'Notes on the Kaurna or Adelaide Tribe and the natives of Yorke Peninsula and the Middle North of South Australia by Norman B. Tindale. 1935- '

Archive Collections / Dr Norman Barnett Tindale / Series AA338/01 / 'Notes on the Kaurna or Adelaide Tribe and the natives of Yorke Peninsula and the Middle North of South Australia by Norman B. Tindale. 1935- '

The volume is a compilation of hand-written and typescript notes including carbon copies. Tindale wrote mainly on the right-hand page, leaving the left for photographs, drawings, annotations, etc. A contents list introduces the volume. Pages 1a and 2a, 150a-c are additional; there is no page 150. Pages 184 to 279 are blank. A note on the inside front cover reads that there are 3 typed copies available and a box of additional papers. There is no index.

This journal includes the following:

  • A note on the inside front cover records Milerum's admission to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, 15 February 1941, and his death five days later on the 20th

  • The page preceding the contents page has a 1936 published folding map showing 'Native Place Names on Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia', with an attached envelope containing 2 black and white photographs, 4 negatives of Rhino Head, Marion Bay, 1 negative of the lagoon at Marion Bay, 1 negative of an emu at Cape Spencer and 2 negatives of Louisa Eglinton, dated 1935 and 1936. The journal entries relating to this trip commence on page 3

  • Handwritten extract from a letter to Edward Charles Stirling (see AA 309) from Daisy Bates (see AA 23) regarding an Adelaide woman living at Point Pearce called Amelia or Ivaritji, 20 January 1916 (page 2)

  • 'Adelaide Tribe references' by P Chauncy (page 2a)

  • 'Trip to Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula', South Australia. Includes a list of shells collected on Yorke Peninsula and idenitified by Bernard Charles Cotton (see SAMA 892), a list of fauna, sketch of section at south east end of Section 94 Coonarie, notes taken from an interview with Louisa Eglinton on place names, King Tommy, basket making and nets, 'Song of the Peach tree', 'The Story of Ngarna and Badara', and social organisation. Tindale makes comparisons with Johnson's version of Ngarna, adds 3 black and white photographs of Yorke Peninsula, and notes from Miss M Klein regarding Yorke Peninsula place names, November 1935 (pages 3-43)

  • Notes from Mrs I Klein on the skeleton and burial ground at Daly Heads, 24 June 1911 (page 44)

  • 'Conversation with native 'Spender', 'Ngurunderi', 12 December 1935 (page 45)

  • A letter by Roy Parkes (see AA 246) from Port Germein, with notes by Tindale on the Nunkunu and Wailpi, comments on houses, food, water supply, weapons, reed baskets, toys, customs, stories and legends, Tindale's typescript reply to Parkes's letter, 1936 (pages 47-53)

  • Annotated typescript copies of Tindale's transcriptions of JW Lindo's legends relating to the Flinders Ranges, including 'Legend of the Ochre Pit near Parachilna' (as told by Harry Bailes from Beltana) and 'Legend of the Snake'. Tindale includes a black and white photograph, 1936 (pages 55-65)

  • Carbon typescript copy of 'The Old Woman and her two Dingoes' (a story of the Ngadjuri from the middle north of South Australia) from M Wilson and Warrior in 1936, and published in 1937 (page 67)

  • Carbon typescript copy of 'Eagle and Crow' (a story of the Ngadjari from the middle north of South Australia) obtained in 1936 (page 69)

  • 'Social frameworks of the Kaurna, with information from Louisa Eglinton and Warrior, 7 February 1934 (page 70), from T&S [Teichelmann (see AA 781) and Schürmann (see AA 283)] in 1932' (page 73) and handwritten notes by Tindale (page 75)

  • 'The story of Tji:rbuki' from Karlowan and notes from Milerum, published in 1936. Includes a black and white photograph of 'native of Black Rock' (pages 78-85)

  • 'The Legend of Owienagin Gap as told by Peter Fryingpan, a Blinman native, to JW Lindo, about 1910.' Includes 2 black and white photographs, one of King Bobby taken in 1907 and one photograph taken 'looking out through Owienagin Gap', and a sketch of the photograph with annotations (pages 86-91)

  • Letter from Roy Parkes to Tindale, 22 March 1936, on the Aborigines of Baroota Reserve, including a Nukunu vocabulary (approximately 70 words), list of Nukunu people, data on wurlies, cooking food, roots used, carrying water, fire, treatment for snake bite, catching fish, food taboos, corroborees, disposal of the dead, and tribal marking. A newspaper clipping (undated) on the 'Onkaparinga tribe' is pasted in. Also, Tindale's lengthy reply to Roy Parkes's letter (pages 92-98)

  • 'Notes from Mr E Waterhouse, written down by NBT, March 1936', relating to rock carvings, names signifying order of birth, camp in a cave, rugs, and burial methods at Blinman, March 1936 (pages 99-101, 103)

  • Newspaper clipping relating to 'Aborigines' camp at Bute, Two Skeletons Found, One For Museum', 14 May 1936 (page 102)

  • Newspaper clipping relating to Adelaide place names (page 103)

  • Typescript notes received from Mr Fred Coleman from Saddleworth on 'The Burial of an Aborigine 1843', and tree climbing methods, 4 May 1936 (pages 104-105)

  • Newspaper clipping: 'Tribal Days on the Adelaide Plains, Living words of dead language', 14 May 1921 (pages 106-108)

  • Typescript copies of original correspondence between Christian Gottlieb Teichelmann, Clamor Wilhelm Schürmann and George French Angas (see AA 8), 1839 and 1840 (pages 109-132)

