AA 338  Dr Norman Barnett Tindale  Guide to Records
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Series AA338/11
Speech and sound recordings
Date Range1930 - c. 1990
ProvenanceDr Norman Barnett Tindale
Description

Quantity: 147 wax cylinders, 22 acetate discs, 204 magnetic tapes, 34 cassettes

The materials contained in this series were gathered by Norman B Tindale between the years 1930 and c1990 and form a major part of the Speech and Sound collection of the South Australian Museum (SAM). Included are recordings of:

  • Australian Aboriginal songs, stories, and vocabulary
  • field interviews
  • discussions between Tindale and colleagues
  • audio correspondence
  • radio interviews and television programmes
  • music, social events and lectures delivered by Tindale and others

The recordings were made in various media, including: wax cylinders, acetate discs (78s), and magnetic tapes (reel-to-reel and cassette). Subject to cultural restrictions, copies of the recordings in digital form are available for public access. It should be noted that many of the Aboriginal songs and stories collected by Tindale were only recorded in written form. The written-only recordings can be found in Tindale's field journals (series AA 338/1) and Documentation for speech and sound recordings (series AA 338/12).

The wax cylinder recordings were made between the years 1930-c1954. Most relate to expeditions of the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research (BAR, see AA 346), of which Tindale was a regular member. In the early 1930s in particular, Tindale often collaborated with EH Davies (AA 71), TD Campbell (AA 52), and HK Fry (AA 105) in producing wax cylinder recordings. Note that not all of the wax cylinders recorded during BAR expeditions have survived.

The acetate disc recordings were made between the years 1932-1949 and are relatively few in number.

The magnetic tape recordings were made between the years 1956-c1990, and they include reel-to-reel magnetic tapes and cassettes. Although Tindale retired from the SAM in October 1965, he continued to pursue his research interests in Australia and in the United States until his death in 1993. The bulk of the magnetic tape recordings, however, relate to research in Australia in the 1960s.

Supporting documentation for the speech and sound recordings is located in a number of places. The most useful sources include Tindale's field journals (series AA 338/1) and song notebooks and related papers (series AA 338/12). Tindale often made transcriptions of songs at the time of recording, or soon after, and also noted contextual information such as the location of recording, biographical details of participants, and aspects of the performance, for example. Summaries of contents in Tindale's hand are found on many of the tape boxes, and these annotations have informed the item descriptions provided below. As mentioned, many songs recorded by Tindale exist in the SAM archive in written form only. Further details may also be found in Tindale's published articles, Alice M Moyle's (1966) A Handlist of Field Collections of Recorded Music in Australia and Torres Strait, and the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register (compiled in 1964, see AA 338/12/4 for a PDF download).

For archival purposes, it is useful to consider this series as comprising three main sections:

  1. AA 338/11/1-26
    Recordings made between the years 1930 and 1964 and listed in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register
  2. AA 338/11/27-30
    Recordings made between 1964 and 1966 that are not listed in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register
  3. AA 338/11/31-39
    Recordings considered by Tindale to be his 'personal and study series' of tapes that arrived at the SAM after his death in 1993

Most of the materials contained in AA 338/11/1-26 are listed in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register, a document compiled by Tindale for research purposes in 1964. The register concentrates on recordings made by Tindale and recordings received by him from correspondents in remote locations, such as Jack Doolan and PM Rice (see AA 632 and AA 267 respectively). Note that it does not list the entire SAM Speech and Sound Collection. The register lists song texts that exist in a variety of formats: some are audio records and some exist merely as transcriptions in the papes of Tindale's journals and notebooks. The registers provides the listed texts with an 'AS' identification number. In many cases, these numbers are included in the item descriptions given below. It is possible to consult the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register and find a link to relevant pages in Tindale's journals where fuller descriptions are often found (see AA 338/12/4). It is also important to note that while the item level descriptions given below draw upon Moyle (1966) and the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register, there are discrepancies between these sources and some revisions have been made for the sake of clarity and accuracy.

The recordings contained in AA 338/11/27-30 do not appear in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register. They apparently entered the Speech and Sound Collection at the SAM in the 1960s and were not taken by Tindale to the United States. Note that additional material relating to the Yalata (1964-1965) and Musgrave Range (1966) fieldtrips are located in AA 338/11/31-39.

Items contained in AA 338/11/31-39 were considered by Tindale to be his personal and study collection of tapes. The tapes arrived at the SAM in labelled shoeboxes after Tindale's death in 1993. Most were made after Tindale's retirement from the SAM, but the shoeboxes also contained copies of recordings made prior to 1965 for study purposes in the United States. Most of the duplicate tapes have been removed by the archive.

The recordings contained in AA 338/11/1-26 and AA 338/11/27-30 are grouped chronologically and according to expedition, field trip, or recording session. Those contained in AA 338/11/31-39 are generally grouped according to topic (usually provided by Tindale on the shoeboxes).

Items AA 338/11/1-26 (wax cylinders, acetate discs and magnetic tapes) relate to the following expeditions, field trips or recording sessions:

AA 338/11/

  1. MacDonald Downs (NT) 1930
  2. Magpie series c1930
  3. Cockatoo Creek (NT) 1931
  4. Mt Liebig (NT) 1932
  5. Clarence Long series (SA) 1932
  6. Mann & Musgrave Ranges (SA) 1933
  7. Crow Story, Tangane Tribe, Coorong (SA) 1934
  8. Story of Waijungari, Jaralde Tribe (SA) 1934
  9. Ooldea (SA) 1934
  10. Diamantina (SA) 1934
  11. Warburton Range (WA) 1935
  12. Clarence Long series (SA) 1937-38
  13. Harvard-Adelaide Universities Expedition 1938-39
  14. Albert Karloan series 1940
  15. Fanny Cochrane Smith series 1949
  16. Haast Bluff (NT) 1957
  17. Mornington Islands series (Qld) 1960
  18. Bentinck Island series (Qld) 1960
  19. John Reese Interview 1960
  20. Excavation of rock shelter at Noola (NSW) 1961
  21. Palm Island (Qld) 1963
  22. Gulf of Carpentaria Expedition 1963
  23. Rawlinson Range Expedition (WA) 1963
  24. Myths of Kungkarungkara 1964
  25. Papunya (NT) 1964
  26. Interview with John Irrgang 1964

Items contained in AA 338/11/27-30, those materials recorded on magnetic tape between 1964 and 1966 that are not listed in the SAM Speech and Sound Collections register, are listed in this guide under the following headings:

AA 338/11/

  1. Gerard (SA) 1964
  2. Yalata (SA) 1964
  3. Yalata (SA) 1965
  4. Musgrave Range (SA) 1966

Items contained in AA 338/11/31-39, Tindale's 'personal and study series', are listed under the following headings:

AA 338/11/

  1. Harold Davies series; Simpson Desert 1962; Crabtree pressure flaking; F Bordes Extracts; Songs from Arnhem Land
  2. 'John Greenway series'
  3. Yalata (SA) 1964-65; Western Musgrave Ranges (SA) 1966
  4. 'J Mason series [1964]; Milerum; Jarildekald; Tanganekald'
  5. 'Tapes: W. Australia 1966, 1968, 1972'
  6. 'Australian Anthropology'
  7. 'N B Tindale: Cassette Tape Collection'
  8. 'Cinefilm descriptions, lectures'
  9. Additions to Tindale's personal and study series

CD, Transcription Tape Catalogue and Speech and Sound Collections register information for recordings has been provided in [ ]. For example: [CD 1. Track 4. Tape No. 9567; TT4; R1; F7; AS27-28]

  • CD 1 refers to the number of CDs. If the inventory item comprises only one CD then the CD number is omitted
  • Track 4 refers to the track number on the Access CD
  • Tape No. 9567 refers to the Tape number in the Transcription Tape Catalogue
  • TT4 refers to the Transcription Tape number in the Transcription Tape Catalogue
  • R1 & F7 and similar information refers to the record number, cylinder number and/or tape number in the Transcription Tape Catalogue
  • AS27-28 refers to the sheet number in the Speech and Sound Collections register

Note that much of the material contained in this series is of a culturally sensitive nature and public access is subject to restrictions.

ArrangedBy expedition (order imposed by archives)

Inventory Listing

AA 338/11/1/Tracks 1-13

MacDonald Downs (NT) 1930

  Supplementary to 'Anthropological Expedition to MacDonald Downs, Central Australia. Journal and field notes by Norman B. Tindale. Aug. - Sept. 1930. Adelaide, South Australia. 1930', AA 338/1/6
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 13 (plus 1 spoilt) wax cylinders surviving from a total of 19 recorded by Norman B Tindale and Edward H Davies during the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research expedition to MacDonald Downs in 1930. In his field journal, Tindale noted that: 'the song outlines and translations recorded here were written by me. Dr Harold Davies supervised the operation of the recording gramophone' (AA 338/1/6, p. 126). Much of the material is restricted.

Tindale's wax cylinder recording method involved making two recordings of each song, 'the first was played back to the aboriginal, who then again sang it. Such repeats have never been replayed, they are virgin, awaiting some sophisticated system of reproduction' (letter from Tindale to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 6 Feb 1975).

As there are gaps in the surviving collection of wax records and in the associated documentation, this item description provides two lists below. The first lists each surviving wax cylinder (some of which are damaged, as indicated). The cylinders' contents are identified with song numbers provided by Tindale, and these correspond to items found in the second list, which indicates all of the songs recorded during the expedition. Crosschecking reveals which songs survive in audio form and which exist only in written form.

With regard to Tindale's song transcriptions, note that English translations are not always provided. Untranslated songs are often accompanied by a note indicating that the singer did not know the meaning of the song. For further documentation see: 'Anthropological Expedition to MacDonald Downs, Central Australia. Journal and field notes by Norman B. Tindale. Aug.-Sept.1930. Adelaide, South Australia. 1930' (AA 338/1/6, pp. 127-143); the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register (Nos. AS 19-44); and the MacDonald Downs and Cockatoo Creek song notebook (AA 338/12/1/1).

According to Tindale's MacDonald Downs field journal (AA 338/1/6, pp. 127-143), the wax cylinder records contain the following song and speech recordings:

AA 338/11/1/

  • Record 1. Contains song 1
    [No audio. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R7&8; F1; AS19]
  • Record 2. Contains songs 2 & 3
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R9; F2; AS20-21]
  • Record 5. Contains songs 6 & 7 [damaged]
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9574; TT12; R1; F5; AS24-25]
  • Record 6. Contains songs 8 & 9
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R10; F6; AS26-27]
  • Record 7. Contains songs 9 & 10
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9567; TT4; R1; F7; AS27-28]
  • Record 8. Contains song 11
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9567; TT4; R2; F8; AS 29]
  • Record 11 & 12. 20 Iliaura words with English equivalents
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9574; TT12; R2; F12; AS32-33]
  • Record 13. Contains song 14 [damaged]
    [Track 7. AS 34]
  • Record 14. Contains song 15 & 16 (a conversation)
    [Track 8. Tape No. 9567; TT4; R3; F14; AS35-36]
  • Record 15. Contains songs 17 & 18
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9567; TT4; R4; F15; AS37-38]
  • Record 16. Contains songs 18 & 19
    [Track 10. Tape No. 9574; TT12; R3; F16; AS38-39]
  • Record 18. Contains songs 21 & 22
    [Track 11. Tape No. 9574; TT12; R4; F18; AS41-42]
  • Record 19. Contains songs 22, 23 & 24
    [Track 12. Tape No. 9574; TT12; R5; F19; AS42-44]
  • Unnumbered cylinder labelled 'Spoilt' and a recording from the Mount Liebig H Series
    [Track 13. Tape No. 9574; TT12; R6&7; F19]

The full list of song and speech texts appearing in Tindale's MacDonald Downs field journal (AA 338/1/6, pp. 127-143) is:

  • Akeiwa Pondja from Abmoara Creek (Fraser Creek)
    [Song 1; AS19]
  • Tjalku berididja pondja (a bird song)
    [Song 2; AS20]
  • Ranga pondja (dog song)
    [Song 3; AS21]
  • Ilpindja, a song from the north
    [Song 4; AS22. No audio nor transcription]
  • Eritja (a)pondja (eagle song)
    [Song 5; AS23. No audio nor transcription]
  • Apulla (circumcision song)
    [Song 6; AS24]
  • To make the bullroarer (from Aitjilara, Hatches Creek)
    [Song 7; AS25]
  • Apulja pondja
    [Song 8; AS26]
  • Apulja song of Arandina alalta
    [Song 9; AS27]
  • Angkwana Pondja (from Kulanda)
    [Song 10; AS28]
  • Ngatalunga pondja (initiation song from Taparapara)
    [Song 11; AS29]
  • Apolla (circumcision song)
    [Song 12; AS30. No audio nor transcription]
  • Apolla (circumcision song)
    [Song 13; AS31. No audio nor transcription]
  • Language trials. Iliaura words
    [Record XI; AS32]
  • Language trails. English equivalent
    [Record XII; AS33]
  • Anmanda Pondja (sex lure song)
    [Song 14; AS34]
  • Anmanda Pondja from Aritjelara
    [Song 15; AS35]
  • A conversation
    [No. 16; AS36]
  • Agalta (rabbit bandicoot) Pondja
    [Song 17; AS37]
  • Pondja Agarta
    [Song 18; AS38]
  • Tarndangara Pondja
    [Song 19; AS39]
  • Aljtera song to 'sing' women
    [Song 20; AS40]
  • Apolla
    [Song 21; AS41]
  • Apolla
    [Song 22; AS42]
  • Alpalaita (gum tree witchetty grub) song
    [Song 23; AS43]
  • Fragment of song sung at Akeiwa ceremony (fragment only)
    [Song 24; AS44]

It is important to note that Tindale's assigning of songs to particular tribes in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register is not comprehensive and may at times be misleading. Song 4 above, for example, is described as a song from the north whose meaning is unknown to the singer. The song is listed as 'Iliaura' in the Speech and Sound Collections register - it seems that the tribal affiliation of the singer is used by Tindale to identify the song with a particular tribal group. This practice presents obvious problems. In general, the actual language or cultural ownership of a particular song is not necessarily attested in the catalogue descriptions provided in this series. In many cases, such comment awaits further work upon the collection.

The wax cylinders listed above were formerly located in the Edward H Davies Collection (AA 71).

Tindale Tribes: Iliaura; Aranda.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/1/Tracks 1-13
Date Range 1930
Quantity 17.5 cm, 14 wax cylinders containing 22 songs and 2 speech records, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/1/Tracks 1-13
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/2/Tracks 1-7

Magpie series c1930

 

This item consists of 9 wax cylinders, 2 of which are broken. They contain recordings of an unidentified person(s) mimicking a magpie's song. Although attributed to Norman B Tindale by the archive, no documentation has been located in support of this and the provenance remains uncertain. Note that these wax cylinders are not listed in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register.

The Transcription Tape Catalogue contains the following information:

AA 338/11/3/

  • Magpie Series
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R1]
  • Magpie Series 2A
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R2]
  • Magpie Series 2B
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R3]
  • Magpie Series 3A
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R4]
  • Magpie Series 3B
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R5]
  • Magpie Series 4A
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R6]
  • Magpie Series 4B
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R7]

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/2/Tracks 1-7
Date Range c. 1930
Quantity 9 wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/2/Tracks 1-7
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/3/Tracks 1-13

Cockatoo Creek (NT) 1931

  Supplementary to 'Expedition G. Expedition to Cockatoo Creek, Central Australia. August 6-27, 1931. Journal and field notes by Norman B. Tindale. 1931', AA 338/1/7
 

This item consists of 13 wax cylinders recorded by Norman B Tindale (with the assistance of Thomas D Campbell) during the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research expedition to Cockatoo Creek in 1931. In his field journal Tindale wrote: 'using wax cylinders I attempted to make recordings of the songs sung at the various ceremonies which were part of our contact with the study of the aborigines. As far as possible a duplicate recording was made of each song. In subsequent studies of the records only the first, labelled as trial, was used, it being intended that the final recording would be preserved against a day when a more permanent form could be made' (AA 338/1/7, p. 122). It is likely that these 13 wax cylinders survive from an original total of 16 cylinders. In his field journal Tindale noted that cylinder 16A was of poor quality and that owing to faulty cylinders recording activity ceased (p. 135).

As there are gaps in the surviving collection of wax records and in the associated documentation, this item description provides two lists below. The first lists each surviving wax cylinder. The cylinders' contents are provided with song numbers, and these correspond to items found in the second list, which indicates all of the songs recorded during the expedition. Crosschecking reveals which songs survive in audio form and which exist only in written form. Note that Tindale did not indicate the contents of wax record 13A and that there is an additional song on cylinder 16A that was not transcribed by Tindale.

Note that most of the songs are transcribed but are not translated into English.

According to Tindale's Cockatoo Creek field journal (AA 338/1/7, pp. 122-135), the wax cylinders listed below contain the following song recordings:

AA 338/11/3/

  • Record 1. Contains songs 1 & 2
    [No audio nor transcription. AS1&2]
  • Record 2. Contains songs 3 & 4
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R1; Cyl.2; AS3&4]
  • Record 3. Contains song 5 & 6 [Only Song 5 is mentioned in the audio]
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R2; Cyl.3; AS5&6]
  • Record 4. Contains songs 6 & 7
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R3; Cyl.4; AS6&7]
  • Record 5. Contains songs 7 & 8
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R4; Cyl.5; AS7&8]
  • Record 6. Contains song 9
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R5; Cyl.6; AS9]
  • Record 7. Contains song 10 (cylinder broken)
    [Track 6. Not digitised due to damage]
  • Record 8. Contains song 11
    [Track 7&8. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R6&7; Cyl.8&9; AS11]
  • Record 9. Contains songs 12 & 13
    [No audio nor transcription. AS12&13]
  • Record 11. Contains songs 14 & 15 [Only song 15 is mentioned in the audio]
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R8; Cyl.11; AS14&15]
  • Record 12A. Contains song 16
    [Track 10. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R9; Cyl.12A; AS16]
  • Record 13A
    [Track 11. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R10; Cyl.13A]
  • Record 15A. Contains song 17
    [Track 12. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R11; Cyl.15A; AS17]
  • Record 16A. Contains song 18 & one unlisted song
    [Track 13. Tape No. 9572; TT10; R12; Cyl.16A; AS18]

The following songs are listed by Tindale in his Cockatoo Creek field journal:

  • Snake (wanna) song of Tatiwana
    [Song 1; AS1. No audio nor transcription]
  • Ilpindja or sex lure song from Tanamai
    [Song 2; AS2. No audio nor transcription]
  • Tjangalbu or Opossum song of Jardijardu
    [Song 3; AS3]
  • Tjangalbu or Opossum song of Jardijardu
    [Song 4; AS4]
  • Ilpindja or sex lure song of Jardijardu
    [Song 5; AS5]
  • Third part of Tjandalbu or Opossum song of Jardijardu
    [Song 6; AS6]
  • Fourth part of Tjandalbu or Opossum song of Jardijardu
    [Song 7; AS7]
  • Fifth song of Tjandalbu or Opossum series of Jardijardu (Inanta or Bean Tree song)
    [Song 8; AS8]
  • Sixth song of Tjangalbu or Opossum series of Jardijardu
    [Song 9; AS9]
  • Agarra (Kangaroo) totemic song
    [Song 10; AS10]
  • Waningala (place) song of Aknatalya (Cockatoo Creek)
    [Song 11; AS11]
  • Agarra (Kangaroo) song of Waningala (place)
    [Song 12; AS12. No audio nor transcription]
  • Agarra (Kangaroo) song of Waningala (place)
    [Song 13; AS13. No audio nor transcription]
  • Ilpindja or sex lure song of the Malu totem
    [Song 14; AS14 ?Audio. No transcription]
  • Song from Wadi (a place a long way south of Cockatoo Creek)
    [Song 15; AS15]
  • Song from Tjardiwandu country
    [Song 16; AS 16]
  • Playabout corroboree song
    [Song 17; AS17]
  • Massed song
    [Song 18; AS18]

For further documentation see: 'Expedition G. Expedition to Cockatoo Creek, Central Australia. August 6-27, 1931. Journal and field notes by Norman B. Tindale.1931' (AA 338/1/7, pp. 122-135), the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register entries AS 1-18, and the Macdonald Downs and Cockatoo Creek song notebook (AA 339/12/1/1).

In the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register Tindale assigns these songs to the Ilpirra (Walpiri) tribe. In general, however, the actual language or cultural ownership of a particular song is not necessarily indicated in the catalogue descriptions provided in this series. In many cases, such comment awaits further work upon the collection.

Tindale Tribes: Walpiri.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/3/Tracks 1-13
Date Range 1931
Quantity 13 wax cylinders containing 17 songs, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/3/Tracks 1-13
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/4/Tracks 1-25

Mt Liebig (NT) 1932

  Supplementary to 'Expedition H. Journal of an Expedition to Mt. Liebig, Central Australia to do Anthropological Research by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide 1932', AA 338/1/8
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 26 wax cylinders recorded by Norman B Tindale and Thomas D Campbell during the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research expedition to Mount Liebig in 1932. It is likely that these 26 cylinders survive from an original number of 28. Eleven of the 26 cylinders were recorded jointly, while the remainder were recorded by Tindale (6) and Campbell (9):

  • joint recordings: Trial H-H5, Tuesday's duet recording, and Thursday's recordings
  • recorded by Tindale: Series A-K
  • recorded by Campbell: Monday's and Tuesday's ceremonies

In general, Tindale's wax cylinder recording method involved making two recordings of each song, 'the first was played back to the aboriginal, who then again sang it. Such repeats have never been replayed, they are virgin, awaiting some sophisticated system of reproduction' (letter from Tindale to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 6 Feb 1975). Some of the recordings made during the Mt Liebig expedition, however, do not follow this pattern. Monday's recordings, for example, consist of 'collective songs'. That is, a track consisting of a number of songs rather than an individual song, which is then repeated as described by Tindale above.

With regard to transcriptions, note that most of the songs are transcribed but not all of them are provided with English glosses.

