The volume has been handwritten on the right-hand page leaving the left for annotations, drawings, etc. There are 113 blank pages. Includes a contents list and index.
The expedition's purpose was primarily for Tindale to undertake further research on the tribal boundaries of south-western Australia, particularly investigating the distribution of the Satyrid genus Geitoneura as a 'cultural marker'. Tindale was accompanied by the entomologist Noel McFarland. Their expedition set off from Adelaide on 26 October (page 9), returning on 10 December 1968 (page 129).
This journal includes the following:
- the first eight pages describe the expedition planning
- pages 130 onwards describe 'later activities' and include Tindale's transcriptions of tape recordings made during the expedition (notably from Willam Hamlet of the Wadjuri tribe), and relevant correspondence
- a Reserve Entry Permit
- newspaper clippings
- AJ Tindale's cross check of pH values of Geitoneura obtained by Tindale from 40 sites
- list of plant identifications
- a copy of Pat Lindsey's article on 'Aboriginal Food Plant'
Expedition party included Noel McFarland and Norman Barnett Tindale.
Tindale Tribes: Mirning; Ngadjunmaia; Njakinjaki; Njunga; Pibelmen; Wadjari; Wardandi; Wudjari.
Creator: Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control: AA 338/1/28
26 October, 1968
10 December, 1968
buckram bound volume, 21.5x26.4 cm, 356 pages with 5 inserts
Formats: Newspaper Clippings, General Correspondence, Photocopied Documents, Sketches