'Visit to Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. 1960'.

Archive Collections / Dr Norman Barnett Tindale / Series AA338/01 / 'Visit to Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland by Norman B. Tindale. 1960'.
Board for Anthropological Research Expedition AI

This journal has been handwritten with annotations. Journal entries are on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations, drawings, etc. The expedition was from 22 April - 13 June 1960 (pages 7-367), preceded by planning and research (pages 1-7) and followed by further research (pages 368-447). The journal contains a contents list and a detailed index (pages 451-493).

This journal includes the following:

  • maps

  • a photocopy of a 'Report on Matters Discussed at Village Council Meeting, Mornington Island - 8.2.1980 by Paul Memmott'

  • a photocopy of Paul Memmott's 'Lardil Properties of Place'

  • correspondence

  • copy of a newspaper clipping of 'The Gulf of Carpentaria, A new native Tribe Discovered, Interview with Mr C Hedley'

  • newspaper clippings

  • sketches of specimens and documentation

  • songs

  • vocabulary

  • place names

  • a copy of Tindale's manuscript on blood grouping results

  • copies of project reports

  • copies of Dr Spalding's 1947 black and white photographs and medical report

  • copy of a Science of Man article 'A new native tribe discovered', dated 1903

  • a listing of Tindale's plant specimens by the Botanic Gardens

Vocabulary and grammatical notes relating to this expedition are found in Tindale's 'Queensland Vocabularies, 1960 - 63' (see AA 338/8/19). Note also that Lardiil words and phrases in particular are scattered through the text of the expedition journal.

The expedition party included Peter Aitken and Norman Barnett Tindale.

Tindale Tribes: Janggal; Jokula; Kaiadilt; Kalkadunga; Kukatja (NT); Lardiil; Maikudunu; Maithakari; Mingin; Wanji; Wikmunkan; Winduwinda; Kalkadunga.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/1/23
Date Range22 April, 1960  -  13 June, 1960
Quantity 5.5cm,   1   buckram bound journal, 21.5x26.8cm, 508 pages with 3 loose items and 5 inserts
FormatsPublished Papers or Articles, Newspaper Clippings, General Correspondence, Maps, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Sketches, Loose Notes, Indexes
Series AA338/01