'South Australia Anthropological Data' cards

'SA1-6, South Australia Anthropological Data'

One card series containing data on 14 individuals. Cards have S. A. [South Australia] in the top left hand corner. Preceding the card series are three pages of handwritten notes, photocopied: one relating to 'Nookannaw Tribe'; one containing notes on individuals; and a list of 'Group of nine aborigines painted at Pt. McLeay Dec 1934'.

This series comprises cards in varying formats which appear to have been compiled by various people. There are summary cards which contain data on a number of individuals, multiple cards in varying formats on several individuals, and some cards are duplicates. Several individuals have been assigned more than one (individual subject) number. The data was collected at various places, including at Lake Alexandrina, Parkside Mental Home, and the South Australian Museum, between 1923 and 1936. Between cards are three black and white photographic prints captioned: 'Telford Unaipon, 22.5.1936. Jervois Estate n[ea]r Tailem bend [male] 23 years age Photo NB T[indale]. Adel[aide]', showing three head and torso portraits. This series of data cards appears to record an incomplete, experimental or opportunistic collection of data on some South Australian individuals. There is some overlap with the cards described above, AA 346/4/2, 'South Australia Unnumbered'.

Note that within any given series the amount of data recorded varies from card to card.

Note that the data cards contain many variant spellings of tribal/language group names. In the descriptions here the various terms and spellings have been reproduced, with what appear to be amendments noted square brackets. It has not been possible in all cases to supply corresponding tribal/language group names according to standardised spellings adopted by NB Tindale (see AA 338) and AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies).

This card series includes references to the following named groups: Andekeringa [Antakirinja]; Arunta, 'from Cordillo Downs', Gnunga, Narrung (Manungkie), Ngunga, Portaulun, Tanganekald, Yarilde or Narrinyeri, Yirkila Mining.

Tindale Tribes: Antakirinja; Aranda; Jarildekald; Mirning; Potaruwutj; Tanganekald.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Antakarinja; Arrernte; Bindjali; Mirning; Ngarrindjeri.

This card series contains reference to the following regions of South Australia: Nullarbor - Great Victoria Desert; Adelaide - Mount Lofty Ranges; Murray River - Coorong.

These cards are located in Drawer 1.

CreatorBoard for Anthropological Research
ControlAA 346/4/5
Date Range1923  -  1936
Quantity 12cm,   1   card series; cards 20.5 x 12.7 cm
Series AA346/04