This item is a carbon copy of the journal with handwritten annotations, corrections and a drawing. All information including the newspaper clippings have been typed. A note on the front cover reads 'Copy to be used in Palo Alto in Lab Shed. A copy is in Loxton. Taken there 1979.' Volume lists the phonetic script used in the notes, spaces left for drawings, sociological organisation, vocabulary (500+ Ngalia words), population movements from 1950-1951, seasons of the year, songs, place names, 'Jottings taken on Thursday, August 16th - First Visit to Cave' by HK Fry, 'Census Yuendoomoo Depot Rock Hill Bore July 1946', and 'Anthropological Society of South Australia Presidential Address by Mr MJ Barrett, 28 November 1955', that lists Aboriginal songs recorded at Yuendumu.
Some annotations differ from AA 338/4/31. Original journal page numbers have been noted in the left margin.
The expedition received financial assistance from the Wenner-Gren Corporation and the Board for Anthroplogical Research, University of Adelaide.
The expedition spanned the period 13 August to 1 September, 1951. Yuendumu, N.T. was its base, but it also visited sites in the vicinity.
The Board for Anthropological Research expedition party included Dr Thomas Draper Campbell (leader, Director of the University Dental School, see AA 52), Prof. Andrew Arthur Abbie (Anatomy School, see AA 688), Dr William Ross Adey (Anatomy School), Drs David I Kerr, ND Crosby and Dr Hugh Le Messurier (Physiology Department), Prof. John Burton Cleland (plant data, see AA 60), Dr Henry Kenneth Fry (City Health Officer, social organisation, see AA 105), Mr Murray James Barrett (Reader in the University of Adelaide's Dental School), Miss Gwen D Walsh, Mr B Hill, Mr Charles Pearcy Mountford (Aboriginal art, see AA 228), Mr JC Dobbie (cinematographer) and Norman Barnett Tindale (South Australian Museum, ethnologist).
Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Ildawongga; Kukatja (NT); Ngalia; Pintubi; Walpiri; Wenamba.