'Place Names: N. B. Tindale ms SE of S Australia'

Archive Collections / Dr Norman Barnett Tindale / Series AA338/07 / 'Place Names: N. B. Tindale ms SE of S Australia'

The cards in this shoebox relate to Tindale's South East of South Australia place names project. Header cards include: Portaulun; Need Evaluation or Localization; Kangaroo I.; To Sort.

  • 'Portaulun' (1.2 cm)
    Most of the cards in this section contain place names drawn from Tindale's manuscript materials, with Karlowan a major informant. Cards often contain a gloss and an etymology. Many cards show a concern for localising places.

  • 'Need Evaluation or Localization' (1.3 cm)
    This is a mixed and varied group of cards. A number of cards relate to names for Kangaroo Island in mainland languages. Other cards are merely working notes, and include bibliographic references and information on tribal boundaries.

  • 'Kangaroo I.' (1 card, but see preceding category)

  • 'To Sort' (4.2 cm)
    This section contains cards in various states of development, many carrying little or vague information. Most of the cards relate to place names, but some relate to tribal or clan names. Drawn from both literature and Tindale manuscript sources. Note that this section includes an alphabet divider card containing a note about Bunganditj phonotactics.

Note that at the front of the shoebox are a number of header and alphabet divider cards, as well as a key to Tindale's colour coding system.

Tindale Tribes: Portaulun; Peramangk; Jarildekald; Ramindjeri; Kaurna; Warki; Tanganekald; Pangkala; Talandji; Ngaiawang; Ngintait; Wailpi; Bunganditj.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/7/1/44
Date Range1931  -  1991
Quantity 16.5cm,   1   shoebox, approx. 7.7 cm of cards
Series AA338/07