This is the second of eleven film items documenting the Board for Anthropological Research (BAR) expedition to Macumba, South Australia and Alice Springs, Northern Territory, during 30 December 1926 - 19 January 1927.
The expedition party made base camps at 'Ross Waterhole, on Macumba Station, and about 40 miles north-east of Oodnadatta; [and] Stuart Town, [Alice Springs] Central Australia.' Campbell, TD and Hackett, CJ. 'Adelaide University Field Anthropology: Central Australia.' No. 1. Introduction, descriptive and anthropometric observations.' Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 51 (1927), 65-75.
The cinematographer was FA Jeffery (AA 155). In 1979 the South Australian Museum Archive (SAMA) deposited its nitrate film collection with the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for cold storage. The history of the SAMA nitrate film deposit at NFSA in 1979 has been documented in the Series Report (AA 346/9). The original nitrate film is managed as 'NFSA Title No. 33494.'
The time coded summary is in minutes and seconds. Following the summary of this film is a list of references. Formats Held: SP Betacam, Digital Betacam, Access DVDs.
Summary (Time Coded): Taken from Access DVD 3 (AA 346/9/2/2/5)
00:00 Start of Macumba, SA, & Alice Springs, NT, 1926-1927, Copy of 'NFSA Title No. 33494.'
00:00 'Cultural Sensitivity Warning.'
00:00 'The Museum Board of South Australia © 1926-1927.'
01:30 The BAR expedition party leaves the Transcontinental Hotel, Quorn, South Australia.
01:45 The BAR expedition vehicle leaves Quorn, South Australia.
02:00 Panorama of the AIM Hostel where the BAR expedition members are bidding goodbye to a group of people. Oodnadatta, South Australia. See photographic print (AA 346/6)
03:00 At the expedition vehicle, BAR members prepare to leave, children and adults stand looking on.
03:08 BAR expedition members wave goodbye as the vehicle drives away.
03:22 Unloading the BAR expedition vehicle in a dry creek bed. Three older Australian Aboriginal men stand nearby. Macumba, South Australia.
03:32 Restricted Content Starts.
04:40 Restricted Content Ends.
04:40 CJ Hackett (AA 122) and EH Davies (AA 70) with a stick in his hand standing near the BAR expedition vehicle. See also: (AA 346/9/2/1) Time Code In 07:14 - Time Code Out 07:48.
04:55 An Australian Aboriginal man demonstrates how to throw a spear with a spear thrower.
05:22 Restricted Content Starts.
06:13 Restricted Content Ends.
06:13 End of footage.
Tribal / language groups recorded during this expedition as recorded in the Data Cards (AA 346/4/8)
Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Kaititja; Arabana; Kukatja (NT); Walpiri; Wongkanguru.
AIATSIS Tribal / Language Groups: Arrernte; Kaytej; Luritja; Arabana; Warlpiri.