ngarkat; Peramangk; Tanganekald.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/31/2
Date Range 21 November 1952 - 2 July 1964, 21 November 1952, July 1964, August 1985 (note)
Quantity 1.4 cm, 1 hardcover exercise book with buckram covered spine, 25.0x25.3 cm, 162 pages
Formats Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/31/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/32

'Journal of Anthropological Researches on Kangaroo Island, S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. 1930-1974 and additions'. Adelaide, South Australia.'

 

This volume contains a compilation of original and copied data relating to Kangaroo Island's Aboriginal occupation. A contents list introduces the volume, a detailed index is at pages 233-245 and pages186-231 are blank. An exercise book recording 'Notes on the Fossils found at Rocky River, Kangaroo Island, 1934' has been attached to the back cover. These are rough notes relating to pages 97-115.

This journal includes the following:

  • 'Aboriginal Occupation of Kangaroo Island' including newspaper clippings dated 1930 and 1931, hand-drawn maps, two 1915 Arthur Wade printed maps, black and white photographs, journal entries for a visit dated 13-22 December 1930, a 1927 reprint entitled 'The Fauna of Kangaroo Island, South Australia' by Edgar Waite (see AA 356) and Frederic Wood Jones (see AA 379), (pages 1-33)
  • Newspaper clipping dated 1931 by Trooper Dan on revenge by an Aboriginal girl, (pages 34-36)
  • Unpublished notes includes carbon copies of correspondence regarding Mary Seymour and her genealogy, 1894, c.1914, (pages 37-41)
  • Geneaolgy of Kangaroo Island family and photograph of Edward Boco (pages 42-43)
  • Trip to Kangaroo Island 1930-1932, (pages 45-59)
  • Newspaper clipping on the Kangaroo Island Emu, 1926 (page 60)
  • Newspaper clipping on Webb's reference to 'Nurunderi', 1932 (page 60)
  • Newspaper clippings on the 'last of the Tasmanians', 1925 and 1932 (pages 61-66)
  • Newspaper clipping on early South Australian history, 1925 and 1933 (pages 68-71)
  • 'Aboriginal account of Kangaroo Island' and notes, 1932 (pages 72-75)
  • 'Visit to Kangaroo Island, 1-10 December 1934', including newspaper clippings, 1934 and 1948, and a 'List of Bones received - Diprotodon and other material excavated on Rocky River, Kangaroo Island, 1934, by NB Tindale, Frank John Fenner (see AA 91), and FJ Hall, also some earlier material collected on same site by CJ May and by F Wood-Jones', 1935 (pages 77-115)
  • 'Notes on Kangaroo Islanders in Leigh 1939', including a photograph (pages 116-124)
  • 'Notes and 1912 Herbert Basedow [see AA 22] photograph of Mary Seymour' (pages 124-125)
  • 'Reprint of FJ Hall's 'Kangaroo Island - the problem', 1932' (pages 126-127)
  • 'Trip with Hallam L Movius to Kangaroo Island March 1936' including photograph, Joseph Simpson and Milerum notes taken by Tindale, Mary Seymour geneaology, photographs of Joseph Seymour and newspaper clipping on 'Discoveries on Kangaroo Island - Unique Native Basket for the Museum' (pages 130-134)
  • 'Notes from Bull - 'Colonial Life in South Australia', 1878' (page 134)
  • 'Notes on early settlers in South Australia' (pages 135-138)
  • 'Microliths from Kangaroo Island, 1940' and odd notes (pages 139-140)
  • 'Notes on Whalley and Abyssinian from Mrs Marjory Rose Casson [see AA 55], 1957' (pages 141-142)
  • 'Notes and newspaper clipping relating to Major Harry and Dr Joy Seager, 1960' (page 143)
  • 'Newspaper clipping relating to 'Aboriginal relics on KI in danger', 1970' (page 144) and photograph (page 148)
  • 'Notes, 1960' (page 145)
  • 'Finlayson's [see AA 93] Campsite identification, 1936' (page 146)
  • Reprint of RJ Lampert's 'A Carbon Date for the Aboriginal Occupation of Kangaroo Island, South Australia, 1972' (page 147)
  • 'Correspondence relating to the last of the Tasmaninas on Kangaroo Island, 1937' (pages 148-152)
  • Copy of Thomas Dunbabin's 'Buccaneers of Bass Strait', 1924 (page 153)
  • Copy of 'Bushrangers and Blacks - Stories of old Pittwater' (pages 155-160)
  • Copy of Tindale's 'Tasmanian Natives on Kangaroo Island' and related copies of newspaper clippings and correspondence, 1884, 1932 & 1975 (pages 161-176)
  • 'HM Cooper's [see AA 64] dimensions and weights of Kangaroo Island chopping tools' 1937 (pages 178-185)
  • Index (pages 233-245)
  • Supplementary sketches and diagrams (pages 247-270)

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/32
Date Range 1930 - 1974, 1839, 1894, 1912, 1915, 1924-25, 1927, 1930-40 with gaps, 1947-48, 1957, 1960, 1970-75 with gaps
Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 contact covered exercise book, 20.8x25.8cm, 277 pages with 14 inserts and 1 loose item
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Indexes
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/32
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/33/1

'Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 1. 1931-1934 with some earlier notes copied in'.

 

This is the first of a three-volume compilation of journal entries from expeditions to the South-East of South Australia by Tindale, together with a range of other original and copied data relating to this subject. The entries are handwritten leaving 126 pages blank for an index which was in preparation at the time of binding. Pages 2a and 3a have been included and page numbering jumps from 51 to 53. The volume is introduced by a contents list.

This journal is a compilation of data relating to the following short expeditions undertaken by Tindale:

  • 'Visit to Tantanoola Caves with HM Hale [see AA 124] and H Condon'. Includes hand-drawn maps, list of fauna collected at Lake Eliza, string games, list of mammal remains, 22 May-4 June 1931 (pages 1-44), photographs (pages 101-107) and newspaper clippings (pages 108-109)
  • 'Point McLeay visit including some names of Aboriginal people taken from the register', number of births from 1857-1894, notes from Clarence Long on baskets, shields, social organisation, stone axes, rafts and canoes, hunting territories, fish traps, and vocabulary. Vocabulary includes: a few words of Tuop (Jitojito) and Tungngut (Tatitati) (page 48) and 'Short Vocabulary of Taŋanekalde' (approximately 100 words, pages 75-78). List of surviving SE people, and report, 6-11 June 1931, 7 July 1931 and 1935 (pages 45-81, 151-172, 174)
  • 'Notes and drawing of a Naracoorte hammerstone', c. March 1932 (page 82);
  • 'Notes on South East items' (page 83)
  • 'Notes from Ethel Watson of Meitangk tribe', 10 September 1930 (pages 84-91). Includes approximately 37 Meintangk words, 14 words of the 'Kingston Tribe' and 3 words of the 'Coorong language'
  • 'Notes from Amy Gibson', 20 September 1931 (page 91)
  • 'Notes from David Unaipon', 1 November 1931 (pages 92-93)
  • News clipping relating to 'Punjil's Knife', 1925 (page 94)
  • News clipping relating to 'Millicent - Years Ago', 1932 (pages 95-98)
  • 'Notes on the Rendelsham Site Found by HL Sheard' (see AA 290), 1932 (page 99)
  • 'Notes from H Lindsay' (page 100)
  • Newspaper clippings relating to Beachport and Milerum, 1932 (page 110)
  • 'Visit to South-East, Easter 1932 with Dr Thomas Draper Campbell [see AA 52], Dr Henry Kenneth Fry [see AA 105] and Mr Symons' (pages 111-117)
  • 'Notes from Milerum', 1932 (pages 118-148). Includes place names for parts of the Coorong, the 'Story of Prupe and Koromarange', the 'Story of Peindjali (the Emu) and Porolge (the native companion)', 'Notes for a Tangane Grammar', and a Tangane vocabulary. The latter includes Tangane (approximately 460), Tatiara (approximately 9), Yaralde (11), Potaruwutj (approximately 40) words
  • 'Trip to Taratap, 1933-1934' (pages 148-150), photographs (pages 175, 192-203)
  • Newspaper clipping relating to Tommy McCrae, 1927 (pages 173, 177)
  • 'RT Sweetman's Aboriginal nomenclature' (10 place names, page 176)
  • Series of newspaper clippings on the Coorong, 1936 (pages 178-184, 204-206)
  • 'Ngurunderi', 1933 (pages 185-186)
  • 'Ramindjeri and death' (page 187)
  • 'Photograph and notes on the last group of Aboriginal people residing near Adelaide, Glenelg. Negative supplied by Mrs NE Waters, 1929' (page 188)
  • 'Clan and Tribal names in SAM records' (page 189)
  • 'First meeting with Karlowan, 1935' (page 189)
  • 'Purchases from Milerum, 1935' (page 190)
  • 'Summary of the fur seal story' (page 191)
  • 'Jarildekald version of the Emu and Brolga story obtained from Mark Wilson, 1936' (in English, pages 207-211)
  • 'Waijungari story, 1940' (pages 211-219, 221-222)
  • 'Panggelinjeri story' (page 220)
  • 'The status of Weyaweyangi, an old man who lived when Clarence Long was a boy' from Milerum (pages 223-225)
  • 'Preparation and use of the Potaruwutj pointing bone, karkamb, 1932' (pages 226-227)
  • 'A sinister being who may assumed form of ngaitje (totem animal)' (pages 228-229)
  • 'Dreams' (page 230)
  • 'Taste' (page 231)
  • 'Notes on Tangane's remedy for toothache, smallpox epidemic and a game' (pages 232-233)
  • Text versions of 19 songs recorded by Prof. Edward Harold Davies (see AA 70) and Tindale, sung by Milerum, 1932 (pages 235-260)
  • Appendix - reprint of the 'Tantanoola Caves, South-East of South Australia: Geological and Physiographical notes' by Tindale, 1933

Tindale Tribes: Bunganditj; Jarildekald; Jitajita; Maraura; Meintangk; Ngarkat; Ngawait; Ngemba; Potaruwutj; Ramindjeri; Tanganekald; Tatitati.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/33/1
Date Range 1931 - 1934, 30 July 1925, 2 July 1927, November 1930 - 16 April 1937 with gaps, 25 March 1940, 1976
Quantity 3.7 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.8x26.9cm, 374 pages
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Photographic Prints and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/33/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/33/2

'Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume II. 1934-[1940]'

 

This is the second of three volumes containing records of Tindale's expeditions to the South-East of South Australia during the 1934-1940 period, together with associated data. The volume is a compilation of handwritten and copied notes, photographs, hand-drawn and printed maps with annotations. The volume is introduced by a contents page. There is no index.

The frontispiece contains a print of 'Big Fred, One of the Aboriginal Group that attended the Melbourne Council', taken from an 1890 Salvation Army publication. Notes relating to this image are on pages 168-170. Following the contents pages (iii - x), a pasted-in map with Tindale's ink annotations depicts his two 1934 South East of South Australia expeditions, one from Christmas 1933 to January 1934, and the other in February 1934. Over the page is a note relating to Mason's missing Wellington journal.

