Harvard-Adelaide Expedition: 'Birds' 1938-1939.

BAR Expedition Symbol: N Alternative Title: 'Some Australian Birds.'

This is the ninth of twelve film titles documenting the Board for Anthropological Research (BAR) Harvard-Adelaide Universities expedition, during 13 May 1938 - 30 June 1939.

This expedition travelled through South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. For a listing of the locations visited by the expedition party see: JB Birdsell's 'Australian Daily Field Journal 1938-1939' (AA 689/1/1) and NB Tindale's Journal 'Harvard and Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, Australia, 1938-1939' (AA 338/1/15/1-2).

This unfinished film was intended to be produced as 'Some Australian Birds' to be shown in the South Australian Museum's (SAMA) Children's Museum. See: (AA 346/9/13/1). This film was unfinished and has not been digitally transferred. Annotations by NB Tindale (AA 338) on the edge of the film and intertitles produced but not added were used in the making of this summary. See: (AA 346/9/13/8), Time Codes 06:10-06:40. The intertitles were left as originally spelt, however in this film summary only the current common and scientific names have been included. This film has not been digitally transferred.

The cinematographer was NB Tindale with possible involvement from both DM Tindale and BG Birdsell. See: (AA 346/9/13/1).

    This film contains footage of birds filmed at the following locations:
  • Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). Woorabinda and Brisbane, Queensland. Quantombone, New South Wales.

  • Brolga (Grus rubicundus). Townsville, Queensland.

  • Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius). Location unknown.

  • Galah [Rose-breasted cockatoo] (Kakatoe roseicapilla). Quantambone, New South Wales.

  • Metallic Starling (Aplonis metallica). Oombundgie, Queensland.

  • Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala). Brewarrina, New South Wales.

  • Plumed Pigeon (Lophophaps plumifera). Quantambone Station, New South Wales.

  • Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea). Location unknown.

  • Willy Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys). Devon Downs, South Australia.

    Characteristics: 16mm, B&W, silent, 200ft.
    Notes: This item was previously held in the NB Tindale collection (AA 338) Acc. No.1304. [Master Negative 7A]

  • NB Tindale's notes for the editing of the Harvard Adelaide films (AA 346/9/27/6).

  • Annotation on the edge codes of the film.

  • Harvard Adelaide: Titles (AA 346/9/13/5) Time Codes 06:10-06:40.

CreatorBoard for Anthropological Research
ControlAA 346/9/13/9
Date Range01 May, 1938  -  01 June, 1939
Quantity 3.5cm,   1   film item. Formats: 16mm.
Series AA346/09