Correspondence relating to Australian Aboriginal people in the Cooper Creek region

Archive Collections / Franz Xavier Carl Wilhelm Martin / Series AA207/2 / Correspondence relating to Australian Aboriginal people in the Cooper Creek region

This series includes the following two letters containing information about Aboriginal people in the Cooper Creek (SA) region:

  1. The first is from WJ Woolley to Martin [presumably FX Martin], dated 11 January 1933. The letter is typed, and an annotation by Norman B Tindale (see AA 338) indicates that it is a copy. There is also a carbon copy. The letter mentions 'Long Paddy' and Georgy Baker of the 'Yuwirrawalka tribe', the Dieri, the 'Yandra windera tribe', Mr [Alfred William] Howitt, and other named individuals, as well as places in the Cooper Creek (South Australia) region.

  2. The second letter is from FX Martin, Port Pirie, to Norman B Tindale, Adelaide, dated 23 February 1935. This handwritten letter mentions a recent trip to Adelaide on which Mr Martin left a letter from Woolley and some cuttings from papers for Tindale to read before returning them. Martin also mentions his knowledge of the 'Dieri dialect' and customs and ceremonies, and having seen a corroboree 'of close on 400 natives' from the following 'tribes': Kokata, Wangangurru, Wangangapana, Amari and Dierie.

This item contains references to the following region of South Australia: North East.

This series includes reference to the following named groups: Yuwirrawalka; Dieri; Yandra windera; Kokata; Wangangurru; Wangangapana; Amari and Dierie.

Corresponding Tindale Tribes: Jauraworka; Dieri; Jandruwanta; Kokata; Wongkanguru; Ngameni.

Corresponding AIATSIS Language Groups: Yawarawarka; Dieri; Yandruwandha; Kokatha; Wangkangurru; Ngamini.

CreatorFranz Xavier Carl Wilhelm Martin
ControlAA 207/2/1-2
Date Range1933  -  1935
Quantity 0.5cm,   2   letters
FormatsGeneral Correspondence
Series AA207/2