The journal proper begins on page 1 and includes the following subjects:

  • 'Journey along Coorong with Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (see AA 105) and the Tangalun native Milerum (Clarence Long)'. The map on page xi contains the route for this expedition. Includes: 'Coorong crossing places', 'hunting & fishing rights', 'sociological data', 'Puuri, the Duckhawk story', 'additions to Ngurunderi story', 'extra details from Alf Watson', 'Njang ngampe', 'Ngaitje or totems', 'New songs & legend', 'notes on tribes', 'notes from Harry Watson & Jack Watson', 'Story of Tjelbruke of Encounter Bay to Cape Jervis', 'Kengori, Snake and Turtle, Shark (Jamakawi) stories' and 'story of whale at Cut Hill (kondoli)', 'Two nephews of Ngurunderi', 'Emu and Native Companion', 'Tanitjeri and Wakpeoin', 'duck netting', 'bird warnings', 'Pelican story of Lake Hindmarsh', 'Crow story', 'story of the Owls, Mopokes etc.', 'clan changes', 'Tanganekald notes', 'Tangane clans', 'Jaralde clans', 'notes by Grannie Unaipon', 'notes on and by John Wilson', 'places to add to the map', 'Milerum (Clarence Long's) clan relationships', 'Walter Richards', 'clans and Portaulun tribe', 'Reuben Walker', 'vendetta', 'black cloud passed over', and references and notes, 8-18 February 1934, 21 February 1935, 13 May 1936 and additional note making reference to a plant in Philip Clarke's letter dated 25 July 1985 (pages 1-50, 52-91)
  • 'Notes from HA Lindsay relating to a campsite 10m S of Bordertown on map as Pudjinagorik, 4 March 1935' (page 51)
  • 'Note from Ephraim Tripp, September 1940' (page 51)
  • Milerum's visit to Adelaide including notes on Madawuli and song, Goanna, Piwingi swamp-hawk story, Tangane vocabulary (pages 100, pages 137-139, pages 144-145, approximately 100 words), notes obtained from Milerum from Tindale and given to Herbert Mathew Hale (see AA 124) regarding fish, 6-28 March 1934, (pages 92-100, 137-148)
  • 'Meintangki, Notes from Kingston Tribe, SE of S. Aust'. The notes were related to Tindale by W Tapfield Sn. 17 May 1937. Includes George Bates rendition of 'Turtle and the Snake' and sociological notes (page 101)
  • Data acquired from Mark Wilson on shells as implements. Includes two black and white photographs of Mark Wilson demonstrating the use of an Unio shell as a scraper. 1 June 1937 (pages 102-103)
  • Songs by Milerum, recorded Nov. 9 1937. Handwritten transcriptions include: 'Song 1', 'Song 2. Song about Death', 'Song 3, Song of Murray Bridge', 'Song 4. Song of Njengari',
    'Storm Song', 'Bullroarer Song', 'Tanganekald Death Fear Song', 'Song to force a widow to remarry', 'Tanganekald Growling song', 'Tanganekald song about Ngurunderi', 'Tatiara Song Condemning the Tanganekald', 'Meitangk Answer to the Tatiara Song', 'Tanganekald Song which embittered the Quarrel', 'The Song of Kutjubei', 'Song of Baudin Rocks', 'A Punganditj Mimikun Song', 'Punganditj Song from Millicent', 'Punganditj Dancing Song from Millicent', 'Emu Song from Mount Benson', 'Kupabina from Biscuit Flat', 'Wirawiruk', 'The Song of Wanangan from Wirriga', 'Challenge song of the Pot-bellied dwarf Banguni', 'Keinindjeri asks for his brothers' widow - A Ra:mindjeri song from Encounter Bay', 'Song of the Swallow [Watiari] and the Ring-tailed mouse [Lepidawi]', 'Marangane's Journey across the Heath to Wa:karak' and notes on some Tanganekald words and boomerang, November 1937-January 1938 (pages 104-136)
  • 'Visit to Goolwa, South Australia with Dr Charles Fenner [see SAMA 917] and TD Campbell' (see AA 52). Includes notes taken from Reuben Walker, Rupuli, Ivaritji (considered to be the last Kaurna woman), wives, Moana Red Ochre mine, initiation, death, poison bones, the Ramindjeri Witjuti realtionship, Reuben Walker's account of Milerum, Noarlunga people, Ramindjeri relationship and kinship terms, punishment of women, hunting territories, net-making, notes on Queen Ethel from the Coorong, Reuben Walker's list of Aborigines (July 1934), and River Steamer, 21-24 April and July 1934, (pages 149-167)
  • 'Data from Mr RD Anderson on Lake Alexandrina aborigines', 'Story of the Muldjiwangki and Matumari', and a Jarildekald vocabulary (approximately 45 words), September 1934, (pages 171-177)
  • 'Report on work with southern South Australia natives', January to June, 1934, by Norman B Tindale, B.Sc., (note on pages 179-180)
  • 'Notes on Kadu boy', 17 May 1934' (page 180)
  • 'Notes on Frank Blackmore and the Story of Kondoli told by Blackmore, May 1934' (pages 181-184)
  • 'Reuben Walker manuscript sent to Tindale 9 August 1934. Includes: 'Personal story', 'Camping place called Dang', 'Ring Down the Curtains', 'A Raid', 'Millin', 'Rau.pil.ee', 'The Spirit', 'Marriage Customs', 'Marriage', 'Nar.um.bee', 'Witch Doctor', 'We.cho.tee', 'Wa.ric.kee', 'Mourning', 'Smoking' (of bodies), 'Burial', 'Layton' (Relations), 'Nea.wol.un A Forbidden Name', 'Maria Wreck', 'the language the Raminjiri spoke' (approximately 165 words, pages 185-221)
  • 'Tanganekald data' from Milerum including 'Ngurunderi', 'spear-making', 'spears', 'baskets', 'netting', 'Inquests', 'songs', 'basket-making film', 4 November 1937 (pages 223-228)
  • 'Tanganekald notes from Milerum': 'Kengori' and the 'story of Kondoli', 13 May 1936 (pages 229-235)
  • Newspaper clipping entitled 'Middens Used by Blacks 10,000 Years Ago Found', 4 October 1935, (page 235)
  • 'Notes developed during the filming of Milerum's basket-making film, December 1937' (page 236)
  • Pasted carbon typescript copies with Tindale's 'Songs by Milerum', annotated with diacritics. Includes 'Song about death', 'Song of Murray Bridge', 'Song of Njengari', 'Storm Song', 'Mimikur or Bullroarer Song', 'Tanganekald Death Fear Song', 'Song to Force a Widow to Remarry', 'Tanganekald Growling Song', 'Tanganekald Song about Ngurunderi', 'Tatiara Song Condemning the Tanganekald', 'Meintangk Answer to the Tatiara Song', 'Tanganekald Song which embittered the quarrel', 'The Song of Kutjubei', 'Song of Baudin Rocks', 'A Punganditj Mimikur Song', 'Punganditj Song from Millicent', 'Punganditj Dancing Song from Millicent', 'Emu Song from Mount Benson', 'A Second Punganditj Emu Song', called 'Kupabina from Biscuit Flat', 'A Third Punganditj Emu Song', called 'Wirawiruk', 'The Song of Wanangan from Wirriga', 'Challenge Song of the Pot-Bellied Dwarf Banguni', 'Keinindjeri asks for his brother's widow - A Ra:mindjeri song from Encounter Bay', 'Song of the Grey Currawong [Watiari] and the Ring-tailed Opossum [Lepidawi]', and notes, November 1937 (pages 237-254)
  • 'Record 6, Jan. 13, 1938. Songs by Milerum, Tanganekald Tribe, Coorong, South Australia'. Includes vocabulary, 'Marangane or Crow Songs', 'A Tanganekald song ridiculing men who refused to lend their fishing nets', 'Keinindjeri is deserted by his brother's widow' song, and songs about the first landing of Europeans at Patawelja:nk or Glenelg, South Australia, January 1938 (pages 255-270)
  • A discussion with Karlowan on 'Ru:puli', 19 December 1935 (pages 271-272)
  • 'Notes on Kingston aborigines' from Mary Jane Tindale, mother of NB Tindale, and hand-drawn map, July 1948 (page 273)
  • 'Vocabulary' of approximately 24 words from Karlowan, January 1936 (pages 275, 277)
  • Newspaper clippings: 'Vanished Tribal Life of Coorong Blacks' by Norman B Tindale, 'The Advertiser', 7 April 1934, 'survey of Trade of South East', 'Advertiser', 14 Feb, 1935 (pages 279-281, 283)
  • 'Conversations with Karlowan', 18-27 December 1935 (pages 284-285)
  • 'Story of Ngurunderi' dictated by Karlowan to Norman B Tindale, December 1935 (pages 286-292)
  • Note from Reuben Walker on the 'Story of Ngurunderi' (pages 293-294)
  • Notes on 'burials', 7 January 1936 (page 294)
  • 'Story of Ngurunderi' from Karlowan, December 1935 (pages 295-296)
  • 'Tanganekald Native plants collected' (6 words, page 297)
  • Note from Robert Henry Pulleine on stone-tool quarry on Didicullum Station, 20 miles from Lucindale, 4 May 1935 (page 298)
  • Notes on 'Seaweed' at Kingston, 26 October 1940 (page 299)
  • Drawing and note on a quartzite knife from the Coorong in Walter Howchin's collection (page 300)

Tindale Tribes: Jarildekald; Kaurna; Meintangk; Ngaralta; Ngarkat; Portaulun; Potaruwutj; Ramindjeri; Tanganekald.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/33/2
Date Range 1934 - c. 1940, November 1890, 1934-1938, 1940, 26 October 1946, c1985
Quantity 5.7 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.2x26.4 cm, 340 pages with 3 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/33/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/33/3

'Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume III. 1938-1956 with index and sundry notes'.

 

This is the third of three volumes compiled by Tindale relating to his expeditions and research in the South East of South Australia. The volume is handwritten with annotations on the right page leaving the left for annotations, drawings etc. There are three main parts: the first contains journal entries of visits, the second an index to the volume and, finally, appendices. Tindale includes pages 136a and 214a. A contents page introduces the volume.