The following list of wax cylinders and their contents has been compiled from two sources: paper slips stored with cylinders in their canisters and from Tindale's song descriptions in his Mt Liebig field journal (AA 338/1/8, pp. 105-114):

AA 338/11/4/

  • Cylinder: Trial 'H' series. Contains 2 untitled songs
  • Cylinder H1. Test reel I. Contains a Koŋgo (place) kanda totem song (plus two unidentified tracks)
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9564; TT1; R1, H1; AS 45]
  • Cylinder H2. Contains 2 songs from Jardijardu (place)
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9564; TT1; R2, H2; AS 46-47]
  • Cylinder H3. Contains 2 songs of the Padiki ceremony
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9564; TT1; R3, H3; AS 48-49]
  • Cylinder H4. Contains 2 songs of the Padiki ceremony
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9564; TT1; R4, H4; AS 50-51]
  • Cylinder H5. Contains 1 song of the Padiki ceremony
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9564; TT1; R5, H5; AS 52-54]
  • Monday Ceremony 2, Record 1. Collective songs sung during preparations for a ceremony
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R1; Cyl. Monday Series]
  • Monday Ceremony 2, Record 2. Collective songs sung during preparations for a ceremony
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R2; Cyl. Monday Series]
  • Monday Ceremony 2, Record 3. Collective songs sung during preparations for a ceremony
    [Track 8. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R3; Cyl. Monday Series]
  • Monday Ceremony 2, Record 4. Collective songs sung during preparations for a ceremony
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R4; Cyl. Monday Series]
  • Monday Ceremony 2, Record 5. Collective songs sung during preparations for a ceremony
    [Track 10. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R5; Cyl. Monday Series]
  • Monday Ceremony 2, Record 6. Collective songs sung during preparations for a ceremony
    [Track 11. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R6; Cyl. Monday Series]
  • Tuesday Ceremony 3, Cylinder 1. Contains untitled songs relating to ceremonial preparations
    [Track 12. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R7; Cyl. Tuesday Series]
  • Tuesday Ceremony 3, Cylinder 2. Contains untitled songs relating to ceremonial preparations.
    [Track 13. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R8; Cyl. Tuesday Series]
  • Tuesday Ceremony 3, Cylinder 3. Contains untitled songs relating to ceremonial preparations
    [Track 14. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R9; Cyl. Tuesday Series]
  • Tuesday duet recording 'Record II'. Contains a snake song of the Ngalia and an untitled song
    [Track 15. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R10; Cyl. Tuesday Duet]
  • Thursday Record 1. Contains the Jaba or Water song of Ngabakulangu and a Wanjari (or andata = feather decoration) song of Mere Mere
    [Track 16. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R11; Cyl. Thursday; AS55]
  • Thursday Record 2. Contains Wanjari (or andata = feather decoration) songs of Mere Mere
    [Track 17. Tape No. 9576; TT16; R12; Cyl. Thursday; AS56]
  • Thursday Record 3. Contains Wanjari (or andata = feather decoration) songs of Mere Mere
    [Track 18. Tape No. 9577; TT17; R1; Cyl. Thursday evening; AS57-58]
  • Thursday Record 4. Contains Wanjari (or andata = feather decoration) songs of Mere Mere
    [Track 19. Tape No. 9577; TT17; R2; Cyl. Thursday evening; AS59]
  • Saturday Reel 1. Contains an untitled Ngalia song and the Nananana (half-woman 'devil man') totem song
    [Track 20. Tape No. 9577; TT17; R3; Cyl. A,B; AS60-61]
  • Saturday Reel 2. Contains the Nananana (half-woman 'devil man') totem song and the Nananana wati totem song
    [Track 21. Tape No. 9577; TT17; R4; Cyl. B,C; AS61-62]
  • Saturday Reel 3. Contains a Wami (snake totem) song of Kartinka and a Kunka or Woman's song
    [Track 22. Tape No. 9577; TT17; R5; Cyl. D,E; AS63-64]
  • Saturday Reel 4. Contains a Kunka or Woman's song and the Nananana wati totem song of Nawoluko
    [Track 23. Tape No. 9577; TT17; R6; Cyl. E,F; AS64-65]
  • Saturday Reel 5. Contains the Nananana totem song of Nawoluko and a Jala (yam totem) ceremony song
    [Track 24. Tape No. 9577; TT17; R7; Cyl. G,H; AS66-67]
  • Saturday Reel 6. Contains Jala (yam totem) ceremony songs
    [Track 25. Tape No. 9577; TT17; R8; Cyl. A,B; AS67-69]
  • Ceremony Series: K, Record I-III
    [No audio nor transcription. AS70-72]

It appears that two wax cylinders are missing from the original set of recordings. Transcriptions exist for the contents of missing wax cylinders Tuesday duet I and Saturday Reel 7. These are transcriptions of the Kandulara (tree snake) song of the Ngalia and a final song of the Jala (yam) totem series, respectively. For further documentation see Tindale's journal: 'Expedition H. Journal of an Expedition to Mt Liebig, Central Australia to do Anthropological Research by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide 1932' (AA 338/1/8, pp. 105-114), the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register entries AS 45-72, and the Mt Liebig song notebook (AA 338/12/1/2).

It is important to note that in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register Tindale assigns most of these songs to the Ngalia and Pintubi. Many of the songs are not assigned to a group. Note that in general the actual language or cultural ownership of a particular song is not necessarily indicated in the catalogue descriptions provided in this series. In many cases, such comment awaits further work upon the collection.

The wax cylinders listed above were formerly located in the Edward H Davies collection (AA 71).

Tindale Tribes: Ngalia; Pintubi.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/4/Tracks 1-25
Date Range 1932
Quantity 26 wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/4/Tracks 1-25
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/5/Tracks 1-16

Clarence Long (Milerum) Series (SA) 1932

  Supplementary to 'Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 1. 1931-1934 with some earlier notes copied in', AA 338/1/33/1
 

This item consists of 15 wax cylinders recorded by Norman B Tindale and Edward H Davies during sessions with Clarence Long (Milerum) in 1932. Clarence Long, a Tanganekald man, was Tindale's main informant on the cultures of the South-East of South Australia. Of the 19 songs performed by Clarence Long during these sessions, 16 were recorded by Tindale and Davies on wax cylinders (see Tindale's 1937 paper: 'Native Songs of the South-East of South Australia', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Vol.61, pp. 107-120). The full set of recorded wax cylinders has apparently survived and is described below.

Tindale's wax cylinder recording method involved making two recordings of each song, 'the first was played back to the aboriginal, who then again sang it. Such repeats have never been replayed, they are virgin, awaiting some sophisticated system of reproduction' (letter from Tindale to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 6 Feb 1975).

Most of the recorded songs were transcribed and translated into English by Tindale. Along with details relating to performance, these writings are found in Tindale's field journals (as noted below).

According to information on paper slips stored in the cylinder canisters, the wax cylinders listed below contain the following song recordings:

AA 338/11/5/

  • Preliminary information relating to the identifiers
    [Track 1]
  • Cylinder 1: 'Song 1 of Clarence Long Series, Tangane Tribe, Coorong, S.A. Trial only'
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R1; Cyl. 1; AS341]
  • Cylinder 2: contains song 1 repeat; song 2 trial
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R2; Cyl. 2; AS341-342]
  • Cylinder 3: contains song 2 repeat, song 3
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R3; Cyl. 3; AS342-343 (AS343 missing)]
  • Cylinder 4: contains song 4, trial and finished record
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R4; Cyl. 4; AS344]
  • Cylinder 5: contains trial song 5, song 5, trial song 6
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R5; Cyl. 5; AS345-346]
  • Cylinder 6: contains song 6, song 7 trial
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R6; Cyl. 6; AS346-347]
  • Cylinder 7: contains song 7, song 8 trial & finished
    [Track 8. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R7; Cyl. 7; AS347-348]
  • Cylinder 8: contains song 9 trial & finished
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R8; Cyl. 8; AS349]
  • Cylinder 9: contains song 10 trial, song 10 finished
    [Track 10. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R9; Cyl. 9; AS350]
  • Cylinder 10: contains song 11 trial, song 11 finished, song 12 trial
    [Track 11. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R10; Cyl. 10; AS351-352]
  • Cylinder 11: contains song 12 finished, song 13 trial
    [Track 12. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R11; Cyl. 11; AS352-353]
  • Cylinder 12: contains song 13 finished, song 14 trial
    [Track 13. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R12; Cyl. 12; AS353-354]
  • Cylinder 13: contains song 14 finished, song 15 trial
    [Track 14. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R13; Cyl. 13; AS354-355]
  • Cylinder 14: contains song 15 finished, song 16 trial
    [Track 15. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R14; Cyl. 14; AS355-356]
  • Cylinder 15: contains song 16 finished
    [Track 16. Tape No. 9573; TT11; R15; Cyl. 15; AS356]

These numbered songs correspond to the titles given in the following list (drawn from Tindale's 'Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 1. 1931-1934 with some earlier notes copied in', AA 338/1/33/1, pp. 235-260):

  • Hunting song of Taŋane
    [Song 1; AS341]
  • Song from the Murray River (Jaralde language)
    [Song 2; AS342]
  • Song of the swallow (watiari) and ring tailed mouse (lapidawi, Jaralde)
    [Song 3; AS343 (sheet missing)]
  • Tuŋgari (mantumaŋgari) song of the Taŋane
    [Song 4; AS344]
  • A Pelekawi song sung in modified Potaruwutj-Taŋane language of the Meintaŋk (of Cold & Wet)
    [Song 5; AS345]
  • A Pelekawi sung in the Tatiara language
    [Song 6; AS346]
  • Taŋane song of accusation sung against the Tatiara
    [Song 7; AS347]
  • A Tungari sung when a widow appears too anxious to remarry (in Raminjeri language)
    [Song 8; AS348]
  • Mimikur (bullroarer) song of the Meintangk
    [Song 9; AS349]
  • 'A Storm' song (sung in Taŋane language)
    [Song 10; AS350]
  • Pekere Tungar or Dream song of the Taŋane
    [Song 11; AS351]
  • Pekere Tungar or Dream song of the Taŋane
    [Song 12; AS352]
  • Death fear song of the Taŋane
    [Song 13; AS353]
  • Kondoli Tungar or whale song of the Raminjeri
    [Song 14; AS354]
  • Song of Watti's fight (epic of the Potaruwutj)
    [Song 15; AS355]
  • Song of Watti's victory (Potaruwutj)
    [Song 16; AS356]
  • Growling song of the Taŋane
    [Song 17; AS357. No audio nor transcription]
  • A song about Maramandaŋunuru's fight at Port Elliot (Taŋane)
    [Song 18; AS358. No audio nor transcription]
  • A song about Ngurunderi (Taŋane)
    [Song 19; AS359. No audio nor transcription]

For further documentation see Tindale's 'Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 1. 1931-1934 with some earlier notes copied in' (AA 338/1/33/1, pp. 235-260), the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register entries AS 341-359, and the Clarence Long Series song notebook (AA 338/12/1/3). Note that some of the songs were rerecorded using acetate discs in 1937 (see AA 338/11/12).

Tindale Tribes: Tanganekald; Meintangk; Ramindjeri; Potaruwutj.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/5/Tracks 1-16
Date Range 1932
Quantity 15 wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/5/Tracks 1-16
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/6/Tracks 1-33

Mann & Musgraves Ranges (SA) 1933

  Supplementary to: 'Journal of an Anthropological Expedition to the Mann and Musgrave Ranges, North West of South Australia, May- July 1933, and (..) the Anthropological expedition to Ernabella, Aug. 1933, by Norman B. Tindale. Adelaide 1933' (AA 338/1/9).
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 34 wax cylinders recorded by Norman B Tindale and Henry K Fry during the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research expeditions to the Mann and Musgrave Ranges during May-August 1933.

On the first expedition, Tindale and Cecil J Hackett, a physical anthropologist, travelled in a westerly direction from Ernabella in the Musgrave Ranges to the Mann Ranges. According to a report on the expedition, Tindale managed to detail 'the song series relating to ten ceremonies' (Oceania V.4, 1933-34, p.105). It is important to note, however, that Tindale does not provide a clear indication of how many songs were actually recorded on wax cylinders as opposed to merely transcribed into the pages of his song notebooks and expedition field journal. Also lacking is a clear indication of the total number of wax cylinders recorded during the expedition.

One of main objectives of the first expedition was for Tindale and Hackett to contact Aboriginal people and to entice them to travel to Ernabella to become subjects for anthropometric and ethnological study during the second expedition, planned for August. Fry arrived at Ernabella with the second expedition party and, according to Tindale's written records, assisted with the recording of the songs of the Inma Ngintaka (see below). Otherwise, it appears, Tindale made the gramophone recordings himself. As with the first expedition, Tindale does not provide a clear indication of how many songs were actually recorded on wax cylinders as opposed to merely transcribed onto the pages of his song notebooks and field journal or the total number of wax cylinders recorded during the second expedition.

The S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register lists 150 songs for the Mann and Musgrave Ranges expeditions (AS 73-233). It seems, however, that the information contained in this listing is not fully reliable. Some of the contents of the wax cylinders, for instance, do not appear in the Speech and Sound Collections register: the most conspicuous omissions are the speech records (AA 338/11/6/22-24, listed below). A further problem is that all of the song entries between AS 73-233 are indicated as being wax cylinder recordings, which appears to be an error. Although the total number of wax cylinder recordings made by Tindale is unknown, it appears most unlikely that cylinders were made for all of the approximately 150 texts in question.

The best documentary materials relating to the wax cylinders are Tindale's two expedition song notebooks: 'Mann Range (SA) Song Records (1933)' (AA 338/12/1/4) and 'Musgrave Range (SA) Song Records (1933)' (AA 338/12/1/5). The other main documentary source is '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' (AA 338/1/9). It should be noted that some of the descriptions appearing in the song notebooks and on the cylinder canisters do not appear in the field journal. That is to say, there is no one complete and reliable documentary source, rather there are a number of partial and overlapping written sources.

Tindale's preferred recording method involved making two recordings of each song, 'the first was played back to the aboriginal, who then again sang it. Such repeats have never been replayed, they are virgin, awaiting some sophisticated system of reproduction' (letter from Tindale to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 6 Feb 1975). Accordingly, cylinder contents listings often contain the letters 'T' and 'R' for 'trial' and 'repeat', respectively.

Transcriptions of songs are found in the expedition song notebooks (AA 338/12/1/4 and AA 338/12/1/5 and the field journal (AA 338/1/9). The qualities of the song transcriptions often vary: some songs are transcribed and translated into English, others are only partially transcribed or merely have an English gloss. Transcriptions are often accompanied by descriptions of performance and details of the ceremonies of which they are a part.

Owing to the nature of the ceremonies witnessed by Tindale, access to most of the songs contained within this item is restricted.

The following wax cylinders were recorded on the first expedition:

AA 338/11/6/

  • Reel I: Ernabella 7.6.[19]33. 'Song 1T & 1R. Snake song of Aparana'
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R1; Cyl. 1]
  • Reel II: Ernabella 7.6.[19]33. 'Song 2T repeat, spoiled'. 'Ilpindja song from Henbury country [NT]'
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R2; Cyl. 2]
  • Reel III: Ernabella 7.6.[19]33. 'Song 3. 3R comes before 3T. 3T has a flaw in it'. 'Inma Kunkarankalpana' [Seven Sisters] song
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R3; Cyl. 3]
  • Reel IV: Ernabella 1933. 'Song 4R no trial available. 2nd half spoilt'. 'Ancestral song of Pitjinzara tribe'
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R4; Cyl. 4]
  • Reel V: 'Song 5R, 5T'. 'Inma Kunkarankalpana' [Seven Sisters] song
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R5; Cyl. 5]
  • Reel VI: 'Song 6T, 6R. Sunrise song Pitj[antjatj]ara Tribe'
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R6; Cyl. 6]
  • Reel VII: 'Song 7T, TR, 8T'. 'Emu Dance, Kukata Tribe Song' & 'Song from Aparana'
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R7; Cyl. 7]
  • Reel VIII: 'Song 9T, 9R'. Snake song [?] from Aparana
    [Track 8. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R8; Cyl. 8]
  • Reel IX: Mann Ra. 1933, 'ceremony'. 'Kangaroo ceremony series of songs'
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R9; Cyl. 9]
  • Reel X: 'Mann Ra Exped'. Kangaroo ceremony
    [Track 10. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R10; Cyl. 10]
  • Reel XI: Canister lid reads: 'Mann Ra. Exped. Kangaroo Ceremony. Poor'. Card inside reads: 'George Ilpin[dj]a song, pelican song'
    [Track 11. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R11; Cyl. 11]
  • Reel XII: 'Mann Ra. Exp., Ernabella 1933'. Song from Wamapiti
    [Track 12. Tape No. 9574; TT13; R12; Cyl. 12]
  • Reel XIII: 'Mann Ra. Exped. Speech description of song on Reel XII.
    [Track 13. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R1; Cyl. 13]
  • 'Mann Range 1933. Original Test'
    [Track 14. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R2; Cyl. (unnumbered-Ernabella)]

The following wax cylinders were recorded on the second expedition:

AA 338/11/6/ (on the Access CD, Track 1 includes preliminary information relating to the identifiers and Tracks 2-14 do not contain recordings.

  • '2nd Exped. Aug 1933. Reel I'. Inma Inka. 2 songs [labelled reel II in song notebook]
    [Track 15. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R3; Cyl. 1]
  • '2nd Exped. Aug 1933. Reel II'. Two songs [labelled reel III in song notebook]
    [Track 15. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R4; Cyl. (Reel 2-2nd Expedition]
  • 'Songs 1-3 Keineke (native cat) 18.8.33'
    [Track 16. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R5; Cyl. Native Cat? Ernabella]
  • 'Ilpindja Erewandja or pelican song. 18.8.33. George Ilpindja'
    [Track 17. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R6; Cyl. Pelican Ernabella]
  • '2 play songs, Koko nala is sequel'
    [Track 18. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R7; Cyl. Play songs Ernabella]
  • '16.8.33. Inma il[j]i, kalaia, Wednesday night'
    [Track 19. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R8; Cyl. Emu song-Mann Range Exp.]
  • '16.8.33. Wednesday Inma Il[j]i (kalaia = emu)'
    [Track 20. Tape No. 9575; TT14; R9; Cyl. Kalaya (Emu)-Mann Range Exp.]
  • 'Watti Pampul. 1st part, 1st time through' [speech]
    [Track 21. Tape No. 9575; TT15; R1; Cyl. Wati pampul-Mann Ranges]
  • '2nd part Watti Pampul. Yabber Yabber talking' [speech]
    [Track 22. Tape No. 9575; TT15; R2; Cyl. Wati pampul-Mann Ranges]
  • 'Watti pampul part 3 to end. 133 talking after 1st part by no' [speech]
    [Track 23. Tape No. 9575; TT15; R3; Cyl. Wati pampul-Mann Ranges]
  • 'Inma Njintaka [Ngintaka] 3, 4, 5'
    [Track 24. Tape No. 9575; TT15; R4; Cyl. Inma Njintaka]
  • 'Inma Njintaka [Ngintaka] 6, 7, 7'
    [Track 25. Tape No. 9575; TT15; R5; Cyl. Inma Njintaka]
  • 'Inma Njintaka [Ngintaka] 6, 7'
    [Track 26. Tape No. 9575; TT15; R6; Cyl. Inma Njintaka]
  • 'Inma Ngintaka 7 repeat, 8 & 9 conjoined[?], 18.8.33'
    [Track 27. Tape No. 9575; TT15; R7; Cyl. Inma Njintaka]

The following wax cylinders were recorded at Charlotte Waters (NT) 1926 or 1933:

AA 338/11/6

  • Inma Ununtju, Southern Aranda play ceremony, reel 1
    [Track 28. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R1; Cylinder 1]
  • Inma Ununtju, Southern Aranda play ceremony, reel 2
    [Track 29. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R2; Cylinder 2]
  • Inma Ununtju, Southern Aranda play ceremony, reel 3
    [Track 30. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R3; Cylinder 3]
  • Inma Ununtju, Southern Aranda play ceremony, reel 4
    [Track 31. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R4; Cylinder 4]
  • Inma Ununtju, Southern Aranda play ceremony, reel 5
    [Track 32. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R5; Cylinder 5]
  • Inma Ununtju, Southern Aranda play ceremony, reel 6
    [Track 33. Tape No. 9566; TT3; R6; Cylinder 6]

The following songs are described in Tindale's Mann and Musgrave Ranges field journal (AA 338/1/9):

  • songs 1-11: Women's dance, a corroboree from Winbaruko (Blanche Tower) performed at the Musgrave Ranges (11 songs, 8 June 1933)
    [AS73-83]
  • song 12: Inma laka tiŋari or inma kondala song (1 song, 22 June 1933)
    [AS84]
  • songs 13-19: Inma papa or dog ceremony (7 songs, 23 June 1933)
    [AS85-90]
  • songs 20-26: Inma malu or kangaroo inma (7 songs, 23 June 1933)
    [AS91-98]
  • songs 27-39: Inma papa tjanalkulja (13 songs, 23 June 1933)
    [AS99-111]
  • songs 40-77: Circumcision ceremony songs (38 songs, 23 June 1933)
    [AS112-149]
  • songs 78-80: Songs recorded while walking along (3 songs, 28 June 1933)
    [AS150-152]
  • songs 81-84: Songs associated with Itara (Mt Harcus) (4 songs, 3 July 1933)
    [AS153-157]
  • songs 85-86: Pira tjilpi songs (2 songs, 5 July 1933)
    [AS158-159]
  • songs 87-89: Inma iŋka or playabout corroboree (3 songs, 9 July 1933)
    [AS160-162]
  • songs 90-92: Inma laka Wardaruka songs (3 songs, 11 July 1933)
    [AS163-165]
  • song 93: Inma tjela (well ceremony) (1 song, 11 July 1933)
    [AS166]
  • song 94: Tjintjelelinba (bird) song (1 song, 16 July, 1933)
    [AS167]
  • song 95: Song sung at ceremony of Wati Jula and his dog, papa Kantju (1 song, 3 August 1933)
    [AS168]
  • song 96: Inma Malu (kangaroo ceremony) of Kurupuludjara song (1 song, 3 August 1933)
    [AS169]
  • song 97: Lanka (lizard) song (1 song, 5 August 1933)
    [AS170]
  • songs 98-123: Wati Pampul inma (26 songs, Ernabella 9 August 1933)
    [AS171-196]
  • songs 124-128: Playabout corroboree called inma njenta (5 songs, Ernabella 12 August 1933)
    [AS197-201]
  • songs 129-130: Inma Waiaŋgara of Winbaruka (Blanche Tower) songs (2 songs, Ernabella 12 August 1933)
    [AS202-203]
  • song 131: Song of the inma tjalpalpa of Porutjonga (1 song, Ernabella 14 August 1933)
    [AS204]
  • songs 132-150: Wati Kantjunja ceremony (19 songs, Ernabella 16 August 1933)
    [AS205-223]

Finally, note that in general the actual language or cultural ownership of a particular song is not necessarily indicated in the catalogue descriptions provided in this series. In many cases, such comment awaits further work upon the collection. The following list of Tindale tribes is intended to be indicative rather than comprehensive.

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara; Jangkundjara; Kokata; Aranda; Pintubi.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/6/Tracks 1-33
Date Range 1933
Quantity 34 wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/6/Tracks 1-33
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/7/Tracks 1-2

Crow Story, Tangane Tribe, Coorong (SA) 1934

 

Brief notes on the cylinder canisters record: 'Crow story Taŋane Tribe. N. B. Tindale 1934'. It is likely that Tindale recorded this material from Clarence Long (Milerum) in 1934.

The Transcription Tape Catalogue contains the following information:

AA 338/11/7

  • Crow story Reel 1
    [Track 1. Tape No. T9577B; TT18; R10; Cyl. Coorong 1]
  • Crow story Reel 2
    [Track 2. Tape No. T9577B; TT18; R11; Cyl. Coorong 2]

Tindale Tribes: Tanganekald.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/7/Tracks 1-2
Date Range 1934
Quantity 2 wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/7/Tracks 1-2
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/8/Tracks 1-2

Story of Waijungari, Jaralde Tribe (SA) 1934

  Supplementary to: 'Murray River Notes by Norman B. Tindale. 1930-1952. Adelaide, South Australia', AA 338/1/31/1
 

This item consists of two wax cylinders that contain a version of the Story of Waijungari recorded from Frank Blackmore at Adelaide in 1934.

AA 338/11/8/

  • 'Story of Waijungari Reel 1'
  • Crow story Reel 1
    [Track 1. Tape No. T9578; TT19; R8; Cyl. 1]
  • 'Story of Waijungari Reel 2'
    [Track 2. Tape No. T9578; TT19; R9; Cyl. 2]

For further details see Tindale's article: 'The legend of Waijungari, Jaralde tribe, Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, and the phonetic system employed in its transcription', Records of the South Australian Museum Vol.5, No.3, 1935, pp. 261-274. See also Tindale's journal: 'Murray River Notes by Norman B. Tindale. 1930-1952. Adelaide, South Australia' (AA 338/1/31/1).

