AA 338  Dr Norman Barnett Tindale  Guide to Records
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Series AA338/86
Correspondence 1933
Date Range1933
Quantity
ProvenanceDr Norman Barnett Tindale
Description

This series comprises personal correspondence to and from Tindale for the period 1933.
A large part of correspondence in the series details preparations for the 1933 expedition to the Musgrave Ranges (SA) and Ernabella (SA) originally instigated by the Board for Anthropological Research at the University of Adelaide and later led by NB Tindale and Rev. Theodore George Henry Strehlow (see AA 316) and accompanied by Dr Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122) and Allan Ferguson Brumby (see AA 42) .

Correspondence has been arranged in chronological order.

ArrangedChronological

Inventory Listing

AA 338/86/1/1-3

Letter from Strehlow to Tindale, 2 January 1933

 

Letter from Rev. Theodore George Henry Strehlow (see AA 316) to NB Tindale describing the flora and landscape around Central Australia.

People mentioned: Cecil Thomas Madigan; Prof. John Aloysius Fitzherbert; Prof. James Hugo Gray (see AA 111)

Places mentioned: Hermannsburg (NT); Alice Springs (NT); Katherine (NT); Barrow Creek (NT) Coniston (NT); Mt Wedge (NT); Cockatoo Creek (NT); Stuart Bluff Range (NT)

Handwritten letter, 3 pages

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/1/1-3
Date Range 2 January 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 3 pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/1/1-3
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/2

Letter from Stocker to Tindale, 5 February 1933

 

Letter from EO Stocker (see AA 311) cinematographer for the Board of Anthropological Research (see AA 346) to NB Tindale concerning delivery of film footage and negatives.

People mentioned: Herbert Matthew Hale (see AA 124)

Places mentioned: Adelaide (SA)

Handwritten letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/2
Date Range 5 February 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/2
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/3

Letter from Strehlow to Tindale, 14 March 1933

 

Letter from Rev. Theodore George Henry Strehlow (see AA 316) to NB Tindale concerning specimen preservation techniques; requests a copy of Tindale's map for Prof. Harold Whitridge Davies at the University of Sydney.

People mentioned: Prof. Harold Whitridge Davies

Places mentioned: Alice Springs (NT); Adelaide (SA)

Handwritten letter on Adelaide University Union letterhead, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/3
Date Range 14 March 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/3
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/4/1-3

Letter from Strehlow to Tindale, 20 March 1933

 

Letter from Rev. Theodore George Henry Strehlow (see AA 316) to NB Tindale concerning arrangements for the Board for Anthropological Research (see AA 346) 1933 expedition to Ernabella (SA).

People mentioned: Ernest Eugene Kramer (see AA 669); Constable McKinnon; Prof. John Aloysius Fitzherbert; Mr Striker

Places mentioned: Alice Springs (NT); Darwin (NT); Ernabella (SA); Erldunda (NT); Tempe Downs (NT); Mount Conner (NT)

Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Kukatja (NT).

Typed letter, 3 pages

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/4/1-3
Date Range 20 March 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 3 pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/4/1-3
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/5/1-2

Letter from the Acting Honorary Secretary, Board for Anthropological Research to Liddle, 28 March 1933

 

Letter from the Acting Honorary Secretary, The Board for Anthropological Research, to WH Liddle advising of cancellation of the Board of Anthropological Research expedition to Ernabella; requesting Liddle's assistance with an alternative expedition led by Tindale and Strehlow.

People mentioned: NB Tindale; Rev. Theodore George Henry Strehlow (see AA 316); Hedley Herbert Finlayson (see AA 93)

Places mentioned: Adelaide (SA); Marree (SA); Ernabella (SA); Alice Springs (NT); Tempe Downs (NT); Piltadinya Waterhole (NT); Kata Tjuta (NT); Mount Conner (NT)

Typed letter, 2 pages

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/5/1-2
Date Range 28 March 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 2 pages
Formats General Correspondence and Photographic Glass Negatives
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/5/1-2
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/6

Letter from Stocker to Hale, 12 April 1933

 

Letter from EO Stocker (see AA 311) cinematographer for the Board of Anthropological Research (see AA 346) to Herbert Matthew Hale (see AA 124) requesting the return of negatives.

