Thangal/Tanganekald

Archival Resources

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  • Dixon, R. M. W. (1974) Vocabulary from the Bordertown language. Unpublished 3 page typescript, Bordertown 1974. [Annotation: Vocabulary list with general comments on phonology; language name given as Bidjari (or Binjali); may be alternative name for Tindale’s Po;taruwutj; 70% of vocabulary is identical to Meyer’s Encounter Bay and Taplin’s Narrinyeri; lists all item from Tape A3181b (A.I.A.S.) plus items elicited later. Location: MURA, AIATSIS. Local call number: PMS 46 (Open access - reading. Closed copying & quotation. Depositor's permission. Not for Inter-Library Loan)]

  • Radcliffe-Brown, A. R. (1918 & 1923) ‘Notes on the social organization of Australian tribes’. Royal Anthropological Institute -- Journal, 48, pp222-253; 53, pp424-447 [Annotation: Definitions of terms used in article; approximate positions of tribes shown on sketch maps; pp.225-241; Yaralde - name of both tribe & language, Tanganalun, legend of origin of Yaralde, clans and totems listed, local organization, population, relationship system and terms; betrothal and marriage arrangements; pp.241-242; Tanganalun clans & totems listed; pp.242-250; Notes on clans of Koraulun, Portaulun, Ngaraltu, Nganguruku (with details and terms of relationship), Ngaiyau, Nauait, ]

  • Tindale, N.B. (1938) Prupe and Koromarange: a legend of the Tanganekald, Coorong, South Australia. [Royal Society of South Australia, 62, pp18-24.]

  • Tindale, Norman B. (1932) Recording S.E. of South Australia. [Audio-tapes.] [Annotation: Contains 12 records on acetate discs made in 1932 with the Tanganekald group. Location: Held in the Tindale collection in the SA Museum.]

  • Wells, William (1995) The journal of William Wells 1852-1855. [edited by Robert Foster. 147 leaves, with 6 leaves of plates; maps.] [Annotation: Life on a pastoral station in 1853-1854 along the Coorong; includes descriptions of Ngarrindjeri people and their lifestyle; hunting, fishing and gathering techniques; cooking methods; language; beliefs; how Ngarrindjeri people adapted to Europeans; shepherds; weapons; mortuary customs; Milmenrura peoples; body markings; brief word list. Location: Held at MURA, AIATSIS. Call no. MS 3409]