Tindale Tribes: Jarildekald.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/8/Tracks 1-2
Date Range 1934
Quantity 2 wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/8/Tracks 1-2
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/9/Tracks 1-9

Ooldea (SA) 1934

  Supplementary to: 'Visits to Ooldea, S.Aust. to study the Aborigines by Norman B. Tindale in 1934 and 1951. Adelaide. S. Australia', AA 338/1/13
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 10 wax cylinders recorded by Norman B Tindale during a visit to Ooldea in 1934. Tindale met a number of groups at Ooldea, but the main people studied were Jankundjara (Yankunytjatjara). Most of the recorded songs relate to the Kalaya (or Emu) ceremony which is shared by many cultural groups across the Western Desert, and public access to them is restricted. Also recorded were three rain ceremony songs learned by informants at Rottnest Island in Western Australia, but their ultimate place of origin was not established.

Tindale's preferred recording method involved making two recordings of each song, 'the first was played back to the aboriginal, who then again sang it. Such repeats have never been replayed, they are virgin, awaiting some sophisticated system of reproduction' (letter from Tindale to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 6 Feb 1975). Accordingly, cylinder contents listings often contain the letters 'T' and 'R' for 'trial' and 'repeat', respectively.

Song transcriptions and contextual details relating to songs and ceremonies can be found in Tindale's expedition field journal 'Visits to Ooldea, S.Aust. to study the Aborigines by Norman B. Tindale in 1934 and 1951. Adelaide. S. Australia' (AA 338/1/13) and the Ooldea song notebooks (in 'Papers relating to Ooldea Journal, 1934', AA 338/2/31). Note that Tindale transcribed a number of songs for which he did not make an accompanying audio recording. In his field journal Tindale noted that 'the language of the songs is archaic and the word for word meaning is 'difficult'' (AA 338/1/13, p.127).

The wax cylinders relating to Ooldea contain the following songs:

AA 338/11/9/

  • Cylinder 1. Inma Kalaia (emu) lak:a. Songs 1T, 1R, 2T, 2R
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R1; Cyl. Ooldea; Song 1-AS224-225; Song 2-AS226, 249]
  • Cylinder 2. Inma Kalaia (emu) lak:a. Song 3T, 3R
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R2; Cyl. Ooldea; AS229, 234]
  • Cylinder 3. Inma Kalaia (emu) lak:a. Songs 4T, 4R, 5T
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R3; Cyl. Ooldea; Song 4-AS227; Song 5-AS239]
  • Cylinder 4. Inma Kalaia (emu) lak:a. Songs 5R, 6T, 6R
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R4; Cyl. Ooldea 4; Song 5-AS239]
  • Cylinder 5. Inma Kalaia (emu) lak:a. Song 7T, 7R, 7T
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R5; Cyl. Ooldea 5; Song 7-AS231, 238]
  • Cylinder 6. Inma Kalaia (emu) lak:a. Song 8T, 8R
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R6; Cyl. Ooldea 6; Song 8-AS228]
  • Cylinder 7. Inma Kawulja (rain ceremony) from Rottnest Island WA. Song 9
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R7; Cyl. Ooldea 7; AS245-246]
  • Cylinder 8. Inma Kawulja (rain ceremony) from Rottnest Island WA. Song 10
    [Track 8. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R8; Cyl. Ooldea 8; AS247]
  • Cylinder 9. Inma Kawulja (rain ceremony) from Rottnest Island WA. Song 11
    [No audio; AS248]
  • Cylinder 12. Test Reel Ooldea Soak
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9577; TT18; R12; Cyl. Coorong 3]

The S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register lists 24 songs for the Ooldea visit of 1934 (AS 224-249): Inma lak:a Kalaia (Emu) of Waratji (20 songs); Song of many men dancing (1 song); and Inma Kawulja (3 songs). As noted above, not all of these songs were recorded on the gramophone.

  • Inma lak:a Kalaia (Emu) of Waratji
    [AS224-241, 243-244]
  • Song of many men dancing
    [AS242]
  • Inma Kawulja
    [AS245-248]

Finally, note that in general the actual language or cultural ownership of a particular song is not necessarily indicated in the catalogue descriptions provided in this series. In many cases, such comment awaits further work upon the collection.

Tindale Tribes: Jangkundjara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/9/Tracks 1-9
Date Range 1934
Quantity 10 wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/9/Tracks 1-9
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/10/Tracks 1-14

Diamantina (SA) 1934

  Supplementary to: 'Journal of the Anthropological Expedition to the Diamantina, North-East of South Australia. August 1934', AA 338/1/12
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 14 wax cylinders recorded by Norman B Tindale during the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research expedition to the north-east of South Australia in 1934. In a report on the expedition, Tindale wrote: 'pitjuri trade routes and the songs chanted during journeys to obtain this narcotic were set down and 15 songs of the Jawurawalka, Ngamani, Wonkanguru, Aranda and Dieri were recorded on the Edison phonograph' (AA 338/1/12, p.201). The 4 pitjuri (Duboisia) songs were not recorded on wax cylinder but transcriptions and additional descriptions are found in Tindale's 'Journal of the Anthropological Expedition to the Diamantina, North-East of South Australia. August 1934' (AA 338/1/12, pp. 87-91). Another song not recorded on wax cylinder, a navel string song, is located at AA 338/1/12, p.191.

Tindale's preferred recording method involved making two recordings of each song, 'the first was played back to the aboriginal, who then again sang it. Such repeats have never been replayed, they are virgin, awaiting some sophisticated system of reproduction' (letter from Tindale to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 6 Feb 1975). Accordingly, cylinder contents listings often contain the letters 'T' and 'R' for 'trial' and 'repeat', respectively.

Documentation relating to the wax cylinders is found in Tindale's Diamantina field journal (AA 338/1/12) and song notebook (AA 338/12/1/6). The S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register offers an incomplete record of songs recorded during the expedition (see AS 250-255). As mentioned, a number of songs were written down but not recorded on wax cylinder.

Transcriptions of songs are found in Tindale's field journal and the expedition song notebook. Note that the transcriptions vary in quality: they are often partial, and may be accompanied by English glosses. Tindale usually provides details on the identity of the singer, the place or places to which the song is associated, and in some cases more detailed contextual notes relating to the ceremonies of which the songs form a part.

According to documentation stored with the cylinders, as well as notes on the canisters, the Diamantina expedition wax cylinders contain the following songs:

AA 338/11/10/

  • Cylinder 1: Test, Song 1T & R
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R1; Cyl. 1]
  • Cylinder 2: Song 2T, 2R, spoil
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R2; Cyl. 2]
  • Cylinder 3: Song 3T, 3R
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R3; Cyl. 3]
  • Cylinder 4: Song 4T & R solo, Song 5T
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R4; Cyl. 4]
  • Cylinder 5: Song 5R, Song 6
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R5; Cyl. 5]
  • Cylinder 6: Song 7T & R, 8T
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R6; Cyl. 6]
  • Cylinder 7: Song 8 & 8 'trio'
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R7; Cyl. 7]
  • Cylinder 8: Song 9T & R
    [Track 8. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R8; Cyl. 8
  • Cylinder 9: Song 10
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R9; Cyl. 9; AS250]
  • Cylinder10: Song 11T & R, 12T
    [Track 10. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R10; Cyl. 10]
  • Cylinder 11: Song 12
    [Track 11. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R11; Cyl. 11]
  • Cylinder 12: Song 13
    [Track 12. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R12; Cyl. 12]
  • Cylinder 13: Song 14
    [Track 13. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R13; Cyl. 13]
  • Cylinder 14: Song 15
    [Track 14. Tape No. 9568; TT5; R14; Cyl. 14]

According to Tindale's song notebook, the following song titles relate to the recorded material:

  • Song 1: Wima song from Warrina, Lake Eyre
  • Song 2: Wama or snake song
  • Song 3: Song of Maleara from Uleita place
  • Song 4: Kuti or black swan song
  • Song 5: Black cockatoo song from Finke River Mission
  • Song 6: Warumbara Katuwiri Wima (Crow sneak away song)
  • Song 7: Murulpura place song
  • Song 8: Song from Murulpura near Oleita on Finke River
  • Song 9: Ilpinja song, Finke Creek
  • Song 10-12: Atjilparta ceremony songs
    [Song 10: AS250]
  • Song 13: Brolga song
  • Song 14: Wima Mindri of Mairumiti
  • Song 15: Circumcision ceremony song
  • Song No. 1-4 Pitjuri Song
    [AS251-254. No audio nor transcription]
  • Dieri navel string song
    [AS255. No audio nor transcription]

Tindale often assigned songs to particular tribes in the song notebook. However, note that in general the actual language or cultural ownership of a particular song is not necessarily indicated in the catalogue descriptions provided in this series. In many cases, such comment awaits further work upon the collection.

Tindale Tribes: Jauraworka; Ngameni; Wongkanguru; Aranda; Dieri.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/10/Tracks 1-14
Date Range 1934
Quantity 14 wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/10/Tracks 1-14
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/11/Tracks 1-13

Warburton Range (WA) 1935

  Supplementary to: 'Anthropological Expedition to Warburton Range, Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale. July-September 1935. Journal. Adelaide, S.A. 1935', AA 338/1/14
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 13 wax cylinders recorded by Norman B Tindale during the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research expedition to the Warburton Range in 1935. As the total number of cylinders recorded during the expedition is not known, and as there are gaps in the accompanying documentation, the following description offers a provisional rather than a definitive guide to the Warburton Range wax cylinders.

During the Warburton Range expedition Tindale's recording efforts were hampered by faulty equipment: at one point in his field journal he observed that 'the gramophone cylinders are poorly cut & the upshot was the abandonment of all further attempts to record songs on the present cylinders' (AA 338/1/14, p.271). Tindale continued to transcribe songs, however, as well as details of their performance and ceremonial context in the pages of his field journal. The qualities of the song transcriptions often vary: some songs are transcribed and translated into English, while others are only partially transcribed or merely have an English gloss. According to Tindale, his interpreters were not always able to help with translations (see AA 338/1/14, p.271). Most of the recorded material relates to the Wati Kutjara (Two Men) cycle, which is shared by a number of cultural groups across the Western Desert, and to restricted men's ceremonies. Tindale worked principally with Ngadadjara people during this expedition.

Tindale's preferred recording method involved making two recordings of each song, 'the first was played back to the aboriginal, who then again sang it. Such repeats have never been replayed, they are virgin, awaiting some sophisticated system of reproduction' (letter from Tindale to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 6 Feb 1975). Accordingly, songs often appear more than once in the listing provided below.

According to documentation stored with the cylinders, as well as notes on the canisters, the Warburton Range expedition wax cylinders contain the following songs:

AA 338/11/11/

  • Cylinder 1: 'Reel 1 Warb[urton] Range, Aug 12, 1935'. Contains songs 1 & 2
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R11 (audio records R7); Cyl. Warburton 1; AS257-258]
  • Cylinder 2: 'Reel II Warb[urton] Ra[nge]'. Contains songs 2 & 3
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R12 (audio records R8); Cyl. Warburton 2; AS258-259]
  • Cylinder 3: 'Song 11. T only is useful, rest is spoilt by faulty cylinder' Reel III
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R13 (audio records R9); Cyl. Warburton 3; AS268]
  • Cylinder 4: 'Warb[urton] Ra[nge] 4'. Contains songs 15 & 16. Reel IV
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R1; Cyl. Warburton R.4; AS272-273]
  • Cylinder 5: 'Reel 5'. Contains song 16
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R2; Cyl. Warburton R.5; AS273]
  • Cylinder 6: 'Reel 6. Special songs filmed, poor recording, faulty machine'
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R3; Cyl. Warburton R.6]
  • Cylinder 7: 'Warburton Range Reel 7'. Note on lid reads: 'spoil[t] full of crystal or grit'
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R4; Cyl. Warburton R.7]
  • Cylinder 8: 'Reel 14, Warburton Range'
    [Track 8. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R5; Cyl. Warburton R.14]
  • Cylinder 9: 'Subincision Reel 2'. Contains Minu series songs 4, 5 & 6
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R6; Cyl. Warburton R. Subincision 2; AS284-286]
  • Cylinder 10: 'Subincision Reel 3, Warburton Range'. Contains Minu series songs 7, 8 & 9
    [Track 10. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R7; Cyl. Warburton R. Subincision 3; AS287-289]
  • Cylinder 11: 'Subincision Reel 4'. Contains Minu series songs10, 11, & 12
    [Track 11. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R8; Cyl. Warburton R. Subincision 4; AS290-292]
  • Cylinder 12: Test reel: 'testing the machine for the Warburton Range Expedition to the Flinders Range 1937 [sic]'. Two Aboriginal songs sung by Tindale follows
    [Track 12. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R9; Cyl. Warburton range test]
  • Cylinder 13: 'Test reel, Warb[urton] Ra[nge]'
    [Track 13. Tape No. 9579; TT 21; R10; Cyl. test]

Tindale lists two sets of songs in his Warburton Range field journal (AA 338/1/14). The first set includes:

  • Song (unnumbered): Inma Malu (kangaroo) song (p. 45)
    [AS256; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 1: 'Wati Kutjara tukurupa song' (p. 93)
    [AS257]
  • Song 2: Initiation ceremony song (p. 97)
    [AS258]
  • Song 3: 'Minma [woman] turlku' song (p. 99)
    [AS259]
  • Song 4: 'Waru tjukurupa Tadalpa ŋura' (Fire Totem song) (p. 101)
    [AS260; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 5: 'Turlku Wati', a Wati Kutjara song (p. 105)
    [AS261; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 6: A Wati Kutjara song (p. 105)
    [AS262; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 6a: 'Making of Inma from Mulga tree', a Wati Kutjara song (p. 117)
    [AS263; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 7-9: Wati Kutjara songs (pp. 119, 133)
    [AS264-266; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 10: 'Song of the place Tala tala', a Wati Kutjara song (p. 135)
    [AS267; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 11: 'Song of Wardaruka (wattle) series' (p. 143)
    [AS268]
  • Song 12: Initiation song (p. 145)
    [AS269; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 13: 'Wild cat (Parutjarta) song from ŋura Ta:munga' (p. 145)
    [AS270; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 14: A Malu (kangaroo) Tjukur song (p. 149)
    [AS271]
  • Song 15: 'Modern native song from Fremantle' (p. 151)
    [AS272]
  • Song 16: 'Turlku of the Wardaruka (wattle) series' (p. 153)
    [AS273]
  • Song 17: 'Jilpindji song' (p. 159)
    [AS274]
  • Song 18: Pi:tawara's song learned at Fremantle jail (p. 165)
    [AS275; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 19-20: Men's ceremonial songs (pp. 188-190)
    [AS276-277; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 21: 'Subinitiate song' (p. 195)
    [AS278; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 22: 'Tjukur turlku' or totemic song (p. 203)
    [AS279; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 23: 'Turlku Tjilkai' (p. 205)
    [AS280; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 24-25: Initiation ceremony songs (pp. 241-243)
    [AS293-294; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 26: Song describing Witunbitara (place) (p. 253)
    [AS295; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 27: 'Song of the Initiation Series' (p. 269)
    [AS296; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 28: 'Song of the Waru (Wallaby) Runkalpa' (p. 269)
    [AS297; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 29-38: 'Minu Walkadjara' songs (pp. 277, 293-295)
    [AS298-307; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 39-55: 'Songs relating to the Malu totem ceremonies' (pp. 333-347)
    [AS308-324; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 56: 'Nanbi Turlku' (p. 359)
    [AS325; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 57: Children's song (p. 365)
    [AS326; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 58-69: Initiation ceremony songs (pp. 371, 383-395)
    [AS327-339; no audio nor transcription]
  • Song 70: A Wati Kutjara song (p. 455)
    [AS340; no audio nor transcription]

The second set contains the songs of the Minu Subincision Ceremony (recorded on 4 wax cylinders, see 'Subincision' reels above):

  • Songs 1-12: Minu (Subincision Ceremony) (pp. 217-233)
    [AS281-292; audio and trascriptions only for Songs 4-12]

For further documentation see Tindale’s field journal: 'Anthropological Expedition to Warburton Range, Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale. July-September 1935. Journal. Adelaide, S.A. 1935' (AA 338/1/14); the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register entries AS 256-340; and Tindale's article: 'Legend of the Wati Kutjara, Warburton Range, Western Australia', Oceania Vol.VII, No.2, pp. 169-185.

Note that in general the actual language or cultural ownership of a particular song is not necessarily indicated in the catalogue descriptions provided in this series. In many cases, such comment awaits further work upon the collection.

Tindale Tribes: Ngadadjara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/11/Tracks 1-13
Date Range 1935
Quantity 13 wax cylinders1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/11/Tracks 1-13
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/12/Tracks 1-30

Clarence Long series (SA) 1937-38

  Supplementary to: 'Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale, Volume II, 1934-38', AA 338/1/33/2
 

This item consists of Norman B Tindale's recordings of Aboriginal songs from the South-East of South Australia during 1937-38. The recorded material, relating primarily to Tanganekald, Bunganditj, Tatiara, Marditjali, Warki, and Ramindjeri 'tribes', was provided by the Tanganekald man Clarence Long (Milerum). Tindale's published paper, 'Native Songs of the South-East of South Australia, Part II', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Vol.65, (2), 1941, pp. 233-243, provides details on the context of performance, transcriptions of the songs, and other useful contextual background.

Tindale writes that 'six double-sided discs were prepared between November, 1937, and January, 1938', adding that they contain songs associated with '1, sickness and death; 2, hunting; 3, mythological and totemic stories; 4, magic; 5, personal experiences and adventures; 6, drama' (p. 233). In addition to the 6 double-sided master discs mentioned by Tindale, he also produced 6 working copies and a final disc that was partially only recorded (and is referred to as a 'defective master'). The two reel to reel magnetic tapes included in this item are also working copies of the original disc recordings. Note that the audition CD-ROM associated with this item contains 29 tracks of songs as listed in the master disc contents list given below.

For further information see AA 338/1/33/2, 'Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale, Volume II, 1934-38', pp. 104-135 & 239-70; Tindale's published paper (listed above) and the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register entries AS 368-392.

The following list, the first of two, identifies the master discs, working discs, and magnetic tapes. The second lists the song contents of each of the 6 master discs.

Master discs:

  • 'Songs by Milerum (Clarence Long)', 9 Nov 1937, songs 1-4
  • 'Disc 2, Nov 22nd 1937'
  • 'Disc 3, Nov 30th 1937'
  • 'Clarence Long Series Record 4'
  • 'Clarence Long Series Dec 1st 1937, Record 5'
  • 'Clarence Long Series, Record no.6'

Working copies:

  • Working copies of NB Tindale's Clarence Long Series, 10 Nov 1937, 1-4
  • 'Disc 2 Nov 22nd 1937 copy'
  • 'Nov 30th 1937 Disc No 3 copy'
  • 'Clarence Long Series Record 4 copy'
  • 'Clarence Long Series Dec 1st 1937 Record 5 copy'
  • 'Clarence Long Series Record No.6 copy'

Defective master:

  • 'Clarence Long Dream Time Song (abandoned as broke down); one side only'

Magnetic tapes:

  • Reel 2 of N. B. Tindale's 1937 recordings of Milerum (Clarence Long) of the Tanganekald tribe. Working copy of original disc recordings, 1 x 5 inch reel
  • Reel 3 of N. B. Tindale's 1937 recordings of Milerum (Clarence Long) of the Tanganekald tribe. Working copy of original disc recordings, 1 x 5 inch reel

According to Tindale's South East of S. Australia journal (Vol.II, pp. 104-135 & 239-70) and the published article mentioned above, the master discs contain the following songs:

AA 338/11/12/
Disc 1

  • A dream song
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 1; Song 1; AS368]
  • Song about death
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 1; Song 2; AS369]
  • Song of Murray Bridge
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 1; Song 3; AS370]
  • Song of Njengari
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 1; Song 4; AS371]

Disc 2

  • Storm song
    [Track 8. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 2; Song 8&9; AS372]
  • Mimikur or Bullroarer song
    [Track 9. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 2; Song 10; AS373]
  • Tanganekald death fear song
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 2; Song 5; AS374]
  • Song to force a widow to remarry
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 2; Song 6; AS375]
  • Tanganekald growling song
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 2; Song 7; AS376]

Disc 3

  • Tanganekald song about Ngurunderi
    [Track 10. Tape No. 9580; TT32; Disc 3; Song 11; AS377]
  • Tatiara song condemning the Tanganekald
    [Track 11. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 3; Song 12; AS378]
  • Meintangk answer to the Tatiara song
    [Track 12. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 4; Song 13; AS379]
  • Tanganekald song which embittered the quarrel
    [Track 13. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 4; Song 14&15; AS380]

Disc 4

  • Song of Guichen Bay
    [Track 17. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 4; Song 19; AS381]
  • Song of Baudin Rocks
    [Track 18. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 4; Song 20; AS382]
  • A Bunganditj Mimikur (or Bullroarer) song from Mount Gambier
    [Track 19. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 4; Song 21; AS383]
  • A Bunganditj hunter's song from Millicent
    [Track 14. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 4; Song 16; AS384]
  • Bunganditj dancing song from Millicent
    [Track 15. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 4; Song 17; AS385]
  • Bunganditj Emu song from Mount Benson
    [Track 16. Tape No. 9580B; TT32; Disc 4; Song 18; AS386]

Disc 5

  • A second Bunganditj Emu song called Kupabina, from Biscuit Flat
    [Track 20. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 5A; Song 1; AS387]
  • A third Bunganditj Emu song, Wirawiruk
    [Track 21. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 5A; Song 2; AS388]
  • Marditjali tribe song of Wanangan, from Wirriga
    [Track 22. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 5A; Song 3; AS389]
  • Challenge song of the Pot-Bellied Dwarf, Banguni
    [Track 23. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 5B; Song 5; AS390]
  • Keinindjeri asks for his brother's widow .. a Ramindjeri song from Encounter Bay
    [Track 24. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 5B; Song 6; AS391]
  • Song of the Swallow, Watiari and the Ring-Tailed Mouse, Lepidawi
    [Track 25. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 5B; Song 7; AS392]

Disc 6

  • 3 Crow Man Maraŋane songs
    [Track 26. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 6A; Song 8-10]
  • Tanganekald song ridiculing old men who refused to lend their fish nets
    [Track 27. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 6B; Song 11]
  • Keinindjeri is deserted by his brother's widow, a Ramindjeri song from Encounter Bay
    [Track 28. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 6B; Song 12]
  • song about the first landing of White men at Patawalja:nk or Glenelg, SA
    [Track 29. Tape No. 9581; TT33; Disc 6B; Song 13]
  • 'Clarence Long Dream Time Song (abandoned as broke down); one side only'
    [Track 30. Refers to TT34]

Tindale Tribes: Tanganekald; Bunganditj; Potaruwutj; Marditjali; Warki; Ramindjeri.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/12/Tracks 1-30
Date Range 1937 - 1938
Quantity 13 x 12 inch acetate discs; 2 x 5 inch magnetic tapes, 1 access CD
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/12/Tracks 1-30
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/13/Track 1

Harvard-Adelaide Universities expedition, 1938-39

  Supplementary to: 'Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia, 1938-1939. Journal and notes by Norman B. Tindale', 2 vols, AA 338/1/15/1-2
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of one wax cylinder recorded by Norman B Tindale during the Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological expedition (1938-39). For details of this expedition, see Tindale's 'Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia, 1938-1939. Journal and notes by Norman B. Tindale' (2 vols, AA 338/1/15/1-2).

