This is the fourth 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. 33557.'
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 346/9/2/4/5)
00:00 Start of Macumba, SA, & Alice Springs, NT, 1926-1927, Copy of 'NFSA Title No. 33557.'
00:00 'Cultural Sensitivity Warning.'
00:00 'The Museum Board of South Australia © 1926-1927.'
01:30 'Crossing river and creek beds offer difficulties to modern means of transport.'
01:39 Start of film relating to BAR expedition to Ooldea, South Australia. 1926.
01:39 Charlie [B5] of the Jangkundjara people lighting a fire outside a shelter. Ooldea, South Australia. 1926. See: (AA 346/9/1/5) Time Code In 10:50 - Time Code Out 13:13.
02:50 Charlie [B5] of the Jangkundjara people stands making string out of wombat fur. Ooldea, South Australia. 1926. See: (AA 346/9/1/5) Time Code In 13:19 - Time Code Out 13:55.
03:21 End of film relating to BAR expedition to Ooldea, South Australia. 1926.
03:22 Restricted Content Starts.
08:19 Restricted Content Ends.
08:19 Start of film relating to BAR expedition to Ooldea, South Australia. 1926.
08:19 Gathering wood for fire making, Ooldea, South Australia. 1926. See: (AA 346/9/1/5) Time Code In 10:22 - Time Code Out 10:49.
09:04 End of film relating to BAR expedition to Ooldea, South Australia. 1926.
09:04 'The main sources of water are occasionally springs, waterholes and claypans, which, after floods, sometimes hold water for months. Failing these the natives make soaks in the beds of the creeks.'
09:39 'A Typical Waterhole'
09:43 Water in a lagoon.
09:52 'A modern method of water supply is from bores, which tap the remarkable artesian basin of Central Australia.'
10:07 Water bore and bore drain.
10:13 'Hamilton Bore.'
10:15 Water flowing from bore drain, Dr Ray tests the temperature with a thermometer.
10:31 'The temperature of this bore is moderate compared with some. That at Goyder's Lagoon, for example, is 208 oF., only 4o below boiling point.
10:50 Water in a lagoon.
11:06 A camel drinks at the edge of a lagoon.
11:23 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.