This journal includes the following:

  • A black and white photograph of Milerum taken by Tindale in December 1937 (page ii)
  • 'Caravan Holiday in South East of S.A.' Includes journal entries, 3 black and white photographs and sketch of Salt Creek, journal entries and sketches of the volcano, Mount Schank, 1 black and white photograph of the Woakwine Range, 3 black and white photographs and journal entries of the Glenelg River (SA), 2 black and white photographs and journal entries relating to Cape Northumberland, 1 black and white photograph and journal entries of Nora Creina and journal entry of a visit to Murray Bridge and cross reference to Murray River note book (see AA 338/1/31/1), 17 January - 2 February 1938, with an additional note made 18 April 1938 (pages vi-19)
  • A typed extract on 'Cannibalism in South Australia', taken from 'The South Australian Register' dated 4 September 1847 (pages 21-23)
  • 'Odd References' relating to the 'Maria' shipwreck, definition of the word 'Coorong', and address on 'Aborigines' (page 24)
  • 'Song to put child to sleep'. The song was 'given' by Jim Morris between 1910 and 1911, and told to Tindale c.1928. Both Tindale and Milerum added to it later on (no English translation, page 25)
  • 'Ngiangiampe - Navel string relationship'. Tindale records a conversation with Mark Wilson (Jaraldekald) and David Unaipon (Ngaralta/Portaulun) on the subject, dated 29 November 1939. The notes also refer to Donald Thompson's correspondence to Tindale, dated 11 November 1955, with reference to Australian navel string customs (pages 26-27, 30)
  • 'Notes on Tak:one' (mythical dwarfs), Jay (Kelendi) as a warning, and Jaraldekald food (page 28)
  • 'Trip to Tailem Bend and Murray Bridge, Easter 1940' with Karlowan and Dorothy. Includes the Peindjalang mound at Tailem Bend, the recording and transcribing of Karlowan's Jarildekald story of 'Peindjali and Porolge', 'Murray River Song', Murray tribal migrations, canoes and trade, Jarildekald leading men and doctors, Taramindjeri's 'Song about a Dream' that was sung to Karlowan as a child, and 'The Story of Waijungari' which, according to a 1946 note by Tindale, was not translated (pages 29, 31-107)
  • 'Odd words from Ethel Watson', 1940 (page 109)
  • Tindale's notes on a trip to Taratap Station in 1943 whilst on military leave (page 110)
  • 'A predominantly archaeological visit to the South East of South Australia from 24 December to 20 January 1947 with Dorothy [Tindale]'. Includes a visit to and a sketch of Section 35 Hundred of Lacepede, samples of red ochre specimens (A39653), reference to Woakwine Range and Terrace, visit to and sketch of Reedy Creek, visits to Taratap, Kingston, Lake Edward, Lake Leake, Mount Schank, Port MacDonnell, Glenelg River (including collection of specimens A39656-8 and sketches), Narrawong (includes sketch), Portland, Cape Northumberland (includes sketches and specimens A39659-61), Blackfellow Caves (includes sketches and specimens A39662-3), Cape Martin site (includes sketch and specimens A39664-7), Glen Point (includes sketch and specimen A39668), and Beachport. Tindale inserted a copy of his reprint entitled 'Radiocarbon Dates of Interest to Australian Archaeologists' (pages 110-153)
  • 'Working Conference of Anthropologists at Millicent' in February 1947. Tindale was accompanied by John Burton Cleland (see AA 60), Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52) and Miss Gwen D Walsh. The party met with Stan Mitchell, Dermott Casey and R Keble. Includes a sketch of aneroid readings of Main Murray Bridge Road, west of Murray Bridge for 9 miles, visit to Sections 129, 449 (and sketch), 631 and 805 Hundred of Mount Muirhead and specimens A389671-2, collection of implements A39673-4 at Section 126 Rivoli Bay, A39651 at Lake Bonney and A3675-6 (including sketch), visit to Tantanoola Caves, sketch of section Tantanoola to Up and Down Rocks and Snuggery to Mt Burr based on aneroid readings, sketch of specimen A39652 collected from Collapsed Cave, visit to and sketch of Symon Sites and specimen A39649, visit to and sketch of Mayurra Site with actively proceeding kunkarisation and specimens A39677-8, newspaper clipping on 'Scientific Study at Millicent' dated 21 February 1947 and 6 black and white aerial photographs of Millicent (pages 154-191)
  • 'Working Conference of Anthropologists at MacDonnell Bay', dated 13-24 February 1948, with JB Cleland, TD Campbell, Paul Samuel Hossfeld (see AA 140), and Miss Gwen D Walsh. Includes a black and white aerial photograph of Port MacDonnell, visit to Hossfeld's site at Kongorong, Green Point in the Hundred of Caroline (includes sketch and specimen A30515, A30524&26, Middle Point (specimens A30534&36), Hood's Drift (specimens A30533, 35, 49-55, 60 and A30510-12), Bevilaqua Ford Sites (includes sketch and specimens A30508 & A30521), Mount Muirhead (includes specimens A30543-44, 48 & 30559), Up and Down Rocks (includes specimens A30489 & A30520), quarry at section Hundred of Young and sketch, and cave at boundary of Section 1 & 2 of Hundred of Benara and sketch. A newspaper clipping on the trip is entitled 'New Plants, Butterflies Collected'. During this time Tindale discovers a new butterfly 'Oreixenica kershawi kanunda' (pages 192-234)
  • 'Rafts and Canoes in the South East', 18 July 1948 (page 235)
  • Tindale inserts a typescript version of 'The Petrified Aboriginal: Lost Treasure of a Naracoorte Cave' by HA Lindsay, published 'Man Junior', October 1937 (page 237)
  • 'Trip to Mypolonga, River Murray, S.A.' from 17-18 March 1951, with Paul Lawson, Gordon Gross, Fred Hall, HA Lindsay, Francis John Mitchell (SAMA 952), Trevor Scott, and R Praite, to examine a rockshelter situated in Section 100 Hundred of Mobilong and for general collecting. Includes sketches, specimens A42483-91 and carbon typescript extract from the minutes of the Anthropological Society of South Australia meeting, 28 March 1951 (pages 238-247)
  • 'Marditjali tribe words' - vocabulary from the vicinity of the Grampians in November 1950 (40 words, pages 249-251)
  • 'A note from Milerum' (page 252)
  • 'Pokar, a place for Bunganditj ceremonies at Dartmoor, Victoria' (page 252)
  • A 1938 note on Milerum and basket making (page 252)
  • Notes from Tindale's mother Mary Jane Tindale on Kingston tribes, dated 15 August 1949 (pages 253-255)
  • Correspondence to CJ Ellis from Tindale relating to Professor Edward Harold Davies's (see AA 70) musical recordings dated 9 March 1962 (page 257)
  • Note from Harold Cooper (see AA 64) regarding a deserter from the brig Nereus c.1824 who lived among the Ramindjeri (page 259)
  • 'Aborigines of Lake Albert: data from HF Dodd, 6 June 1956'. Includes notes on nectar from Yacca trees and tribal customs (pages 260-264)
  • Index to Volume III only (pages 267-293)
  • Appendices - letter from PA Clarke to Tindale, dated 1985, enclosing a list and documentation of food and medicine specimens collected by Tindale from the Murray (page 295-298) (includes insert), copy of a newpaper clipping 'Display puts date on things technical', (page 299), and a typescript copy of Tindale's Australian Dictionary of Biography entry on Milerum, published in 1986, (pages 301-307)

Tindale Tribes: Jarildekald; Marditjali; Ngaralta; Portaulun; Potaruwutj; Ramindjeri; Tanganekald; Wikmunkan.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/33/3
Date Range 1938 - 1956, 4 September 1847, October 1937-1957 with gaps, 1962-1965 with gaps, 1974, 1982-1986 with gaps
Quantity 3.2 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.3x26.36 cm, 405 pages with 2 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Indexes
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/33/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/34/1

'Ethnological and other notes from New Guinea and the Pacific Islands by Norman B. Tindale. 1934-1964'.

 

This is the first of two volumes. A note on page 262 indicates that page 363 commences volume two. Twenty-six pages were left blank for notes. Tindale has included both a contents list and a typescript index.

This volume contains a compilation of Tindale's notes and observations relating to particular museum objects, photographs and collectors from the Pacific.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/34/1
Date Range 25 July 1934 - 23 September 1964
Quantity 5.8 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.8x26.6cm, 416 pages with 13 inserts and 6 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/34/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/34/2

'Ethnological and other notes from New Guinea and the Pacific Islands by Norman B. Tindale. 1965- '

 

This is the second of two volumes commencing on page 363, and ending on page 431. One hundred twenty-one pages have been left blank. Journal entries date from September 1968 - 5 June 1983. Tindale's introductory note reads: 'In this continuation of my notes on the islands north of Australia I intend to include data on drift voyages, including ones from Indonesia to Australia'.

The volume consists mostly of news and magazine clippings, with Tindale's annotations.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/34/2
Date Range 14 May 1956 - 7 December 1988
Quantity 2.8 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.5x25.2cm, 194 pages with 5 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/34/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/35

'Notes on the Kaurna or Adelaide Tribe and the natives of Yorke Peninsula and the Middle North of South Australia by Norman B. Tindale. 1935- '

 

The volume is a compilation of hand-written and typescript notes including carbon copies. Tindale wrote mainly on the right-hand page, leaving the left for photographs, drawings, annotations, etc. A contents list introduces the volume. Pages 1a and 2a, 150a-c are additional; there is no page 150. Pages 184 to 279 are blank. A note on the inside front cover reads that there are 3 typed copies available and a box of additional papers. There is no index.

This journal includes the following:

