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Series AA105/02
Papers relating to the social organisation of Australian Aboriginal people
Date Rangec. 1938 - c. 1959, with gaps
Quantity6 cm, 18 manuscripts, charts, notes in Albox folder.
ProvenanceFry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Description

Genealogical patterns, kinship terms, and manuscripts entitled "Kinship in Australian Aboriginal Societies", "Classificatory Systems of Kinship" all with annotations and notes.

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AA 105/2/1/1-2

Marriage diagrams and genealogical patterns of the Wikmunkan

 

Two hand written marriage diagrams and genealogical patterns with kinship terms of the Wikmunkan of Queensland, Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Wikmunkan.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/1/1-2
Quantity 6 cm, 2 foolscap. Formats Diagrams, Loose Notes and Charts
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/1/1-2
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/2/1-3

Marriage diagrams and genealogical patterns

 

Three pages of Fry's marriage diagrams and genealogical patterns, complete with kinship terms.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/2/1-3
Quantity 6 cm, 3 quarto sheets. Formats Diagrams, Loose Notes and Charts
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/2/1-3
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/3/1-14

'Kinship of Australian Aboriginal Societies.'

 

Fourteen page original typescript by Fry, outlining his theory of totems within the Australian Aboriginal social framework. Fry gives a simplified explaination of the differences between patrilineal and matrilineal societies and their marriage systems; whilst contrasting the different terms used to describe the kinships between the Aranda, Dieri, Yaralde [Jarildekald], Pitapita, Ngarinjin [Ungarinyin], Worara [Worora] and Urabunna [Jarildekald} communities across the Gulf of Carpentaria, Western Queensland, Lake Eyre, and the Murray River mouth [SA].
This is possibly an early draft of Fry's 1935, "Kinship and Descent amoung the Australian Aborigines.", Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Vol. Lviii.

References: Dr Norman B Tindale (1900-1993) (see AA 338); Alfred R Radcliffe-Brown (1881-1955); Rev. Carl FT Strehlow (1871-1922) (see AA 315); Adolphus P Elkin (1891-1979) (see AA 86); Alfred W Howitt (1830-1908) (see AA 143); Walter E Roth (1861-1933) (see AA 271).

Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Pitapita; Arabana; Dieri; Jarildekald; Ngarinjin; Worora.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/3/1-14
Quantity 6 cm, 14 page quarto typescript. Formats Specimen Tags
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/3/1-14
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/4/1-5

'Classificatory Systems of Kinship.'

 

Five copies of Fry's 1959 'Classificatory Systems of Kinship' manuscript.
Within this manuscript, Fry describes the systems he used to document the kinships of the Australian Aboriginal people. He explains the terminology used the classify sub-classes within each "clan" and specifies the differences between patrilineal and matrilineal systems. He gives detailed descriptions of the social structures of the "clans" with examples of his marriage diagrams and genealogical patterns.
Each of the 5 copies of this manuscript contain example figures of Fry mairrage diagrams and geneaogical patterns.

  • AA 105/2/4/1/1-21
    'Classificatory Systems of Kinship'
    Twenty-one page quarto typescript with references, examples/tables, notes and annoations.
  • AA 105/2/4/2/1-21
    'Classificatory Systems of Kinship'
    Twenty-one page quarto typescript with references, examples/tables, notes and annoations.
  • AA 105/2/4/3/1-20
    'Classificatory Systems of Kinship' (Prelinimary Draft)
    Twenty page quarto and foolscap typescript with references, examples/tables, notes and annoations.
  • AA 105/2/4/4/1-21
    'Classificatory Systems of Kinship'
    Twenty-one page quarto typescript with references, examples/tables, notes and annoations.
  • AA 105/2/4/5/1-20
    'Classificatory Systems of Kinship'
    Twenty page foolscap typescript with references, handwritten examples/tables, and notes.
  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/4/1-5
Date Range c. 1953 - c. 1959, with gaps
Quantity 6 cm, 103 quarto and foolscap typescripts.
Formats Specimen Tags
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/4/1-5
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/5/1-3

Genealogial patterns

 

Three double-sided, hand written genealogical patterns, with kinship terms and annotations.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/5/1-3
Quantity 6 cm, 3 foolscap sheets. Formats Diagrams and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/5/1-3
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/6

Marriage diagram and genealogical pattern chart

 

Hand written marriage diagrams and genealogical patterns, with kinship terms, notes and annotations.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/6
Quantity 6 cm, 1 foolscap. Formats Diagrams and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/6
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/7/1-18

Eighteen genealogical patterns

 

18 genealogical patterns of several Australian Aboriginal Tribes by Fry with citations from various publications by Rev. Carl FT Strehlow (1871-1922, see AA 315); Adolphus P Elkin (1891-1979, see AA 86); Alfred R Radcliffe-Brown; Walter Edmund Roth (1861-1933, see AA 271).

