This shoebox contains cards relating to Tindale's Pitjandjara, Wirangu and Kokata vocabularies.

The Pitjandjara material (1.2 cm) is organised in three sections with the following header cards: Published, Manuscript Sources and Additions to Pitjandjara Vocab. The first contains bibliographic entries relating to Western Desert speech varieties; the second lists sources relating to Western Desert speech varieties (although some of those listed are published); and the third contains Jangkundjara, Pitjandjara and Ngadadjara words, mainly collected by Tindale, and relating to fieldwork in the 1930s and 1960s. There is also a small number of cards categorised as 'vocabulary data to check when next in Western Desert'. Note that Tindale's main Pitjandjara vocabulary is located in green metal drawers AA 338/7/2/3-6.
The Wirangu and Kokata cards are general vocabulary items. Firstly, there is a small number of Wirangu cards (0.4 cm), collected in 1964 at Ceduna from Robert Bowshire (80 years old).
Secondly, there is a bundle of Wirangu and Kokata paper slips bound with string (2.5 cm; approx. 6.2 x 9.8 cm slips). These slips relate to the vocabulary collated by Tindale in 1928 (see Journal AA 338/1/5).

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara; Wirangu; Kokata; Jangkundjara; Ngadadjara.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/7/1/15
Date Range1928  -  1991
Quantity 16.5cm,   1   shoebox, approx. 1.6 cm of cards and approx. 2.8 cm of paper slips
Series AA338/07