This journal is handwritten in black and blue ink. Tindale wrote on the right hand page leaving the left hand page for annotations, cross-references, newspaper clippings, drawings and photographs. There is a contents page and index. Pages 100 to 138 are blank.
The journal includes Tindale's journey to Collymongle to gather carved bora trees with Lindsay Black, data relating to the journey and visit to the Kuringai Chase rock carvings.
Loose papers include:
- three copies by Tindale of 'bora ground drawings made by H Lange, Kamilaroi Tribe, Boggabilla, NSW July 28, 1938.'
- sheets of Charles Kerry Studio photographs of Aboriginal people, selected enlarged single photographs and related documentation
- photographs of carved trees
- notes and maps in ink and pencil
- list of Collymongle carved trees
- typescript manuscipt and carbon copy titled: 'Bora Ceremony of the Northern Kamilaroi as illustrated by Carved trees from the ceremonial ground at Collymongle, N. S. Wales, now preserved in the National Museum, Melbourne, the South Australian Museum, Adelaide and at the University of Queensland.'
Creator: Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control: AA 338/1/55
23 November, 1948
28 November, 1951
exercise book, 20.5 x 25.7 cm, 148 pages, loose sheets