It is not clear how many wax cylinders in total were recorded by Tindale during this expedition, although it is likely that the number was small. The surviving cylinder listed below was recorded at the Brewarrina Aboriginal Station (NSW) in July 1938 from George Dutton, a Wanjiwalku man. Tindale recorded a wealth of ethnological material from Dutton, including some songs. In his expedition journal Tindale noted that: 'of one of his songs I obtained a poor wax reproduction on our wretched Edison recorder, which gets worse every time we use it' (AA 338/1/15/1, p.177). Tindale noted that the song is of special interest as it contains information relating to the extent of the country of the singer. Elsewhere in his journal Tindale refers to the song as a 'boundary song'.

The song is entitled:
AA 338/11/13/

  • 'Dande:ira of the Small Diver Bird' (from SW Queensland)
    [Track 1.Tape No. 9579B; TT21; Cyl (HAR-AD); AS361]

The wax cylinder is accompanied by the following Tindale note: 'Dandeira or 'song' of the ŋandaŋara Tribe sung at initiation - it relates the boundaries of the country of an ancestral man (not a totem). The song belongs at Nokabara:ra on the Wilson River. Data in Tindale, N.B. p.177-179, 14 July 1938'. The last point is a reference to Tindale's field journal AA 338/1/15/1. This is the only song recorded to CD: AA 338/11/13.

Other song texts found it Tindale's Harvard-Adelaide Universities expedition journals include:

  • Nge:mba Crow Song (p. 178)
    [No audio nor transcription. AS360]
  • Kitabal songs relating to the story 'The Old Woman and her Grandson' (p. 289)
    [No audio nor transcription]
  • Ba:baram initiation song (p. 397)
    [No audio nor transcription]
  • Taua songs recorded at Lake Wallaga, NSW (pp. 774-775)
    [No audio nor transcription. AS362-3633]
  • Wallaby song recorded at Cape Barren Island, TAS (inserted at p.786)
    [No audio nor transcription]
  • Antakerinja Malu (Kangaroo) songs recorded at Port Augusta, SA (p. 1027)
    [No audio nor transcription. AS364-365]
  • Wati Kutjara songs recorded at Mount Margaret Mission, WA (p. 1123)
    [No audio nor transcription. AS366-367]

Tindale Tribes: Wanjiwalku; Ngemba; Kitabal; Barbaram; Mandjindja; Antakirinja; Thaua.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/13/Track 1
Date Range 1938
Quantity 1 wax cylinder, 1 access CD
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/13/Track 1
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/14/Tracks 1-4

Albert Karloan series 1940

  Supplementary to: 'Journal of Researches in the South East of S.Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume III. 1938-1956 with index and sundry notes', AA 338/1/33/3
 

This item consists of 4 acetate discs recorded by Norman B Tindale during sessions with Albert Karloan, a Jarildekald man, at Murray Bridge (SA) on 22-25 March 1940. Details of these sessions are provided by Tindale in his 'Journal of Researches in the South East of S.Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume III. 1938-1956 with index and sundry notes' (AA 338/1/33/3, pp. 31-107).

The recorded material includes a post-contact song, 'Murray River Song', and two stories: 'Story of Peindjali and Porolge' and 'Story of Waijuŋari'. An additional song, 'Song about a Dream', was transcribed by Tindale (see AA 338/1/33/3, p.75) but not recorded on disc.

The discs' contents are as follows:
AA 338/11/14/

  • 'Story of Peindjali and Porolge (copy)'
    [Track 1. According to the audio this is TT33; Record 1; Track 5. According to the transcritions this is TT36, Record 1; Track 5; Item 13]
  • 'Master. Story of Peindjali and Porolge' and 'a culture contact song (made in early days of settlement on Murray River)'
    [Track 2. According to the audio this is a continuation of 'Story of Peindjali and Porolge' and then the Murray River Song; TT 33; Record 1; Track 6. According to the transcriptions, this is Tape No. 9581; TT36; Item 14]
  • 'Story of Waijuŋari (original)'
    [Track 3. TT34. No transcription recording for TT34. According to the recording this is part 1.]
  • 'Story of Waijuŋari (copy)'
    [Track 4. TT34. No transcription recording for TT34. According to the recording this is a continuation from Part 1.]

Note that while Tindale transcribed and translated the 'Story of Peindjali and Porolge', for the 'Story of Waijuŋari' he provided only a transcription. Tindale later wrote: 'this text was not translated at the time and Karloan's death while I was away on military duty ended further work with him and chances of checking it' (AA 338/1/33/3, p.107).

Tindale Tribes: Jarildekald.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/14/Tracks 1-4
Date Range 1940
Quantity 4 x 12 inch acetate discs (double sided)
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/14/Tracks 1-4
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/15/Discs 1-5

Fanny Cochrane Smith series

 

This item consists of 5 acetate discs containing rerecordings of Tasmanian songs sung by Fanny Cochrane Smith in 1899 and 1903. The songs and commentary were originally recorded on wax cylinders. The acetate disc recordings were made in January 1949 when Norman B Tindale visited the Tasmanian Museum for this purpose.

Tindale noted in his field journal: 'succeeded in the morning in cutting a reasonable set of Tasmanian song records, considering the very indifferent nature of them. In the afternoon took them to the ABC [Australian Broadcasting Commission] studios and rerecorded them. The results did not differ overmuch although our Presto machine has a vibration in it which is very unfortunate. This was particularly marked with one song. The Tasmanian series consists today of 4 whole wax cylinders and some irrevocably broken fragments of two others one of which was called a 'translation'' (Friday 7 January 1949, AA 338/1/36, p.179).

For further details regarding the original recordings see Murray J. Longman, 'Songs of the Tasmanian Aborigines as Recorded by Mrs. Fanny Cochrane Smith', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Vol.94, 1960, pp. 73-86, and for further details of Tindale's rerecording see his journal: 'Tasmania and the Part Aborigines of the Bass Strait Islands and Kangaroo Island .. by Norman B. Tindale 1936-1965+' (AA 338/1/36).

These discs have not been transferred to digital format.

The contents of the 5 discs are:
AA 338/11/15/

  1. 'Songs of Tasmanian Aborigines sung by Mrs Fanny Cochrane Smith, F1 Tas.'
  2. 'Songs of Tasmanian Aborigines sung by Mrs Fanny Cochrane Smith, F1 Tas.'
  3. 'Songs of Tasmanian Aborigines sung by Mrs Fanny Cochrane Smith F1 Tas.'
  4. Label on the disc reads: 'Aboriginal songs, Fanny Cochrane Smith F1 Tasmanian'. Recorded at Hobart 10.1.49. The label also carries the name of the ABC. Part 1 is on side one, serial no TB 358; TRM 5851. Part 2 is on side two, serial no TB 358, TRM 5851.
  5. Label on disc: 'Aboriginal songs, Fanny Cochrane Smith F1 Tasmanian'. Recorded at Hobart 10.1.49. Part 3 is on side one, serial no TB 359, TRM 5851. Part 4 is on side two, serial no TB 359, TRM 5851.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/15/Discs 1-5
Date Range 1949, rerecordings of original wax cylinder recordings of 1899 and 1903
Quantity 5 x 12 inch acetate discs
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/15/Discs 1-5
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37

Haasts Bluff (NT) 1957

 

This series contains restricted material.

This item contains field tapes relating to Norman B Tindale's trip to Haast Bluff in August 1957 as a member of the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research. In general, descriptions given below are drawn directly from Tindale's annotations on the individual magnetic tape boxes. As Tindale's field journal relating to this expedition is not held at the South Australian Museum, the descriptions given below are accompanied by an 'AS' number that refers the researcher to an entry in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register (AA 338/12/4). The latter register was compiled by Tindale in 1964 and contains important contextual details relating to the recordings. Tindale's notebook: 'Rough notes on tape recordings at Haast Bluff, C. Aus. Aug. 1957' (338/12/1/8) should also be consulted.The Haasts Bluff recordings include:

AA 338/11/16/

  • 'Children singing mission songs in Aranda' 23 Aug. 1957
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-10. Tape No. 9593; TT48; Reel 1; AS433.1]
  • 'Pintubi Turlku (may be spoilt)', 22 Aug. 1957
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9593; TT48; Reel 2]
  • 'Pintubi Turlku of Tjaŋkatu 23 Aug. 57. Series of songs sung by Pintubi men in camp at Haast Bluff, 22 Aug. 1957'
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-10. Tape No. 9593AB; TT48; Reel 3; AS433]
  • 'Wati (Kutjara) tjukur', 23 Aug. 1957
    [CD 4. Tracks 1-19. Tape No. 9593B; TT48; Reel 4 & Tape No.9594; TT 49; Reel 4; AS433-436]
  • 'Pintubi Turlku of Tjaŋkatu', 22 Aug. 1957
    [CD 4. Tracks 20-22. Tape No. 9594; TT48; Reel 4; AS433]
  • 'Wati Kutjara from Ayers Rock. Kukatja. Ends with talk'. 26 Aug. 1957. Sung by Long Harry accompanied by Epaphras
    [CD 5. Tracks 1-7. Tape No. 9594; TT49; Reel 5; AS437-439]
  • 'Jeramba songs from Popanja, Aranda Tribe, sung by 'Epaphras'. Descr[ibed] by him with English Introduction'
    [CD 5. Tracks 8-20. Tape No. 9594; TT49; Reel 5; AS440]
  • 'Koneia (snake) of Lampindji sung and spoken by Tjutjama', 26 Aug. 1957
    [CD 6. Tracks 1-11. Tape No. 9594; TT 49; Reel 6; AS440.1, 441-442]
  • 'Kuŋkaruŋkalpa Songs I', 27 Aug. 1957
    [CD 6. Tracks 12-24. Tape No. 9594AB; TT49; Reel 6 & Tape No. 9595; TT 50; Reel 6; AS 442.5]>/li>
  • 'Kungkaruŋkalpa Songs II', 27 Aug.1957
    [CD 7. Tracks 1-6. Tape No. 9595; TT50; Reel 7; AS442.5]
  • 'Koneia tjukur I, Pintubi tribe Haast Bluff'
    [CD 7. Tracks 7-13. Tape No. 9595; TT50; Reel 7; AS 442.1]
  • 'Abor[iginal] children singing', 27 Aug. 1957
    CD 8. Tracks 1-20. Tape No. 9595; TT50; Reel 7A & Tape No. 9596; TT51; Reel 7A; AS442.6]
  • 'Koneia tjukur II'
    [CD 9. Tracks 1-16. Tape No. 9596; TT51; Reel 8; AS442.1]
  • 'Koneia tjukur III', 31 Aug. 1957
    [CD 10. Tracks 1-20. Tape No. 9597; TT52; Reel 9; AS442.2]
  • 'Koneia 5', 2 Sept. 1957
    [CD 11. Tracks 1-14. Tape No. 9597; TT52; Reel 10; AS442.3]
  • 'Koneia 6 conclusion'
    [CD 12. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9598; TT53; Reel 11; 442.4]
  • 'Koŋka Tjukur I', 5 Sept. 1957
    [CD 12. Tracks 6-18. Tape No. 9598; TT53; Reel 11; AS443.1]
  • 'Koŋka Tjukurupa II'
    [CD 13. Tracks 1-15. Tape No. 9598; TT53. Reel 12; AS443.2]
  • '3 Ilpindja songs from Pintubi'
    [CD 13. Tracks 16-19. Tape No. 9598; TT53. Reel 12; AS444-445]
  • 'Pitjandjara Tribe, Kalaia (emu) tjukur I', 5 Sept. 1957, sung by Ju:bai
    [CD 14. Tracks 1-17. Tape No. 9599; TT54. Reel 13; AS443]
  • 'Pitjandjara Tr. Kalaia (emu) tjukur II'
    [CD 15. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9599; TT54; Reel 14; AS443]
  • 'Tasmanian songs by Fanny Cochrane Smith'
    [CD 15. Tracks 6-9. Tape No. 9599; TT54; Reel 14; AS443.3]
  • 'Spoken words of a Tasmanian song as transcribed by N. B. Tindale with commentary'
    [CD 15. Tracks 10-11. Tape No. 9599; TT54; Reel 14; AS443.4]
  • 'Copy of Konka songs'
    [CD 16. Tracks 1-13. Tape No. 9599; TT55; Reel 15; AS443.2]
  • 'Music for abor[igines]', music to play to the Aborigines
    [CD 17. Tracks 1-12. Tape No. 9599B; TT55; Reel 16; AS445.1]
  • 'Pintubi Turlku of Tjankatu'
    [CD 18. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9600; TT56; EMI Tape A]
  • Kukatja Wati Kutjara songs
    [CD 18. Tracks 5-11. Tape No. 9600; TT56; EMI Tape A]
  • Jeramba honey-ant songs
    [CD 18. Tracks 12-16. Tape No. 9600; TT56; EMI Tape A]
  • 'Balance of Jeramba songs. Then verbal account in Aranda'
    [CD 19. Tracks 1-11. Tape No. 9600; TT56; B & Tape No. 9601; TT57; Reel B]
  • 'Tjutama, Pintubi Tribe, Koneia snake which came from Lampindji near .. S of the Kintore Range', 26 Aug. 1957
    [CD 20. Tracks 1-9. Tape No. 9601; TT57; Reel C]
  • 'Kuŋkaruŋkara 1 & 2', 27 Aug. 1957
    [CD 20. Tracks 10-13. Tape No. 9601; TT57; Reel C]
  • '2nd half of songs of Kuŋkaruŋkara followed by verbal a/c', 27 Aug. 1957
    [CD 21. Tracks 1-15. Tape No. 9601; TT57; Reels D&E]
  • '2nd half of verbal account of Kuŋ[k]aruŋkara'
    [CD 22. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9602; TT58; Reel E]
  • 'Pintubi Tr., Koneia Tjukur', 28 Aug.1957
    [CD 22. Tracks 4-12. Tape No. 9602; TT58; Reel E]
  • 'Koneia II, Snake, Pintubi Tr, 28 Aug. 57'
    [CD 23. Tracks 1-12. Tape No. 9602; TT58; Reel F]
  • 'Koneia III, 1st song Pulpajalakara'
    [CD 24. Tracks 1-10. Tape No. 9602; TT58; Reel G]
  • 'Koneia IV', 31 Aug.1957
    [CD 25. Tracks 1-11. Tape No. 9603; TT59A; Reel H]
  • 'Koneia V', 2 Sept. 1957
    [CD 26. Tracks 1-9. Tape No. 9603; TT59A; Reel I]
  • 'Koneia VI', 2 Sept. 1957
    [CD 27. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9604; TT60; Reel J]
  • 'Epaphras story, Koni:nka Tjukur of N'kotarinja, Aranda Tribe', 3 Sept. 1957
    [CD 28. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9604; TT60; Reel K]
  • 'Epaphras story, Reel II', 3 Sept. 1957
    [CD 29. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9604; TT60; Reel L]
  • 'Epaphras story, Reel III', 3 Sept. 1957
    [CD 30. Tracks 1-7. Tape No. 9604; TT60; Reel M]
  • 'Epaphras story, Aranda, Reel IV', 3 Sept. 1957
    [CD 31. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9605; TT61; Reel N]
  • 'Pitjandjara song of the Kalaia (emu) by Jubai, Reel I', 5 Sept. 1957
    [CD 32. Tracks 1-10. Tape No. 9605; TT61; Reel O]
  • 'Pitjandjara song of the Kalaia (emu) by Jubai, Reel II', 5 Sept. 1957
    [CD 33. Tracks 1-6. Tape No. 9606; TT62; Reel P]
  • 'Temporary [working] copy of Jubai, Pitjandjara, Kalaia tjukur'
    [No audio nor transcription]
  • 'Pintubi Ilpindja or love songs'
    [CD 35. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9606; TT62; Reel Q]
  • 'Aranda Mission songs' and 'a song by Obed'
    [CD 35. Tracks 5-10. Tape No. 9606; TT62; Reel Q]
  • 'Koŋka tjukurupa I, Pintubi Tribe', 5 Sept. 1957. Contains Tindale's note: 'this reel may be played to general audience'
    [CD 36. Tracks 1-11. Tape No. 9606; TT62; Reel R]
  • 'Koŋka tjukur II', 5 Sept. 1957
    [CD 37. Tracks 1-9. Tape No. 9607; TT63; Reel S]

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

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37
Date Range 1957
Quantity 36 x 5 inch magnetic tapes; 1 x 3 inch magnetic tape, 37 access CDs
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/16/CDs 1-37
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/17/CDs 1-7

Mornington Island (Qld) Series 1960

  Supplementary to 'Visit to Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. 1960', AA 338/1/23
 

This series contains restricted material.

This items consists of magnetic tape recordings of Lardiil songs and narratives made by Norman B Tindale in 1960 during the Board for Anthropological Research expedition to Bentinck and Mornington Islands in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland. Tindale travelled to Bentinck and Mornington Islands with Peter Aitken, a museum scientist, and spent two months undertaking medical, ethnological and other natural history research. This expedition was the first of two to the region in the 1960s: the second took place in 1963 (for details see Tindale's field journal: 'Journal of Visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria by Norman B Tindale. 1963', AA 338/1/25 ).

The contents descriptions given below were taken from Tindale's handwritten annotations on the tape boxes, and are therefore brief. Fuller details of the recordings are found in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register (relevant 'AS' reference numbers are listed below) and in the pages of Tindale's expedition field journal: 'Visit to Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. 1960' (AA 338/1/23; especially pages 37-45; 271-273; 299-301; 321-329).

The Mornington Island series includes the following magnetic tapes:
AA 338/11/17/
Reel 1

  • 'Lardiil songs of mourning', 7 May 1960
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9607; TT63; Morn. I. Seris I; AS470-473]

Reel 2
'Songs by Jacko', Lardiil tribe, 21 May 1960

  • Song 1. Rain song
    [CD 2. Track 1. Tape No. 9607; TT63; Morn. I. Ser.II; AS484]
  • Song 2. Fighting song
    [CD 2. Track 2. Tape No. 9607; TT63; Morn. I. Ser.II; AS485]
  • Song 3. Fish song
    [CD 2. Track 3. Tape No. 9607; TT63; Morn. I. Ser.II; AS486]
  • Song 4. Woman sings to man
    This item is restricted
    [CD 2. Track 4. Tape No. 9607; TT63; Morn. I. Ser.II; AS487]
  • Song 5. Man replies to woman
    This item is restricted
    [CD 2. Track 5. Tape No. 9607; TT63; Morn. I. Ser.II; AS488]
  • Song 6. Scolding song
    [CD 2. Track 6. Tape No. 9607; TT63; Morn. I. Ser.II; AS489]

Reel 3

  • 'Story of Toato [rainbow] and Bultuku' with English translation, 27 May 1960
    This item is restricted
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-6. Tape No. 9608; TT64; Morn. I. Ser.III; AS489.1-489.2]

Reel 4

  • 'Continuation of songs of Toato series', 30 May 1960
    This item is restricted
    [CD 4. Track 1. Tape No. 9608; TT64; Morn. I. Ser.IV; AS489.2]
  • 'Hunting song from Sydney Island' with English translation
    [CD 4. Tracks 2-3. Tape No. 9608; TT64; Morn. I. Ser.IV; AS489.3]

Reel 5

  • 'Songs and story of the Seven Sisters star Kurinja, Lardiil Tribe', 2 June 1960 with English translation
    [CD 5. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9609; TT65; Morn. I. Ser.V; AS490]
  • 'Mosquito song' with English translation
    [CD 5. Tracks 3-4. Tape No. 9609; TT65; Morn. I. Ser.V; AS491]

Reel 7

  • 'Toato or Rainbow Dance', 4 June 1960
    This item is restricted
    [CD 6. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9609; TT65; Morn. I. Ser.VII; AS491.1]

Reel 8

  • '2nd part of general songs & background of Toato dance', 4 June 1960
    This item is restricted
    [CD 7. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9609 & TT65; Tape No. 9610; TT 66; Morn. I. Ser.VIII; AS491.1]

Reel 6 has been missing since at least 1974, according to a note left with the tapes by Tindale.

Note that some songs have accompaying explanations in English and that a series of initiation songs not recorded on tape are found transcribed in Tindale's field journal at pages 327-329 (AA 338/1/23).

Tindale Tribes: Lardiil.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/17/CDs 1-7
Date Range 1960
Quantity 7 x 5 inch magnetic tapes, 7 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/17/CDs 1-7
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/18/CDs 1-8

Bentinck Island (Qld) Series 1960

  Supplementary to 'Visit to Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. 1960', AA 338/1/23
 

This series contains restricted material.

This items consists of magnetic tape recordings of songs, narratives, conversations and interviews about historical events in the Kaiadilt, Lardiil and English languages. They were made by Norman B Tindale in 1960 during the Board for Anthropological Research expedition to Bentinck and Mornington Islands in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland. Tindale travelled to Bentinck and Mornington Islands with Peter Aitken, a museum scientist, and spent two months undertaking medical, ethnological and other natural history research. This expedition was the first of two to the region in the 1960s: the second took place in 1963 (for details see Tindale's field journal: 'Journal of Visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria by Norman B Tindale. 1963', AA 338/1/25 ).

The contents descriptions given below were taken from Tindale's handwritten annotations on the tape boxes, and are therefore brief. Fuller details of the recordings are found in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register (relevant 'AS' reference numbers are listed below) and in the pages of Tindale's expedition field journal: 'Visit to Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. 1960' (AA 338/1/23; especially pages pp. 93-99; 165-169; 247; 303; 351-357).

The Bentinck Island series includes the following:
AA 338/11/18/
Reel 1

  • 'Dugong song I'
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9610; TT66; Bentinck I. ser. 1; AS 475]
  • 'Song of hook spear II'
    [CD 1. Tracks 3-4. Tape No. 9610; TT66; Bentinck I. ser. 1; AS 476]
  • 'Turtle [banga] song'; 9-10 May 1960
    [CD 1. Tracks 5-6. Tape No. 9610; TT66; Bentinck I. ser. 1; AS 477]

Reel 2

  • Dugong song & turtle [banga] songs
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9610; TT66 & Tape No. 9611; TT67; Bentinck I. ser. 1 & 2; AS 478]
  • 'chant to make a sick man well'
    [CD 2. Track 5. Tape No. 9611; TT67; Bentinck I. ser. 2; AS 479]
  • 'stone fish song'
    [CD 2. Track 6. Tape No. 9611; TT67; Bentinck I. ser. 2; AS 480]
  • 'circumcision song'
    This item is restricted
    [CD 2. Track 7. Tape No. 9611; TT67; Bentinck I. ser. 2; AS 481]
  • 'song about two brothers'
    [CD 2. Track 8. Tape No. 9611; TT67; Bentinck I. ser. 2; AS 482]
  • 'turtle song'
    [CD 2. Tracks 9-10. Tape No. 9611; TT67; Bentinck I. ser. 2; AS 483]

Reel 3

  • 'an invocation to the new moon' with English translation
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9611; TT67; Bentinck I. ser. 3; AS 483.1-483.2]
  • conversations about the island of Baltae with English translation, 27 May 1960
    [CD 3. Tracks 6-9. Tape No. 9611; TT67; Bentinck I. ser. 3; AS 483.3]

Reel 4

  • 'Conversation between Mick Charles of Forsyth Island who speaks first and Jack Tarurukiŋati about killings on Bentinck I.'
    [CD 4. Tracks 1-8. Tape No. 9611; TT67 & Tape No. 9612; TT68; Bentinck I. ser. 4; AS 483.4]

Reel 5

  • 'Conversation continued between Mick Charles & Jack Tarurukiŋati about killings on Bentinck I.'
    [CD 5. Track 1. Tape No. 9612; TT68; Bentinck I. ser. 5; AS 483.4]

Reel 6

  • 'Raft disaster of 1947: Venus questioned by Gully; Dolcie, Dougal's wife's version of the disaster; Sarah's version of the disaster', 3 June 1960
    [CD 6. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9612; TT68; Bentinck I. ser. 6; AS 483.5]

Reel 7

  • 'Venus and Sarah sing the song of their late husband Doŋkore:iŋati'
    [CD 7. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9613; TT69; Bentinck I. ser. 7; AS 495]
  • 'Percy sings the song of his father Tondorŋati'
    [CD 7. Tracks 3-4. Tape No. 9613; TT69; Bentinck I. ser. 7; AS 496]
  • 'Susie sings the song of her father Minekuriŋati', 8 June 1960
    [CD 7. Track 5. Tape No. 9613; TT69; Bentinck I. ser. 7; AS 497]

Reel 8

  • 'Percy Bentinck and Gully discuss Katjuruko, a being of Bentinck Island'
    This item is restricted
    [CD 8. Track 1. Tape No. 9613; TT69; Bentinck I. ser. 8; AS 498]
  • 'Molly tells of another story from the western end of Bentinck Island', 8 June 1960
    [CD 8. Track 2. Tape No. 9613; TT69; Bentinck I. ser. 8; AS 499]

Note that occassionally Tindale recorded a spoken version of a song and that English explanations are sometimes provided.