People mentioned: NB Tindale

Places mentioned: Sydney (NSW)

Handwritten letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/6
Date Range 12 April 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/6
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/7/1-2

Letter from Campbell to Campbell, 18 April 1933

 

Letter from RN Campbell to Prof. Thomas Draper Campbell (see AA 52) concerning the personal collection of LR Kurtze (see AA 561).

People mentioned: Prof. Frederic Wood Jones (see AA 379); LR Kurtze (see AA 561); Dr Paul Samuel Hossfeld (see AA 140)

Places mentioned: Portland (VIC); China; Coorong (SA); Melbourne (VIC); Adelaide (SA); Mount Gambier (SA)

Typed letter on 'RN Campbell, Surgeon, Dentist, Post Office Chambers' letterhead, 2 pages.

Enclosed with correspondence is a card which reads 'Visitors to Portland donít miss The Natural History Museum at South Portland. 10,000 specimens on view. Admission sixpence. L.R. Kurtze, Proprietor.'

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/7/1-2
Date Range 18 April 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 2 pages
Formats General Correspondence and Ephemera
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/7/1-2
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/8

Letter from Rudd to Tindale, 26 April 1933

 

Letter from Ernie A Rudd to NB Tindale concerning Rudd's geological survey work in Gippsland; enquires as to the School of Geology at the University of Adelaide.

People mentioned: Sir Douglas Mawson (see AA 214); Cecil Thomas Madigan; Dr. Arthur R Alderman (see SAMA 986)

Places mentioned: Gippsland (VIC); Queensland

Handwritten letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/8
Date Range 26 April 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/8
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/9/1-3

Copy of letter from Tindale to Strehlow, 26 April 1933

 

Copy of letter from NB Tindale to Rev. Theodore George Henry Strehlow (see AA 316) concerning arrangements for the 1933 expedition to the Musgrave Ranges and Ernabella.

People mentioned: WH Liddle; Dr Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122); Prof. John Aloysius Fitzherbert; Hermann Adolph Heinrich (see AA 487); Edmund Albert Colson (see AA 62); Allan Ferguson Brumby (see AA 42)

Places mentioned: Adelaide (SA); Alice Springs (NT); Ernabella (SA); Oodnadatta (SA); Hermannsburg (NT); Musgrave Ranges (SA); Lake Amadeus (NT)

Typed letter, 3 pages

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/9/1-3
Date Range 26 April 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 3 pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/9/1-3
Series AA338/86

AA338/86/9A

Letter from F Lancelot Parsons, Hon Consul for Japan at Adelaide to NB Tindale.

 

Covering letter from F Lancelot Parsons, Hon Consul for Japan at Adelaide to NB Tindale enclosing a letter in Japanese script from the company J Tominaga & Co manufacturers and exporters of porcelain ware. Sent to NB Tindale to decipher and for his interest. Seemingly a known practice for Japanese commercial houses to circulate such letters.

People mentioned: None

Places mentioned: None

Typed letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA338/86/9A
Date Range 10 May 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 Pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA338/86/9A
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/10

Letter from Kean to the Chairman, Board for Anthropological Research, 19 May 1933

 

Letter from Kean, Chief Protector of Aboriginals, Aboriginal's Department to The Chairman, Board for Anthropological Research, The University of Adelaide, granting permission for Tindale, Hackett and Brumby to enter Aboriginal reserves located within South Australia.

People mentioned: NB Tindale; Dr Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122); Allan Ferguson Brumby (see AA 42)

Places mentioned: Adelaide (SA)

Typed letter on 'Aboriginal's Department, Adelaide' letterhead, 1 page.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/10
Date Range 19 May 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/10
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/11

Letter from Hale to Tindale, 21 June 1933

 

Letter from Herbert Matthew Hale (see AA 124) to NB Tindale concerning preparations for the 1933 expedition to Ernabella (SA).

People mentioned: Prof. Herbert John Wilkinson (see AA 370); Prof. Cedric Stanton Hicks; Prof. John Burton Cleland (see AA 60); Prof. Harvey Thomas Johnston (see AA 161); Allan Ferguson Brumby (see AA 42)

Places mentioned: Adelaide (SA); Oodnadatta (SA); Ernabella (SA)

Handwritten letter on The University of Adelaide letterhead, 1 page.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/11
Date Range 21 June 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/11
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/12/1-2

Letter from Hale to Tindale, 3 July 1933

 

Letter from Herbert Matthew Hale (see AA 124) to NB Tindale concerning preparations for the Board of Anthropological Research' s expedition to Ernabella (SA) including expedition party members; supplies and preliminary questionnaire.