  • AA 105/2/7/1
    'Tjapwurong' & 'Footnote Watjera-watjera p.5.'
    Handwritten genealogical pattern with kinship terms for the Tjapwurong and a typescript definition of the Australian Aboriginal word "Watjera-watjera", translated into english with correct grammatical usage.
  • AA 105/2/7/2
    'Aranda Kinship Terminology and Table 6.'
    Typescript genealogical pattern of the Aranda, with kinship terms, and handwritten notes and annotations.
    Reference: Rev. Carl FT Strehlow (1871-1922, see AA 315)
  • AA 105/2/7/3
    'Chaap-wuurong (female) Aranda (male)'
    Typescript genealogical pattern in landscape orientation with handwritten notes and annoations.
  • AA 105/2/7/4
    'Pintubi Kinship Terminology and Table 6.' & 'Pitta Pitta'
    Typescript genealogical pattern of the Pintubi with kinship terms, notes and annotations. And a handwritten genealogical pattern of the Pitta Pitta [Pitapita].
    Reference:Rev. Carl FT Strehlow (1871-1922, see AA 315); Roth, Walter E, 1897, "Ethnological Studies among the North-West Central Queensland Aborigines", Edmund Gregory (Government Printer), Brisbane.
  • AA 105/2/7/5
    'Kariera Kinship Terminology and Table 3.' & 'Spencer Mianbunna', 'Kwiane'
    Typescript genealogical pattern with handwritten notes and two handwritten genealogical patterns; one titled 'Spencer Miabunna' the other 'Kwiane'.
    Reference: Alfred R Radcliffe-Brown;
  • AA 105/2/7/6
    Ungarinyin Kinship Terminology and Table 7.'
    Typescript genealogical pattern of the Ungarinyin [Ngarinjin] in landscape orientation, with notes.
    Reference: Adolphus P Elkin (1891-1979, see AA 86);
  • AA 105/2/7/7
    Ungarinyin, Yaralde, Munarai, Karadjeri, Bardi.
    Three hand written genealogical patterns from the Ungarinyin [Ngarinhin], Yaralde [Jarildekald] and Mungarai [Mangarai]. Each with notes and annotations; and two hand written genealogical patterns.One of the Karadjeri [Karadjari] and the other of the Bardi [Baada]. Both with kinship terms, notes and annotations.
  • AA 105/2/7/8
    'Karadjeri'
    Typescript genealogical pattern of the Karadjeri [Karadjari] of Western Australia; with kinship terms, notes and annotations.
  • AA 105/2/7/9
    'Yaralde Kinship Terminology and Table 8'.
    Typescript genealogical pattern of the Yaralde [Jarildekald] of South Australia. Also contains kinship terms, hand written notes and annotations.
    Reference: Alfred R Radcliffe-Brown.
  • AA 105/2/7/10
    'Yaralde - Female descent'
    Hand written genealogical pattern with kinship terms from the Yaralde [Jarildekald] of South Australia.
  • AA 105/2/7/11
    'Forrest River'
    Typescript genealogical pattern with kinship terms of a tribe from the Forrest River, Western Australia; with notes and annoations. There is also an incomplete hand written genealogical pattern with some kinship terms.
  • AA 105/2/7/12
    'Bardi'
    Typescript genealogical pattern with kinship terms of the Bardi [Baada] of Western Australia; also contains notes.
  • AA 105/2/7/13
    'Mungarai' & 'Nyul Nyul'
    Hand written genealogical pattern with kinship terms of the Mungarai [Mangarai] of Northern Territory with a typescript genealogical pattern with kinship terms of the Nyul-nyul [Njulnjul] of Western Australia with notes.
  • AA 105/2/7/14
    'The totemic and Class Organisation of the Mungarai Tribe.'
    Typescript chart, similar layout to Fry's genealogical pattern. The chart consists of five rows with sixteen lots of three letter acronyms and a simple letter abbreviation. There is also three hand written chart on the back, similar to Fry's genealogical pattern, possibly notes pertaining to the typescript notes on the front of the page.
  • AA 105/2/7/15
    Untitled
    Double-size page with hand written genealogical patterns. There is no kinship terms, nor any other dstinguishable tribe names to suggest origins or location.
  • AA 105/2/7/16
    'Figure ii'
    Typescript of 'figure ii' from Fry's 1934, 'Kinship and Descent amoung Australian Aborigines','Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia' vol. lviii. This page has hand written notes on the back.
  • AA 105/2/7/17
    'Kabi' & untitled
    Two hand written genealogical pattern with kinship terms, one of the Kabi [Kabikabi] of Queensland and the other from an unknown community.
  • AA 105/2/7/18
    'Luritja Kinship Terminology and Table 6'
    Typescript genealogical pattern of the Luritja [Kukatja] with kinship terms, notes and annotations.