Tindale Tribes: Kaiadilt; Lardiil.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/18/CDs 1-8
Date Range 1960
Quantity 8 x 5 inch magnetic tapes, 8 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/18/CDs 1-8
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/19/Tracks 1-2

John Reese interview 1960

 

This item consists of a magnetic tape recording of an interview recorded 20 September 1960 at Norman B Tindale's home 'Kurlge' in Blackwood (SA). According to Tindale's 'Kurlge' journal (AA 338/1/48/1, p.277), 'John Reese fb. Woŋkaŋuru man of 55 years, son of Ngaltjagintaka whom I worked with at Pandi pandi on the Diamantina [River] in Aug. 1934 [came] home for the evening. I recorded a tape of his impressions of his people, and a few words of vocabulary'.
Annotations on the tape box include the following details: 'Njanpika fb. (John Reese) Woŋkaŋuru Tribe; an interview 20 Sept 1960. Son of an Aranda, he was born in 1905 at Kunuka on the Georgina River and was reared among the Woŋkaŋuru and by Mr L. Reese of Mirenda Station'.

The CD contains the following:
AA 338/11/19/

  • Interview with John Reese, Item A
    [Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9600; TT56; reel 17]

Tindale Tribes: Wongkanguru.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/19/Tracks 1-2
Date Range 1960
Quantity 1 x 5 inch magnetic tape
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/19/Tracks 1-2
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/20/Tapes 1-3

Excavation of rock shelter at Noola (NSW) 1961

 

This item consists of three magnetic tapes that constitute a 'running journal' or log of the archaeological excavations conducted by Norman B Tindale and others at the Noola Rock Shelter (near Rylstone, New South Wales). Tindale published a preliminary report on the excavations in the Records of the South Australian Museum, 1961, Vol. 14(1), pp. 193-196.

These tapes have not been transferred to digital format.

The Noola tapes include:
AA 338/11/20/

  1. Record of the excavation of rockshelter at Noola, NSW, 23-24 May 61 (reel 1 of 3)
    [magnetic tape 1]
  2. Record of the excavation of rockshelter at Noola, NSW, 25-26 May 61 (reel 2 of 3)
    [magnetic tape 2]
  3. Record of the excavation of rockshelter at Noola, NSW, 27 May 1961 (reel 3 of 3)
    [magnetic tape 3]

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/20/Tapes 1-3
Date Range 1961
Quantity 3 x 3 inch magnetic tapes
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/20/Tapes 1-3
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/21/CDs 1-9

Palm Island (Qld) 1963

  Supplementary to: 'Journal of Visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria by Norman B Tindale. 1963', AA 338/1/25
 

This item consists of magnetic tapes recorded by Norman B Tindale during a short visit to Palm Island during 22-25 July 1963. The visit came at the end of a longer field trip to the Gulf of Carpentarian region.

The tapes contain materials in both Aboriginal languages and English, and include interviews and discussions, songs, vocabularies, and narratives.

The contents descriptions given below were taken from Tindale's handwritten annotations on the tape boxes, and are therefore brief. Fuller details of the recordings are found in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register (relevant 'AS' reference numbers are listed below) and in pages 557-577 of Tindale's expedition field journal: 'Journal of Visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria by Norman B Tindale. 1963', AA 338/1/25.

Tindale's Palm Island 1963 recordings include the following:
AA 338/11/21/

  • 'Idindji conversation & discussion with [Nelson Beiŋo] including statements about the Djirubal between Ravenshoe and Murray River. Matjandji. Innisfail people or Ma:mu. George is deaf and aged; he talks with Beiŋo about a big fight with spears nulla nullas shields and swords (pak:ur) and 'hot wira spears' near Edmonton. Nelson Beiŋo and George Gordonvale of area near Gordonvale, Palm I. 22 July 1963'
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9616; TT72; P. Is. 5]
  • 'Tree felling song by Maribi (Tommy) of Keramai tribe, Cardwell
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-6. Tape No. 9616; TT72 & Tape No. 9617; TT 73; P. Is. 6; AS 632]
  • songs by Mitchell Dodd (nn Mukudikarumu) of the Wakaman Tribe, Chillagoe Qu., Emu song
    [CD 2. Tracks 7-9. Tape No. 9617; TT 73; P. Is. 6; AS 633]
  • Devil or balki balki song [..]
    [CD 2. Track 10. Tape No. 9617; TT 73; P. Is. 6; AS 634]
  • Sleeping boy and Kitja the Morning Star' song, recorded 23 July 1963
    [CD 2. Track 10. Tape No. 9617; TT 73; P. Is. 6; AS 635]
  • 'Discussion between Maribi (Tommy) of Keramai tribe and Tjamera (Joe Lee) of Keramai tribe
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9617; TT 73; P. Is. 7; AS 629]
  • Maribi's songs in Keramai language: 1. Carpet snake song
    [CD 3. Track 3. Tape No. 9617; TT 73; P. Is. 7; AS 630]
  • Thunderstorm song, Song about two women
    [CD 3. Track 4. Tape No. 9617; TT 73; P. Is. 7; AS 631]
  • Native dance song', recorded 23 July 1963
    [CD 3. Track 5. Tape No. 9617; TT 73; P. Is. 7
  • 'Joe Lee Tjameia of the Keramai tribe describes his capture by whites at Tully when about 8 years of age'
    [CD 4. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9617; TT 73 & Tape No. 9618; TT74; P. Is. 8; AS628]
  • Harry Gordonvale nn ŋeimbi of Idindji talks of olden days in the Idindji tongue (tape made on defective machine)', recorded 23 July 1963
    [CD 4. Tracks 6-8. Tape No. 9618; TT 74; P. Is. 8]
  • 'Harry Gordonvale of Idindji: song about I:kan, the sky
    [CD 5. Tracks 2-3. Tape No. 9618; TT 74; P. Is. 9; AS636]
  • song about a crocodile
    [CD 5. Tracks 4-5. Tape No. 9618; TT 74; P. Is. 9; AS637]
  • ŋidja (George Watson) of Jordan Creek Tunkubara horde of the Ma:mu sings a love song
    [CD 5. Tracks 6-7. Tape No. 9618; TT 74; P. Is. 9; AS638]
  • Maruga dance of Mamu by ŋidja a ghost song
    [CD 5. Tracks 8-9. Tape No. 9618; TT 74; P. Is. 9; AS639]
  • vocabulary of Ma:mu by ŋidja of Jordan Creek; he speaks the 'light Ma:mu' of the Tunkubara horde [..]', recorded 24 July 1963
    [CD 5. Tracks 10-11. Tape No. 9618; TT 74; P. Is. 9; AS640]
  • 'Vocabulary of Ma:mu: continuation of vocabulary of the Ma:mu tribe of Jordan Creek, Qu.[..]
    [CD 6. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9619; TT 75; P. Is. 10; AS640]
  • Buran love song by ŋidja of Jordan Creek N.Qu.[..]
    [CD 6. Tracks 4-5. Tape No. 9619; TT 75; P. Is. 10; AS641]
  • Songs of Djiru: tribe, [by] Pompey Clump Point nn. Ma:t Djubaru. Kukulu song of Djiru tribe; words of the song and an explanation in English', recorded 24 July 1963
    [CD 6. Tracks 6-11. Tape No. 9619; TT 75; P. Is. 10; AS642]
  • 'Djiru: tribe of vicinity of Clump Point, Qu. Pompey Clump Point and associates. Continuation Ma:t Djubaru sings a gamar (dancing) song of the Irubaru Koija (travelling shoal of mullet) 1st recording disturbed by gust of wind, second noisy
    [CD 7. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9619; TT 75; P. Is. 11; AS643]
  • Explanation some English phrases & the name Palm Island appear in the Djiru: explanation, Djiru: vocabulary by Ma:t Djubaru [..]', 24 July 1963
    [CD 7. Tracks 5-7. Tape No. 9619; TT 75 & Tape No. 9620; TT76; P. Is. 11; AS644]
  • 'Ma:mu story of he first child, by ŋidja (George Watson) of the Tunkubara horde of Ma:mu tribe [..]' expanation in English and Ma:mu, recorded 24 July 1963
    [CD 8. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9620; TT 76; P. Is. 12; AS645]
  • 'Ma:mu story of he first baby (continued). Discussion on its content by ŋidja (George Watson) F1 Ma:mu
    [CD 9. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9620; TT 76; P. Is. 13; AS645]
  • song by Joe Garbutt (Jaŋe:ra) of Djirubal tribe at Herberton. Kamar dancing song of the djaro:gan or scrub hen
    [CD 9. Tracks 4-6. Tape No. 9620; TT 76; P. Is. 13; AS646]
  • ŋidja sings song in Ma:mu language, a dancing song about small mangrove crab derived from the Djiru: tribe. No discussion', recorded 24 July 1963.
    [CD 9. Tracks 7-11. Tape No. 9620; TT 76 & Tape No. 9621; TT 77; P. Is. 13; AS647]

Tindale Tribes: Idindji; Madjandji; Mamu; Djirubal; Keramai; Wakaman; Djiru.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/21/CDs 1-9
Date Range 1963
Quantity 9 x 5 inch magnetic tapes, 9 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/21/CDs 1-9
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/22/CDs 1-34

Gulf of Carpentaria Expedition 1963

  Supplementary to: 'Journal of Visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria by Norman B Tindale. 1963', AA 338/1/25
 

This series contains restricted material.

This items consists of magnetic tape recordings of songs, music, narratives, vocabularies, conversations and interviews in a number of Aboriginal languages of the Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland and English.

In 1963, Norman B Tindale travelled to the Gulf of Carpentaria with Peter Aitken, a museum scientist, to continue medical, ethnological and other natural history research conducted in 1960 during a Board for Anthropological Research expedition to Bentinck and Mornington Islands (see AA 338/1/23 'Visit to Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. 1960'].

Gulf locations visited include: Normanton, Mornington Island, Bentinck Island and Doomadgee.

The contents descriptions given below are taken from Tindale's handwritten annotations on the tape boxes, and are therefore brief. Fuller details of the recordings are found in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register (relevant 'AS' reference numbers are listed below) and in the pages of Tindale's expedition field journal: 'Journal of Visit to the Gulf of Carpentaria by Norman B Tindale. 1963' [AA 338/1/25]. Note that in some cases, where Tindale's tape box annotations are not heplful, details from the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register have been added in parentheses.

Relating the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register sheets to the Transcription Tape Catalogue and CD tracks has not always been possible and more research is required. AS511-527 have been related to AA 338/11/22/6 (reel4); AS586-592, 594-597 have been related to AA 338/11/22/18 and AS601-613 have been related to AA 338/11/22/27. Please see details below.

The Gulf of Carpentaria 1963 recordings include:
AA 338/11/22/

CD 1 contains Tracks 1-8
CD 2 is a copy of CD 1, Tracks 1-2
CD 3 is a copy of CD1, Tracks 3-8

Reel 1a & 1b (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • 'Normanton, Qld, 8 May 1963'; [Normanton, Qu. Vocabulary of the Kuritjari language by Rowley Gilbert (vocab no.149) 8 May 1963
    [CD 1. Track 1. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 1a & 1b (Carpentaria)
    CD 2. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 1a & 1b (Carpentaria)]

Reel 2a (1 x 5 inch reel)

  • Percy Koreruŋati kinship terms of the Kai[a]dilt, 13 May 1963]
    [CD 1. Track 2. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)
    CD 2. Track 3. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)]
  • Song 1. Percy Koreruŋati sings about the turtle
    [CD 1. Track 3. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria); AS500
    CD 3. Track 1. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)]
  • Song 2. Darwin Djoragaraŋati sings about black trevally fish
    [CD 1. Track 4. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria); AS501
    CD 3. Track 2. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)]
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  • Song 3. Jack Tadulkiŋati sings about his country
    [CD 1. Track 5. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria); AS502
    CD 3. Track 3. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)]
  • Song 4. Alec Rokataŋati = Bokanaijarupaŋati Alec sings about burantant
    [CD 1. Track 6. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria); AS503
    CD 3. Track 4. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)]
  • Gully Peters and Jack Tadulkiŋati discuss Jack's song
    [CD 1. Track 7. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria); AS504
    CD 3. Track 5. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)]
  • Gully Peter's explanation of Alec's song in English
    [CD 1. Track 7. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria); AS504
    CD 3. Track 5. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)]
  • Molly Morokonobai on her kinship terms, 13-14 May 1963
    [CD 1. Track 8. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria); AS505
    CD 3. Tracks 6-7. Tape No. 9625; TT82; Reel 2a (Carpentaria)]

Reel 2b (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Molly Morokonobai sings about Trevally fish
    [CD 4. Track 1. Tape No. 9626; TT83; Reel 2b (Carpentaria); AS506]
  • Venus sings about dugongs
    [CD 4. Track 2. Tape No. 9626; TT83; Reel 2b (Carpentaria); AS507]
  • Percy Koreruŋati sings about a woman
    [CD 4. Track 3. Tape No. 9626; TT83; Reel 2b (Carpentaria); AS508]
  • Molly on her marriage
    [CD 4. Track 4. Tape No. 9626; TT83; Reel 2b (Carpentaria); AS508.1]
  • Molly and Phoebe discuss a quarrel over children and Gully interrogates them
    [CD 4. Tracks 6-7. Tape No. 9626; TT83; Reel 2b (Carpentaria); AS508.2]
  • Molly, Phoebe and Gully on relationship terms
    [CD 4. Track 7. Tape No. 9626; TT83; Reel 2b (Carpentaria); AS508.3]
  • Gully, Darwin and Percy discussions, ends 16 May 1963
    [CD 4. Track 8. Tape No. 9626; TT83; Reel 2b (Carpentaria); AS509]

Reel 3 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Darwin, Pat and Percy on verbs
    [CD 5. Track 1. Tape No. 9627; TT84; Reel 3 (Carpentaria); AS509.1]
  • Percy Koŋaruŋati sings Konara song
    [CD 5. Track 2. Tape No. 9627; TT84; Reel 3 (Carpentaria); AS509.2]
  • discussion about Njinjilki as a camping place
    [CD 5. Track 3. Tape No. 9627; TT84; Reel 3 (Carpentaria); AS509.3]
  • Barney tells the flying fox story in Jaŋga:ley
    [CD 5. Track 5. Tape No. 9627; TT84; Reel 3 (Carpentaria); AS510]

Reel 4 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Barney tells the flying fox story in Jaŋga:ley in English, 25 May 1963
    [CD 6. Track 1. Tape No. 9628; TT85; Reel 4 (Carpentaria); AS510]
  • Unable to relate the CD tracks to the AS sheets. Songs relate to initiation, 25 May 1963
    This item is restricted
    [CD 6.Tracks 2-6. Tape No. 9628; TT85 & Tape No. 9629; TT86; Reel 4 (Carpentaria); AS 511-527]

Reel 5 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Circumcision Lardiil with dugong cutting interpolated
    This item is restricted
    [CD 7. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9630; TT87; Reel 5 (Carpentaria); AS528-531]
  • Lardiil Gully Peter's song of visit to Thursday Island (song about a boat on the big blue sea)
    [CD 7. Tracks 5-6. Tape No. 9630; TT87; Reel 5 (Carpentaria); AS531.1]
  • Dugong cutting up, 25-30 May 1963;
    [CD 7. Track 7. Tape No. 9630; TT87; Reel 5 (Carpentaria); AS531.2]

Reel 6 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • dugong cutting up
    [CD 8. Track 1. Tape No. 9631; TT88; Reel 6 (Carpentaria); AS531.2]
  • Pat sings a lullaby
    [CD 8. Track 2. Tape No. 9631; TT88; Reel 6 (Carpentaria); AS533]
  • Jenny sings a lullaby
    [CD 8. Track 3. Tape No. 9631; TT88; Reel 6 (Carpentaria); AS534]
  • Darwin's story of walk
    [CD 8. Track 5. Tape No. 9631; TT88; Reel 6 (Carpentaria); AS532]
  • Pat, Jack & Maurice - discussion on [the Being] Katjuruku, 31 May 1963
    This item is restricted
    [CD 8. Tracks 6-7. Tape No. 9631; TT88; Reel 6 (Carpentaria); AS534.1]

Reel 7 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • mock circumcision ceremony
    This item is restricted
    [CD 9. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9631; TT88; Reel 7 (Carpentaria); AS535]
  • Maurice's description of trip to Baltae, 1-2 June 1963
    [CD 9. Tracks 3-4. Tape No. 9631; TT88; Reel 7 (Carpentaria); AS536]

Reel 8 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Maurice's story of 1 June 63 trip to Baltae, 3 June 63
    [CD 10. Track 1. Tape No. 9632; TT89; Reel 8 (Carpentaria); AS536]
  • account of Gully's trip to Wambuli as told by Pat, Jenny and Gully
    [CD 10. Tracks 2- 4. Tape No. 9632; TT89; Reel 8 (Carpentaria); AS537]
  • Darwin's kill of a dugong at Kalturi, 2 June 63, described by him, then by Roger in English and finally by Arthur in Bentinck Island language
    [CD 10. Tracks 5-7. Tape No. 9632; TT89; Reel 8 (Carpentaria); AS538]
  • Pat sings a lullaby song
    [CD 10. Tracks 8-9. Tape No. 9632; TT89; Reel 8 (Carpentaria); AS538.1]
  • Jack Tadulkiŋati tells the story about Barindindi, ends with a story of a fight, 1-3 June 1963
    [CD 10. Tracks 10-11. Tape No. 9633; TT90; Reel 8 (Carpentaria); AS539]

Reel 9 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Continuation of Jack's story about a fight
    [CD 11. Tracks 1. Tape No. 9633; TT90; Reel 9 (Carpentaria); AS539]
  • account of day's happenings by Pat, Jack, Darwin, May, Roger, 4 June 1963
    [CD 11. Tracks 2-10. Tape No. 9633; TT90 & Tape No. 9634; TT 91; Reel 9 (Carpentaria); AS540]
  • Jack Tadulkiŋati sings an initiation song
    This item is restricted
    [CD 11. Track 11. Tape No. 9634; TT91; Reel 9 (Carpentaria); AS541]
  • Darwin sings a song to help a sick person
    [CD 11. Track 12. Tape No. 9634; TT91; Reel 9 (Carpentaria); AS542]
  • Jack tells a story of a big flood on Bentinck Island, 3-5 June 1963
    [CD 11. Track 13. Tape No. 9634; TT91; Reel 9 (Carpentaria); AS543]

Reel 10 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Continuation of story of big flood Njinjilki, 5 June 1963
    [CD 12. Track 1. Tape No. 9634; TT91; Reel 10 (Carpentaria); AS543]
  • Gully Peters tells the story of a flood on Forsyth Island in Lardil during his father's father's time
    [CD 12. Tracks 2-3. Tape No. 9634; TT91; Reel 10 (Carpentaria); AS544]
  • Percy Korerungati sings a song about the new moon, Mornington Island, 28 June 1963
    [CD 12. Track 4. Tape No. 9634; TT91; Reel 10 (Carpentaria); AS599]
  • Jack Tadulkiŋati tells the Pleiades (Bururu) story and cries to the new moon
    [CD 12. Track 5. Tape No. 9635; TT92; Reel 10 (Carpentaria); AS598]
  • Old William on Mariwu making
    [CD 12. Track 6. Tape No. 9635; TT92; Reel 10 (Carpentaria); AS600]

Reel 11 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Percy Korerungati describes the day's walk at Rokoti
    [CD 13. Track 1. Tape No. 9635; TT92; Reel 11 (Carpentaria); AS546]
  • Gully Peters and Percy on totemic places on the claypan
    [CD 13. Tracks 2-3. Tape No. 9635; TT92; Reel 11 (Carpentaria); AS545-546]
  • Alec's version of above and shouted advice to fisherman
    [CD 13. Track 4. Tape No. 9635; TT92; Reel 11 (Carpentaria); AS547]
  • Paul Wanggalkoangati on the ancient tidal flood on Bentinck Island, Gully Peter's and Percy Korerungati's interpretation, 9 June 1963
    [CD 13. Tracks 5-8. Tape No. 9635; TT92 & Tape No. 9636; TT 93; Reel 11 (Carpentaria); AS548]

Reel 12 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Alec's speech of 9 June 63 on proposed visit to Markaruki (to demonstrate future tense); Alec - explanation of proposed journey of 10th June 63
    [CD 14. Track 1. Tape No. 9636; TT93; Reel 12 (Carpentaria); AS549]

Reel 13 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Alec's account of a visit to the avoided place Wamakurt with discussion
    This item is restricted
    [CD 15. Track 1. Tape No. 9636; TT93; Reel 13 (Carpentaria); AS549]
  • Gully Peters discusses some of the places visited with Alec
    This item is restricted
    [CD 15. Track 2. Tape No. 9636; TT93; Reel 13 (Carpentaria)]
  • Gully Peters gives his verson on the trip to Markarki in English
    This item is restricted
    [CD 15. Track 3. Tape No. 9637; TT94; Reel 13 (Carpentaria)]
  • Venus Kerakera wabaja ŋati tells what she knows; Gully explains Venus' story
    This item is restricted
    [CD 15. Track 4. Tape No. 9637; TT94; Reel 13 (Carpentaria)]
  • Percy's recollections of what he was told about dangers of visiting Wamakurt
    This item is restricted
    [CD 15. Track 5. Tape No. 9637; TT94; Reel 13 (Carpentaria)]
  • Gully describes and mentions Katjuruku, 10 June 1963
    This item is restricted
    [CD 15. Track 6. Tape No. 9637; TT94; Reel 13 (Carpentaria)]

Reel 14 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • 'Cutting up of a turtle using nara knives [..] commentator's voice is P. Aitken', 11 June 1963 at Rokoti, northern end of Bentinck Island
    [CD 16. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9637; TT94; Reel 14(Carpentaria); AS550]

Reel 15 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Venus' account of the Ngao or dog legend of the Berumoi water, followed by general discussion
    [CD 17. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9639; TT96; Reel 15(Carpentaria); AS551]
  • Story of man who lived at Minakuri; Statement about proposed visit to Koŋara; account of visit to Koŋara (by Tindale with Dougal, Frederick and Paul) , 11-12 June 1963
    [CD 17. Tracks 5-8. Tape No. 9639; TT96 & Tape No. 9640; TT 97; Reel 15(Carpentaria); AS552]

