'Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia. 1938-1939. Journal and notes by Norman B. Tindale. 2'.

Archive Collections / Dr Norman Barnett Tindale / Series AA338/01 / 'Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia. 1938-1939. Journal and notes by Norman B. Tindale. 2'.
Board for Anthropological Research Expedition N Volume 2 of two volumes, pages 759-1142

This is the second of two volumes describing the 1938-1939 expedition's fieldwork in New South Wales, Cape Barren Island, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

This journal is paginated on pages 758-1142. Pages 1078-1107 and 92 pages from 1143 to the end of the volume are blank. The journal commences on 15 December 1938 and runs to 26 June 1939. A photocopy of pages 54-155 of Tindale's 'Visit to Cape Barren Island, Tasmania' has been inserted following page 786. Tindale also added page 795a-d, mostly concerning Point McLeay. The journal is handwritten on the right-hand page, leaving the left-hand page for sketches, annotations, and so on. This journal includes a contents page.

This journal includes the following:

  • newspaper clippings and copies

  • comments relating to the 1950s and 1980s

  • specimen information

  • drawings

  • copy of the Point Pearce cultivation agreement for share-farming

  • songs and stories

  • place names

  • hand-drawn maps

  • social organisation charts

  • rubbings

  • Tindale's 'Notes on Mingul, or Native Tobacco, obtained at Mount Margaret, Western Australia'

  • Alfred Hermann Traeger's work classification

  • rough sketched sections at Lake Menindee, 'Intra-Australian comparison of Geographic groups'

  • copies of pages from journal articles

  • correspondence

  • annotated printed map showing the expedition itinerary, marking the 32 field stations

  • vocabularies collected during this expedition are found in parallel in Tindale's 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B. Tindale, 1938-1963' (see AA 338/8/20). Additional vocabulary and textual material are found scattered through the journal

Places and field stations include: Brisbane, Kempsey (12th), Tilba Tilba, Wallaga Lake (13th), Lake Tyers (14th), Melbourne, Launceston, Cape Barren Island (15th), Thunder and Lightning Bay, Hobart, Mount Gambier, Mount Schank, Point McLeay (16th), Adelaide, Murray Bridge (17th), Point Pearce (18th), Iron Knob, Perth, Collie (19th), Wilson Inlet, Gnowangerup (20th), Borden (21st), Thomas River, Pallinup, Albany (22nd), Calligillup, Mount Barker (23rd), Narrogin (24th), Moore River (25th), Mogumber, Southern Cross (26th), Mount Margaret (27th), Laverton (28th), Kalgoorlie, Scaddan, Norseman (29th), Balladonia, Eucla, Nullarbor, Wilson Bluff, Koonibba (30th), Kundruba Rockhole, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta (31st), and Lake Menindee (32nd).

The expediton party comprised Joseph and Bee Birdsell (see AA 689) and Norman and Dorothy Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Arabana; Barkindji; Dainggati; Duwala; Inggarda; Jarildekald; Jitajita; Kalaako; Kalamaia; Kalaako; Kaneang; Koara; Kokata; Koreng; Kujani; Kukatja (NT); Larakia; Latjilatji; Madoitja; Mandjindja; Maduwongga; Minang; Mirning; Nakako; Nana; Narangga; Nauo; Ngadadjara; Ngadjunmaia; Ngalea; Ngaluma; Ngemba; Ngurlu; Njikena; Njunga; Nukunu; Pangkala; Pindiini; Pini; Pitjandjara; Ramindjeri; Thaua; Tjalkadjara; Wadikali; Waljen; Wanjiwalku; Wardal; Wiradjuri; Wirangu; Widi; Wirangu; Wirdinja; Wodiwodi; Wongaibon.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/1/15/2
Date Range10 September, 1938  -  01 January, 1980
Quantity 4.5cm,   1   22.0x26.5cm, 542 pages, 8 inserts
FormatsNewspaper Clippings, General Correspondence, Maps, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Drawings, Sketches
Series AA338/01