'Anthropological Expedition to Warburton Range, Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale. July-September 1935. Journal. Adelaide, S. A. 1935'.

Archive Collections / Dr Norman Barnett Tindale / Series AA338/01 / 'Anthropological Expedition to Warburton Range, Western Australia by Norman B. Tindale. July-September 1935. Journal. Adelaide, S. A. 1935'.
Board for Anthropological Research Expedition K

The journal is handwritten. Tindale recorded the expedition on the right-hand page and left the left-hand page for annotations, sketches, photographs and so on. Part one dates from 2 July to 23 August 1935 and ends on page 314. Part two ('Volume two') dates from 23 August to 6 September 1935 and runs from pages 323-485. Additional notes are recorded on pages 486-492. The journal contains an index on pages 493-515, with appendices from page 517 to the end.

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper clippings from December 1932

  • annotations by Tindale up until 1972

  • black and white photographs

  • drawings and diagrams

  • permit

  • songs

  • sketches of cross sections

  • social organisation

  • the track of Wati Kutjara from Panatapia to Kalkana

  • string game

  • a vocabulary collected during this expedition (595 words) appears as Nga:dadjara in Tindale's collated 'Vocabulary of Pitjandjara, 1931-37' (see AA 338/8/5)

  • phrases

  • notes on sign language

  • names of constellations

  • barometer readings

  • hand-drawn expedition map

  • specimen drawings and notes

  • place names on Canning Stock Route

  • correspondence

  • Tindale's reprint 'General report on the Anthropological Expedition to the Warburton Range, Western Australia, July-September 1935'

Supplementary material includes:
  • newspaper articles by Tindale describing the expedition

  • letter by the Western Australian Commissioner of Police regarding the track to Warburton Range

  • a copy of the 'Phonetic system adopted for Australian Aboriginal languages, by the Board for Anthropological Research (see AA 346) at the University of Adelaide' as of 1935

The expedition party included Mr EO Stocker (cinematography, see AA 311), Dr Cecil John Hackett (University of Adelaide, anthropometry and medical research, see AA 122), Mr Max Lamshed (journalist for 'The Advertiser'), Dr Charles Pearcy Mountford (Postal Department, photography, clerical work, Aboriginal art, see AA 228), Mr Ernest Gutteridge (recording clerk and general assistant employed at Laverton), Mr Jack Seabourne (driver) and Mr Norman Barnett Tindale (leader, ethnography, South Australian Museum).

Tindale Tribes: Ngadadjara; Pintubi; Pitjandjara.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/1/14
Date Range01 December, 1932  -  01 April, 1972
Quantity 3.3cm,   1   buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.1, 554 pages, 8 inserts
FormatsNewspaper Clippings, Newspaper Clippings, General Correspondence, Maps, Loose Photographic Prints, Drawings, Sketches, Indexes
Series AA338/01