  • A note on the inside front cover records Milerum's admission to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, 15 February 1941, and his death five days later on the 20th
  • The page preceding the contents page has a 1936 published folding map showing 'Native Place Names on Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia', with an attached envelope containing 2 black and white photographs, 4 negatives of Rhino Head, Marion Bay, 1 negative of the lagoon at Marion Bay, 1 negative of an emu at Cape Spencer and 2 negatives of Louisa Eglinton, dated 1935 and 1936. The journal entries relating to this trip commence on page 3
  • Handwritten extract from a letter to Edward Charles Stirling (see AA 309) from Daisy Bates (see AA 23) regarding an Adelaide woman living at Point Pearce called Amelia or Ivaritji, 20 January 1916 (page 2)
  • 'Adelaide Tribe references' by P Chauncy (page 2a)
  • 'Trip to Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula', South Australia. Includes a list of shells collected on Yorke Peninsula and idenitified by Bernard Charles Cotton (see SAMA 892), a list of fauna, sketch of section at south east end of Section 94 Coonarie, notes taken from an interview with Louisa Eglinton on place names, King Tommy, basket making and nets, 'Song of the Peach tree', 'The Story of Ngarna and Badara', and social organisation. Tindale makes comparisons with Johnson's version of Ngarna, adds 3 black and white photographs of Yorke Peninsula, and notes from Miss M Klein regarding Yorke Peninsula place names, November 1935 (pages 3-43)
  • Notes from Mrs I Klein on the skeleton and burial ground at Daly Heads, 24 June 1911 (page 44)
  • 'Conversation with native 'Spender', 'Ngurunderi', 12 December 1935 (page 45)
  • A letter by Roy Parkes (see AA 246) from Port Germein, with notes by Tindale on the Nunkunu and Wailpi, comments on houses, food, water supply, weapons, reed baskets, toys, customs, stories and legends, Tindale's typescript reply to Parkes's letter, 1936 (pages 47-53)
  • Annotated typescript copies of Tindale's transcriptions of JW Lindo's legends relating to the Flinders Ranges, including 'Legend of the Ochre Pit near Parachilna' (as told by Harry Bailes from Beltana) and 'Legend of the Snake'. Tindale includes a black and white photograph, 1936 (pages 55-65)
  • Carbon typescript copy of 'The Old Woman and her two Dingoes' (a story of the Ngadjuri from the middle north of South Australia) from M Wilson and Warrior in 1936, and published in 1937 (page 67)
  • Carbon typescript copy of 'Eagle and Crow' (a story of the Ngadjari from the middle north of South Australia) obtained in 1936 (page 69)
  • 'Social frameworks of the Kaurna, with information from Louisa Eglinton and Warrior, 7 February 1934 (page 70), from T&S [Teichelmann (see AA 781) and Schürmann (see AA 283)] in 1932' (page 73) and handwritten notes by Tindale (page 75)
  • 'The story of Tji:rbuki' from Karlowan and notes from Milerum, published in 1936. Includes a black and white photograph of 'native of Black Rock' (pages 78-85)
  • 'The Legend of Owienagin Gap as told by Peter Fryingpan, a Blinman native, to JW Lindo, about 1910.' Includes 2 black and white photographs, one of King Bobby taken in 1907 and one photograph taken 'looking out through Owienagin Gap', and a sketch of the photograph with annotations (pages 86-91)
  • Letter from Roy Parkes to Tindale, 22 March 1936, on the Aborigines of Baroota Reserve, including a Nukunu vocabulary (approximately 70 words), list of Nukunu people, data on wurlies, cooking food, roots used, carrying water, fire, treatment for snake bite, catching fish, food taboos, corroborees, disposal of the dead, and tribal marking. A newspaper clipping (undated) on the 'Onkaparinga tribe' is pasted in. Also, Tindale's lengthy reply to Roy Parkes's letter (pages 92-98)
  • 'Notes from Mr E Waterhouse, written down by NBT, March 1936', relating to rock carvings, names signifying order of birth, camp in a cave, rugs, and burial methods at Blinman, March 1936 (pages 99-101, 103)
  • Newspaper clipping relating to 'Aborigines' camp at Bute, Two Skeletons Found, One For Museum', 14 May 1936 (page 102)
  • Newspaper clipping relating to Adelaide place names (page 103)
  • Typescript notes received from Mr Fred Coleman from Saddleworth on 'The Burial of an Aborigine 1843', and tree climbing methods, 4 May 1936 (pages 104-105)
  • Newspaper clipping: 'Tribal Days on the Adelaide Plains, Living words of dead language', 14 May 1921 (pages 106-108)
  • Typescript copies of original correspondence between Christian Gottlieb Teichelmann, Clamor Wilhelm Schürmann and George French Angas (see AA 8), 1839 and 1840 (pages 109-132)
  • 'Notes from Benno Murray a native from Paskeville', November 1933 (pages 133-134)
  • 'Origin of the Native Cat' (Eben Gowrie Waterhouse told to NBT 1929) (page 135)
  • Letter to TB Hooper regarding the origin of the place name Gumeracha, 11 June 1937, (page 135)
  • Notes on a 'Curious arrangement of sticks near Lyndoch', including sketches, 2 portrait photographs by Stump and Co, and 3 photographs of the circular stick arrangement (one with Harold Sheard (see AA 290)), 6 June 1937, (pages 137-139)
  • Newspaper clipping: 'Evidence of Great Australian Native Trade Route - Myth About Keeness of Aboriginal Sight Exploded', 'Advertiser', 14 June 1937 (pages 140-141)
  • 'Notes from HM Hale after May 1937 Exped. To Nepabunna, Flinders Ranges. Wailpi Tribe' and sketches (pages 142-144)
  • Newspaper clipping: 'Why The Crow Is Black - Legends And Customs Of Flinders Ranges Natives By Charkes Pearcy Mountford (see AA 298)', 'Advertiser', 29 June 1937 (pages 145-147)
  • 'Trip to Halletts [sic] Cove' with Harold Moore Cooper (see AA 64), including sketches, 27 July 1937 (pages 148-150b)
  • Notes on Adelaide Tribe clubs (A26110-12) presented to the South Australian Museum by Mr N Davis in 1936 (page 150b)
  • Notes from Eben Gowrie Waterhouse relating to findings at Codlamoodla Flat and gypsum for rainmaking at Beltana, October 1937 (page 150c)
  • Notes on native mallow used as food (page 150c)
  • Letter from F Spencer regarding rock carvings east of Burra, 1 April 1937 (page 151)
  • Reprint by Charles Pearcy Mountford: 'An Anyamatana Legend of the Pleiades', October 1939, (page 153);
  • Sketch and notes on a Kaurna club (page 154);
  • Sketch and notes on an 'Archaeological club found by HM Cooper 4m S of Parachilna, Blinman Road.' The club was shown to Tindale 16 November 1939 (page 155)
  • Letter from Miss HB Bailey regarding a rock painting site outside Wilpena Pound, 29 August 1940 (page 155)
  • Typescript copy of an extract from the 'The South Australian Register' entitled 'The Native Corroboree'. Tindale notes that the extract refers to Mount Barker (Peramangk) and Adelaide (Kaurna) tribes, 16 March 1844 (pages 156-158)
  • 'Notes from Barney Warrior' relating to Ngadjuri, Nukunu, Kokata and the Spender family, 21 December 1939 (page 159)
  • Typescript copy of an extract from the 'The South Australian Register' on 'The Aborigines'. The article lists name of missionaries and Aboriginal population for 1844, 17 January 1844 (page 161)
  • Newspaper clipping entitled: 'The Adelaide Tribe - A member still survives - Princess Amelia Walker' (Ivaritji), 8 December 1927. Pasted alongside is a related article entitled 'Kind Hearts Under Black Skins', 26 March 1931 (page 162)
  • A list of possible Adelaide tribe names for birds extracted from a letter sent to EJ Wheeler from Edward Stephens dated 27 October 1838 with Tindale's (36 Kaurna? bird names, pages 163-164)
  • Newspaper clipping: 'Aboriginal Nomenclature. Place names near Adelaide. The origin of Piccadilly', 'Advertiser', 3 December 1927 (pages 165-66)
  • 'Adelaide Tribe. Notes from Mr Chalk, 7 November 1926' (pages 167-168)
  • Extract from a letter by Mrs I Klein regarding 'Small Pox marks among natives of Murray River', 24 June 1911 (page 169)
  • Drawing of a club in the possession of Mr Chalk, owned by 'King Denburi, 1838' (pages 170-171)
  • Tindale's notes on Paul Lawson's report on 'Native Graves at Wirraburra', 25 May 1941, (page 172)
  • Notes on a photograph of 'Deaf Tommy' located amongst the Samuel Albert White (see AA 365) collection and reference to Tommy Walker, 5 February 1960 (pages 173-175)
  • 'M. Moorhouse on Adelaide tribe Aborigines' and Murray Tribes, 11 July 1960 (page 177)
  • 'Place name at Unley, S. Aust' - Waipinga, 27 April 1962 (page 179)
  • 'Student doing a thesis on Kaurna geography' [RW Ellis, 1969] (page 181)
  • Photocopy of typed letter written by JB Hughes to the Colonial Secretary regarding the effect on local Aborigines if police from Burra and northern surrounds are withdrawn, 21 February 1852 (page 183)
  • Note on the deposit of pipe-clay near Glenelg (SA), 7 May 1935 (page 277)
  • Newspaper clipping and notes on Robert Wanganeen, 'Adv', 19 July 1952 & 1975 (page 278)
  • Notes on King John (page 278)
  • Typescript copy of an excerpt from 'My early days in the colony' by John W Adams regarding the Adelaide tribe (Kaurna), published in 'Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia', 1984, inserted inside back cover
  • Newspaper clipping copy of 'Trust owns YP reserve', relating to Point Pearce Aboriginal Reserve, 1 May 1971, inserted inside back cover

Tindale Tribes: Kaurna; Kokata; Narangga; Ngadjuri; Nukunu; Peramangk; Pindjarup; Wailpi.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/35
Date Range 1935 - 1969, 12 June 1839, 1844, 1852, 1907, 1911, 1921, 1926-1951 with gaps, 1952, 1960's, 1971, 1975, and 1984
Quantity 3.4 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.0x25.4 cm, 182 pages with 2 loose item and 13 inserts
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Photographic Film Negatives, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/35
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/36

'Tasmania and the Part Aborigines of the Bass Strait Islands and Kangaroo Island, also some field notes on stone implements and general field observations on Lepidoptera by Norman B. Tindale. 1936-1965+'

 

The volume is a compilation of Tindale's records of expeditions to Tasmania and related data. Journal entries have been handwritten on the right-hand page leaving the left for drawings, annotations, etc. The journal contains black and white photographs, maps, hair samples, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reprints. An additional page, 324a, is included; pages 16 to 46 are blank. The journal includes a contents page and a detailed index (pages 339-81).

This journal includes the following:

