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Series AA42/01
Photographs of Aboriginal people in north-west South Australia
Date Range1929 - 1933
Quantity2 cm,
ProvenanceAllan Ferguson Brumby
Description

THIS SERIES CONTAINS RESTRICTED MATERIAL
This series consists of photographs taken by Allan Brumby in the north-west of South Australia in the early 1930s. The photographs were probably obtained from Brumby by NB Tindale (see AA 338) in 1933. Allan Brumby was Tindale's camel-driver and guide on the latter's 1933 Mann Ranges trip prior to the BAR expedition to Ernabella.

Some of the photos in this collection also appear in the RM Williams collection (see AA 623). It is uncertain whether the photos were taken by Williams or Brumby.

Arrangedformerly Acc. No. 2137

Inventory Listing

AA 42/1/1-3

Photographs of Australian Aboriginal people in north-west South Australia

 

This series contains, photographs, acetate and nitrate negatives.

AA 42/1/1
Photographs include the following:

  1. 'Very shy girl, Mann Range, Central Australia'.
  2. 'Pitjandjara Tribe natives from Mann Range, taken in Musgrave Range, South Australia'.
  3. 'Boy spearing bird, Ulparra'.
  4. 'Everard Range, 1929'. Aboriginal boy.
  5. 'Testing for rabbits, Kalpira Waterhole, Musgrave Range, Pitjandjara Tribe'.
  6. 'Everard Range, 1929, Camel boy in foreground'.
  7. 'Everard Range, 1929'. Aboriginal woman and children standing.
  8. 'Everard Range, 1929'. Aboriginal man standing with spear.
  9. Aboriginal woman and children sitting in camp. Same as RM Williams (see AA 623) photograph 4000.
  10. Aboriginal man with dead kangaroo on his head and boy standing. Same as RM Williams photograph 7537.
  11. 'Tomkinson Range, Tiezi Soakage'. Aboriginal man sitting with spearthrower.
  12. 'Jankundjara children asleep, Musgrave Range, south side'.
  13. Aboriginal boy running towards seated men and women. Same as RM Williams photo 4007.
  14. 'Pitjandjara tribe, Tomkinson Range'. Aboriginal men and women in camp. Same as RM Williams photograph 4001.
  15. 'Kangaroo cooking, Pitjandjara tribe'.
  16. Aboriginal boy digging for rabbits?
  17. 'Child running, Musgrave Range, Central Australia'.
  18. 'Pitjandjara Tribe, Mirunbana Waterhole, western end of Musgrave Range, western horde (Wilurara kungka]'.
  19. 'Honey gathering, MacDonald Downs, Central Australia'. Note Tindale's (see AA 338) comment: 'may be from A. F. Brumby, Musgrave Range'. Same as RM Williams photograph 4008.
  20. 'Mt Olga. Bun-shaped hills. This snap when joined to the other gives a complete view of Mt Olga from the north.' Formerly Acc. No. 2137.

AA 42/1/2
Acetate negatives includes the following:

  1. 'Jankundjara children asleep, Musgrave Range, south side'. Same as print #12 above.
  2. 'Boy spearing bird, Ulparra [tribe]'. Same as print #3 above.
  3. 'Kangaroo cooking, Pitjandjara tribe'. Same as print #15 above.
  4. Aboriginal men and women with caucasian man on left. No print in collection. Same photograph as RM Williams photo 4005.
  5. 'Pitjandjara tribe, Tomkinson Range'. Aboriginal men and women in camp. Same as print #14 above. Same as RM Williams photograph 4001.
  6. Two Aboriginal women, standing. No print. Caption on nitrate negative (see below) reads 'Mirunko? native soak, west end of Musgrave Range'.
  7. THIS ITEM IS RESTRICTED. Aboriginal men dancing. No print.
  8. Aboriginal man with dead kangaroo on his head, and boy standing. Print #10 above. Same as RM Williams photograph 7537.
  9. Aboriginal woman and children, sitting in camp. Same as print #9. Same as RM Williams photograph 4000.
  10. Aboriginal man sitting on rock, Aboriginal woman standing nearby. No print.
  11. Aboriginal boy digging for rabbits? Same as print #16 above.

AA 42/1/3
Nitrate negatives includes the following:

  1. Aboriginal man with dead kangaroo on his head, and boy standing. Same as print #10 and negative #8 above.
  2. Aboriginal men and women with caucasian man on left. No print. Same as negative #4 above.
  3. Aboriginal boy running towards seated men and women. Same as print #13 above. No negative.
  4. 'Boy spearing bird, Ulparra [tribe]'. Same as print #3 and negative #2 above.
  5. 'Jankundjara children asleep, Musgrave Range, south side'. Same as print #12 and negative #1 above.
  6. Aboriginal boy digging for rabbits? Same as print #16 and negative #11 above.
  7. Aboriginal man sitting on rock, woman standing nearby. No print. Same as negative #10 above.
  8. Aboriginal woman and children, sitting in camp. Same as print #9 and negative #9 above.
  9. Two Aboriginal women, standing. Caption on nitrate negative reads 'Mirunko? native soak, west end of Musgrave Range'. No print. Same as negative #6 above.
  10. 'Pitjandjara tribe, Tomkinson Range'. Aboriginal men and women in camp. Same as print #14 and negative #5 above.
  11. 'Kangaroo cooking, Pitjandjara tribe'. Same as print #15 and negative #3 above.
  12. 'Honey gathering, MacDonald Downs, Central Australia'. Same as print #19 above.
  13. THIS ITEM IS RESTRICTED. Aboriginal men dancing. No print. Same as negative #7 above.
  14. THIS ITEM IS RESTRICTED. Aboriginal men dancing. No print. No negative. Slightly different view from previous negative.

This item contains references to the following regions of South Australia: North West.

This series contains references to the following named groups: Jankundjara; Pitjandjara.

Corresponding Tindale Tribes: Jangkundjara; Pitjandjara.

Corresponding AIATSIS Language Groups: Pitjantjatjara; Yankuntjatjara.

  Creator Allan Ferguson Brumby
Control AA 42/1/1-3
Date Range 1929 - 1933
Quantity 2 cm, 45 20 b/w prints (11x7 cms), 11 negatives, 14 nitrate negs
Formats Photographic Film Negatives and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier AA 42/1/1-3
Series AA42/01