Corresponding Tindale Tribes: Tjapwurong; Aranda; Kukatja (NT); Kariara; Pitapita; Ngarinjin; Karadjari; Jarildekald; Mangarai; Baada; Njulnjul; Kabikabi; Pintubi.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/7/1-18
Date Range 1934?
Quantity 6 cm, 18 quarto sheets.
Formats Diagrams, Loose Notes and Charts
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/7/1-18
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/8

'The social structure of the Iatmul People - Gregory Bateson 1932. Oceania II. 3. 245.'

 

Marriage diagram and genealogical pattern of the Iatmul [Nyara] people of Papua New Guinea.

Reference: Bateson, Gregory [1904-1980], 1932, "The Social Structure of the Iatmul People", Oceania, vol. ii, pt. 3; pp. 245.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/8
Date Range 1932?
Quantity 6 cm, 1 foolscap.
Formats Diagrams and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/8
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/9

Untitled

 

The top sections of this page contains two columns of hand written vocabularies and the lower section contains notes and reference to Page 127-128 of 'The Tiwi their Art, Myth and Ceremony' by Charles P Mountford {1890-1976).

Reference: Mountford, Charles P, 1958, 'The Tiwi: their Art, Myth and Ceremony', Phoenix House, London.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/9
Date Range post 1959?
Quantity 6 cm, 1 quarto.
Formats Loose Notes and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/9
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/10

'Age Grades'

 

Australian Aboriginal vocabulary of "Age Grades".

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/10
Quantity 6 cm, 1 quarto. Formats Diagrams, Loose Notes and Vocabularies
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/10
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/11/1-2

Untitled

 

Two double-sided sheets of hand written marriage diagrams and genealogical patterns.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/11/1-2
Quantity 6 cm, 2 quarto. Formats Diagrams and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/11/1-2
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/12/1-3

'Dr. H. K. Fry'

 

Three sheets with "Dr. H. K. Fry", "49 Glen Osmond Road. Eastwood." printing at the top.

  • AA 105/2/12/1
    Genealogical pattern with kinship terms of the Kariera [Kariara] of Western Australian with a page reference to an unknown publication.
  • AA 105/2/12/2
    Two paragraphs of hand written notes with page references to an unknown publication.
  • AA 105/2/12/3
    Genealogical pattern of an unknown source.

Tindale Tribes: Kariara.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/12/1-3
Quantity 6 cm, 3 16.7x10.1cm sheets. Formats Diagrams and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/12/1-3
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/13/1-5

Excerpts from 'Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family' by Lewis Morgan.

 
  • AA 105/2/13/1
    'Lewis Morgan - Diagram of Consanguinity: Roman. Plate i. p.19.'
    Hand drawn diagram illustrating Roman kinship terms, with notes and page references.
  • AA 105/2/13/2
    'Lewis Morgan - Systems of Consanguinity & Affinity. Washington 1871 p.32. Disgram of Consanguinity: English. Plate iii.'
    Hand drawn diagram illustrating English kinship terminologies.
  • AA 105/2/13/3
    'Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family, Washington 1871 Fox p.51 Table. ii.. Lewis Morgan. 288 - 382'
    Hand written genealogical pattern with kinship terms, possible of the Native American Fox group [Mesquakie].
  • AA 105/2/13/4
    'Fox'
    Hand written genealogical pattern of the Native Amerivan Fox group [Mesquakie] in a different format to Fry's usual pattern.
  • AA 105/2/13/5
    untitled
    Very rough genealogical patterns with Sioux, Iroquois?, Dakotas, and Missouri (Kaw) written up the top of the page, each of these are titles of Native Americans.

AA 105/2/13/1-2 are direct excerpts from Morgan's Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family.

References: Morgan, Lewis H (1818-1881), 1970, 'Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family', Smithsonian Institute, Washington.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/13/1-5
Quantity 6 cm, 5 foolscap. Formats Diagrams and Illustrations
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/13/1-5
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/14/1-9

Untitled

 

Fry's marriage diagram and genealogical patterns across nine seperate sheets with notes and annotations.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/14/1-9
Quantity 6 cm, 9 quarto and foolscap Formats Diagrams, Loose Notes and Charts
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/14/1-9
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/16

'Aranda class relationship'

 

Cardboard folded in two with a few, incomplete, notes.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/16
Quantity 6 cm, 1 28x38.2cm piece of card. Formats Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/16
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/17

'Two Moieties'

 

One double-sided quarto card with two hand written columns of text on one side and more hand written notes with "Dr. H. K. Fry St. Damians Eastwood South Australia." printed on the back with ink.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/17
Date Range 1938?
Quantity 6 cm, 1 quarto.
Formats Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/17
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/18

Untitled

 

Hand written unknown genealogical pattern and kinship terms.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/18
Date Range 1939?
Quantity 6 cm, 1 half quarto.
Formats Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/18
Series AA105/02

AA 105/2/19

Untitled

 

Hand written marriage diagram and genealogical pattern with kinship terms on a loose sheet.

  Creator Fry, Dr Henry Kenneth
Control AA 105/2/19
Quantity 6 cm, 1 quarto. Inventory Identifier AA 105/2/19
Series AA105/02