Pages 1 to 49 are a carbon copy of the journal. Pages 50-51 contain pencil sketches of stone tools. A note by Tindale reads 'This copy corrected by N.B.T. after it was typed'. The last 18 pages were left blank for an index. The pages are numbered with original journal page numbers typed in the left margins. Includes hand-drawn sketches, a typed press notice of the expedition, Aranda, Kukatja, Pintubi and Ngalia plant lists, drawings of specimens and documentation. Makes reference to Olive Pink and Carl Strehlow (see AA 315).
The Expedition was financed by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in New York and the University of Adelaide.
The expedition party included Dr Dudley Packer (anthropologist), Prof. John Burton Cleland (blood sample collection and plant and bird study, see AA 60), Mr John R Casely-Smith (blood samples), Mr Geoffrey S Heithersay (dental), Peter Kempster (technician), Prue Kriewalt (cook), Jeff (driver) and Norman Barnett Tindale (anthropologist). Prof. Andrew Arthur Abbie (see AA 688) joined the party later.
Tindale Tribes: Pintubi; Aranda; Ngalia; Kukatja (NT); Pitjandjara; Jumu; Ngadadjara.