  • Photograph taken of Cape Barren Islanders during the Governor of Tasmania's visit in January 1911 (page vii)
  • Sample of Aboriginal Tasmanians' skin colour (page vi)
  • 'Visit to Tasmania to report on Mt Cameron West rock carvings'. Includes a negative and 3 black and white photographs, a note by Tindale indicating that part of the journal is missing (pages 16-46 have been left blank), and a newspaper clipping entitled 'Rock Carvings - West Coast Discovery - Near Trial Harbour', March-April 1936 (pages 1-15)
  • 'Notes about Rocky Cape Cave N. Coast Tasmania' (page 47)
  • Typescript copy of a letter to the Tasmanian Premier regarding the Aboriginal Rock Carvings at Mount Cameron West, dated 24 April 1936, and a letter to Mr J Pearson of the Tasmanian Museum, dated 28 April 1936, both from Tindale (page 49)
  • Drawings of 2 flints from A Meston's collection[?] (page 50)
  • Drawing of a skull drinking vessel from Archibald Lawrence Meston's collection (page 52)
  • Newspaper clipping on Truganini, 29 April 1949 (page 53)
  • 'Visit to Cape Barren Island, Harvard-Adelaide Expedition, January 1939'. This is the original journal entry from the expedition. The Harvard and Adelaide Universities journals (see AA 338/1/15) contain a copy. Includes reference to specimens A27501-503, A27570 and A27564, sketch of a section at Thunder and Lightening Bay, Cape Barren Island, and Pitt Water Bay, newspaper clipping entitled: 'A Vanished Island People - New finds on Flinders', dated 23 April 1946, 'Notes on scholars on Cape Barren Island', social organisation, tuberculosis, data taken from tombstones, hair samples, suggestions by CE Brown 'for the betterment of Islanders', intermarriage, employment, and Miss Hudson's suggestions for the Islanders' needs regarding sanitation, irrigation, improvements to housing, afforestation and teaching of industry (page 55-156)
  • Notes and references to Tasmanian implements, 1940 (page 157)
  • Typescript copy of Thomas Dunbabin's 'Buccaneers of Bass Straits - Wild doings by land and sea in the twilight of Tasmanian History (Extracts from a paper read before the Royal Historical Society of Australia, Sydney, 20 July 1924) (pages 158-163)
  • Typescript copy of 'Bushrangers and Blacks - Stories of old Pittwater' by Donald Bain, 21 September 1922 (pages 164-65)
  • Typescript copy of a letter to the editor of the 'Mercury' from C Charlson on the 'Early Settlers on Bruny Island' (page 165)
  • Newspaper clipping dated c.1920, re violent encounter (page 166)
  • Notes on the 'Story of white men hunt a wallaby in form of a song', and a reference to Tasmanian skeletons (page 167)
  • Sketch of a Tasmanian basket form Angel, 1941 (page 168)
  • 'A summary of a note by Mrs MA Pridmore' on the phrase 'Tilta Vrenna', 24 January 1947 (page 169)
  • Newspaper clipping relating to a Tasmanian Aboriginal head cast, 6 October 1948 (page 169)
  • Harvard and Adelaide Universities Board for Anthropological Research visit to Tasmania and Cape Barren Island with Joseph and Bee Birdsell (see AA 689) and Dorothy Tindale, December 1948-15 February 1949. Includes references to butterfly collecting, songs, social organisation, sketches and documentation on specimens A39681-3, A39687-39695 and A39735, fauna, printed brochure on Mount Barrow with Tindale's annotations, newspaper clipping entitled: 'Completes study of half-castes' dated 9 February 1949, sketches and notes of a Tasmanian spear held by the Melbourne National Museum, and a carbon typescript copy of Tindale's report on the visit of the Board for Anthropological Research (pages 171-269)
  • Notes on the Archibald Meston collection, 1952 (page 271)
  • Notes and copies of correspondence relating to the discovery of a burial site at Low Rocky Point, Port Davey, Tasmania, 1953 (pages 273-274)
  • Typescript copy of a 'Tasmanian Field Naturalists' Club' article on 'Tasmanian Mollusca' by WL May, January 1906 (page 275)
  • 'Reference to Rew family in Cape Barren Islands area', 18 March 1957 (pages 275-76)
  • Notes from Mrs Marjory Rose Casson (see AA 55) regarding Waubadebar, 9 October 1957, and newspaper clipping copy of an article dated 11 August 1964 (pages 277 and 382)
  • Typescript copy of notes making reference to Abyssinian Jack and William Lanney in the Hobart Mercury from Mrs MR Casson, dated 3 March 1869, and typescript notes dated 16 October 1957 with Tindale's annotations (pages 277-283)
  • Extracts from the 'Hobart Town Gazette' relating to activity in the Straits and Kangaroo Island, 1826 (pages 285-291)
  • Notes dated 28 April 1958 on and print of Truganini taken by HH Baily (See AA 15, formerly AP2440) after 1867 (page 293)
  • Notes and reply to Professor HN Barber's letter regarding a 'Plan for evaluation of the History of the Tasmanian aborigines', 1959-1960 (pages 295-299)
  • 29. 'Mr EL Bates early reminiscences of Tasmanians on Kangaroo Island', 1 September 1960 (pages 301-317)
  • Comment by Mr Harold More Cooper (see AA 64) on Mr EL Bates's early reminiscences (see above) and further reference to Mrs William Seymour (pages 317-318)
  • Notes on Alexander Tolmer's and Dr Peel's comments on Kangaroo Islanders (page 319)
  • Newspaper clippings relating to 'last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians' including Truganini, 25 May 1961 and 29 March 1974 (pages 322-323)
  • Inserted letter to Tindale from WF Ellis relating to the delay in Tasmanian field work, 11 September 1962 (pages 324-324a)
  • Notes on Bessie Clark (pages 325)
  • HM Cooper's notes on Kangaroo Islanders, 27-30 August 1965 (pages 326-327)
  • Data collected by Tindale, including a list of Tasmanian words current amongst Kangaroo Islanders dated 30 March 1936, and a Cape Barren Island song from Julian Clifford Everett dated 27 January 1939 (page 336)
  • Notes on the plaster bust of Wooreddy, Truganini's husband (page 337)
  • Reference to other Tindale journals containing data on Tasmania (page 338)
  • Alphabetical index completed 28 February 1969 (pages 339-381)
  • List and notes of Kangaroo Island and Tasmanian Kartan side pebble chopping tools showing weight and dimensions, A26287-299, A20475, A20432, A26201-218 (insert at pages 382-383)
  • 'List of Papers bound in as supplement, by N.B. Tindale', as follows: (page 383)
    1. 'Ethnological notes from Arnhem Land and from Tasmania' by Norman B Tindale, 1928
    2. 'Tasmanian Aborigines on Kangaroo Island South Australia' by Norman B Tindale, 1937
    3. 'Relationship of the Extinct Kangaroo Island Culture with Cultures of Australia Tasmania and Malaya' by Norman B Tindale, 1937
    4. 'The Antiquity of Man in Australia' by Norman B Tindale, 1941
    5. 'Results of the Harvard-Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, 1938-1939. Tasmanoid Tribes in North Queensland', by Norman B Tindale and Joseph B Birdsell, 1941
    6. 'A Tasmanian Stone Implement made from bottle glass' by Norman B Tindale, 1941/42
    7. 'Results of the Harvard-Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, 1938-1939. Growth of a People: Formation and Development of a Hybrid Aboriginal and White Stock on the Islands of Bass Strait, Tasmania, 1915-1949' by Norman B Tindale, 1953
    8. 'The Peopling of South-Eastern Australia' by Norman B Tindale, 1956
    9. 'The Racial Origin of the Extinct Tasmanians' by Joseph B Birdsell, 1948/49
    10. Copy of 'Notes on the Cape Barren Islanders' by LWG Buchner, 1913
    11. Copy of 'Pleistocene date for man in Tasmania' by Sandra Bowdler, 1974
    12. 'Flint Implements of Tasmanian Manufacture found at Cape Hart, Kangaroo Island' by Alison Harvey, 1941
  • Inserted between reprints 11 and 12 are copies of newspaper clippings, copy of correspondence between Tindale and Grace Koch regarding the dubbing of Tasmanian cylinder recordings, 1987 and 1988, copy of a 'Campsites and Implements' journal on 'JS Falkinder on Tasmanian type implements found at Murramurang in the Ilawarra District, NS Wales' dated 1963 and handwritten notes

A pocket inside the back of the journal contains the following:

  • a copy of John Henderson's 1832 'Observations on the colonies of NSW and Van Diemens Land'
  • original and copy of a letter sent to Dorothy Tindale from James Read, dated 1939
  • a newspaper clipping entitled 'Leader of bombed-out Pa[l]au begs help' dated 1981
  • 3 copies of newspaper clippings regarding Tasmania

Tindale does not include Tasmanian and Bass Strait Islanders in his catalogue, therefore no link to 'Tindale Tribes' is made.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/36
Date Range 1936 - 1988, 1826, 1832, 1906, 1911, 1913, c1920, 1927-1965 with gaps, 1974, 1981-82, 1987-88
Quantity 5.2 cm, 1 buckram bound volume 22.0x26.5cm, 416 pages with 21 inserts and 11 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Maps, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Sketches, Photographic Film Negatives, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Indexes
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/36
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/37

'Norman B. Tindale. Barrinean Journal 1938 and Visit to Palm Island 1963.'

 

This volume is a bound copy of pages 298 to 663 of the Harvard and Adelaide Universities expedition journal, Volume 1, (AA 338/1/15/1), pages 556-583 of the 'Journal of Visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria' (AA 338/1/25) and supplementary papers.

The Harvard and Adelaide Universities expedition journal extract includes the following:

  • Tindale's encounter with people he describes as negrito and pygmoid
  • leprosy
  • drawings and documentation of specimens A27336-42, A27354-6, A27358-60, A27362, A27371-4, A27376-9, A27383-6, A27390-4, A27397, A27399-406, A27409-12, A27417, A 27425-6, A27437-9, A27441-2, A27465-8, A27470, A27472, A27474-8, A27454-55 and A27524
  • corroboree descriptions
  • social organisation
  • collection of vocabularies
  • ritual spearings and weapon descriptions
  • story recordings including 'The Ghost in the Spring at Wombon', 'The two ghosts of Mumulakan', 'Idindji Story of Damari and Kambulkuman', 'The Giant Mud Cod of Bak:I', 'The Canoe man who came to Kaika', 'The blind shark of Kappa Creek', 'The Indindji story of Koel and Damari', 'Story of Danba: and his wife'
  • information relating to baskets and basket making
  • Tja:pukai and Muluritji burial methods
  • quartz crystal magic
  • typescript carbon copy of station records including Mona Mona, Palm Island and Yarrabah
  • Ba:baram Initiation and marriage
  • forest food
  • purchase of a series of photographs taken by A Atkinson about 1890-1900 of Aboriginal people in the Cairns district
  • Idindji inheritance
  • a typescript carbon copy of a letter from Constable CJ Smith to Norman B Tindale relating to Aboriginal people in the Millaa Millaa District
  • cannibalism
  • 'Koko Imudji Crocodile Ceremony'
  • notes on the story of the moon
  • mission life
  • fish hooks
  • stone implements
  • navel strings
  • trade
  • totems and names
  • Idindji initiation and marriage
  • pasted printed maps with annotations
  • informant information
  • flora sample obtained from a Maikulun man used for medicinal purposes
  • punishment
  • Kunggara and Karawa initiation
  • hand-drawn maps

The Gulf of Carpentaria journal extract includes the following song recordings:

  • 2 Kokolo songs (songs for the enjoyment of singing and not dancing) by Tommy of the Keramai, called 'Carpet Snake' and 'Thunderstorm', and a song about cutting railway sleepers for the railway line
  • Mitchell Dodd sung a dancing song about the emu feeding and running away, a devil song, and the Clillogie song of the Wakaman
  • Harry Gordonvale sung the song about the sky and one about the crocodile
  • George Watson sung a dance song, the ghost song, a love song
  • Pompey Clump Point sung a dancing song to do with shoals of mullet in the sea

Bound supplementary papers include:

  • a copy of a newspaper clipping entitled: 'The Little People of our Rain Forests, June 1962, and a carbon copy of a typescript article entitled 'The Little People of the Australian Rain Forest' dated July 1962
  • three loose items include a black and white photograph of Busnya Pines from the Bunja Mountains Queensland, taken by Tindale in December 1938, a copy of typescript extracts from an article by Mr Charles Hedley entitled: 'A New Native Tribe Discovered', dated 1903, and a letter from Tindale to Henrietta Fourmile granting permission to use the Yarrabah genealogies, dated 16 March 1986

During that time Tindale also gathered social organisations and vocabularies, recorded a story by George Watson regarding the origin of the first baby, and collected butterflies.

The journal relates to places visited in north Queensland, in particular Innisfail, Mona Mona, Lake Barrine, Cairns, Yarrabah, Oombundgie, Fraser Island, Palm Island Magnetic Island and Townsville.

Tindale Tribes: Ankamuti; Bakanambia; Bandjin; Barara; Barbaram; Batjala; Buluwai; Djankun; Djirubal; Ewamin; Gambalang; Gia; Gulngai; Idindji; Irukandji; Jalanga; Jangga; Jiman; Juru; Kabikabi; Kalali; Kalkadunga; Kandju; Kangulu; Karawa; Kawadji; Keramai; Koa; Kokobididji; Kokobujundji; Kokoimudji; Kokojawa; Kokojelandji; Kokokulunggur; Kokomini; Kokopatun; Kokopera; Kokowara; Kongkandji; Kotandji; Kukatja (NT); Kunggara; Kunggari; Kutjal; Lardiil; Maijabi; Maikudunu; Maikulan; Mamu; Mingin; Mitaka; Muluridji; Mutumui; Nawagi; Ngaro; Ngatjan; Ngaun; Ngundjan; Olkolo; Ombila; Pakadji; Pitjandjara; Ringaringa; Tagalag; Tjapukai; Wakaman; Walangama; Walmbaria; Waluwara; Wangan; Wanji; Wanjuru; Warakamai; Warungu; Weraerai; Widi; Wik-kalkan; Wikmunkan; Wulgurukaba; Winduwinda.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/37
Date Range 1938 - 1963, 11 July 1903, 21 August-13 November, December 1938, June & July 1962, 22-29 July 1963
Quantity 6.8 cm, 1 buckram bound journal, 26.5x22.5cm, 3 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/37
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/38

'Tja:pukai Grammar, Kuranda Queensland and Research Notes on Queensland Tribes by Norman B. Tindale. 1938-1960+'

 

This volume is a compilation of data, research notes and supplementary papers relating to Queensland tribes collected by Tindale. The volume contains both a contents list and alphabetical index. The first part of the volume ends on page 62, but should be page 64, and the second part of the volume recommences with its own title page and runs from page 1 to 165. Pages 166 to 220 are blank.

The first part of the journal contains grammatical notes and vocabulary of the Tjapukai collected by Tindale at Mona Mona in September 1938, during the Harvard-Adelaide expedition.

