'Vocabularies: Potaruwutj'

This shoebox contains a general vocabulary (19.5 cm). At the front of the vocabulary is a card reading: 'important note. Based on Milerum as from his mother. The words are localized as at Marcollat as best. Some were indicated as Keilira in entries where Milerum and his parents lived before 1875 in the northern part. As defined today Keilira is in great part in Meintangk territory. I should add North of to Keilira where it is used'.

The following card also carries a note. It reads: 'when worked on again see that all words are incorporated in my card file as Jarildekald. N.B. Tindale 29 Oct. 77'. In different ink is the following comment: 'reconsider this. Frank Blackmore was from SE of SA. Check Potaruwutj or Meintangk'. Milerum (Clarence Long) was one of Tindale's chief informants in relation to the South East of South Australia. Frank Blackmore was another of Tindale's informants. The entries in this vocabulary are drawn from published literature and Tindale manuscript sources, with the bulk of the data coming from Tindale's fieldwork. Included in the vocabulary is a small number of cards for Ngaiawang, Ngarkat, Nganguruku, Meintangk and Bunganditj tribes. Note that some words are not assigned to a tribe, just a region or place such as Padthaway, Penola or Guichen Bay.

Tindale Tribes: Potaruwutj; Ngaiawang; Ngarkat; Nganguruku; Meintangk; Bunganditj.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/7/1/16
Date Range1931  -  1991
Quantity 16.5cm,   1   shoebox, approx. 19.5 cm of cards
Series AA338/07