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Series AA338/23
Maps - Sketch maps showing Aboriginal 'tribes'
Date Rangec. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - maps undated
Quantity0.8 cm, 8 hand-drawn maps, various sizes
ProvenanceDr Norman Barnett Tindale
Description

This series comprises small maps drawn by Tindale in coloured and lead pencils on drawing paper. The undated maps, c1940 to 1974, show 'tribal' names and boundaries, and latitude and longitude. The maps are untitled except for one, 'Patrilineal Hordes of the Tribes Near the Murray Mouth' (South Australia). Several include Aboriginal place names in india ink and other annotations by Tindale.

These sketch maps contain the data used in black and white figures (same scale) drawn later by Harold E Burrrows of the South Australian Museum. The figures were printed in various publications, including Tindale's 1974 book, Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, by the University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London and in Australia by Australian National University Press.

'Tindale tribes' are listed and linked to the Catalogue published in Tindale's 1974 publication Aboriginal tribes of Australia, their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Descriptions of maps can be accessed via the Catalogue.

ArrangedNumerical (order imposed by archives)

Inventory Listing

AA 338/23/1

Sketch map showing 'tribes' from Arafura Sea to Gulf of Carpentaria and Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

 

Hand-drawn, untitled map showing 'tribal' boundaries and names in blue pencil from Arafura Sea to Gulf of Carpentaria. Includes Groote Eylandt and Roper River. 'Aritjangoa', 'Makalaoba' and 'Jotoakwa' are written in pencil at bottom of map, with Aboriginal place names added later in india ink. Data from this sketch map were used in an untitled black and white map figure of the same scale [publication details unknown]. Tindale's note on the black and white figure reads: 'Do not use - contains errors which need to be eliminated'. A note in red pen is written on the reverse: 'Superseded of historical interest only 1970'.

This item contains references to: Northern Territory.

Tindale Tribes: Barara; Daii; Dalabon; Dangbon; Dangu; Diakui; Djangu; Djinang; Djinba; Duwal; Duwala; Gungorogone; Ingura; Mara; Nakara; Nango; Ngalakan; Ngandi; Nunggubuju; Rembarunga; Wandarang.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/23/1
Date Range c. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - map undated
Quantity 1 map, 35.5x49.0 cm
Formats Maps and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/23/1
Series AA338/23

AA 338/23/2

Sketch map showing 'tribes' in the Cairns district of northeastern Queensland

 

Hand-drawn, untitled sketch map showing 'tribal' boundaries in blue pencil from near Cooktown south to Townsville, Queensland. Names of tribes are not included. Data from the map were included in the inset ('vide area enlargement') on Tindale's 1940 published map (see series 338/17). Tindale's 1974 book, Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, also contains a printed version in figure 27: 'Sketch map of the tribes in the rain-forested areas of the Cairns district of northeastern Queensland' (p. 87).

This item contains references to: Queensland.

Tindale Tribes: Bandjin; Barbaram; Buluwai; Djankun; Djiru; Djirubal; Ewamin; Gulngai; Idindji; Irukandji; Jungkurara; Keramai; Kokobididji; Kokojelandji; Kokomini; Kokoimudji; Kokokulunggur; Kokopatun; Kokowalandja; Kokowara; Kongkandji; Kutjala; Mamu; Muluridji; Nawagi; Ngatjan; Tjapukai; Wakaman; Wakara; Wanjuru; Warakamai; Warungu; Wulgurukaba; Wulpura.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/23/2
Date Range c. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - map undated
Quantity 1 map, 22.5x27.5 cm
Formats Maps and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/23/2
Series AA338/23

AA 338/23/3

Sketch map showing 'tribes' in the vicinity of Brisbane, southeastern Queensland

 

Hand-drawn, untitled map showing 'tribal' boundaries in blue pencil from near Bundaberg, Queensland to Cape Byron, New South Wales. Names of 'tribes' and 'hordes' are in red pencil. Tindale's 1974 book, Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, contains a printed version of this sketch map: figure 36, 'Tribal details in the vicinity of Brisbane, Queensland' (p. 124).

This item contains references to: New South Wales; Queensland.

Tindale Tribes: Barunggam; Batjala; Dalla; Djakunda; Giabal; Goeng; Jagara; Jarowair; Jukambe; Jukambal; Kabikabi; Kalibal; Kambuwal; Keinjan; Kitabal; Koenpal; Korenggoreng; Minjungbal; Ngugi; Ngulungbara; Taribelang; Undanbi; Wakawaka; Widjabal.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/23/3
Date Range c. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - map undated
Quantity 1 map, 22.5x30.0 cm
Formats Maps and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/23/3
Series AA338/23

AA 338/23/4

'Patrilineal Hordes of the Tribes of the Murray Mouth'

  [Sketch map; Accession No. 547]
 

Hand-drawn map shows 'tribal' boundaries in blue pencil in the upper Coorong and Lake Alexandrina district of southeastern South Australia. Names of 'tribes' (upper case) and 'hordes' (lower case) are written in red. Tindale's 1974 book, Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, contains a printed version of this sketch map: figure 6, 'Patrilineal clan areas ['ru:we], of the Tanganekald and some of their neighbors near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia, illustrating placing of clans and concentration on areas of greatest abundance of marine products' (p. 25).