Reel 16 (1 x 3 inch reel & a 1 x 5 inch copy)

  • Lardil hunting songs
    [CD 18. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9640; TT97; Reel 16(Carpentaria); AS585]
  • Dugong hunting songs
    [CD 18. Tracks 5-6. Tape No. 9641; TT98; Reel 16(Carpentaria); AS593]
  • continuation of hunting songs
    [CD 18. Tracks 7-9. Tape No. 9641; TT98; Reel 16(Carpentaria)]
  • Unable to relate the CD tracks to the AS sheets. Songs relate to hunting, 27 June 1963.
    [CD 18.Tracks 1-9. Tape No. 9640; TT97 & Tape No. 9641; TT98; Reel 16(Carpentaria); AS 586-592, 594-597]

CD 19 is not extant

Reel 17 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Dugal Kongarangati sings a song and a summary in English
    [CD 20. Track 1. Tape No. 9641; TT98; Reel 17(Carpentaria); AS553]
  • Percy Korerungati sings the turtle of banga song
    [CD 20. Tracks 2-3. Tape No. 9641; TT98; Reel 17(Carpentaria); AS554]
  • Dugong cutting up, 13 June 1963
    [CD 20. Tracks 4-5. Tape No. 9641; TT98 & Tape No. 9642; TT 99; Reel 17(Carpentaria); AS555]

Reel 18 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • 'Walpu (raft) song by Percy Koreruŋati; tape is defective after 1/3rd, rest not used'
    [CD 21. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9642; TT99; Reel 18(Carpentaria); AS556]

Reel 19 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Gully Peters' on the first plane flight
    [CD 22. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9642; TT99; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS564]
  • Konarangati Kulkitji speaks the words of the dugong song and a translation in English
    [CD 22. Tracks 3-4. Tape No. 9642; TT99; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS557]
  • Venus sings her father's song and a song about a snake and Peter translates it
    [CD 22. Tracks 5-8. Tape No. 9643; TT100; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS558]
  • Dawn and Alison report on the events of day, 13 June 1963
    [CD 22. Tracks 9-10. Tape No. 9643; TT100; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS559]
  • Phoebe and Thelma report on the day's events, 14 June 1960
    [CD 22. Tracks 11-12. Tape No. 9643; TT100; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS560]
  • Phoebe on a planned bird hunt
    [CD 22. Track 13. Tape No. 9643; TT100; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS561]
  • Dougal on a planned bird hunt
    [CD 22. Track 13. Tape No. 9643; TT100; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS562]
  • Percy reports on his fear at the sight of a plane
    [CD 22. Track 14. Tape No. 9643; TT100; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS563]
  • Gully describes the sight of Percy on the raft from the plane
    [CD 22. Track 15. Tape No. 9644; TT101; Reel 19(Carpentaria); AS564]

Reel 20 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Alison and Dawn stage a quarrel about firewood
    [CD 23. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9644; TT101; Reel 20(Carpentaria); AS567]
  • Discussion between women about report that would give upon return to Mornington Island Mission
    [CD 23. Track 4. Tape No. 9644; TT101; Reel 20(Carpentaria); AS568]
  • Venus, Rhea and Phoebe describe a journey to Dawn's dawart
    [CD 23. Track 5. Tape No. 9644; TT101; Reel 20(Carpentaria); AS566]
  • Percy on the dugong hunt
    [CD 23. Track 6. Tape No. 9644; TT101; Reel 20(Carpentaria); AS569]
  • Cutting up of dugong, 17th June, recorded over words of malu malu hunt
    [CD 23. Tracks 7-8. Tape No. 9644; TT101 & Tape No. 9645; TT 102; Reel 20(Carpentaria); AS565]
  • Maudie lists places where birds are found
    [CD 23. Track 9. Tape No. 9644; TT101; Reel 20(Carpentaria); AS565.1]
  • Percy describes the hat used in circumcision ceremony
    This item is restricted
    [CD 23. Track 10. Tape No. 9644; TT101; Reel 20(Carpentaria); AS565.2]

Reel 21 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Fred tells the story of a visit to Toato (Rainbow) and Boltoko place on Dugong River
    This item is restricted
    [CD 24. Track 1. Tape No. 9645; TT102; Reel 21(Carpentaria); AS571]
  • Old William on the great tidal flood
    [CD 24. Track 1. Tape No. 9645; TT102; Reel 21(Carpentaria); AS572]
  • Big Barney on the great tidal flood
    [CD 24. Track 2. Tape No. 9645; TT102; Reel 21(Carpentaria); AS573]
  • Gammon on the great tidal flood [AS 574]
    [CD 24. Tracks 3-4. Tape No. 9645; TT102; Reel 21(Carpentaria); AS574]
  • Jenny on a trip to Bentinck Island, 25 June 1963
    [CD 24. Track 5. Tape No. 9645; TT102; Reel 21(Carpentaria); AS575]
  • Jack Tadulkiŋati on a trip to Bentinck Island, 25 June 1963
    [CD 24. Tracks 6-7. Tape No. 9645; TT102; Reel 21(Carpentaria); AS575]
  • Gully Peters will tell the Toato and Boltoko story and sing some songs, 26 June 1963
    This item is restricted
    [CD 24. Tracks 8-9. Tape No. 9646; TT103; Reel 21(Carpentaria); AS577]

Reel 22 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Gully continuing the Toato and Boltoko story
    This item is restricted
    [CD 25. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9646; TT103; Reel 22(Carpentaria); AS577]
  • Gully and Alec discussing Berumoi ŋao story
    [[CD 25. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9646; TT103; Reel 22(Carpentaria); AS578]
  • Alec discusses his father's name
    [CD 25. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9646; TT103; Reel 22(Carpentaria); AS579]
  • Darwin sings a song about his country
    [CD 25. Track 3. Tape No. 9647; TT104; Reel 22(Carpentaria); AS579.1]
  • Percy sings the Malu Malu song
    [CD 25. Track 4. Tape No. 9647; TT104; Reel 22(Carpentaria); AS580]
  • Dougal on the Malu Malu hunt
    [CD 25. Track 5. Tape No. 9647; TT104; Reel 22(Carpentaria); AS581]
  • Alec's account of trip to Wamakurt, 26 June 1963
    This item is restricted
    [CD 25. Track 6-7. Tape No. 9647; TT104; Reel 22(Carpentaria); AS582]

Reel 23 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • English translation of Alec's story of trip to Wamakurt
    This item is restricted
    [CD 26. Track 1. Tape No. 9647; TT104; Reel 23(Carpentaria); AS582]
  • Lindsay Roughsey, Barney Bush, Gammon, Jacko and Sandy discuss the Pleiades and songs
    [CD 26. Tracks 2-8. Tape No. 9648; TT105; Reel 23(Carpentaria); AS583]
  • Halley's comet song, 26 June 1963
    [CD 26. Track 5. Tape No. 9648; TT105; Reel 23(Carpentaria); AS584]

Reel 24 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Continuation of hunting and dugong songs, 28 June 1963
    Unable to relate the CD tracks to the AS sheets.
    [CD 27.Track 1. Tape No. 9649; TT106; Reel 24(Carpentaria); AS601-613]
  • Joe Weipa sings the emu song
    [CD 27.Tracks 2-5. Tape No. 9649; TT106; Reel 24(Carpentaria); AS614]
  • Joe on vocabulary, 28 June 1963
    [CD 27.Track 6. Tape No. 9650; TT107; Reel 24(Carpentaria); AS614.1]

Reel 25 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Joe Weipa continues vocabulary, 11 July 1963
    [CD 28.Track 1. Tape No. 9650; TT107; Reel 25(Carpentaria); AS614.1]
  • waterspout songs
    [CD 28.Tracks 2-3. Tape No. 9650; TT107; Reel 25(Carpentaria); AS615-617]
  • honeybee dance
    [CD 28.Track 3. Tape No. 9650; TT107; Reel 25(Carpentaria)]
  • hunting songs
    [CD 28.Track 4. Tape No. 9650; TT107; Reel 25(Carpentaria)]
  • Waŋga dance songs [AS 618, 619, 620]
    [CD 28. Track 4. Tape No. 9651; TT108; Reel 25(Carpentaria); AS618-620]
  • Shake-a-leg
    This item is restricted
    [CD 28. Track 4. Tape No. 9651; TT108; Reel 25(Carpentaria)]
  • Lindsay's explanation of the eaglehawk dance, 12 July 1963
    [CD 28. Track 5. Tape No. 9651; TT108; Reel 25(Carpentaria)]
  • Jacko Douglas sings the aeroplane song, 12 July 1963
    [CD 28. Track 6. Tape No. 9651; TT108; Reel 25(Carpentaria); AS621]

Reel 26 (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Mornington Island Mission concert featuring the didjeridu and the following songs: 'Old Black Joe', 'Old MacDonald', 'My Darling Emmy Lee', 'Have you ever seen a lady' and 'Put on the Armour of Light', 28 June 1963
    [CD 29. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9651; TT108 & Tape No. 9652; TT 109; Reel 26(Carpentaria)]

Reel 27

  • Alice Gilbert talking about Jokula country. Recorded at Doomadgee (Qld) July 1963
    [CD 30. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9652; TT 109; Reel 27(Carpentaria); AS622-623]
  • Jokula conversation between Alice Gilbert and Lena Diamond
    [CD 30. Track 3. Tape No. 9652; TT 109; Reel 27(Carpentaria)]; AS625
  • Bindie tells the story of the Karawa song about an aeroplane
    [CD 30. Tracks 4-5. Tape No. 9653; TT 110; Reel 27(Carpentaria)]; AS624]
  • Archie Rockland of the Booroloola talks about his country at Doomadgee, 18 July 1963
    [CD 30. Track 6. Tape No. 9653; TT 110; Reel 27(Carpentaria)]
  • Archie and Jack Diamond on Wa:nji phrases and 'corobori songs'
    [CD 30. Tracks 7-9. Tape No. 9653; TT 110; Reel 27(Carpentaria); AS 626]
  • Jack sings travelling 'corobori' series AS 627]
    This item is restricted
    [CD 30. Tracks 10-11. Tape No. 9653; TT 110; Reel 27(Carpentaria); AS 627]

Reel 27a (1 x 5 inch reel)

  • Barking frog from NWA [north-west Australia] recorded in Adelaide for Mike Tyler
    [CD 31. Track 1. Tape No. 9653; TT 110; Reel 27a(Carpentaria)]
  • Alice Gilbert talks about olden times in Jokula country near Birketown, 12 July 1963
    [CD 31. Track 2. Tape No. 9653; TT 110; Reel 27a(Carpentaria); AS622-623]
  • Jack Diamond Wanji Tribe tells his story of the Kangaroo in Wanji language, 15 July 1963
    [CD 31. Track 3. Tape No. 9653; TT 110; Reel 27a(Carpentaria)]

Reel 28 (1 x 5 inch reel)

  • 'Kangaroo story Wa:nji tribe by Jack Diamond. English version. Continued from previous reel', Doomadgee, 15 July 1963
    [CD 32. Track 1. No Transcription Tape details nor AS sheets]

Reel 28A (1 x 5 inch reel)

  • Didjeridu tune about birds by Larry Lanley of Turn off Lagoon North Queensland; Didjeridu tune about buffalo by Larry Lanley; Didjeridu tune by Larry Gavernor 48 yrs of the Jangal, Forsyth Island and comment by NB Tindale on Ingura drone pipe music, 28 June 1963
    [CD 33. Tracks 1-6. Tape No. 9654; TT111; Reel 28A(Carpentaria)]

CD 33. Tracks 7-11

  • Dugal Kongarangati sings a song and a summary in English
    copy from AA 338/11/22/20 Track 1. Tape No. 9641; TT98; Reel 17(Carpentaria); AS553
    [CD 33. Track 7]
  • Percy Korerungati sings the turtle of banga song
    copy from AA 338/11/22/20 Track 2 only. Tape No. 9641; TT98; Reel 17(Carpentaria); AS554
    [CD 33. Track 8]
  • Tracks 9 to 10 contain 'excerpts of the Lardiil or Mornington Island initiation ceremonies leading up to the rite of circumcision. These have been selected for their rhythm.
    This item is restricted
    [CD 33. Tracks 9-10]
  • Tindale announces in Track 11: 'the first half of this record consisted of didjeridu music copied from some otherwise useless concert material and is the primary document. The second half consists of replaying numbers 553 and 554 which are 2 songs from Bentinck Island. The final part consists of extracts from song numbers 510-527 of the Mornington Island circumcision series as recorded in 1963. These songs were prepared for a lecture by NB Tindale in September 1964.'
    This item is restricted
    [CD 33. Track 11]

Palm Island Series (1 x 3 inch reel)

  • Joe Lee [nn. Tjamea] and Maribi Tommy of the Keramai talking and singing in Keramai, also short vocabulary, 23 July 63
    [CD 34. Track 1. Tape No. 9654; TT111; Palm I. series(unnumbered); AS628]
  • kokolo song
    [CD 34. Track 1. Tape No. 9654; TT111; Palm I. series(unnumbered)]
  • thunderstorm song
    [CD 34. Track 2. Tape No. 9654; TT111; Palm I. series(unnumbered)]
  • two women song
    [CD 34. Track 3. Tape No. 9654; TT111; Palm I. series(unnumbered)]
  • Joe Lee speaks in Keramai
    [CD 34. Track 4. Tape No. 9654; TT111; Palm I. series(unnumbered)]
  • Harry Gordonvale (Tjeinbi) talks about a mummified burial in the Berlin Museum in Idindji
    [CD 34. Tracks 5-6. Tape No. 9655; TT112; Palm I. series(unnumbered)]

Tindale Tribes: Kunggara; Kaiadilt; Lardiil; Janggal; Jokula; Karawa; Wanji; Janjula; Winduwinda; Ingura; Keramai.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/22/CDs 1-34
Date Range 1963
Quantity 28 x 3 inch & 6 x 5 inch reels, 34 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/22/CDs 1-34
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/23/CDs 1-14

Rawlinson Range (WA) Expedition 1963

  Supplementary to: 'Journal of Visit to the Rawlinson Range area in the Great Western Desert by Norman B. Tindale. 24 October - 25 November 1963', AA 338/1/26
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of magnetic tape recordings of restricted ceremonies, songs, narratives, and discussions on social structure. They were made by Norman B Tindale in 1963 during a Board for Anthropological Research expedition to the Rawlinson Range in Western Australia. Recordings were also made at Mount Davies and Cave Hill in neighbouring South Australia.

The contents descriptions given below were taken from Tindale's handwritten annotations on the tape boxes, and are therefore brief. Fuller details of the recordings are found in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register (relevant 'AS' reference numbers are listed below) and in the pages of Tindale's expedition field journal: 'Journal of Visit to the Rawlinson Range area in the Great Western Desert by Norman B. Tindale. 24 October - 25 November 1963', AA 338/1/26.

Note that the abbreviation 'AN' in the list below, which identifies the Rawlinson Range expedition with the Board for Anthropological Research, was not always used by Tindale.

The Rawlinson Range series includes the following magnetic tapes:
AA 338/11/23/
Reel 1 (AN 1- AN 2)

  • Discussion by I:parnka Parutjarta tjukurupa and Tommy Dodd on the role of Njiŋa or Ice people
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-6. Tape No. 9655. TT112 & Tape No. 9656; TT113; RR 1(AN 1); AS650]
  • Discussion of the conversion of southern people to the 4 class system, 31 October 1963. This is the first mention of the Nakako, people near Bell Rock Range
    [CD 1. Tracks 6-7. Tape No. 9656; TT113; RR 1(AN 1); AS651]
  • Record of a women's quarrel at Kudjuntari
    [CD 1. Tracks 8-10. Tape No. 9656; TT113; RR 2(AN 2); AS652]
  • Parutjarta tjukurupa speaks of the Koŋka Walilja of Keiwarriŋa (rat totem)
    [CD 1. Track 10. Tape No. 9656; TT113; RR 2(AN 2); AS653]
  • Tiŋari from the place Tendjindjitjarana sung by Ngadadjara men, 3 November 1963
    [CD 1. Track 11. Tape No. 9656; TT113; RR 2(AN 2); AS655]

Reel 2 (AN 3-AN 4)

  • Second part of the song cycle of Tendjindjitjarana Tiŋari, Ngadadjara
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-9. Tape No. 9657; TT114; RR 2(AN 3) & RR 3(AN 4); AS655.1 & 655.2]

Reel 3 (AN 5-AN 6)

  • Third part of the Tendjindjitjarana Tiŋari, Ngadadjara song cycle
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-13. Tape No. 9658; TT115; (RR 3(AN 5) & RR 3(AN 6); AS655.3]
  • Ray, a Ngadadjara man, tells the story of his first encounter with 'white men', possibly Michael Terry in 1931, and meeting with NB Tindale and the expedition party at Warburton Range, August 1935
    [CD 3. Tracks 14-15. Tape No. 9659; TT116; RR 3(AN 6); AS656]

Reel 5 (AN 7)

  • 'Malutjukur of Kolbirba initiation series', Kudjuntari, 4 November 1963
    [CD 4. Tracks 1-8. Tape No. 9659; TT116 & Tape No. 9660; TT117; RR 5(AN 7); AS657]

Reel 6 (RR 6)

  • Second part of the 'Malutjukur of Kolbirba Initiation series', 4 November 1963
    [CD 5. Tracks 1-9. Tape No. 9660; TT117 & Tape No. 9661; TT118; RR 6; AS657.1]

Reel 7 (RR 7)

  • Final part of the Malu tjukur of Kolbirba
    [CD 6. Tracks 1-10. Tape No. 9661; TT118 & Tape No. 9662; TT119; RR 7; AS 657.2]
  • Julanja tjukurupa of Karalunja story told by Mickey in Kudjuntari, 4-5 November 1963
    [CD 6. Tracks 11-13. Tape No. 9662; TT119 & Tape No. 9663; TT120; RR 7; AS 658]

Reel 8 (RR 8)

  • Continuation of the 'story of Julanja tjukurupa of Karalunja', 'followed by discussion on source of kandi stone near Gill Pinnacle & totems along the range from W to east' and 'Tommy Dodd's short account of the Two Malu of Mt Davies' in English
    [CD 7. Tracks 1-6. Tape No. 9663; TT120; RR 8; AS659]
  • Story of the Ice men, ninga, told by Mickey, Nadadjara, 6 November 1963
    [CD 7. Tracks 7-9. Tape No. 9663; TT120 & Tape No. 9664; TT121; RR 8; AS660]

Reel 9 (RR 9)

  • Continuation of the Ice men, ninga story, told by Mickey, discussion and comments by Tommy Dodd in English, 6 November 1963
    [CD 8. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9664; TT121 & Tape No. 9665; TT122; RR 9; AS660.1]
  • 'Warumala tjukurupa tiŋari' song, 7 November 1963
    [CD 8. Track 7. Tape No. 9665; TT122; RR 9; AS661]

Reel 10 (RR 10)

  • Warumala tjukurupa tiŋari song continued
    [CD 9. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9665; TT122; RR 10; AS661]
  • 'Jaŋkundjara (Pibiridjara) Rain Ceremony of Malu' (kangaroo) sung by Tommy Dodd
    [CD 9. Tracks 4-8. Tape No. 9665; TT122 & Tape No. 9666; TT123; RR 10; AS662]

Reel 11 (RR 11)

  • 'Malu rain ceremony continued'
    [CD 10. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9666; TT123; RR 11; AS662]
  • Mice dreaming and Malu women story
    [CD 10. Tracks 3-5. Tape No. 9667; TT124; RR 11; AS663]
  • 'Walawuru totem of Kudjuntari and njulu stones' description, 7 November 1963
    [CD 10. Track 6. Tape No. 9667; TT124; RR 11; AS664]

Reel 12 (RR 12)

  • 'the Mt Davies version of the Kalaia tjukurupa story (parallel to the Jubai version of 1957)'
    [CD 11. Tracks 1-12. Tape No. 9668; TT125 & Tape No. 9669; TT126; RR 12; AS676]

Reel 13 (RR 13)

  • 'end of the Mt Davies version of the Kalaia tjukurupa story & song'
    [CD 12. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9669; TT126; RR 13; AS676]
  • 'the Keiba tjukurr song series' that starts in Waljuna and travels aa far as the Nullarbor Plain, 12 November 1963
    [CD 12. Tracks 4-5. Tape No. 9669; TT126; RR 13; AS677]
  • 'Keibara (Turkey) tjukurupa song; stealing of fire, Tommy Dodd is commentator', 12 November 1963]
    [CD 12. Tracks 6-7. Tape No. 9670; TT127; RR 13; AS678]

Reel 14 (RR 14)

  • 'Keibara song cycle' continued, 14 November 1963 (Tindale notes: 'machine was misbehaving owing to a faulty switch connection & some parts are out of tune and slow').
    [CD 13. Tracks 1-7. Tape No. 9670; TT127 & Tape No. 9671; TT128; RR 14; AS679]

Reel 15 (RR 15)

  • Mt Davies, SA. Evening camp scene, a laka; odd notes of beginning of a turlku, Cave Hill SA, 18 November 1963
    [CD 14. Tracks 1-2. Tape No. 9671; TT128; RR 15]
  • Description by Billy Kai:bibi of the travels of the Jaŋkundjadjara Kuŋgaraŋkalpa (Pleiades) between Henbury and Algara with English comments, 20 November 1963
    [CD 14. Tracks 3-5. Tape No. 9671; TT128 & Tape No. 9672; TT129; RR 15; AS680]

Tindale Tribes: Nakako; Ngadadjara; Jangkundjara; Pitjandjara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/23/CDs 1-14
Date Range 1963
Quantity 14 x 3 inch magnetic tapes, 14 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/23/CDs 1-14
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/24/Tracks 1-3

Myths of Kungkarungkara 1964

 

This item consists of one magnetic tape prepared by Norman B Tindale for a meeting of the Astronomical Society of South Australia held on 1 April 1964. On the tape Tindale retells parts of the the narrative of the 'Myths of Kungkarungkara' ('women of the Pleiades' or Seven Sisters) as learned by him during fieldwork in central Australia. In particular, Tindale discusses Musgrave Ranges and Warburton Ranges versions of the story heard in 1933 and 1935 respectively. For further details see Tindale's 1959 paper: 'Totemic Beliefs in the Western Desert of Australia Part I: Women who became the Pleiades', Records of the South Australian Museum 13(3), pp. 305-332.

The tape box carries the following annotation in Tindale's hand: 'Myths of Kungkarungkara by N B Tindale; prepared for Astronomical Society meeting, 1 April 1964. Contains unpublished data plus data from my paper, AS 705'. 'AS 705' refers to the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register entry for this tape.

Note that this tape contains restricted material.

AA 338/11/24/

  • Myths of Kungkarungkara
    [Tracks 1-3. Tape No.9688; TT148; SAM 169; AS705]

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/24/Tracks 1-3
Date Range 1964
Quantity 1 x 3 inch magnetic tape, 1 access CD
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/24/Tracks 1-3
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/25/Tracks 1-25

Papunya (NT) 1964

 

This item consists of one magnetic tape recorded by Norman B Tindale at Papunya (NT) in 1964. Tindale and an associate, Prof. JGD Clark, travelled to central Australia to observe Aboriginal stone working techniques. This tape records songs sung by Ngalia men while working stone. The tape box contains the following annotations in Tindale's hand: 'Kangaroo totem and other songs sung by Ngalia men when at a stone tjurunga mine site at ŋadinba, 21 May 1964'.

