Copy of Journey to Groote Eylandt and the Roper River. Volume 2. 1921-1922

Archive Collections / Dr Norman Barnett Tindale / Series AA338/04 / Copy of Journey to Groote Eylandt and the Roper River. Volume 2. 1921-1922
Relates to AA 338/1/1/2

This item is a photocopy of the third and fourth original journals, with annotations in pen, copies of correspondence, vocabularies, black and white photographs, 'Aborigines - Towards DIGNITY and IDENTITY' by Keith Cole, photocopies of a map and reprint. Tindale left Groote Eylandt in June, 1922 and returned to Adelaide via Thursday Island, Weipa, Brisbane, Sydney.

Tindale requested one year's leave of absence from the South Australian Museum to assist the Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania as an honorary member on the Groote Eylandt (Northern Territory) trip. Having convinced the Board of the importance of the expedition, Tindale was given 50 pounds in advance for specimen purchase. Of the 7,651 specimens Tindale collected, 487 were ethnographic. At this time Tindale was employed by the South Australian Museum as Assistant Entomologist.

Places cited include Yetibah, Emerald River, Roper River, Groote Eylandt, Borroloola, Mapoon, Bickerton Island, Billabong Creek, Connexion Island and Winchelsea Island. Also mentioned are Malays, Macassars, and Maroadunei (Tim), a Ngandi man.

Tindale Tribes: Alawa; Ngandi; Mara; Duwal; Ngalakan; Ingura; Nunggubuju; Wandarang; Rembarunga; Diakui.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/4/1/2
Date Range01 January, 1922  -  20 November, 1922
Quantity 5.3cm,   1   buckram bound volume, 21.0x25.5 cm, 344 pages, 7 inserts, pocket with 21 items
FormatsGeneral Correspondence, Maps, Loose Photographic Prints, General Publications, Photocopied Documents
Series AA338/04