Supplementary to Journals: 'Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia, 1938-1939. Journal and notes by Norman B. Tindale' (vols 1 and 2; AA 338/1/15/1-2).
This item includes materials relating to Tindale's long-running interest in collecting parallel vocabularies of Aboriginal languages. Tindale collected the bulk of his parallel vocabularies during the Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition during 1938-39. This expedition visited many places in the north, south, south-east and south-west of the continent (including areas of Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, SA, and WA), and enabled Tindale to collect 110 vocabularies. To this core, 42 additional vocabularies were added from data collected during subsequent expeditions to Western Australia (1952-54), Central Australia (1951, 1956) and Queensland (1960, 1963). Note that the vocabularies collected during 1952-4 (nos 112-142) are located in journal: 'Anthropological Field Notes on the UCLA-UA Anthropological Expedition N.W. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Vocabularies and Social Frameworks IV. 1953' (AA 338/1/19/4) . Apart from these core materials, this item also contains notes on phonetics, social frameworks, and other vocabularies and working notes collected by Tindale or drawn from literature sources.
More specifically, this item includes:
- 'Australian Vocabularies gathered by Norman B. Tindale, 1938-1963'.
Missing from this list are:
In summary, the parallel vocabularies 1-111 and 144-152 consist of the equivalents in Aboriginal languages of up to approximately 110 English words (although variations in the latter are encountered at times).The vocabularies are occassionally accompanied by brief notes on the place of recording and other contextual information.
See also Tindale's index card files, AA 338/7/2/58 - 338/7/2/60.
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; Pintubi; Kukatja (NT); Dieri; Wadikali; Jandruwanta; Wongkanguru; Lardiil; Kaiadilt; Janggal; Jokula; Wanji; Kongkandji.
A bound volume of photocopied pages containing an index (partial), handwritten vocabularies, sociological frameworks, ethnographic notes, maps and an extract from the journalScience of Man. There are occasional handwritten annotations.
Tindale's contents page lists the following:
Creator: Dr Norman Barnett Tindale
Control: AA 338/8/20
type 10.1 box