'Miscellaneous words and sentences, Central Australian Dialect'

Archive Collections / Daisy May Bates / Series AA23/04 / 'Miscellaneous words and sentences, Central Australian Dialect'

This sub-series consists of a manuscript (15 foolscap pages) copied by Prof. JA Fitzherbert, Classics Department, University of Adelaide, from an original manuscript provided by Daisy Bates entitled 'Miscellaneous Words and Sentences, Central Australian Dialect'. As well as general vocabulary items, the manuscript includes the names of many important watersources in the Great Victoria Desert, including Wandunya (Waldana), Wilbanina, Warrdarrgana (Boundary Dam), Thalliri (Talleringa) and Winbera (Wynbring).

This manuscript was evidently copied by Fitzherbert from a typed copy held by the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (South Australian Branch). The Daisy Bates manuscript collection in the Barr-Smith Library at the University of Adelaide, includes some correspondence with Fitzherbert relating to this vocabulary. There is additional correspondence between Bates and Fitzherbert in the Bates Collection in the Australian National Library, Canberra.

This sub-series contains references to the following regions of South Australia: Nullarbor - Great Victoria Desert; North West.

This sub-series also includes references to: Western Australia; Northern Territory.

CreatorDaisy May Bates
ControlAA 23/4/1/1
Date Range1931  -  1932
Quantity 1cm,    
FormatsBooks, Loose Notes
Series AA23/04