For further details see: 'Visit to Papunya C. Australia with Prof. J.G.D. Clark, 20-24 May 1964', in Tindale's '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', AA 338/1/40/2, pp. 1015a-1037.

AA 338/11/25/

  • 'Kangaroo totem songs sung by Ngalia men when at a stone tjurunga site at Nadinba. Malkara (honey ant song)'
    [Tracks 1-25. Tape No. 9688; TT 148 & Tape No. 9689; TT149; SAM 170; AS711]

Tindale Tribes: Ngalia.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/25/Tracks 1-25
Date Range 1964
Quantity 1 x 3 inch magnetic tape, 1 access CD
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/25/Tracks 1-25
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/26/CDs 1-5

Interview with John Irrgang 1964

  Supplementary to: 'Kurlge, Blackwood, South Australia. Journal principally entomological and general by Norman B. Tindale. 1 June 1964 to 11 August 1969. Adelaide', AA 338/1/48/2
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 5 magnetic tapes recorded by Norman B Tindale during a meeting with with John Irrgang. In journal writings associated with the meeting, Tindale entered on 22 June 1964: 'went to Light Pass with Paul Lawson to meet an old identity of Killalapannina Mission, Johannes Gustav Irrgang at the home of the Rev RB Reuther, son of the Missionary of that mission' (Kurlge Journal AA 338/1/48/2, p.591). Tindale provided only a brief overview of the meeting in the journal.

For journal notes relating to the interview see AA 338/12/2/volume 1 and for a transcript of the interview see AA 338/12/3/3.

The following details have been taken from annotations written by Tindale on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/26/
Reel 1 (Part 1)

  • Interview with John Irrgang about the Dieri, 22 June 1964
    Pronunciation of Diari, Tirari dialect; circumcision & subincision; dogs caught emus; tracked them during summer heat using possum skin waterbags; the fossil tree in museum came from E side of L Eyre on top of a sandhill N of Cooper about 30m W of mission; I:tadani; Kaurikuduni (cowarie Watari rat) [illegible]; kuiku puŋku, fibres and box trees
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9689; TT149 & Tape No. 9690; TT150; AS 712,1: AS712]

Reel 2 (Part 2)

  • Ditjimiŋkani Cave ochres made by burning Parachilna ochre; pitjuri trade; skin rugs of kantu wallaby; rush nets and [illegible] of stones to anchor
    [CD 1. Track 5. Tape No. 9690; TT150; AS 712,2; AS712]

Reel 3 (Part 3)

  • Interview with John Irrgang about the Dieri, 22 June 1964.
    Search for lost member of Eylmann's party
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9690; TT150; AS 712; AS712]

Reel 4 (Part 4)

  • Interview with John Irrgang about the Dieri, 22 June 1964.
    Witchetty grub of the Dieri tribe; witjuti in ground is padi; Lawson asks for meaning of place name Pantawalani; question re toa; trade routes; missionary children did not see corobori; kandri chisels, Lawson comment on quarry on Clayton; circumcision stone knife tul:a; drawings in sand; pastime; kintala = dogs track drawing; dingo pups eaten; kila wilpani 'womans organ' is original name for Killalapannina; Kaparamarani roots with hands = eroded gum trees, name of Kopparamanna; early days of mission. Present: Norman B Tindale, Rev. RB Reuther, Mr Johannes, Mr Lawson
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9690; TT151; AS 712 pt.4; AS712]

Reel 5 (Part 5)

  • Interview with John Irrgang about the Dieri , 22 June 1964.
    Conversation between Rev Reuther and (Mr) Johannes in Dieri; discussion of the conversation in English; Johannes learned in infancy; mention of Teddy Vogelsang; Dintibana; Muramura Dorana; Rainbow serpent in waterhole; food taken to it by an old man; Lawsons reference to Kanamara place (man's hand place) = Kalamarani; Siebert missionary; Harry James Hillier teacher; Otto Siebert; Reuther diaries; Carl August Meyer diary; names along Cooper Creek; experiences of Dieri encounter with a monkey & ceremony of its funeral & burial
    [CD 4. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9690; TT151 & Tape No. 9691; TT152; AS 712 pt.5; AS712]

Reel 6 (Part 6)

  • Interview with John Irrgang about the Dieri, 22 June 1964.
    Mother Siebert (Rev Reuther's story); corobori; Mada wilpani place, holey [?] rock 10 m up from Kopperamanna; comments on reliability of Diari transcription; methods used in translating Bible into Diari; the word jat:aparina; Dr Stolz & Gospel of Luke, 2 chapters translated; Diamantina water snakes and others; wiparu blacksnake; Kadimalkara / Kadimanikura, a serpent supposed mythical; kadni jew lizard
    [CD 5. Tracks 1-4. Tape No. 9691; TT152 & Tape No. 9692; TT153; AS 712 pt.6; AS712]

Tindale Tribes: Dieri.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/26/CDs 1-5
Date Range 1964
Quantity 2 x 3 inch; 3 x 5 inch magnetic tapes, 5 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/26/CDs 1-5
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/27/CDs 1-4

Gerard (SA) 1964

  Supplementary to: 'Kurlge, Blackwood, South Australia. Journal principally entomological and general by Norman B. Tindale. 1 June 1964 to 11 August 1969. Adelaide', AA 338/1/48/2
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 4 magnetic tapes recorded by Norman B Tindale at Gerard (SA), 25 July 1964. On 24 July Tindale met three men who, years previously, had been taken by missionaries at Ooldea (SA) to live at the Gerard Mission. They were Daniel Mudu, Jimmy James, and Wally Mandjakura. In his field journal Tindale noted: 'all three claimed to speak Pitjandjara but Wally Mandyakura was Wirtjapakandja, because he was from the 'Ranges', the others were ŋalia' (p. 621). On returning the following day, Tindale recorded on tape two of the men (Mudu and James) singing and talking about songs relating to areas north of Ooldea. Note, however, that in annotations on tape boxes Tindale described Mudu and James as Kokata men. The following contents descriptions are taken from Tindale's annotations on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/27/
Reel 1

  • 'Henry on bullroarer from Jalukari and how he ignored message on it and remained at Gerard; Mudu tells of his history; Kokata men from N of Nullarbor and S of Anmaŋo. These men escaped initiation by being taken by missionaries to Gerard. They were therefore 'grown up children' in their knowledge of former life, 25 July 1964
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-11. Tape No. 9692; TT153; Reel 1/12]

Reel 2

  • Data from Mudu, Kokata, North of Nullarbor Plain at Anmaŋo; song: Ma:pupinma of Pleiades, refers to Jula place Anmaŋo; Mudu speaks of Kurubaru (magpie) and opens with a song between Anmaŋo and Kulan, 25 July 1964
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-20. Tape No. 9692; TT153 & Tape No. 9693; TT154; Tape 2/13]

Reel 3

  • Discussion on djimari (continued), Kokata, Anmaŋo North of Nullarbor Plain, 25 July 1964
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-15. Tape No. 9693; TT154; Reel 3/14]

Reel 4

  • Mudu sings a song which may be heard by all people. Kokata songs from the Nullarbor, 25 July 1964
    [CD 4. Tracks 1-15. Tape No. 9693; TT155; Reel 4/15]

Tindale Tribes: Kokata; Pitjandjara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/27/CDs 1-4
Date Range 1964
Quantity 4 x 5 inch magnetic tapes, 4 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/27/CDs 1-4
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/28/CDs 1-10

Yalata (SA) 1964

  Supplementary to journal: 'Entomology and General Field Trips by Norman B Tindale. 1964-1965. Adelaide, S. Australia', AA 338/1/43/3
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 10 magnetic tapes recorded by Norman B Tindale at Yalata (SA) in 1964. Most of the material recorded, including song cycles, tjukurpa stories, and discussions on ceremonial boards, is of a restricted nature. Tindale offers partial and tentative transcriptions of songs as well as descriptions of performances in his field journal: 'Entomology and General Field Trips by Norman B Tindale. 1964-1965. Adelaide, S. Australia', AA 338/1/43/3, pp. 23-169. With regard to the Malu, Kanyala and Tjuruki song cycle, he noted that: 'none of the men have sufficient command of English to give the meanings of the songs and I record them in the hope that they can be more fully understood in the future' (AA 338/1/43/3, p.73).

The following contents descriptions have been taken from annotations written by Tindale on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/28/
Reel 1

  • 'Nganamara tjukurupa (mallee fowl) of Njumuruŋa .. sung by Porinja (Fat Jack), cries of birds are imitated', 22 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-28. Tape No. 9683; TT142; Yalata 1]

Reel 2

  • 'Kalaia tjukurupa sung by Modoko. It starts at Pulapula kapi tjokola, a rockhole north of the porcupine grass plain. Sung in the Pitjandjara language', 23 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-24. Tape No. 9683; TT143; Yalata 2]

Reel 3

  • Malu, kanjala and tjuruki (kangaroo, euro and owl) sung by Onandu and helped by many others .. 39 songs, 24 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-34. Tape No. 9684; TT144 & Tape No. 9685; TT145; Yalata 3]

Reel 4

  • 'General discussion at display of tjilbirba boards of four totems at Yalata, 26 October 1964 with about 30 men present. Wati Kutjara and Keibara tjukurupa are mentioned'
    This item is restricted
    [CD 4. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9678; TT137; Yalata 4]

Reel 5

  • 'Sonny Williams, 34 years, tells of the Keibara whose name is Walji. He uses a few whiteman phrases', 26 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 5. Tracks 1-6. Tape No. 9678; TT137 & 9679; TT138; Yalata 5]

Reel 6

  • 'Story of Malu, Kanjala & Tjuruki (kangaroo, euro and owl)', 28 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 6. Tracks 1-3. Tape No. 9679; TT138; Yalata 6]

Reel 7

  • 'Discussion on Nganamara (mallee fowl) story. Speakers in order: Onandu 'Ron Day', Moŋki (Pompey). The story is clear as far as Malkandji after which it is lost', 28 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 7. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9679; TT138 & Tape No. 9680; TT139; Yalata 7]

Reel 8

  • 'Keibara song cycle as known at Yalata, S. Aust. 1st side 18 songs; song 18 repeated on 2nd side followed by outline of story; 2nd side Laka song cycle Mala wati from Ooldea', 29-30 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 8. Tracks 1-14. Tape No. 9680; TT139 & Tape No. 9681; TT140; Yalata 8]

Reel 9

  • 'Laka mala wati (rock wallaby) as sung at Ooldea', 30 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 9. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9681; TT140 & Tape No. 9682; TT141; Yalata 9]

Reel 10

  • 'Laka mala wati (continued). Young man .. brought in from initiation at Ooldea when Tindale witnessed ceremony is in camp here .. his companion is now dead', 30 October 1964
    This item is restricted
    [CD 10. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9682; TT141; Yalata 10]

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/28/CDs 1-10
Date Range 1964
Quantity 10 x 3 inch magnetic tapes, 10 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/28/CDs 1-10
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/29/CDs 1-2

Yalata (SA) 1965

  Supplementary to journal: 'Entomology and General Field Trips by Norman B Tindale. 1964-1965. Adelaide, S. Australia', AA 338/1/43/3
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 2 magnetic tapes recorded by Norman B Tindale at Yalata (SA) in 1965. Tindale travelled to Yalata with John Greenway, an American anthropologist, who apparently also made audio recordings (not held by the South Australian Museum). Details of the Yalata recordings are found in Tindale's journal: 'Entomology and General Field Trips by Norman B Tindale. 1964-1965. Adelaide, S. Australia', AA 338/1/43/3, pp. 499-669. Four additional magnetic tapes relating to this item are located at AA 338/11/33. The latter tapes form part of Tindale's 'personal and study series' of tapes that arrived at the South Australian Museum after Tindale's death in 1993.

The first tape listed below is suitable for a general audience, while the second contains restricted material. The following details are taken from annotations in Tindale's hand on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/29/
Reel 1

  • Songs at Yalata school followed by John Greenway singing to school children, 21 October 1965.
    Songs sung by Yalata chilren include:
    • 'Kookaburra' song
      [CD 1. Track 3. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Jesus loves the little children' in English and Pitjantjatjara
      [CD 1. Tracks 5-6. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'
      [CD 1. Track 7. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Christmas is coming'
      [CD 1. Track 11. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'He's got the whole world'
      [CD 1. Track 12. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Nobody knows the trouble I've seen'
      [CD 1. Track 13. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Standin in the need of prayer'
      [CD 1. Track 14. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Waltzing Matilda'
      [CD 1. Track 15. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    Songs sung by John Greenway include:

    • 'Pick it up'
      [CD 1. Track 18. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Billy McGee McGaw'
      [CD 1. Track 19. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'He's got the whole workd in his hands'
      [CD 1. Track 20. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Go tell Aunt Rhody'
      [CD 1. Track 21. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'Dog whose name was Blue'
      [CD 1. Track 22. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • 'We shall gain the victory'
      [CD 1. Track 23. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

    • African Lullabye
      [CD 1. Track 23. Tape No. 9677; TT135; Yalata 1]

Reel 2

  • 'Interview with Peter Pepper re two ceremonial grounds 1 m[ile] N. of Yalata', 21 October 1965
    This item is restricted
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-5. Tape No. 9678; TT136; Yalata 2]

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/29/CDs 1-2
Date Range 1965
Quantity 2 x 4 inch magnetic tapes, 2 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/29/CDs 1-2
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/30/CDs 1-3

Musgrave Range (SA) 1966

  Supplementary to 'Journal of Visit to the North West of South Australia in February 1966 by Norman B. Tindale. 1966'. AA 338/1/22/2
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 3 magnetic tapes recorded by Norman B Tindale at 25 Mile Bore in the western Musgrave Ranges in February 1966. The tapes include recordings of songs and stories.Tindale wrote 'approximate outlines' for some of the songs in the pages of his field journal: 'Journal of Visit to the North West of South Australia in February 1966 by Norman B. Tindale. 1966', AA 338/1/22/2, and occassionally noted aspects of their performance. Four additional magnetic tapes relating to this item are located at AA 338/11/33. The latter tapes form part of Tindale's 'personal and study series' of tapes that arrived at the South Australian Museum after Tindale's death in 1993.

Additional recordings were apprently made by the anthropologist John Greenway, but they are not held at the South Australian Museum.

The following contents descriptions are taken from annotations in Tindale's hand on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/30/
Reel 1

  • 25 Mile Bore, Western Musgrave Ranges, SA, 11 February 1966
    'Description by Harry (Pitjandjara Tr.) of expedition camp at 25 Mile Bore; Jacky Bellrock of Nakako Tr. tells story of Walawuru (eagle) of Njumunŋa [illegible]'
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-11. Tape No. 9685; TT145 & Tape No. 9686; TT146; tape 1]

Reel 2

  • 25 Mile Bore, Western Musgrave Ranges, SA, 12 February 1966
    'Camp songs by women. Two principal singers Imbidi and Lucy'. Eddie sings the 'Kalaya' (emu) inma.
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-12. Tape No. 9686; TT146 & Tape No. 9687; TT147; Tape 1]

Reel 3

  • 25 Mile Bore, Western Musgrave Ranges, SA, 21 February 1966
    'Koka rabita inma of Nakako tribe. Sung by Tjibukudu and helpers (Ooldea = Juldi is mentioned)'
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-14. Tape No. 9687; TT147 & Tape No. 9688; TT148; Tape 3]

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara; Nakako.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/30/CDs 1-3
Date Range 1966
Quantity 3 x 3 inch magnetic tapes, 3 access CDs
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/30/CDs 1-3
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/31/Tapes 1-7

Harold Davies series; Simpson Desert 1962; Crabtree pressure flaking; F. Bordes Extracts; Songs from Arnhem Land

 

This item consists of 7 magnetic tapes considered by Norman B Tindale to be part of his 'personal and study series' of tapes. They arrived at the South Australian Museum after his death in 1993. As indicated below, some of the tapes were recorded by Tindale, while others were acquired from other sources.

These tapes have not been transferred to digital format.

The following contents descriptions are based on annotations in Tindale's hand on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/31/

  1. 'Interview with MC Nevin 1964 on 5 Apr. on eve of her departure for Europe & description of Arunta (Simpson) Desert by NBT 1963', 1 x 3 inch reel
  2. 'Tindale account of events Oct. 11-12 1962 at T19, Simpson Desert, N[orthern] Terr[itory]', 1 x 3 inch reel
  3. 'N B Tindale personal tape research. Kimberly, Idaho 10 July 1967. Discussions with Don Crabtree, Kimberly, Idaho 10 July 1967 on pressure flaking of Kimberley points. See Tindale Colorado and Calif[ornia] Journ[al], p.533', 1 x 4 inch reel
  4. 'Don Crabtree's comments on pressure flaking film from N W Australia, made Los Angeles Calif., 22 Feb 1968. Second voice is that of N B Tindale', 1 x 3 inch reel
  5. 'Francois Bordes: comments during showing of pressure flaking film of Kitja and Djaru tribesmen at Moolabulla, N W Australia, 1953 (see N B Tindale's Colorado & California Journal v.2, p.669 et seq.). N B Tindale comments 6 Feb. 1982 start near ½ on 2nd side'. The latter consist of a summary of the tape contents by Tindale owing to the poor quality of the recording, 1 x 4 inch reel
  6. 'Harold Davies' aboriginal songs. Prepared by H. Davies after 1928 Expedition to Koonibba [SA]'. This tape contains a copy of wax cylinder recordings and commentaries made by EH Davies after the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research's expedition to Koonibba (SA) in 1928.
    Side 2 contains a copy of George Watson's 'Story of Mamu (Wardibara) man who was a cannibal and lived in a cave on the Upper Innisfail River, N. Queensland', recorded by Jack Doolan (See S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register entry AS 717), 1 x 3 ¾ inch reel
  7. 'Songs from Arnhem Land'. This tape is apparently a copy of Lester Richard Hiatt's (see AA 133) original recording of 1966, 1 x 5 inch reel.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/31/Tapes 1-7
Date Range - 1982
Quantity 1 x shoebox containing 7 x magnetic tapes (various sizes)
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/31/Tapes 1-7
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/32/Tapes 1-2

'John Greenway series'

 

This item consists of 2 magnetic tapes considered by Norman B Tindale to be part of his 'personal and study series' of tapes. They arrived at the South Australian Museum after his death in 1993. John Greenway, an American anthropologist, accompanied Tindale on a number of fieldtrips in South and Western Australia in the 1960s.

These tapes have not been transferred to digital format.

The following contents descriptions are drawn from annotations in Tindale's hand on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/32/

  1. 'John Greenway, Prof of Anthropology, University of Colorado (noted singer), Hillbilly Songs USA, c.1962'
  2. 'Brunch at the Fort Morrison, Colorado 23 April, 1967
    Announcement by John Greenway of DSc hon caus. being bestowed on N B Tindale; Hopi Indian song; Hopi drum song; Sam Arnold; Hopi commentary; John Greenway on guitar; John & Joan Greenway on auto harp, Sam Arnold accompaniment on saw; Sam Arnold saw solo; list of guests; conferring of DSc degree U of C 9 June 1967'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/32/Tapes 1-2
Date Range c. 1962 - 1967
Quantity 1 x shoebox containing 2 x 5 inch magnetic tape reels
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/32/Tapes 1-2
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/33/Tapes 1-8, CDs 5-8

Yalata (SA) 1964-65; Western Musgrave Ranges (SA) 1966

  Supplementary to journal: 'Entomology and General Field Trips by Norman B Tindale. 1964-1965. Adelaide, S. Australia', AA 338/1/43/3 and 'Journal of Visit to the North West of South Australia in February 1966 by Norman B. Tindale. 1966'. AA 338/1/22/2
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 8 magnetic tapes considered by Norman B Tindale to be part of his 'personal and study series' of tapes. They arrived at the South Australian Museum after his death in 1993. The reels were originally stored in two shoeboxes labelled: 'Rawlinson Ra. 1963; Mt Davies 1963; W Musgrave Ra. 1966' and 'Yalata; Kokata at Gerard'. The two sets of tapes have been condensed into one shoebox by the archive after the removal of a number of duplicate tapes.

Note that the Yalata tapes listed below were recorded during two trips to Yalata in 1964 and 1965. For further details see Tindale's journal 'Entomology and General Field Trips by Norman B. Tindale 1964-1965' (AA 338/1/43/3, pp. 25-271 and pp. 499-669) and the Yalata tapes listed at AA 338/11/28/1-10 and 338/11/29/1-2.

The tapes recorded in the Musgrave Ranges are supplementary to the 'Journal of Visit to the North West of South Australia in February 1966 by Norman B. Tindale. 1966' (AA 338/1/22/2). See also the associated magentic tapes located at AA 338/11/30/1-3.

Most of the tapes were recorded by Tindale, although one is credited to John Greenway. Greenway apparently made other recordings that are not held by the South Australian Museum.

Tapes accessioned AA 338/11/33/1-4 have not been transferred to digital format.

The following contents descriptions are drawn from annotations in Tindale's hand on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/33/

  1. 'Yalata Mission 22 Oct. 1964. Onandu (Charlie Tunkin) Kalaia tjukurupa (emu totem songs), Ngalea Tr.; 2nd side 29 Oct 64 Inma Njiri from Norseman', 1 x 3 inch reel
  2. 'Yalata, SA, 13 Oct. 1965. Mala tjukurupa inma laka of place Malaputa NW of Ooldea, sung by Tjinakokadi (Bobbie Minn), 5 songs in series; 15 Oct 1965. Inma Walpurdi (banded anteater totem) song series of Jurata, 1 x 4 inch reel
  3. Yalata SA, 21 Oct. 1965: 'Spoken & sung version of the Inma Walpurdi as spoken & sung by Waŋin in Antakerinja', 1 x 4 inch reel
  4. Yalata, 22 Oct. 1965: 'Walawuru (eagle) tjukurupa song cycle of Njumunŋa ŋalea tribe sung by Modoko (Bobby Jones), spoken comments are by Wilja:di or Harry Wilja' [b. N of Ooldea, SA], 1 x 4 inch reel
  5. 'Inma laka of Anumara (aeilephili [?] larva) tjukur. Recorded between 2 am & daylight on 9 Feb. 1966 at Musgrave Park. J Greenway recorder', 1 x 3 inch reel
    [CD 5. Tracks 1-3]
  6. 'N B Tindale series: No.25 Bore, W Musgrave Range, SA, 19 Feb. 1966. Women's songs 2 sides; 2nd side's chiefly Mission songs (including 'Away in the Manager') from Ernabella. Nakako tribe singers', 1 x 3 inch reel
    The women's songs are restricted
    [CD 6. Tracks 1-8]
  7. 'No.25 Bore, 21 Feb.1966. Keibara [bush turkey] Tjukurupa songs', 1 x 3 inch reel
    [CD 7. Tracks 1-3]
  8. 'No.25 Bore Western Musgraves. Story of Malu (kangaroo) and tjuruki (owl) in the Petermann Ranges, ending with a list of places in the story', 1 x 3 inch reel
    [CD 8. Track 1]

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara; Antakirinja; Nakako.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/33/Tapes 1-8, CDs 5-8
Date Range 1964 - 1966
Quantity 1 x shoebox containing 8 x magnetic tape reels, 4 access CDs
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/33/Tapes 1-8, CDs 5-8
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/34/Tapes 1-18, CDs 1-5

'J Mason series [1964]; Milerum; Jarildekald; Tanganekald'

  Supplementary to: 'Kurlge, Blackwood, South Australia. Journal principally entomological and general by Norman B. Tindale. 1 June 1964 to 11 August 1969. Adelaide', AA 338/1/48/2
 

This item consists of materials considered by Norman B Tindale to be part of his 'personal and study series' of tapes. These materials include original recordings made by Tindale in 1964 as well as magnetic tape copies of previously recorded wax cylinder and acetate disc recordings. The tapes arrived at the South Australian Museum after Tindale's death in 1993 in a shoebox carrying the title given above. To this material, the museum archive has added cassette copies of sections of the 1964 recordings and 3 pages of handwritten notes.

