This is the eighth 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. 428534.'
Note that the original nitrate film has deteriorated and the quality of the footage between time codes 01:54 - 02:32 is affected. This same footage without deterioration can be found in 'NFSA Title No. 33492.' (AA 346/9/2/6) Time Codes 02:08 - 02:55.
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 method adopted by BAR expeditions to undertake research and record the results involved assigning a unique number to each individual (here called 'individual subject number'). This number was given the expedition symbol as a prefix, and remained consistent throughout the research. This expedition was assigned the symbol 'C.' All individuals recorded during the expedition were assigned an individual subject number, for example [C2]. Where possible the 'individual subject number' of those who appear in film have been noted.
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 346/9/2/8/5)
00:00 Start of Macumba, SA, & Alice Springs, NT, 1926-1927, Copy of 'NFSA Title No. 428534.'
00:00 'Cultural Sensitivity Warning.'
00:00 'The Museum Board of South Australia © 1926-1927.'
01:30 Restricted Content Starts.
01:54 Restricted Content Ends.
01:54 'Spear throwing with a wommera'
02:00 Macumba Jack [C2] of the Kaitish [see Kaititja] people demonstrates how to throw a spear with a spear thrower.
02:13 'How the native throws a boomerang'
02:19 Macumba Jack [C2] of the Kaitish [see Kaititja] people demonstrates how to throw a boomerang.
02:32 Restricted Content Starts.
03:27 Restricted Content Ends.
03:27 BAR Expedition members sit on and stand next to a stationary expedition vehicle. From left to right: TD Campbell (AA 52), CJ Hackett (AA 122) holding a camera, EW Holden (AA 135), JB Cleland (AA 60) sitting in the vehicle and EH Davies (AA 70).
03:48 CJ Hackett takes a photograph of the expedition party standing against the vehicle.
BAR Expedition members in car. The footage from Time codes 03:27 - 03:57 is also in 'NFSA Title No. 33558' (AA 346/9/2/1) Time codes 07:14 - 07:48.
03:58 Culturally Sensitive Content Starts.
04:30 Culturally Sensitive Content Ends.
04:30 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.