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. Header cards include: Material Cult.; Aprons and Girdles and Headbands; Bags; Baskets; Bullroarers and Tjurunga; Canoe; Canoes and Watercraft; Carving & Ornament; Containers; Didjeridu; Drums; Fire Making Sticks; Hooks and Sinkers; Message Sticks and Messengers; Necklaces and Pendants; Nets; Ovens & Stines Structures; Paintings Bark; Playsticks; Skin Cloaks; Skin Rugs; Skins Prepar. of; Sinews; Strings and Sinews; Stick, Climbing; Sticks Magic and Pointing; Sticks Time and Message; Thread Cross (wanigi). The cards, drawn mostly from published literature sources with some from Tindale's manuscript materials, occasionally contain an illustration or a note providing further ethnological details.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/7/1/35
Date Range1927  -  1991
Quantity 16.5cm,   1   shoebox, approx. 18.5 cm of cards
Series AA338/07