The second part of the journal is entitled: 'Research Notes on Queensland Tribes by Norman B. Tindale, 1939-'. This section includes the following:

  • Data collected with Jim Sweeny of the Kungkari on social organisation, initiation, fire making, mura belief, cylindro-conical stones, conflict myths, vocabulary (approximately 20 words), weapons, implements, emu netting methods, and pituri trade. September 1939 (pages 1-25)
  • Copy of a newspaper clipping on the 'Disappearance of "Stone Age" Aborigines', dated 23 October 1948 (page 26)
  • Correspondence from W Fitter to Tindale regarding a newspaper article on the negritos was inserted between pages 26 and 27. The newspaper clipping has been pasted on page 26, 11 June 1962
  • Newspaper clipping entitled: 'Story of pre-Stone Age Australian aborigines who fought a losing battle on an island of death. Bentinck Is. Savages' with annotations, 3 December 1948 (pages 27-29)
  • 12 black and white photographs taken by JB McCarthy of Bentinck Islanders in 1947 and 1948. Tindale annotated some of the photographs during a 1960 visit (pages 31-53);
  • Data and 6 black and white photographs by Des Bartlett on caves at Bawnduggie Station with hand paintings (pages 54-56)
  • Letter from John Dougherty to Tindale, loose drawing, letter to John Dougherty from Herbert Mathew Hale (see AA 124) and note by Tindale regarding Bentinck and Mornington Island spearthrowers,1940 and 1941 (pages 57-60)
  • Typescript notes, letters to Tindale from Doug Seaton (AA 287) regarding Cairns Aborigines. Tindale adds notes, drawings and documentation of specimens A44565-6. 1953-55 (pages 61-83)
  • Notes on the Kungkari Man from Witchelina Station, 16 July 1955 (page 83);
  • Notes on and drawing of Mr Henry Balfour's baler shell knives from Bentinck Island, August and September 1955 (pages 84-85)
  • Note on the Ooyurka stone, September 1956 (page 85)
  • Notes and 2 black and white photographs of Bentinck Island shell knives provided by Mr DL Belcher (see AA 27). Tindale added drawings and his own comments, March and June 1957 (pages 86-90)
  • Notes on a visit by Reverend Douglas L Belcher (AA 27) in December 1959. Discussion relates to the possibility of Tindale studying the population crash experienced by the Bentinck Islanders (pages 91-97)
  • A two page letter from K Emmerson regarding the location of the Bunya feasts, 18 November 1959, inserted on page98
  • Newspaper clipping entitled: 'U.S. grant to study aborigines', 13 April 1960 (page 99)
  • Letter from Doug Seaton. Includes Maud Mewbury's description of bullroarer use by clever men, trip to Central Australia, discussions with Bill Harney and Paddy Cannum regarding sign language, comments on a 'Bulletin' article that mentions antiquity of man, 1959 (pages 101-107)
  • Notes on the transfer of Jack Doolan's (see AA 632) tape recordings by the ABC to 6.5-inch reels of 61/2 tape. Data recorded is from the Kandju, between Ebagoola and Coen on Cape York Peninsula, featuring Friday Bush and Bob Robertson, 29 March 1963, and a later 1974 note (page 109)
  • Letter from Tindale to Mr TG Birtles regarding tribal distribution, Brown's Bay rock paintings, Museum and personal collections of weapons, bora rings, and basket making, 13 July 1964 (pages 111-113)
  • Black and white 'Photographs of Aborigines from the Gulf of Carpentaria chiefly Bentinck Island (Kaiadilt Tribe)'. The data on two 1901 Bailey (see AA 78) photos and 15 JB McCarthy (see AA 190) photographs (photographs are noted as taken after August 1947, 1948 or undated) have been corrected by Tindale in consultation with Mornington Island Aboriginal people during a 1960 visit (pages 114-147)
  • Tindale's reprint 'The Rock Paintings Of Cairns Area, North Queensland', dated 1 September 1952, has been inserted between pages 148 and 149
  • A letter from John Dougherty to the South Australian Museum regarding specimens, Mornington and Bentinck Island oyster picks, vocabulary and fire making, 10 December 1941 (pages 151-54)
  • 'Summary of work done' includes notes on Tindale's absence due to airforce duties from 1942-6, 1960 visit to Bentinck Island and 1963 visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria both with Peter Aitken (see AA 338/1/23 and AA 338/1/25 respectively) (pages 155-165)
  • loose note relating to 'Geloina essingtonensis Deshaye' (shell) on page 200 of Gulf of Carpentaria journal (see AA 338/1/25)

Tindale Tribes: Biria; Irukandji; Janggal; Kaiadilt; Kandju; Karuwali; Kukatja (QLD); Kuungkari; Lardiil; Muluridji; Tjapukai.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/38
Date Range 1901 - 1974, 1901, 1938-1974 with gaps
Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 19.3x23.7cm, 310 pages with 4 inserts and 2 loose items
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Notebooks, Sketches, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/38
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/39/1

'Lake Menindee - Day book of excavation of fossil site by Norman B Tindale. June 1939'.

 

This journal documents Tindale's first research visit to Lake Menindee in New South Wales, June 1939. It is the first of three volumes. This volume is largely a record of stone tools excavated, with museum numbers applied by Tindale. A folding map is contained at the back of the journal.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/39/1
Date Range 26 June 1939 - 1 July 1939
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 soft-cover exercise book, 18.5x23.5 cm, 92 pages
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/39/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/39/2

'Lake Menindee - Journal of second visit to fossil site, March 1953 by Norman B. Tindale.'

 

This journal documents Tindale's second research visit to Lake Menindee in New South Wales, from March - April 1953. It is the second of three volumes. This expedition was undertaken in the company of Prof. Stirton from the Department of Palaeontology, University of California, and his assistant R [Dick] Tedford. Newspaper clippings and correspondence are contained in the volume. A plan of the excavations at Menindee is inserted at the back of the volume.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/39/2
Date Range 15 March 1953 - 10 September 1962
Quantity 1.3 cm, 1 soft-cover exercise book, 17.3x22.6cm, 78 pages with 6 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/39/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/39/3

'Lake Menindee Journal of third visit to fossil sites. Sept. 1962 by Norman B. Tindale'.

 

This journal documents Tindale's third research visit to Lake Menindee fossile site in New South Wales in September 1962. Lake Tandou fossil site is also mentioned. It is the third of three volumes. Journal contains sketches of stone tools and correspondence.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/39/3
Date Range 13 September 1962 - 14 March 1963
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/39/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/40/1

'Journal on Campsites and Stone Implements of the Australian aborigines; and others; Notes, etc., by Norman B. Tindale. Vol. 1. 1940-1956.'

 

This is the first of four volumes. The volume is divided into three parts: part 1, dated 29 December 1930 - 12 June 1956 (pages 1-318); part 2, dated 4 November 1955 (pages 319-506, with an 8 page index to part 1 and part of part 2 inserted between pages 320 and 321), and part 3, dated 12 December 1949 - 11 December 1961 (pages 507-692). Pages 497-506 are blank and pages 500 and 501 are missing. An 18 page typescript index to all three volumes has been inserted at the end.

This journal is a compilation of notes and supplementary papers on campsites and implements. An introductory note by Tindale reads:

'On return from the Harvard-Adelaide Anthropage Exped I found it desirable to start this journal to take care of the multitude of new pieces of information being acquired. The emphasis is on stone implements and on campsite data. Sketches of implements are usually natural size approximations and intended as guides to the original specimens when these are available in the South Australian Museum'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/40/1
Date Range 29 December 1930 - February 1962
Quantity 7.9 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.0x26.5cm, 696 pages with 18 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/40/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/40/2

'Journal on Campsites and Stone Implements of the Australian aborigines; and others; notes etc., by Norman B. Tindale. Vol 4 with index. Adelaide S. Aust. 1961-1965'.

 

This is the second of four volumes commencing on page 693 and ending on page 1156. The volume contains both a contents list and a typescript index.

This journal is a compilation of notes and supplementary papers on campsites and implements. An introductory note to Volume 1 by Tindale reads:

'On return from the Harvard-Adelaide Anthropage Exped I found it desirable to start this journal to take care of the multitude of new pieces of information being acquired. The emphasis is on stone implements and on campsite data. Sketches of implements are usually natural size approximations and intended as guides to the original specimens when these are available in the South Australian Museum'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/40/2
Date Range 14 June 1930 - 15 October 1986
Quantity 6.2 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x26.3cm, 530 pages with 12 inserts, 25 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/40/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/40/3

'Journal on Campsites and Stone Implements of the Australian aborigines; and others; notes etc., by Norman B Tindale. Volume 5 with index. Adelaide, S. Aust and Palo Alto, California. 1965-1971.'

 

This is the third of four volumes commencing on page 1157 and ending on page 1444. The volume has both a contents list and a handwritten 20 page index.

This journal is a compilation of notes and supplementary papers on campsites and implements. An introductory note to Volume 1 by Tindale reads:

'On return from the Harvard-Adelaide Anthropage Exped I found it desirable to start this journal to take care of the multitude of new pieces of information being acquired. The emphasis is on stone implements and on campsite data. Sketches of implements are usually natural size approximations and intended as guides to the original specimens when these are available in the South Australian Museum'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/40/3
Date Range 20 July 1920 - 6 May 1971
Quantity 3.7 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.7x26.3cm, 330 pages with 5 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/40/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/40/4

'Journal on Campsites and Stone Implements of the Australian aborigines; and others; notes etc. by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 6. Palo Alto, California.'

 

This is the fourth of four volumes. The volume commences on page 1445 and ends on page 1582. The last 32 pages are blank.

This journal is a compilation of notes and supplementary papers on campsites and implements. An introductory note to Volume 1 by Tindale reads:

'On return from the Harvard-Adelaide Anthropage Exped I found it desirable to start this journal to take care of the multitude of new pieces of information being acquired. The emphasis is on stone implements and on campsite data. Sketches of implements are usually natural size approximations and intended as guides to the original specimens when these are available in the South Australian Museum'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/40/4
Date Range 1938 - 4 February 1989
Quantity 2.8 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.5x25.3cm, 182 pages with 3 inserts and 17 loose item
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/40/4
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/41

'Western Asian (Middle East) and Indian Notes by Norman B. Tindale. 1950-1969 and 1985 - '

 

This journal contains an incomplete index. 93 pages have been left blank.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/41
Date Range 18 December 1930 - 20 November 1991
Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 hard-cover exercise book, 20.4x25.6cm, 90 pages with 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/41
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/42

'Malaysian and South East Asian Notes by Norman B. Tindale. 1950- '

 

This journal contains a handwritten and typescript index and a contents list. There are two page 9s, 141s and 145s. 136 pages have been left blank.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/42
Date Range 12 October 1932 - 19 June 1990
Quantity 5 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 21.5x26.3cm, 236 pages with 7 inserts and 3 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/42
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/43/1

'Journal of General and Entomological Trips by N. B. Tindale 1950-54'.

 

This is the first of three volumes.

This journal includes the following:

  • First trip to Grampians, Victoria, November 1950 (pages 1-17)
  • Second Trip to Grampians, Victoria, November 1951 (pages 18-43)
  • Trip to Otway Forest and Grampians, December 1951 (pages 45-57)
  • Trip to Tintinara, September 1952 (pages 59-69)
  • Waterfall Gully Trip, November 1952 (page 69)
  • Trip to Black Swamp, December 1952 (page 69-71)
  • Trip to Victoria and King Island, 29 January - 17 February 1953 (pages 72-104)
  • One day trip to Mount Barker (SA), 28 March 1953 (page 105)
  • Fisher's Visit to Grampians, November 1953 (page 107)
  • Night visit to Morialta Gorge, 10 December 1953 (page 109)
  • Visit to Naracoorte, April 1954 (pages 111-115)
  • Easter visit to Alligator Gorge (SA), April 1954 (pages 117-125)
  • Typescript report by RH Hooper on 'Soldier and closer settlement - King Island (pages 126-129)
  • A printed map of 'Wannon Valley, Mount William, Mirranatwa Gap, round trip via Victoria Valley and MacKenzie Falls'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/43/1
Date Range 1950 - 1954
Quantity 1.3 cm, 1 soft-cover exercise book, 17.8x22.8cm, 138 pages with 2 inserts and 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/43/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/43/2

'Entomology and General Field Trips by Norman B. Tindale. 1954-1964. Adelaide, South Australia'

 

This is the second of three volumes with both a contents list and index. The 21 pages preceding the index are blank as are the last 13 pages after the index.

