This series consists of documentation relating to tjuringas and other secret/sacred objects (and some weapons, utensils and stone artefacts) donated by Daisy Bates to the South Australian Museum. The documentation includes Bates' original hand-written notes and labels which provide details of the provenance and totemic associations of the tjuringas, and NB Tindale's transcriptions of those labels. This series has been divided into 5 subseries.
AA23/3/1 comprises notes by Bates relating to the tjuringas she obtained for the South Australian Museum and the labels she attached to the tjuringas.
AA23/3/2 consists of handwritten notes relating to tjuringas, extracted from AA23/3/1.
AA23/3/3 consists of typescript notes by Bates entitled 'Inma or tjuringas from Ooldea'.
AA23/3/4 consists of lists of objects received from Daisy Bates.
AA23/3/5 consists of a manuscript list of 'Reduced Tulas'.