This is the third 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. 33109.'
In this summary all intertitles are italicised and within quotation marks. All spelling within intertitles have been left as originally spelt. Language and terms which reflect the author's attitude or that of the period in which the item was produced may be considered inappropriate today in some circumstances.
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 346/9/2/3/5)
00:00 Start of Macumba, SA, & Alice Springs, NT, 1926-1927, Copy of 'NFSA Title No. 33109.'
00:00 'Cultural Sensitivity Warning.'
00:00 'The Museum Board of South Australia © 1926-1927.'
01:30 'The Macdonnell Ranges, a happy hunting ground of the Aruntas in times past, present some magnificent scenic features.'
01:56 Camel train.
02:13 'Heavitree Gap near Stuart Town, and a useful means of transport frequently seen in Central regions.'
02:27 Close up of the camel train.
03:19 'A more modern and swifter method. In the Macdonnell Ranges.'
03:28 The BAR expedition vehicle drives past.
05:04 Panorama of Simpson's Gap.
05:37 'Simpson's Gap and portion of the Ranges.'
05:46 The BAR expedition vehicle drives towards Simpson's Gap.
06:04 'Crown Point.'
06:06 Distant view of Crown Point, the BAR expedition vehicle drives past.
06:31 'Crossing river and creek beds offers difficulties to modern means of transport.'
06:42 BAR member push the bogged expedition vehicle.
07:14 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.