The cards compiled in this box relate to Tindale's concern with using vocabulary to map distributional patterns of cultural and natural phenomena across Australia. The cards contain a headword that is the Aboriginal equivalent for 'dog' or slight variation, such as 'dog, tame' or 'dog, wild'. Mostly drawn from literature sources, but some are from Tindale's manuscript materials. The cards are reasonably well organised in alphabetical order. There is also a small number of cards (0.5 cm), mainly bibliographic, at the front of the box.