This item consists of 9 wax cylinders, 2 of which are broken. They contain recordings of an unidentified person(s) mimicking a magpie's song. Although attributed to Norman B Tindale by the archive, no documentation has been located in support of this and the provenance remains uncertain. Note that these wax cylinders are not listed in the S. A. Museum Speech and Sound Collections register.

The Transcription Tape Catalogue contains the following information:

AA 338/11/3/

  • Magpie Series
    [Track 1. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R1]

  • Magpie Series 2A
    [Track 2. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R2]

  • Magpie Series 2B
    [Track 3. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R3]

  • Magpie Series 3A
    [Track 4. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R4]

  • Magpie Series 3B
    [Track 5. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R5]

  • Magpie Series 4A
    [Track 6. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R6]

  • Magpie Series 4B
    [Track 7. Tape No. 9578; TT19; R7]

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/11/2/Tracks 1-7
Date Range1930  -  1930
Quantity   9   wax cylinders, 1 access CD
Series AA338/11