People mentioned: Mrs Brumby; Dr Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122); Prof. John Burton Cleland (see AA 60); Prof. Harvey Thomas Johnston (see AA 161); Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (see AA 105); Mr McLean; James Hugo Gray (see AA 111); Dr Robert Henry Pulleine (see AA 259); Prof. Cedric Stanton Hicks; EO Stocker (see AA 311)

Places mentioned: Adelaide (SA); Ernabella (SA)

Typed letter, 2 pages

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/12/1-2
Date Range 3 July 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/12/1-2
Series AA338/86

AA 338/75/13

Letter from Lennon to Tindale, 27 July 1933

 

Letter from PM Lennon to NB Tindale concerning Tindale's expedition to Ernabella (SA).

People mentioned: Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122)

Places mentioned: Ernabella (SA)

Handwritten letter, 1 page accompanied by envelope addressed 'Mr NB Tindale, Ernabella'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/75/13
Date Range 27 July 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence and Ephemera
Inventory Identifier AA 338/75/13
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/13/1-3

Letter from Aiston to Tindale, 5 August 1933

 

Letter from George Aiston (see AA 3) to NB Tindale in response to questions asked by Tindale including, usage of string games, tula implements, skin cloaks.

People mentioned: Dr George Horne; Mrs Morley; Mrs W Atkins; Mrs Lewis;
Mrs Cathro; Mrs M Beart.

Places mentioned: Marree (SA); Gawler Ranges (SA); Lake Eyre (SA); Kopperamana (SA); Parachilna (SA); Clifton Hills Homestead (SA)

Tindale Tribes: Arabana; Aranda.

Typed letter, 3 pages

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/13/1-3
Date Range 5 August 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/13/1-3
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/14

Letter from Lennon to Tindale, 5 August 1933

 

Letter from BJ Lennon to NB Tindale thanking Tindale for lollies and fruit.

People mentioned: none

Places mentioned: none

Handwritten letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/14
Date Range 5 August 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/14
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/15

Letter from Lennon to Tindale, 5 August 1933

 

Letter from PM Lennon to NB Tindale thanking Tindale for sending a parcel of goods.

People mentioned: none

Places mentioned: none

Handwritten letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/15
Date Range 5 August 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/15
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/16

Letter from Conlay to Tindale, 7 August 1933

 

Letter from Paddy Conlay to NB Tindale concerning general correspondence.

People mentioned: none

Places mentioned: Upson Downs Homestead (VIC); Ernabella (SA)

Handwritten letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/16
Date Range 7 August 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/16
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/18

Correspondence from Marshall, General Secretary, Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia to Officers No.1a, 9 August 1933

 

Correspondence from Hately Waddell Marshall, General Secretary, Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia to Officers. No. 1a advising Instructions dated 18 July 1933 was prematurely issues and suspended until further notice.

People mentioned: none

Places mentioned: none

Typed letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/18
Date Range 9 August 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/18
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/19

Letter from Hale and Shepherdson, 2 September 1933

 

Letter from Herbert Matthew Hale (see AA 124) to Rev. Harold U Shepherdson (see AA 320) expressing interest in ethnological specimens and requesting bone specimens.

People mentioned: Thomas Theodor Webb; NB Tindale

Places mentioned: Milingimbi (NT); Arnhem Land (NT)

Typed letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/19
Date Range 2 September 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/19
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/20/1-2

Letter from Francis to Chief Protector Aboriginals, 4 September 1933

 

Letter from Sergeant John Angus Francis to the Chief Protector Aboriginals, reporting theft of a sacred stone by Hackett or Tindale during the Ernabella (SA) expedition and the potential to cause tribal warfare.

People mentioned: Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122); Norman B Tindale

Places mentioned: Adelaide (SA); Oodnadatta (SA); Ernabella (SA)

Typed letter, 1 page with typed copy

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/20/1-2
Date Range 4 September 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 2 pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/20/1-2
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/21/1-3

Letter from Tindale to the Chief Protector Aboriginals, 9 September 1933

 

Letter from NB Tindale to the Chief Protector Aboriginals, in response to claims Tindale and Hackett removed a sacred stone from the Aboriginal community at Ernabella; Tindale denies knowledge of the stone.