The original materials in this item are interviews with Robert Darby (Joseph) Mason recorded at Swan Reach (SA) in 1964. Details of these interviews are found in Tindale's 'Kurlge' journal, AA 338/1/48/2, pp. 599-605; 625-631; 637-639.

Tapes accessioned AA 338/11/34/6-18 have not been transferred to digital format.

The contents descriptions below are drawn from annotations in Tindale's hand on the magnetic tape boxes. The descriptions for the cassettes were produced by the archive.
AA 338/11/34/

  1. 'Interview with Robert Darby (Joseph) Mason at Swan Reach, SA, 1 July 1964 by Norman B. Tindale. 1: History of Robert Mason's father's father from desert west of Menindee to the Murray River; 2: Notes on the man ŋautŋaut, an orphan, who went to the Mt Lofty Ranges'. 1 x 3 inch reel
    [CD 1. Tracks 1-6]
  2. Interview with Robert Mason at Swan Reach, SA, 1-2 July 1964
    'His father's father & the Rainbow Corobori, Doctors business, totems, story of the orphan who died as a giant at Mt Lofty; father's father's story; water trees; gum for axes; killing of the giant men [man?] at Roonka'. 1 x 3 inch reel
    [CD 2. Tracks 1-5]
  3. 'Interview with Robert Darby (Joseph) Mason at Swan Reach, 2 July 1964 by N. B. Tindale'. 1 x 3 inch reel
    [CD 3. Tracks 1-4]
  4. 'Discussions with Robert Mason, Nganguruku Tribe', Swan Reach, 6 August 1964, NB Tindale recording. 1 x 3 inch reel
    [CD 4. Tracks 1-3]
  5. Song by Lily Mason, Maraura Tribe. Mission song from Point McLeay; Discussions with Robert Mason, Nganguruku Tribe: totems, Manuri name for ŋadjuri'. Swan Reach, 6 August 1964. 1 x 3 inch reel
    [CD 5. Tracks 1-4]
  6. Cassette copy of a section of the Robert Mason interview. 1 x cassette
  7. Cassette copy of a section of the Robert Mason interview. 1 x cassette
  8. Cassette copy of a section of the Robert Mason interview. 1 x cassette
  9. Copy of a section of the Robert Mason interview, Swan Reach (SA), 1964. 1 x 5 inch reel
  10. Copy of a section of the Robert Mason interview, Swan Reach (SA), 1964. 1 x 5 inch reel
  11. Copy of a section of the Robert Mason interview, Swan Reach (SA), 1964. 1 x 5 inch reel
  12. Copy of a section of the Robert Mason interview, Swan Reach (SA), 1964. 1 x 5 inch reel
  13. Copy of the Clarence Long series of wax cylinder recordings (cylinders 1-7), originally recorded in 1932 (See AA 338/11/5), 1 x 5 inch reel
  14. Copy of the Clarence Long series of wax cylinder recordings (cylinders 8-15), originally recorded in 1932 (See AA 338/11/5), 1 x 5 inch reel
  15. Study copies of NB Tindale's recordings of Albert Karloan (1940) and Milerum (Clarence Long, 1937-38). These stories and songs relate to the South East of South Australia (see the original recordings AA 338/11/14 & AA 338/11/12). 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel
  16. Copy of AA 338/11/34/15. 1 x 5 inch reel
  17. Study copy of Milerum (Clarence Long) recordings made on acetate disc in 1937 (see AA 338/11/12). 1 x 5 inch reel
  18. Handwritten archive notes (3pp. of A4 paper) listing partial contents of the above tapes

Tindale Tribes: Nganguruku; Jarildekald; Tanganekald; Maraura; Meintangk; Ramindjeri; Potaruwutj; Bunganditj; Marditjali; Warki.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/34/Tapes 1-18, CDs 1-5
Date Range 1932 - 1964
Quantity 14 x magnetic tape reels; 3 x cassettes; 3pp x A4 notes, 5 access CDs
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/34/Tapes 1-18, CDs 1-5
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/35/Tapes 1-15

'Tapes: W. Australia 1966, 1968, 1972'

  Supplementary to 'Journal of a trip to Western Australia in search of Tribal Data by Norman B. Tindale, 1966' (AA 338/1/27), and 'Journal of visit to South Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale .. October-December 1968' AA 338/1/28.
 

This series contains restricted material.

This item consists of 15 magnetic tape reels recorded by Norman B Tindale in Western Australia in the years following his retirement from the South Australian Museum (SAM). They were considered by Tindale to be part of his 'personal and study series' of tapes and arrived at the SAM after his death in 1993 in a shoebox labelled 'Tapes: W. Australia 1966, 1968, 1972'. Access restrictions apply to materials in this item.

The 1966 recordings were made during a fieldtrip with the American anthropologist John Greenway, and have a particular focus on tribal distribution in Western Australia. Also included are recordings of traditional songs, kinship data, and oral history. Contextual details relating to the recordings may be found in the pages of Tindale's expedition journal: 'Journal of a trip to Western Australia in search of Tribal Data by Norman B. Tindale, 1966', AA 338/1/27.

The 1968 recordings were made during a field trip with the entomologist Noel McFarland and have a focus on tribal distribution. Tindale transcribed the contents of his interview with William Hamlet into the pages of his field journal: 'Journal of visit to South Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale in company of Noel McFarland, October-December 1968', AA 338/1/28, pp. 131-229.

Details relating to the 1972 recordings may be found in Tindale's journal: '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', AA 338/1/52/3.

Note that the shoebox contained two tapes that have been moved to 'Cinefilm descriptions, lectures' (AA 338/11/38). The tapes are: 'Lecture on how to conduct anthropological research, 20 May 1967, at Colorado' and lecture sample tape 'Copies of my [Tindale's] Bentinck I songs (2); Mornington I Songs (3); Pintubi songs - Koneia snake, kunkarungkalpa'.

These tapes have not been transferred to digital format.

The tape contents descriptions given below are drawn from Tindale's notes on the tape boxes and a catalogue produced by Grace Koch ('AIATSIS transcriptions for Tindale's Western Australia tapes 1966-1968', AA 338/12/15).
AA 338/11/35/

  1. Esperance (WA) 21 March 1966
    'Songs and conversation by Murray Newman, Njuŋar tribe of Thomas River WA'. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: songs, kinship terms, kodj axe.
  2. Collie (WA) 23 March and Carnarvon (WA) 29 March 1966
    'Interview with 2 aborigines, Alec Rowe and Harry Esperance'; Interview with Bob Williams of the Tjuroro, Capricorn Range, WA. The tape box carries Tindale's note that side two contains an Onslow interview with L Sampey 31 March 1966. This appears to be incorrect. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: life histories, tribal distribution.
  3. Carnarvon (WA) 29 March 1966
    'Conversation on tribes with Robert Williams, 66 years of Tjuroro Tribe'. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel.
  4. Carnarvon (WA) 29 March 1966
    'Continuation of conversation with Robert Williams, 66 years of Tjuroro tribe; discussion on class terms; songs - Malgaru song, Malgaru song in Iŋga:da; Love song, Wadjari way; Twin Peaks Station song, Wadjari (Madabudara)'. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Side two blank.
  5. Onslow (WA) 31 March and Carnarvon (WA) 1 April 1966
    Jack Smith Wanaŋanara Buruna song; Buruna song of Mugulikutji; Lewis Sampey Barda tribe, new song in Bailgu language; Jack Smith Indjibandi song; Meg woman sings her tami (mf) song, Inawoŋga tribe; second Inawoŋga song; Jack Smith song of his tami about making road to Wittenoom Gorge; Mrs Maudie Doughton song from her relative Globe Hill Jack (Tindale's informant in 1953) and message to him 1 April 1966, songs and speech at Carnarvon; Mrs Dingo interview, message in Mullewa. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel.
    Subjects also include: tribal distribution.
  6. Onslow (WA) 31 March 1966
    'Interview with Lew Sampey', Baada parts 2 & 3. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: life history, circumcision ceremony, tribal distribution, marriage, material culture.
    This item is restricted
  7. Onslow (WA) 31 March 1966
    Interview with Sampey, Baada, parts 4 & 5. 1 x 3 inch reel. Main subjects include: cutting implements, catamaran building, work on stations, use of Indjibandi language, tribal distribution, circumcision knife.
  8. Pindar (WA) 5 April, Mingenew (WA) 6 April and Goomaling (WA) 11 April 1966
    Record of interview with W Hamlet, Wadjari, (including songs); 2nd copy of Mrs Dingo's Noka:n song from Muggan station; song by grandson of Mrs Dingo, grasshopper in Queensland. 2nd side: 6 April 1966, interview with Mrs Maggie Bell at Mingenu, WA. 11 April 1966, Goomaling WA, conversation with Mrs Julia Walley of Esperance, WA and Paddy Dick of Northam.1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: tribal distribution, marriage, kinship terms, songs, oral history.
  9. Leonora (WA) 13 April 1966
    Interview with Teddy Bandibuga and Jack Murphy, John Dwyer came in for a while; tribal data; interview in afternoon with Andy Fisher (Nuŋgupai) and Sandy (Torola) tribal data. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: tribal distribution, place names, songs, kinship terms, creation beings and stories.
  10. Laverton (WA) 15 April 1966
    Interview with Tommy Taradara Naŋatadjara tribe; 1st side ends with greeting of Pi:tawara the interpreter of the 1935 expedition to Warburton Range; conversation with 3 men from Tekateka helped by Billy Winbun; Nji:nji tjokolba turlku of Jabu Kolilburu, E of Blackstone, afternoon of 15 April 1966; continuation of Nji:nji tjokolba at Laverton. Men only present in two groups Tjudulaka and ŋombaluru. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: tribal distribution, marriage, kinship terms, tjukurpa, place names, sand maps, songs.
  11. Laverton (WA) 16 April 1966
    Interview with men from Tekateka of ŋada tribe; songs. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: tribal distribution, place names, songs, dreaming tracks.
  12. Kalgoorlie (WA) 19 April 1966
    Interview with Don Ramhead (Donnelly) of Kelamai tribe and his wife Nuna of Laverton WA; tribal boundaries; inari song, Coolgardie WA, sung by Don Ramhead Kela:mai tribe; social organisation of Kela:mai, kinship terms. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: tribal distribution, place names, song, kinship terms.
  13. Conversation with William Hamlet, 4 November 1968.
    Wadjari Tribe, Pindar, WA; tribal data; initiation and secret songs; corobori songs; discussion on adze and kodj; general conversation on gemstones.
    1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: tribal distribution, stone tools, circumcision.
    This item is restricted
  14. Conversation with Murray Newman, 29 Nov. 1968
    Nyuŋa:, ŋadjunmarda and Mining Tribes, Esperance WA. 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: tribal distribution, stone knives, kodj axe, songs.
  15. Yuin (WA) Sept. 1972
    Interview with William Hamlet, Wadjari . 1 x 3 7/8 inch reel. Main subjects include: material culture, Wadjari tribal distribution, vocabulary.

According to Tindale's tape box annotations, the main Tindale Tribes include: Baada; Tjuroro; Wadjari; Indjibandi; Inawongga; Nokaan; Nangatadjara; Ngadadjara; Mirning; Ngadjunmaia. Many other Tindale Tribes are mentioned in passing.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/35/Tapes 1-15
Date Range 1966 - 1972
Quantity 1 x shoebox containing 14 x 3 7/8 inch and 1 x 3 inch magnetic tape reels
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/35/Tapes 1-15
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/36/Tapes 1-8

'Australian Anthropology'

 

The materials in this item, 6 x cassettes and 2 x 5 inch magnetic tape reels, were considered by Norman B Tindale to be part of his 'personal and study series' of tapes. They arrived at the South Australian Museum after Tindale's death in 1993 in a shoebox labelled 'Tapes: Australian Anthropology'.

These tapes have not been transferred to digital format.

The contents descriptions below are drawn from annotations in Tindale's hand on the cassette and magnetic tape boxes.
AA 338/11/36/

  1. 'Commencement exercises at the University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado, 9 June 1967. Complete recording of ceremonies, including investment of Norman Barnett Tindale with degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa. Recorded by John Greenway' 1 x 5 inch reel
  2. 'David Turner: Traditions and Transformations: a study of aborigines in the Groote Eylandt area, Northern Australia'. The tape is introduced as containing excerpts from Turner's book. Tindale's annotations indicate that the tape 'was compiled in the Audio-visual section of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies' and was purchased by him. It is glossed by Tindale as 'Groote Eyl. Speech from Aust. Inst. Ab. Studies, rec'd 3 July 1978'. 1 x 5 inch reel
  3. Tindale Interview: 'Anthropology in Australia', Australian Broadcasting Commission, recorded 17 June 1983. [See 'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 9. 6 April 1983 to 7 June 1984, AA 338/1/53/9, p.103 for further details].
    Side1: Tindale's introduction to anthropology; Groote Eylandt expedition 1921-22; study of tribal distribution; the question of the length of Aboriginal habitation and archaeological excavations.
    Side 2: development of Australian archaeology continued; [gap]; study of the stone tools of the Western Desert in the 1930s; research trips of the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research. 1 x 45 min cassette (1 of 2)
  4. Tindale Interview: 'Anthropology in Australia', Australian Broadcasting Commission, recorded 17 June 1983. [See 'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 9. 6 April 1983 to 7 June 1984, AA 338/1/53/9, p.103 for further details]
    Side 3: research trips of the University of Adelaide's Board for Anthropological Research continued; ecological practices of Western Desert people; Walter Baldwin Spencer's advice on taking fieldnotes; current work on a book on the Aboriginal people of the South East of South Australia; Tindale family connection to Milerum.
    Side 4: Tindale's work in progress continued (most of the side is blank). 1 x 45 min cassette (2 of 2)
  5. Letter from JC Le Souef to Tindale, 1981. A summary of this tape is in Tindale's Entomology letter file under date of 21 Oct 1981. 1x 60 min cassette
  6. Hunters of the Dugong. Audio track of a documentary filmed at Kiwai, Papua New Guinea with Tindale's added comments. Copied 12 May 1984. Tindale's comments related to Groote Eylandt, Kaiadilt of Bentinck I & Lardiil of Mornington Island hunting [see 'Canberra and California Journal by Norman B. Tindale. Volume 9. 6 April 1983 to 7 June 1984, AA 338/1/53/9, pp. 475-477 for further details]. 1 x 60 min cassette
  7. Aboriginal bodies in the South Australian Museum, Nationwide, 11 August 1983. Contains copy of a Nationwide story on Aboriginal bodies preserved in the South Australian Museum by reporter John Hosking. 1 x 10 min cassette
  8. Australian Aboriginal bodies in South Australian Museum, 10 minute phone interview with Tindale for Radio 5DN, Adelaide, 12 March 1984. 1 x 60 min cassette

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/36/Tapes 1-8
Date Range 1967 - 1984
Quantity 1 shoebox containing 6 x cassettes; 2 x 5 inch magnetic tape reels
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/36/Tapes 1-8
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/37/Tapes 1-17

'N B Tindale: Cassette Tape Collection'

 

The materials in this item, 17 cassettes, were considered by Norman B Tindale to be part of his 'personal and study series' of tapes. They arrived at the South Australian Museum after Tindale's death in 1993 in a shoebox labelled 'N B Tindale: Cassette Tape Collection'. Most of the cassettes (numbered 1-17 by Tindale) relate to entomology.

These tapes have not been transferred to digital format.

The following contents descriptions are drawn from annotations by Tindale on the cassette covers.
AA 338/11/37/

  1. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (1 of 9)
  2. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (2 of 9)
  3. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (3 of 9)
  4. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (4 of 9)
  5. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 30 minute cassette (5 of 9)
  6. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (6 of 9)
  7. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (7 of 9)
  8. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (8 of 9)
  9. Entomology, Lepidopterists' Annual Meeting, Boulder 22-24 July 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (9 of 9)
  10. '14 Aug 77, Japanese News; Mt Usu erupts; Memorial service to Hiroshima; episode of historical drama: Choshu & secret mission to London 1864', 1 x 60 minute cassette
  11. 'National Geog[raphic] Soc[iety], account of Dr Leakey's life and fossil man findings. Taped 14 Jan 1978. Part of an interview with Dr Leakey which ends in mid sentence'. 1 x 60 min cassette
  12. 'Pitjandjara and other Aboriginal songs sung by N B Tindale to illustrate songs. The first, Wardaruka mindjarei, was learned in the Mann Ranges 1933 (see Tindale Mann Range Journal pp. 68, 69, 181 and 303 of June 1933. Then follows two songs not immediately identified of which the texts are in one or other of my journals and identifiable'; 9 April 1978. 1 x 60 min cassette
  13. 'Discussion by N B Tindale with Allen Keast in preparation for Anthropology section of Biogeography & Ecology of Australia, in prep. [illegible] 1978-79'; recorded 23 April 1978. 1 x 120 min cassette
  14. 'Xerces Society 5th Annual meeting, Oakland, Cal.'; 21 May 1978. Relates to butterflies and ecology in places such as New Guinea and California. 1 x 90 minute cassette (1 of 2)
  15. 'Xerces Society 5th Annual meeting, Oakland, Cal.'; 21 May 1978. Relates to butterflies and ecology in places such as New Guinea and California. 1 x 90 minute cassette (2 of 2)
  16. Entomological Society of Victoria's Jubilee Dinner, 22 April, 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (1 of 2)
  17. Entomological Society of Victoria's Jubilee Dinner, 22 April, 1977. 1 x 60 minute cassette (2 of 2)

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/37/Tapes 1-17
Date Range 1977 - 1978
Quantity 1 x shoebox containing 17 cassettes
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/37/Tapes 1-17
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/38/Tapes 1-18

'Cinefilm descriptions, lectures'

 

The materials in this item, 8 cassettes and 10 magnetic tape reels, were considered by Norman B Tindale to be part of his 'personal and study series' of tapes. They arrived at the South Australian Museum after Tindale's death in 1993 in a shoebox labelled 'Tapes: cinefilm descriptions, lectures'.

These tapes have not been transferred to digital format.

The following contents descriptions are drawn from annotations by Tindale on the cassette covers and magnetic reel boxes:
AA 338/11/38/

  1. Tindale: Lecture on an Anthropologist looks at American archaeology to Anthropological. Society of SA, 28 April 1980. 1 x 60 min cassette
  2. Hawaiian program White Sands Motel Waikiki, 5 October 1979; Rarotongan concert, Rarotongan Hotel Rarotonga, 9 October 1979. 1 x 90 min cassette
  3. Letter from Chen Tai-lu, Peking, relating to Hepialid from Tsinghai, dated 1 March 1980. 1 x 60 minute cassette
  4. Tindale lecture at Australian National University dated 14 April 1980 on highlight of career in anthropology. 1 x 60 minute cassette
  5. Questions and answers for John Mulvaney's class Australian National University, Canberra, 21 April 1980. 1 x 60 minute cassette
  6. Presidential Address to Archaeological Section 25A, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS), Jubilee Congress, Adelaide, 12 May 1980. 1 x 60 minute cassette (1 of 2)
  7. Presidential Address to Archaeological Section 25A, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS), Jubilee Congress, Adelaide, 12 May 1980. 1 x 60 minute cassette (2 of 2)
  8. 'N B Tindale Lecture to Royal Geog Soc of Australasia, SA Branch, 8 May 1980, on occasion of his receiving the S Lewis Medal, Adelaide S Aust.' 1 x 60 minute cassette
  9. 'Beryl George speech on book, Aboriginal Australians; Ron George, 3 sessions on biological control of red scale', 1972. 1 x 4 inch reel
  10. 'Rainforest: part of an Aust. Broadcast Comm. radio talk heard at Kairi, 12 June 1972; message from Noel McFarland to Chris Henne recorded at Kairi Qld, 12 June 1972'. 1 x 4 inch reel
  11. 'Party at Morrison, Colorado, 23 April 1967 (duplicate). 1 x 3 3/8 inch reel
  12. Interview of Tindale by Australian Broadcasting Commission c30 November 1971; Bellbirds at Bemm River, Victoria, 31 January1972. 1 x 3 inch reel
  13. 'Senator Dirksen speech', Miami, Florida, 6 August 1968. 1 x 3 inch reel
  14. Bentinck Island Film: Commentary on reel 2 of film by Tindale. Apparently a commentary by Tindale while viewing an ethnographic film by Rev JB McCarthy of Mornington Island (Qld). Formerly stored with Tindale's 1960 and 1963 Bentinck Island films. 1 x 4 ¼ inch reel
  15. 'Bentinck I film by Mr J B McCarthy of Mornington I. Mrs McCarthy's commentary. A recording of the original tape'. Formerly stored with Tindale's 1960 and 1963 Bentinck Island films. 1 x 3 inch reel
  16. 'Lecture on how to conduct anthropological research, 20 May 1967, at Colorado'. 1 x 4 inch reel
  17. Lecture sample tape 'Copies of my [Tindale's] Bentinck I songs (2); Mornington I Songs (3); Pintubi songs - Koneia snake, kunkarungkalpa' 1 x 2 7/8 inch reel
  18. Lecture by Tindale on his many years of research work in the South East of South Australia, 7 May 1980, Adelaide. 1 x 5 inch reel

Note that 10 x 90 minute cassettes containing Tindale's film narrations recorded in 1968 at UCLA and a Bentinck Island lecture recorded in 1975 have been moved by the archive to series AA 346/9/26 'Narration Tapes relating to Board for Anthropological Research films'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/38/Tapes 1-18
Date Range c. 1967 - 1980
Quantity 1 shoebox containing 8 cassettes and 10 magnetic tape reels
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/38/Tapes 1-18
Series AA338/11

AA 338/11/39/Tapes 1-5

Additions to Tindale personal and study series

 

This item consist of 5 magnetic tapes that have been added by the archive to Norman B Tindale's 'personal and study series' of tapes.

These tapes have not been transferred to digital format.

The following contents descriptions are taken from annotations in Tindale's hand on the tape boxes:
AA 338/11/39/

  1. 'Voices of Japan, 1-3' containing 'records taken from commercial sources illustrating some of the music and nightlife noises and sounds of old Japan'. 1 x 5 inch reel (1 of 2)
  2. 'Voices of Japan, 3-6', containing 'records taken from commercial sources illustrating some of the music and nightlife noises and sounds of old Japan'. 1 x 5 inch reel (2 of 2)
  3. 'Antiquity of Australian Aboriginals', an extract from a radio [?] interview with Tindale on results of carbon dating, c1964. 1 x 5 inch reel
  4. 'Spears to bulldozers, Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Mission. Produced by Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd. Recorded from ABS2 Adelaide September 7 1965 - didjeridu music some native music and descriptions of some activites. Record of MnO2 discovery & development'. 1 x 3 inch reel
  5. Copy of the Story of Waijungari (Frank Blackmore) and the Albert Karloan series (see AA 338/11/8 and AA 3338/11/14 respectively). 1 x 5 inch reel

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/11/39/Tapes 1-5
Date Range c. 1964 - c. 1965
Quantity 5 x magnetic tape reels
Formats Audio Recordings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/11/39/Tapes 1-5
Series AA338/11