  • 'Notes from Benno Murray a native from Paskeville', November 1933 (pages 133-134)

  • 'Origin of the Native Cat' (Eben Gowrie Waterhouse told to NBT 1929) (page 135)

  • Letter to TB Hooper regarding the origin of the place name Gumeracha, 11 June 1937, (page 135)

  • Notes on a 'Curious arrangement of sticks near Lyndoch', including sketches, 2 portrait photographs by Stump and Co, and 3 photographs of the circular stick arrangement (one with Harold Sheard (see AA 290)), 6 June 1937, (pages 137-139)

  • Newspaper clipping: 'Evidence of Great Australian Native Trade Route - Myth About Keeness of Aboriginal Sight Exploded', 'Advertiser', 14 June 1937 (pages 140-141)

  • 'Notes from HM Hale after May 1937 Exped. To Nepabunna, Flinders Ranges. Wailpi Tribe' and sketches (pages 142-144)

  • Newspaper clipping: 'Why The Crow Is Black - Legends And Customs Of Flinders Ranges Natives By Charkes Pearcy Mountford (see AA 298)', 'Advertiser', 29 June 1937 (pages 145-147)

  • 'Trip to Halletts [sic] Cove' with Harold Moore Cooper (see AA 64), including sketches, 27 July 1937 (pages 148-150b)

  • Notes on Adelaide Tribe clubs (A26110-12) presented to the South Australian Museum by Mr N Davis in 1936 (page 150b)

  • Notes from Eben Gowrie Waterhouse relating to findings at Codlamoodla Flat and gypsum for rainmaking at Beltana, October 1937 (page 150c)

  • Notes on native mallow used as food (page 150c)

  • Letter from F Spencer regarding rock carvings east of Burra, 1 April 1937 (page 151)

  • Reprint by Charles Pearcy Mountford: 'An Anyamatana Legend of the Pleiades', October 1939, (page 153);

  • Sketch and notes on a Kaurna club (page 154);

  • Sketch and notes on an 'Archaeological club found by HM Cooper 4m S of Parachilna, Blinman Road.' The club was shown to Tindale 16 November 1939 (page 155)

  • Letter from Miss HB Bailey regarding a rock painting site outside Wilpena Pound, 29 August 1940 (page 155)

  • Typescript copy of an extract from the 'The South Australian Register' entitled 'The Native Corroboree'. Tindale notes that the extract refers to Mount Barker (Peramangk) and Adelaide (Kaurna) tribes, 16 March 1844 (pages 156-158)

  • 'Notes from Barney Warrior' relating to Ngadjuri, Nukunu, Kokata and the Spender family, 21 December 1939 (page 159)

  • Typescript copy of an extract from the 'The South Australian Register' on 'The Aborigines'. The article lists name of missionaries and Aboriginal population for 1844, 17 January 1844 (page 161)

  • Newspaper clipping entitled: 'The Adelaide Tribe - A member still survives - Princess Amelia Walker' (Ivaritji), 8 December 1927. Pasted alongside is a related article entitled 'Kind Hearts Under Black Skins', 26 March 1931 (page 162)

  • A list of possible Adelaide tribe names for birds extracted from a letter sent to EJ Wheeler from Edward Stephens dated 27 October 1838 with Tindale's (36 Kaurna? bird names, pages 163-164)

  • Newspaper clipping: 'Aboriginal Nomenclature. Place names near Adelaide. The origin of Piccadilly', 'Advertiser', 3 December 1927 (pages 165-66)

  • 'Adelaide Tribe. Notes from Mr Chalk, 7 November 1926' (pages 167-168)

  • Extract from a letter by Mrs I Klein regarding 'Small Pox marks among natives of Murray River', 24 June 1911 (page 169)

  • Drawing of a club in the possession of Mr Chalk, owned by 'King Denburi, 1838' (pages 170-171)

  • Tindale's notes on Paul Lawson's report on 'Native Graves at Wirraburra', 25 May 1941, (page 172)

  • Notes on a photograph of 'Deaf Tommy' located amongst the Samuel Albert White (see AA 365) collection and reference to Tommy Walker, 5 February 1960 (pages 173-175)

  • 'M. Moorhouse on Adelaide tribe Aborigines' and Murray Tribes, 11 July 1960 (page 177)

  • 'Place name at Unley, S. Aust' - Waipinga, 27 April 1962 (page 179)

  • 'Student doing a thesis on Kaurna geography' [RW Ellis, 1969] (page 181)

  • Photocopy of typed letter written by JB Hughes to the Colonial Secretary regarding the effect on local Aborigines if police from Burra and northern surrounds are withdrawn, 21 February 1852 (page 183)

  • Note on the deposit of pipe-clay near Glenelg (SA), 7 May 1935 (page 277)

  • Newspaper clipping and notes on Robert Wanganeen, 'Adv', 19 July 1952 & 1975 (page 278)

  • Notes on King John (page 278)

  • Typescript copy of an excerpt from 'My early days in the colony' by John W Adams regarding the Adelaide tribe (Kaurna), published in 'Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia', 1984, inserted inside back cover

  • Newspaper clipping copy of 'Trust owns YP reserve', relating to Point Pearce Aboriginal Reserve, 1 May 1971, inserted inside back cover

Tindale Tribes: Kaurna; Kokata; Narangga; Ngadjuri; Nukunu; Peramangk; Pindjarup; Wailpi.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/1/35
Date Range1935  -  1969
Quantity 3.4cm,   1   hard cover exercise book, 20.0x25.4 cm, 182 pages with 2 loose item and 13 inserts
FormatsNewspaper Clippings, General Correspondence, Photographic Film Negatives, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Sketches, Loose Notes
Series AA338/01