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Series AA346/24
Crayon drawings relating to Musgrave Ranges (South Australia) and adjacent parts of Western Australia; Giles, Talu, Mt Davies, Mt Lindsay 1957.
Board for Anthropological Research Expedition Z
Date Range1957
Quantity100 cm, 19 crayon drawings in 1 archive box
ProvenanceBoard for Anthropological Research
Description

This series comprises drawings by Aboriginal people that were commissioned by members of the Board for Anthropological Research party whilst on expedition. The process is best described by Charles Pearcy Mountford in 'Aboriginal Crayon Drawings', Records of the South Australian Museum, Vol. 6, pp 1-28: 'Sheets of brown wrapping paper, approximately 50 cm. by 30 cm., were distributed, together with [red, yellow, black and white] crayons..it was especially desired that nothing external should influence the choice either of the subject, the colours chosen or the method of drawing'. The Aboriginal person 'was asked only to make marks (walka) on his paper'. (p5)

Mountford adds that intitially 'simple drawings of everyday things of aboriginal life were made, such as kangaroos, emus, trees, camps and waterholes' but after a week, confidence was gained and 'drawings relating to the travels and exploits of the aborginal's mythical ancestors began to be produced by the older man. From that time onward, no difficulty was experienced in obtaining designs, in fact, it was unfortunate that, as only a limited amount of time was available for interpretation of the detail, and the recording of the data, the distribution of sheets had to be curtailed.' (p6)

Drawing collected and annotated by: Norman Tindale

For further information see:

  • ''Journal of Visit to the North West of South Australia and adjacent parts of Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale. April-May 1957'. (AA 338/1/22)
  • Sutton, Peter, 1998, 'Aboriginal Maps and Plans', The History of Cartography, volume Two, Book Three, Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Artic, Australian, and Pacific Societies, David Woodward and G Malcolm Lewis (editors), The University of Chicago Press, pp 387-416.

ArrangedNumerical. Imposed by archives.

Inventory Listing

AA 346/24/1

'La:ina (male) c40 yrs Giles WA 29 April 1957 N.B. Tindale'

 

Map of Nga:dadjara country by La:ina.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'Warako:na', 'Mi:ngapawul', 'Jultudjara', 'Molitjara', 'Ngi:nkir kapi piti', 'Potoko:njd', 'Panma', 'Lo:nbinga', 'Ka:pina S.', 'Njinjinka', 'Ko:lto', 'Jo:nandi', 'Ko:nan', 'Kolba', 'Jundnlu', 'Patalka', 'Jarangolitjara', 'Wititjibi', 'Jalpiritjara', 'Ngorto', 'Waraljimata', 'Walkutjara', 'Mulitjara', 'Pandajanbur', 'Wi:ntjara', 'Jakoruka', 'Malutjatir', 'Tjambatja', 'Warupuju', 'Pintubi to N.', 'Pitjandjara country is to the East (long way)'.

Tindale Tribes: Ngadadjara; Pintubi; Pitjandjara.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/1
Date Range 29 April 1957 - 29 August 1956
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/1
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/2

'Laina (male) Giles WA N.B. Tindale 29 Apr. 1957'

 

Red and yellow drawing of concentric circles with connecting lines by La:ina.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'turlko (?) inma walka' and 'inma turlku walka'.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/2
Date Range 29 April 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/2
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/3

'Giles W.A. April 1957 NB Tindale'

 

Red shaded drawing of a long red object.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/3
Date Range April 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/3
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/4

'Route taken by Wati Jula, an ancestrial Being Giles, WA. 29 April 1957 N.B. Tindale'

  This item is restricted.
 

Red drawing of wanigi and named places.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/4
Date Range 29 April 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/4
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/5

'Giles WA. Apr. 1957 NB Tindale'

 

Red and white drawing.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'Karikari', 'tjena', 'tapipa (?) pudurudjara', 'keibera', 'waro'.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/5
Date Range April 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/5
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/6

'Giles WA Apr 1957 N.B.Tindale'

  This item is restricted.
 

