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.