'English of S.E. of S.A. Vocabularies'

This shoebox consists of three main sections.

  • 'English - SE of SA Vocab' (24 cm)
    This section consists of a vocabulary for the South East of South Australia, filed alphabetically according to an English gloss. This section follows a different format to Tindale's other index card files. The cards are divided into six sections, with one or more languages assigned to a particular section. The first card in the shoebox is a code card explaining Tindale's system. The code card also carries the note: 'unpublished original vocabularies arranged according to English'. The majority of entries relate to Tangane and Potaruwutj, but there are also entries for languages such as: Bunganditj, Maraura, Meintangk, Ngarkat, Peramangk, Ramindjeri and Jarildekald. Tindale usually provides a journal reference on each card. A variety of handwriting styles are evident and it is not entirely clear whether or not they all belong to Tindale.

  • 'Not Clasif.' (2.7 cm)
    This section contains unsorted cards relating to Tindale's South East of South Australia vocabulary. A second header card reading: 'need study. These words have not been transferred to my main catalogue. They need further consideration' directly follows the sectional header card.

  • 'English-Jarildekald' (2.7 cm)
    The head card of this section carries the note: 'Taplin 1879 Folklore pp. 125-141. In this list the corrections are in Int. Phon. By N.B. Tindale. There is a Jarildekald/English vocabulary all in Int. Phon. Compiled by N.B. Tindale [signed] May 1971'. Another note reads: 'These native words were given to Taplin largely by [James] Unaipon who was Portaulun: we could not understand him (Taplin) properly even as boys, Karloan 12.1935'. This section consists of photocopied sections of Taplin's Narrinyeri vocabulary mounted on index cards with Tindale's annotations. There are 80 cards as numbered by Tindale. (See Taplin's The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines,1879).

Tindale Tribes: Tanganekald; Potaruwutj; Bunganditj; Maraura; Meintangk; Ngarkat; Peramangk; Ramindjeri; Jarildekald.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/7/1/21
Date Range1931  -  1991
Quantity 16.5cm,   1   shoebox, approx. 29.4 cm of cards
Series AA338/07