This item contains references to: South Australia.

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

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/23/4
Date Range c. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - map undated
Quantity 1 map, 41.5x53.5 cm
Inventory Identifier AA 338/23/4
Series AA338/23

AA 338/23/5

Sketch map showing 'tribes' in southeastern South Australia

  [Accession No. 547]
 

Hand-drawn, untitled map showing 'tribal' boundaries in blue pencil in southeastern South Australia. Names of 'tribes' are written in red. Includes Port Augusta, Adelaide and lower Murray River east to Wentworth, New South Wales and Portland, Victoria. Data from this sketch map were used in an untitled black and white map figure of the same scale [publication details unknown]. A note on reverse of the black and white figure reads: 'Keep for Milerum [Clarence Long] study'.

This item contains references to: New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria.

Tindale Tribes: Bunganditj; Erawirung; Gunditjmara; Jaadwa; Jarildekald; Kaurna; Latjilatji; Maraura; Marditjali; Meintangk; Narangga; Nauo; Ngadjuri; Ngaiawang; Nganguruku; Ngaralta; Ngarkat; Ngawait; Ngintait; Nukunu; Pangkala; Peramangk; Portaulun; Potaruwutj; Ramindjeri; Tanganekald; Warki; Wotjobaluk.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/23/5
Date Range c. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - map undated
Quantity 1 map, 38.5x45.0 cm
Formats Maps and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/23/5
Series AA338/23

AA 338/23/6

Sketch map showing 'tribes' in the King Sound coastal region of Western Australia

 

Hand-drawn map showing 'tribal' boundaries in blue pencil in the northern coastal region of Western Australia including Broome, King Sound and Fitzroy River. Names of 'tribes' are written in red, with Aboriginal place names in india ink. Tindale's 1974 book, Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, contains a printed version of this sketch map: figure 37, 'Dampierland Peninsula, Western Australia, shows details of tribal distribution; includes the raft-using peoples of King Sound' (p. 146). See also map 338/23/7.

This item contains references to: Western Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Baada; Djaberadjabera; Djaui; Djugun; Jawuru; Ngombal; Nimanburu; Njikena; Njulnjul; Ongkarango; Umede; Warwa.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/23/6
Date Range c. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - map undated
Quantity 1 map, 40.0x54.5 cm
Formats Maps and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/23/6
Series AA338/23

AA 338/23/7

Sketch map showing 'tribes' in the King Sound coastal region of Western Australia

  Supplementary to: 'Anthropological Field Notes on the University of California at Los Angeles - University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition, North West Australia. Volume II. Pp. 692a-1250', 1953 (AA 338/1/19/2).
 

Hand-drawn map showing 'tribal' boundaries in blue pencil in the northern coastal region of Western Australia, including La Grange, Broome, King Sound and Fitzroy River. Names of 'tribes' are written in red, with Aboriginal place names in india ink. Notes by Tindale refer to pages in his UCLA expedition 'notebook' (see journal 338/1/19/2).

Tindale's 1974 book, Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, contains a printed version of this sketch map: figure 37, 'Dampierland Peninsula, Western Australia, shows details of tribal distribution; includes the raft-using peoples of King Sound' (p. 146). See also map 338/23/6.

This item contains references to: Western Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Baada; Djaberadjabera; Djaui; Djugun; Jawuru; Karadjari; Mangala; Ngombal; Nimanburu; Njikena; Njulnjul; Ongkarango; Umede; Warwa.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/23/7
Date Range c. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - map undated
Quantity 1 map, 33.5x51.0 cm
Formats Maps and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/23/7
Series AA338/23

AA 338/23/8

Sketch map showing 'tribes and clans' of the coastal region of the northern Kimberleys, Western Australia

 

Hand-drawn map showing 'tribal' boundaries in blue pencil in the northern coastal region of Western Australia, including Collier Bay, York Sound and Cape Bougainville. Names of 'tribes' (upper case) and 'hordes' (lower case) are written in red, with Aboriginal place names added in india ink. Additional names are listed in the margin. Tindale's 1974 book, Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, contains a printed version of this sketch map: figure 38, 'Tribes and clans of the coastal region of the northern Kimberleys, Western Australia' (p. 152).

This item contains references to: Western Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Jaudjibaia; Kambure; Ngarinjin; Worora; Wunambal.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/23/8
Date Range c. 1940 - c. 1974, approximate date range - map undated
Quantity 1 map, 34.0x48.0 cm
Formats Maps and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 338/23/8
Series AA338/23