People mentioned: Cecil John Hackett (see AA 122); Sergeant John Angus Francis; Allan Ferguson Brumby (see AA 42)

Places mentioned: Oodnadatta (SA); Ernabella (SA)

Typed letter, 1 page accompanied by handwritten copy, 2 pages.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/21/1-3
Date Range 9 September 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 3 pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/21/1-3
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/22

Memo from Marshall to Officers No 1b, 2 September 1933

 

Memorandum from Hately Waddell Marshall to Officers No. 1b concerning instructions to govern official correspondence dated 18 July 1933.

People mentioned: none

Places mentioned: none

Typed memo, 1 page accompanied with 'Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia Instructions to Govern Official Correspondence, 18 July 1933'.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/22
Date Range 20 September 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 2 pages
Formats General Correspondence and Memoranda
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/22
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/23

The Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, Queensland, and Western Australia, and the State Conservatorium of Music, New South Wales Public Examination paper, 20 September 1933

 

The Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, Queensland, and Western Australia, and the State Conservatorium of Music, New South Wales Public Examinations, 'Art of Speech' , Associate, 20 September 1933.

People mentioned: none

Places mentioned: none

Typed form on The Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, Queensland, and Western Australia, and the State Conservatorium of Music, New South Wales letterhead, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/23
Date Range 20 September 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats Forms
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/23
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/24/1-3

Letter from Brumby to Tindale, 8 October 1933

 

Letter from Harry B Brumby to NB Tindale accusing Tindale of fabricating information pertaining to the Aboriginal community at Shirley Downs (SA).

People mentioned: Stan Ferguson; Tom Gibbs; John Anderson

Places mentioned: Poonda (WA); Ernabella (SA); Shirley Well (SA)

Handwritten letter, 3 pages

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/24/1-3
Date Range 8 October 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 3 pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/24/1-3
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/25

Letter from Ingham Cox to Tindale, 9 October 1933

 

Letter from C Ingham Cox to NB Tindale concerning membership of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria; Alfred Stephen Kenyon and the anthropological collection at the National Museum.

People mentioned: Alfred Stephen Kenyon; Frederic Wood-Jones;

Places mentioned: Deer Park (VIC); Melbourne (VIC)

Handwritten letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/25
Date Range 9 October 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/25
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/26/1-2

Letter from Whitehouse to Tindale, 6 November 1933

 

Letter from Frederick William Whitehouse to NB Tindale requesting information on Ordovician fossils and discrepanices in academic literature.

People mentioned: Cecil Thomas Madigan

Places mentioned: Queensland; Eastern MacDonnell Ranges (NT); Elkedra Station (NT); Mount Ultim (NT); Huckitta Station (NT)

Typed letter on The University of Queensland, Department of Geology, Brisbane letterhead, 2 pages.

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/26/1-2
Date Range 6 November 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 2 pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/26/1-2
Series AA338/86

AA 338/96/27

Letter from Tindale to Whitehouse, 29 November 1933

 

Letter from NB Tindale to Frederick William Whitehouse in response to Whitehouse's letter dated 6 November 1933; provides further information on Ordovician fossils; intent to forward fossil specimens to Whitehouse for further identification.

People mentioned: Cecil Thomas Madigan

Places mentioned: Mount Ultim (NT); Macdonald Downs Station (NT); Delny Station (NT); Fraser Creek (NT); Table Hill (NT); Queensland

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

Typed letter, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/96/27
Date Range 29 November 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 page
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/96/27
Series AA338/86

AA 338/86/28/1-2

Letter from Whitehouse to Tindale, 25 December 1933

 

Letter from Frederick William Whitehouse to NB Tindale confirming receipt of Ordovician fossils sent by the South Australian Museum; identifies the fossils as Ordovician.

People mentioned: none

Places mentioned: Mount Ultim (NT); Alice Springs (NT); Queensland; Brisbane (QLD)

Handwritten letter, 2 pages

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA 338/86/28/1-2
Date Range 25 December 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 2 pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA 338/86/28/1-2
Series AA338/86

AA338/86/29

Pitjandjara kinship term chart

 

Copy of Pitjandjara Kinship term chart. Based upon fieldwork by NB Tindale 1933. Chart bears the name Beryl George in top right hand corner. Enclosed in envelope with pencil and ink markings and japanese lettering.

People mentioned:

Places mentioned:

Typed foolscap, 1 page

  Creator Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control AA338/86/29
Date Range 1933
Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 Pages
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier AA338/86/29
Series AA338/86