Black, red and white drawing.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/6
Date Range April 1957 - Apr 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/6
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/7

'Norman 40yrs at Giles. WA 29 Apr. 57'

 

Red drawing of places represented by Norman.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'Puturangara', 'Ngindimutu', 'Konkamulun', 'Mi:npula', 'Wam:angari', 'Padiltjara', 'Jereja', 'Kut:urdu', 'Tjin:e:le', 'Ngeterungadi', 'Winpawinpa', 'Tjitjikutjara', 'Korukapitjara', 'Kotintjara', 'Pintubi', 'Ngalanta', 'Pan:arkuraoa (?), 'Jantjumbu', 'Pitun', 'I:warara', 'Pulparta', 'Wilpa', 'Palimata', 'Jaliti', 'Ju:rurangin', 'Tjaparu', 'Wipularnkara', 'Warupuju', 'Tulu', 'Kotundura', 'Jampa:ra', 'Tjulun', 'Mingawulu', 'Mi:tika', 'Ngolojonggo', 'Ro:ro', 'Mulupurulu', 'Warujuju', 'O:butun = Mission'.

Tindale Tribes: Ngalia; Nana; Potidjara; Ngadadjara; Pintubi.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/7
Date Range 29 April 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/7
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/8

'Tjupurula (male) 50 yrs. Nga:dadjara Tr. Giles WA. 29 April 1957 N.B.Tindale'

 

Red drawing of place names by Tjupurula.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'Eliwara', 'N of Rawlinson Range', 'Jolandana', 'Tjararnga', 'Ngaruka Ko:milka', 'Wanaritja', 'To:tilitjir', 'Wolornngo = Woljorungo', 'Ngolopukotjara', 'Tokolnga', 'I:naruku', 'Maitjo:lnga', 'Tokol', 'Talarara', 'Tjurtatjararnja'.

Tindale Tribes: Ngadadjara.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/8
Date Range 29 April 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/8
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/9

'Old Willy Giles, W.A. 29 April 1957 N.B. Tindale'

 

Yellow and red drawing of five concentric circles with connecting lines by Old Willy.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'Inma marks from N.'

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/9
Date Range 29 April 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/9
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/10

'Pingandi nn. Paul Ngadadjara Tr Tolu Wa 5 May 57'

 

Black, white, red and yellow drawing by Paul.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'airplane', 'tjitji', 'tjurlbu', 'leiro', 'truck', 'windmill', 'kalaia', 'melon', 'jurlbu'.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/10
Date Range 5 May 57
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/10
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/11

'"Bunguruka" (Turkey)'

 

Red drawing of a turkey.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'totem of Bungaura', 'Totem of Koonibba Mission'.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/11
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/11
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/12

'Peter Pitjandjara Tr. Mt. Davies, S.A. 17 May 1957 N.B. Tindale'

  This item is restricted.
 

Yellow and red drawing by Peter.

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/12
Date Range 17 May 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/12
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/13

'Sam Aderadera Ngadadjara Tr. Tolu, WA'

 

Red, yellow, white and black drawing of a truck, birds, flowers and a cowboy by Sam Aderadera.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/13
Date Range 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/13
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/14

'Murray Malatjukur Ngadadjara Tribe Tolu, W.A.'

 

Red, white, yellow and black drawing of a truck, birds, man and a car by Murray Malatjukur.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'wati', 'kularda', 'meru', 'wiljura', 'kuruku'.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/14
Date Range 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/14
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/15

'Peter chose red karimara Pitjandjara Tr Mt Davies SA 17 May 1957'

  This item is restricted.
 

Double sided drawing by Peter.

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/15
Date Range 17 May 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/15
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/16

'Peter Pitjandjara Tr. Mt. Davies, SA 17 May 1957 N.B. Tindale'

  This item is restricted.
 

Red drawing of the area around Mt Lindsay by Peter.

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/16
Date Range 17 May 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/16
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/17

'Jan 12yrs Tolu Camp 2 May 1957'

 

Black, red, yellow and white drawing of a house, birds, trees, hills and eagles by Jan.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'tjurlpu birds', 'malu', 'bunu', 'wala wuru eagles'.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/17
Date Range 2 May 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/17
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/18

'Paul 14 yrs Tolu Camp 2 May 1957'

 

Black, red and yellow drawing of a person, trees, emu, apple and a car Paul.

Labels by NB Tindale include: 'motoka:', 'ap:uru = apple', 'kalaia', 'bunu', 'jabu hills', and 'mamu pirorupa'.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/18
Date Range 2 May 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing, 36x53.5 cm
Formats Unmounted Artworks and Drawings
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/18
Box Number 1
Series AA346/24

AA 346/24/19

'Murray 12 yrs Tolu Camp 2 May 1957'

 

Black, red, yellow and white drawing of a tree, house and emu by Murray.

  Creator Board for Anthropological Research
Control AA 346/24/19
Date Range 2 May 1957
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 crayon drawing 36x53.5 cm
Formats Diagrams
Inventory Identifier AA 346/24/19
Series AA346/24