This journal includes the following:

  • Visit to Grampians, Victoria, October-November 1954 (pages 1-17)
  • Trip to New South Wales, 7 January to 6 February 1955 (pages 19-47)
  • One day trip to Hindmarsh Falls, South Australia, 3 March 1955 (page 49)
  • Visit to Mount Gingera and Lees Spring by Ian Common, March and April 1955 (page 51)
  • Collecting Trip to Grampians with Ian FB Common, 3 February 1956 to 27 January 1957 (pages 53-89)
  • Visit to Eastern States, March 1958 (pages 90-125)
  • Museum Trip to the South East of South Australia, 17-27 October 1958 with notes 14-16 November 1958 (pages 126-145)
  • Visit to Canberra for Conference on National Parks organised by National Academy of Science, November and December 1958 (pages 146-153)
  • Trip to South east of South Australia with Dorothy to check places to be shown to FE Zeuner, November 1961 (pages 155-165)
  • Short Trip to Grampians, October 1962 (pages 166-176)
  • Entomological Field Trips Journal. Trip to Lord Howe Island via Victoria and New South Wales, 4 December 1962 to 25 January 1963 with additional notes from 26 January 1963 to November 1963 and copy of a section through Noola Rockshelter published in 1981 (pages 177-318a)
  • Visit to Canberra and the mountains of New South Wales and Victoria, 15 January to 8 February 1964 (pages 319-359)

Tindale Tribes: Barara; Bidawal; Bunganditj; Gunavidji; Nakara; Ngurelban; Pangerang; Thaua; Walbanga.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/43/2
Date Range 28 October 1954 - 8 February 1964
Quantity 4.1 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.6x26.4cm, 432 pages with 2 inserts and 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/43/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/43/3

'Entomology and General Field Trips by Norman B Tindale. 1964-1965. Adelaide, S. Australia'.

 

This is the third of three volumes. The volume contains a contents list and index.

This journal includes the following:

  • Trip to Sydney and Canberra from Adelaide, 13-18 October 1964 (pages iv-21)
  • Notes from Harry K Bartlett (see AA 21), 19 October 1964 (page 21)
  • Field trip to the West Coast of South Australia including Yalata, Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound. Time was also spent collecting Geitoneura and examining National Trust areas. 19 October - 12 November 1964 and references to additional Geitoneura field trips in November and December of the same year (pages 23-209)
  • Date of Births and Birth Weights, Yalata Mission, 1962 - 1964 (pages 211-225)
  • Typescript carbon copy of the Register of Yalata Natives, 1 June 1964 with additions to 31 October 1964 (pages 227-263)
  • Three newspaper clippings relating to the West Coast trip, December 1964 (page 265)
  • Reports, notes and correspondence relating to the West Coast trip, 1964 (pages 266-274)
  • Trip to the South East of South Australia, January - February 1965 (pages 275-315)
  • Trip to Victoria via Beachport and Mornington Peninsula, February - April 1965 with newspaper clippings dated May and September of the same year (pages 316-421)
  • Excursion to Panaramitee with the Anthroplogical Society party, 12 - 14 June 1965 (pages 422-433)
  • Trip to Chowilla Dam Site, June 1965 with a 9 July 1965 report by Tindale (pages 434-441)
  • Visit to Tasmania for the Science Congress in Hobart, August 1965 (pages 442-489)
  • Trip to Lake Victoria, New South Wales, September 1965 (pages 490-497)
  • Visit to Yalata Government Station with John Greenway and side-trip to Eucla and Wilson Bluff Native Mine, October 1965 (pages 498-669) (pages 626-649 are blank)
  • Visit to Woomera, October - November 1965 (pages 670-683)
  • Trip to Yorke Peninsula, November 1965 (pages 684-691)
  • Short trip to Pinnaroo, South Australia, November 1965 (page 693)

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Arabana; Bakanambia; Bunganditj; Dalla; Djankun; Duwal; Ildawongga; Iliaura; Ingura; Jangkundjara; Janjula; Jaudjibaia; Karawa; kokata; Kukatja (NT); Mirning; Nakako; Ngadadjara; Ngadjunmaia; Ngalea; Pindiini; Pitjandjara; Wakaja; Wirangu.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/43/3
Date Range 13 October 1964 - November 1965, 1829; 1982
Quantity 6.2 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.2x26.2cm, 766 pages with 3 inserts and 3 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/43/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/44

'Visit to West Coast of South Australia also later journeys to various places by Norman B. Tindale. 1954- '

 

This volume contains a handwritten, typescript and carbon copy index. There are 38 blank pages before the index commences.

This journal includes the following:

  • Visit to West Coast, October to November 1954 (pages 1-25)
  • Visit to Naracoorte to examine fossils at James Quarry in November 1956 and again in February 1957 (pages 27-69)
  • Visit to Port Lincoln, 13 - 17 October 1957 (pages 70-75)
  • Visit to Loxton District, 18 - 21 October 1957 and again 25 December 1957 - 1 January 1958 (pages 77-83)
  • Visit to Fromms Landing, River Murray, South Australia, February 1958 (pages 83-87)

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/44
Date Range 12 October 1954 - 18 February 1958
Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.8x25.9cm, 148 pages with 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/44
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/45

'Diary of visit to Melbourne for CSIR. 19th Jan 1929 to 15 Feb 1929 for which I received 20 pound grant. Norman B Tindale'

 

This dairy contains entries relating to a visit to Melbourne in 1929.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/45
Date Range 19 January 1929 - 15 February 1929
Quantity 1 soft-cover note book, 6.8x11.1cm, 48 pages
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/45
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/46/1

'Journal of a visit to the United States of America and Europe 1936-1937 to study anthropological matters and Australian collections at overseas museums by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 1. 6 June 1936 - 26 October 1936. Index in Volume 3'.

  First visit to United States (included on first page)
 

This is the first of three volumes. Volume 3 contains an alphabetical index for all three journals. The volume concludes on page 473 and is followed by a 123-page appendix. The journal entries have been handwritten on the right-hand side, leaving the left for annotations, drawings etc. Included in the volume is a contents list, newspaper and magazine clippings, telegram, programmes, postcards, maps, invitations, plans, bus timetable, black and white photographs, flora samples, menus, music scores, a letter received, and farewell card.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/46/1
Date Range 22 May 1936 - 26 October 1936
Quantity 4.3 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.0x26.3cm, 611 pages with 16 inserts and 3 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/46/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/46/2

'Journal of a visit to the United States of America and Europe 1936-1937 to study anthropological matters and Australian colllections at overseas museums by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 2. 27 october 1936 - 1 December 1936 (Index in Volume 3).'

  First visit to Great Britain and to Holland, Germany and Belgium (included on front page)
 

This is the second of three volumes. Volume 3 contains an alphabetical index for all three journals. The volume commences on page 475, includes pages 670a, 672a, 693a, 694a, and 696a and ends on page 704. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand side leaving the left for annotations, drawings etc. Included in the volume is a contents list, newspaper clippings, letters received, catalogue data for ethnographic specimens photographed in the Leiden Museum, rubbings, receipt, plates, guide to the Pergamon Altar, invitation, postcards, map, and train pass.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/46/2
Date Range 27 October 1936 - 1 December 1936
Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x25.8cm, 239 pages, with 5 inserts and 45 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/46/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/46/3

'Journal of a visit to the United States of America and Europe 1936-1937 to study anthropological matters and Australian collections at overseas museums by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 3. 2 December 1936 - March 1937 with Index.'

  Second visit to Great Britain and return via United States of America and Canada (included on front page)
 

This is the third of three volumes. Volume 3 contains an alphabetical index for all three journals. The volume commences on page 705 and ends on page 918, followed by a 105 page typescript index. A contents list has been included as well as additional pages 754a-f. Journal entries have been handwritten on the right-hand side of the page, leaving the left for annotations etc. The volume includes black and white photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, menu, map, train timetable, rubbings and museum pass.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/46/3
Date Range 2 December 1936 - March 1937
Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.8x25.8cm, 329 pages with 19 inserts and 3 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/46/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/47

'Anthropological Notes made in U.S.A. 1945-6 by N. B. Tindale with additions.'

 

The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. A note on page 95 reads 'see USA Anthropological Journal 1973- '. The volume includes 'Unwritten Literature Australian Aborigines. Draft of a paper written Jan - May 1945 for submission to Joseph Shipley', that was published in 1946, isographs showing physical anthropology from the Harvard-Adelaide expedition, correspondence and newspaper clippings. The last 19 pages are blank.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/47
Date Range January 1945 - 27 June 1946
Quantity 2.2 cm, 1 hard cover exercise book, 19.2x24.0, 114 pages with 2 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/47
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/48/1

'Kurlge, Blackwood, South Australia. Journal principally Entomological and General 1 June 1955 to 31 May 1964 by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide.'

 

This is the first of two volumes with the title 'Kurlge', indicating that the contents were prepared at Tindale's residence 'Kurlge' in Blackwood, Adelaide.Tindale notes on the frontispiece that the 'Kurlge' is a Ramindjeri word for 'sheoak' and is the name used for his residence at Blackwood, South Australia. He writes:

'Our house was named for the very large sheoak growing in the garden. It was originally a sheoak grove on the site of an aboriginal campage Relics were unearthed when the garden was being prepared during 1955-1956.'

Tindale bound three notebooks together to form this volume, totalling 556 pages and covering a ten-year period, from 1 June 1955 to 31 May 1964. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains a contents list and a 29 page index.The volume's subject-matter varies widely, from results of insect light-trapping at Blackwood to botanical and ethnographic notes and records of family activities.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/48/1
Date Range 1 June 1955 - 31 May 1964, 1940, June 1978
Quantity 5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x26.7cm, 574 pages with 3 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/48/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/48/2

'Kurlge, Blackwood, South Australia. Journal principally entomological and general by Norman B. Tindale. 1 June 1964 to 11 August 1969. Adelaide'.

 

This is the second of two volumes with the title 'Kurlge', written at Tindale's residence 'Kurlge' in Blackwood, Adelaide, following his retirement from the South Australian Museum.Tindale notes on the frontispiece that 'Kurlge' is a Ramindjeri word for 'sheoak' and is the name used for his residence at Blackwood, South Australia. He writes:

'Our house was named for the very large sheoak growing in the garden. It was originally a sheoak grove on the site of an aboriginal campage Relics were unearthed when the garden was being prepared during 1955-1956.'

This volume contains pages 557 to 980. The period between 17 May and 8 September 1966 is recorded in the Colorado journal (see AA 338/1/51/1-3). The volume includes both a contents list and a 41 page index. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume's subject-matter varies widely, from results of insect light-trapping at Blackwood to botanical and ethnographic notes and records of family activities. The journal's last entry records the funeral of Tindale's first wife, Dorothy.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/48/2
Date Range 1 June 1964 - 11 August 1969, September 1959; 11 August 1969
Quantity 5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x26.0cm, 450 pages with 4 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/48/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/49

'Journal of Visit to the United States and the University of California in Los Angeles by Norman B. Tindale. 1958-1959.'

