'Anthropological Field Notes on the University of California at Los Angeles - University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition, North West Australia. Volume II. Pp.692a-1250'

Archive Collections / Dr Norman Barnett Tindale / Series AA338/01 / 'Anthropological Field Notes on the University of California at Los Angeles - University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition, North West Australia. Volume II. Pp.692a-1250'
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This is the second of four volumes. The first two volumes (AA 338/1/19/1-2) describe Tindale's role in the expedition. The index for this volume is in Volume III (AA 338/1/19/3).

The journal entries in this volume date 15 July to 30 October 1953. The volume commences on page 692b, continuing from Volume I. Included are pages 787a, 822a and 1115b-c.

This volume is handwritten with annotations. Tindale writes on the right page leaving the left for annotations, drawings, etc. Expedition entries end on page 1147.

This journal includes the following:

  • Tindale's recording of Birdsell's (see AA 689) itinerary, pages 1175-1883 (which overlapped with Tindale's)

  • notes taken from Birdsell's journals, pages 1185-1225

  • Tindale's recording of registration notes and drawings of specimens A45523-A45554 donated to the South Australian Museum by Birdsell, pages 1275-1231

  • additional notes

  • attached news clippings

  • photocopied maps, pages 1233-1251

  • drawings and sketches

  • social organisation

  • drawing from a Moolabulla youth

  • carbon copies of correspondence

  • copy of a rock painting

  • rubbing

  • many references to tribal nomenclature and Aboriginal place names

Vocabularies collected during this expedition are found in parallel in volume IV of the expedition journal and also inTindale's 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B Tindale, 1938-1963' (see AA 338/8/20).

The expedition party included Esther and Joseph Birdsell (Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, see AA 689), Dorothy and Norman Tindale, Phillip Jud Epling (University student, UCLA).

The journal includes notes on Mandora, Anna Plains, La Grange, Thangoo, Yeeda, Broome, Quarantine, Cassini Island, Crab Creek, Meda, Fitzroy Crossing, Port Hedland, Derby, Liveringa, Louisa Downs, Hall Creek, Moolabulla (Birdsell writes Moola Boola), Wolf Creek, Forrest River, Flora Valley, Elgin, Balgo, Nicholson Station, Inverway, Gill Creek Bore, Wave Hill, GB Rockhole, Murranji and Hicketty Waterholes, Taylor's Well, Tenant Creek, Alice Springs, Mabel Creek, Gogo and Nookanbah. Birdsell also went to Brooke Springs, Quanbun, Wotjulum and Leopold, amongst other places.

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Baada; Djaberadjabera; Djaru; Djugun; Jawuru; Jilngali; Kadjerong; Kaititja; Kambure; Karadjari; Kartudjara; Keiadjara; Kitja; Kokatja; Konejandi; Korindji; Mandjildjara; Mangala; Matuntara; Miriwung; Ngaliwuru; Nangatadjara; Nangatara; Ngardi; Ngarinjin; Nimanburu; Njangamarda; Njikena; Njulnjul; Ola; Ongkomi; Pangkala; Potidjara; Punaba; Umede; Walmadjari; Walpiri; Wandjira; Wanman; Wardaman; Warwa; Wenambal; Whadjuk; Worora; Wudjari; Wunambal.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/1/19/2
Date Range15 July, 1953  -  30 October, 1953
Quantity 5cm,   1   buckram bound volume, 22.1x26.8 cm,
FormatsNewspaper Clippings, General Correspondence, Maps, Photocopied Documents, Drawings, Sketches
Series AA338/01