Drawer 1 of 3. The cards in this drawer relate to Tindale's major collection of parallel vocabularies. Begun during the Harvard and Adelaide (H-A) Universities Anthropological Expedition of 1938-9, they were added to over subsequent years. Tindale gathered numbers 1-110 of his Australian Vocabularies during the H-A expedition. Numbers 112-142 were gathered during the University of California at Los Angeles and University of Adelaide (UCLA-UA) Anthropological Expedition to North-Western Australia in 1952-4 (see Tindale's 'Australian Vocabularies', 1938-63, AA 338/8/5, and journals AA 338/1/15/1-2, AA 338/1/19/1-4 for further details). The cards are arranged alphabetically under an English head word. Cards carrying a particular head word appear in one of three subgroups: a parallel section, an 'odd sheet' section and a Tasmanian section. To illustrate this, consider the English word 'camp'. Under this head word the first section contains Aboriginal equivalents in parallel across vocabularies 1-147. Then appears an 'odd sheet', containing 'camp' equivalents drawn from various genealogies taken by Tindale. Finally, there follows a Tasmanian section drawn from Edward Micklethaite Curr's Australian Race, 1886-7. Note that the cards in this section are larger than Tindale's usual cards (20.3x12.7 cm).
This drawer also contains:
- An article on glottochronology in the Philipines (Quarterly Report, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Vol.II, No.4, October, 1954);
- Bibliographic references; and
- Two loose pages of working notes.
Tindale Tribes: Ngatjan; Tjapukai; Muluridji; Buluwai; Barbaram; Kokojelandji; Djirubal; Idindji; Mamu; Wakaman; Kokoimudji; Djankun; Kongkandji; Kokopera; Ithu; Kokokulunggur; Ankamuti; Lardiil; Kandju; Nawagi; Wikmunkan; Keramai; Gulngai; Olkolo; Winduwinda; Bandjin; Wulgurukaba; Walangama; Warakamai; Koa; Warungu; Wanjuru; Ewamin; Kunggari; Kutjal; Bidia; Ngaro; Maikudunu; Ngaun; Wakara; Kunggara; Jirandali; Wiri; Kangulu; Karingbal; Nguri; Jagara; Jokula; Maikulan; Kokomini; Kalkadunga; Jangga; Wadjalang; Kalali; Batjala; Tagalag; Dalla; Kokobujundji; Djakunda; Kabikabi; Wakawaka; Kitabal; Jukambe; Darambal; Maikulan; Kumbainggiri; Dainggati; Gunditjmara; Maranganji; Kokata; Narangga; Koreng; Wirangu; Mirning; Njikena; Bailgu; Ngadjunmaia; Wirdinja; Ngaluma; Kalamaia; Nangatadjara; Tjalkadjara; Pini; Nana; Waljen; Murunitja; Tjeraridjal; Nauo; Nukunu; Antakirinja; Kalaako; Wiradjuri; Aranda; Kamilaroi; Kitabal; Kunggari; Mandjildjara; Njangamarda; Bailgu; Indjibandi; Kariara; Wanman; Njamal; Ngaluma; Ngarla; Pandjima; Niabali; Mangala; Talandji; Kurama; Karadjari; Kokatja; Baada; Jawuru; Njulnjul; Ongkomi; Ngardi; Warwa; Worora; Njikena; Kitja; Whadjuk; Djaru; Walmadjari; Ola; Konejandi; Korindji; Wadjabangai; Thaua; Kurnai.
Creator: Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control: AA 338/7/2/58
metal filing drawer, approx. 29 cm of cards