 

Journal entries commence on 3 June 1957 and end December 1959. The volume contains both a contents list and index. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/49
Date Range 3 June 1957 - December 1959
Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x26.8cm, 651 pages with 8 inserts and 8 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/49
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/50

'Journal of a Visit to Hawaii for the Pan-Pacific Science Congress August 1961 also U.S.A. and Europe by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide 1961.'

 

This volume contains both a contents list and index. 11 of the 21 inserts are appendices. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/50
Date Range 8 July 1960 - 3 September 1962
Quantity 4.1 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.3x26.9cm, 152 pages with 21 inserts and 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/50
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/51/1

'Journal of a visit to Colorado and California by Norman B. Tindale 1966-1968. Volume 1. In 3 volumes; Index in Volume 3, Pages 1-448.'

 

This is the first of three volumes. Journal entries date from 16 December 1965 to 5 June 1967. The volume contains a contents list. Volume 3 contains the index for all three journals. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/51/1
Date Range 16 December 1965 - 5 June 1967, 1 June 1946; 24 February 1968
Quantity 4.3 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.5x26.3cm, 468 pages with 5 inserts and 4 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/51/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/51/2

'Journal of a visit to Colorado and California by Norman B. Tindale 1966-1968. Volume 2. In 3 volumes: Index in Volume 3. Pages 449-914'.

 

This is the second of three volumes. Journal entries date from 6 June 1967 to 15 April 1968. The volume does not contain a contents list. Volume 3 contains the indexes for all three journals. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/51/2
Date Range 6 June 1967 - 15 April 1968, 1966, 13 October, 1975
Quantity 4.2 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.4x26.5cm, 480 pages with 9 inserts and 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/51/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/51/3

'Journal of a visit to Colorado and California by Norman B. Tindale 1966-1968. Volume 3. In 3 volumes: Index in Volume 3. Pages 915-end'.

 

This is the third of three volumes. Journal entries date from 15 April 1968 to 8 September 1968. This volume contains the index for all three volumes. There are 60 blank pages between the journal entries and the 389 page index. 90 pages following this were left blank for notes but never used. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/51/3
Date Range 15 April 1968 - 8 September 1968, December 1968
Quantity 4.3 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.2x26.5cm, 728 pages with 2 inserts and 5 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/51/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/52/1

'Volume 1. Australia and U.S.A. Journal principally general and entomological, with some anthropology. 12 August 1969 to 17 February 1971 by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide and Boulder.'

 

This is the first of four volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and a 72 page index. The journal pages are numbered from 1 to 400.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/52/1
Date Range 12 August 1969 - 6 January 1972
Quantity 4.4 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.0x26.5cm, 498 pages with 16 inserts and 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/52/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/52/2

'Volume 2. Australia and U.S.A. Journal principally general and entomological, with some anthropology. 18 February 1971 to 6 June 1972 by Norman B. Tindale. Boulder, Colorado and Tinaroo, Queensland.'

 

This is the second of four volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and a 94 page index. The journal pages are numbered from 401 to 900.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/52/2
Date Range 18 February 1971 - 1 September 1972
Quantity 5.3 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.5x26.3cm, 602 pages with 17 inserts and 6 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/52/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/52/3

'Volume 3. Australia and U.S.A. Journal principally general and entomological with some anthropology. 7 June 1972 to 9 July 1973 by Norman B. Tindale. Atherton Tableland, Qld and Palo Alto, California.'

 

This is the third of four volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and a 92 page index. The journal pages are numbered from 901 to 1281.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/52/3
Date Range 8 February 1956 - 18 January 1974
Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.5cm, 492 pages with 6 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/52/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/52/4

'Volume 4. Australia and U.S.A. Journal principally general and entomological with some anthropology by Norman B. Tindale 10 July 1973 to 21 May 1974. Palo Alto, California and Canberra, A.C.T.'

 

This is the fourth of four volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and a 108 page index. Journal pages are numbered from 1283 to 1773.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/52/4
Date Range 7 July 1973 - 21 May 1974
Quantity 5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x26.3cm, 654 pages with 6 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/52/4
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/1

'Canberra and California: journal. By Norman B. Tindale. Volume 1. 1974-1975.'

 

This is the first of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings and so forth. The volume contains both a contents list and a 199 page index. Journal entries date from 30 May 1974 to 22 November 1975.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/1
Date Range June 1962 - 22 November 1975
Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.1cm, 766 pages with 4 inserts and 1 loose item
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/2

'Canberra and California: journal. By Norman B. Tindale. Volume 2. 1975-1976.'

 

This is the second of fifteen volumes, commencing on page 547. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and 129 page index. Journal entries date from 23 November 1975 to 4 November 1976.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/2
Date Range 1919? - 13 August 1990
Quantity 5.8 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 20.0x26.3cm, 783 pages with 12 inserts and 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/2
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/3

'Canberra and California: journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 3. 1976-1977.'

 

This is the third of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and 94 page index. Journal entries date from 5 November 1976 to 5 August 1977.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/3
Date Range 5 November 1976 - 17 February 1979
Quantity 5.3 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.2x26.2cm, 509 pages with 3 inserts and 4 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/3
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/4

'Canberra and California: journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 4. 1977-1978.'

 

This is the fourth of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and 112 page index. Journal entries date from 6 August 1977 to 26 September 1978.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/4
Date Range 25 June 1977 - 1981?
Quantity 4.6 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 22.0x26.3cm, 536 pages with 2 inserts and 1 loose item
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/4
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/5

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 5. 27 September 1978 to 1 December 1979.'

 

This is the fifth of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and 92 page index. Journal entries date from 27 September 1978 to 1 December 1979.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/5
Date Range 18 July 1978 - 6 June 1980
Quantity 5 cm, 1 buckram bound volumes, 21.5x27.0cm, 548 pages with 3 inserts and 1 loose item
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/5
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/6

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 6, 1 December 1979 to 1 October 1980. Vol. 7 follows.'

 

This is the sixth of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and 99 page index. Journal entries date from 1 December 1979 to 1 October 1980.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/6
Date Range 1 December 1979 - 1 October 1980
Quantity 4.8 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x27.0cm, 598 pages with 9 inserts and 3 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/6
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/7

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 7. 2 October 1980 to 31 December 1981.'

 

This is the seventh of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and 108 page index. Journal entries date from 2 October 1980 to 31 December 1981.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/7
Date Range 2 October 1980 - 20 February 1982
Quantity 4.3 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.3cm, 686 pages with 4 inserts and 1 loose item
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/7
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/8

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 8. 1 January 1982 to 6 April 1983. Palo Alto, California.'

 

This is the eigth of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains both a contents list and 121 page index. Journal entries date from 1 January 1982 to 6 April 1983.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/8
Date Range 23 November 1981 - c. 21 December 1986
Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.4x26.1cm, 656 pages with 4 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/8
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/9

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 9. 6 April 1983 to 7 June 1984.'

 

This is the ninth of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains a contents page and a 104 page index. Journal entries date from 6 April 1983 to 7 June 1984. Page numbering omits page 260.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/9
Date Range 10 July 1909 - 13 August 1984, 10 July 1909, 27 March 1983 - 13 August 1984
Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.0x26.3cm, 640 pages with 3 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/9
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/10

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 10. 8 June 1984 to 12 May 1985.'

 

This is the tenth of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains a contents page and a 96 page index. Journal entries date from 8 June 1984 to 12 May 1985. Page number 148 is repeated with a blank page inserted in between.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/10
Date Range 25 June 1977 - May 1986
Quantity 4 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 20.7x26.8cm, 638 pages with 3 inserts and 1 loose item
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/10
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/11

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 11. 12 May 1985 to 11 Oct. 1986.'

 

This is the eleventh of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. The volume contains a contents page and a 98 page index. Journal entries date from 12 May 1985 to 11 October 1986. The journal is divided into three parts with part 2 commencing on page 157 and part 3 on page 321. The first 40 pages and last 72 pages have been left blank.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/11
Date Range 30 June 1951 - 11 October 1986
Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.0x26.7cm, 730 pages with 1 insert and 3 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/11
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/12

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 12. 12 Oct. 1986 to 31 Dec. 1987.'

 

This is the twelth of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings, etc. The volume contains a contents page and a 93 page index. Journal entries date from 12 October 1986 to 31 December 1987. The first 38 pages and last 69 pages have been left blank.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/12
Date Range 1866 - 17 December 1988
Quantity 4.4 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.0x26.5 cm, 467pp. plus index.
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/12
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/13

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 13. 1 Jan. 1988 to 10 March 1989.'

 

This is the thirteenth of fifteen volumes. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings, etc. The volume contains a contents page and a 94 page index. Journal entries date from 1 January 1988 to 10 March 1989. The first 36 and last 24 pages have been left blank. The volume has been divided into three parts with part 2 commencing on page 157 and part 3 on page 509.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/13
Date Range 12 July 1924 - 10 March 1989
Quantity 4.2 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.0x26.7cm, 650 pages with 2 loose items
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/13
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/53/14

'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 14. Pt. 1 8 May 1989 - 31 Dec. 1989, Pt. 2 1 Jan. 1990 - 11 Feb. 1991.'

 

This volume contains the fourteenth and fifteenth volume of fifteen volumes. Journal entries for volume fourteen date from 8 May 1989 to 11 February 1991, and volume fifteen from 12 February to 15 December 1991. The journal entries have been written on the right-hand page, leaving the left for annotations, drawings, newspaper clippings etc. Journal entries are no longer entered daily. Volume fourteen has both a contents list and a 50 page index. Volume 15 contains both an incomplete contents list and 124 page index. 38 pages have been left blank after the index, followed by a temporary cover page to part 2 of Volume 15. No journal entries exist for part 2 of volume 15 leaving 44 pages blank. Page numbers recommence at page 1 for Volume 15. Page 13 has been omitted from Volume 14.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/53/14
Date Range 9 March 1989 - 31 August 1992
Quantity 6 cm, 1 buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.7cm, 897 pages with 10 inserts
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/53/14
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/54/1

'Climate and Eustatic Terraces (also Radiocarbon dates) Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide, S. Australia 1960-1970 and California and Colorado 1970-'

 

This is the first of two volumes. This volume is a compilation of field trip notes, visits, meetings and symposium, correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles and hand drawn maps and specimens in the South Australian Museum archaeology collection. A 10 page contents list is inserted after the cover page and includes a 7 page loose index. The journal is handwritten on the right-hand page leaving the left-hand page for annotations, drawings, inserts and pasting of related papers.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/54/1
Date Range 14 July 1923 - 12 February 1973
Quantity 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.5x25.8cm, 150 pages with 4 inserts and 1 loose item
Formats General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Notebooks, Photocopied Documents, Indexes and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/54/1
Series AA338/01

AA 338/1/54/2

'Climate and Eustatic Terraces (also Radiocarbon dates) Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Temporary vol. 2. 1970-'

 

This is the second of two volumes, commencing on page 149. This volume comprises predominantly newspaper clippings with some notes, a photograph, diagrams and maps.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/1/54/2
Date Range 1964 - 12 December 1991
Quantity 1 hard cover exercise book, 20.5x25.8cm, 176 pages with 3 loose items
Formats Diagrams, Maps, News Clippings and Indexes
Inventory Identifier AA 338/1/54/2
Series AA338/01