Barngarla

Archival Resources

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  • BEDFORD, R., c.1868. ‘Manuscript Notes on Blackfellow Tribes and Languages of Eyre’s Peninsula’, South Australian Museum, AA26/1. [[Annotation: Contains vocabulary from a number of locations on the West Coast (including the Gawler Ranges). Informants: Whipstick Billy (Gawler Ranges); Ernie Wilson & Guerkin (Koonibba).]]

  • BEDDOME, H.L. 1886. Marachowie. In Curr, E.M. 1886. The Australian Race: its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in Australia, and the Routes by Which It Spread Itself. Vol. 2, Govt Printer, Melbourne, pp132-135. VIEW HERE [[Approx. 200 words] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • BULMER, John, 1833-1913. [Notes on language and communication]. Held In; National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne - Papers, Box 11, folder 1, paper 19. [[vocabulary (208 items) for Fowlers Bay, Gawler Ranges and Koralbynia tribe]]

  • CAWTHORNE, W.A. 1858 The legend of Kuperree: or the red kangaroo: an Aboriginal tradition of the Port Lincoln tribe ; a metrical version : by the author of The Islanders. Adelaide: Alfred N. Cawthorne, Stationer, (Adelaide : Scrymgeour & Sons, Printers) 2nd ed. VIEW HERE [[With this are bound other pamphlets and lettered ’Pamphlets. Aborigines 1. ; another copy is bound in with other pamphlets and lettered ’Aborigines. Pamphlets’.] [Includes a vocabulary list at the back – possibly Barngarla?] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • CLENDON, Mark 2015. Clamor Schürmann's Barngarla Grammar: A Commentary on the First Section of 'A Vocabulary of the Parnkalla Language'. University of Adelaide Press. VIEW HERE []

  • COLE, A. 1879. Port Lincoln. In Taplin, G. The Folklore, Manners, Customs and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines. Adelaide: Government Printer, 1879, p102. VIEW HERE [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • CONDON, H. T. (Herbert Thomas). 1955. Aboriginal bird names - South Australia, pt 1 & 2. South Australian Ornithologist -- 1955; 21(6/7); 74-88; (8); 91-8. [[Annotation: Bird names in Aranda, Pitjantjatjara, Gugada, Antakarinya, Mirning, Wirangu, Yankunytjatjara, Wailbi, Wiljagali, Narangga, Kaurna, Ngadjuri, Bungandidj, Yawarawarga, Potaruwutj, Narrinyeri, Kujani, Yadliyawarra, Parnkala, Warki, Arabana, Dieri, Wangganguru, Ngamini, Nawu, Ngayawung, Nugunu & Ngalea. The wordlists have been taken from various other sources.] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia and other libraries.]]

  • ELKIN, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), (1891-1979). 1931. [[Field notes on South Australian tribes, 1930]: Notebooks numbered 1-9, 1930. [Elkin Papers, University of Sydney Archives]. ]

  • ELKIN, A. P. (Adolphus Peter). 1938. Kinship in South Australia. Oceania 8,4:pp.436-437. [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • EYRE, E.J. 1845. Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound, in the years 1840-1. T & W Boone, London. VIEW HERE (Vol. 1) VIEW HERE (Vol. 2) [[Contains comparative vocabulary list taken from Schürmann. This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.] ]

  • FISCHER-COLBRIE, Mathilde. 1957. Die Pankala : Beitrage zu ihrer kulturellen und linguistischen Stellung auf Grund von linguistischethnologischen Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der Speere, Speerschleudern und Keulen in Australien. [Posieux: Anthropos – Institut. (Micro - Bibliotheca Anthropos, v.27). AIATSIS print collection.]

  • HALE, Kenneth. (with G. N. O'GRADY). n.d. Parnkala field-notes. Harry Crawford [s.c. Croft]. Iron Knob. 6 March 1960. []

  • HERCUS, L. A. (Luise Anna), 1926-. 1965-1970. Songs, mythology, language elicitation and oral history. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive nos.: 02001 – 02126; Field tape numbers: 2-12, 15-16, 18-26, 40-57, 61, 63-66, 70-75, 77, 80, 86-100, 104-107, 113-114, 130-136, 138-143, 154, 156, 159-176, 178, 183, 188-191, 194-206, 212-215, 219, 221-231, 234-240, 253-255, 257, 259, 261-269, 274-284, 288, 297, 299-314, 317-331, 341-342 and 345-348; Access - some tapes are restricted - ceremonial and gender specific material. [Language content unknown.]]

  • HERCUS, L. A. (Luise Anna). 1963 - 1965. Language elicitation with some songs and explanations. AIATSIS Sound collection Archive Nos.: 00994 - 01001. Field tape numbers: FT 21 (16-22, 30-31; 33-39). []

  • LE SOUEF, A. A. C. (Albert Alexander Cochran),(1828-1902) & HOLDEN, R.W. 1886. Port Lincoln. In Curr , E.M. - The Australian Race , v.2, 1886; pp8-9. VIEW HERE [[Le Souef was a naturalist, Director of Zoological Gardens Melbourne, and legislator] [Approx. 200 words] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • O’GRADY, Geoff. 2001. Two southern Australian vocabularies: Parnkalla (Barngarla) and Karlamayi. [In Simpson, Jane; Nash, David; Laughren, Mary; Austin, Peter & Alpher, Barry. eds. Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, pp291-303. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. [based on data from Hale, Ken & O’Grady, 1960. (Harry Crawford at Iron Knob)] [This material is available at the State Libra]

  • RATHJEN, Cynthia. 1998. A difficult and boring task: Clamor Schürmann and the language achievements among the Parnkalla, Port Lincoln – 1840-1852. Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives No. 8, pp.59-98. []

  • SAWERS, A.D. 1886. Gawler Range. In Curr, E.M. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne. Government Printer: Vol. 2, pp130-132. VIEW HERE [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • SCHÜRMANN, Clamor Wilhelm. 1846. The Aboriginal tribes of Port Lincoln in South Australia their mode of life, manners, customs etc. Adelaide, George Dehane. VIEW HERE [[Reprinted in Woods, J.D., ed. The Native Tribes of South Australia, 1879; pp207-251.] Includes 10 words in Parnkalla, with additional vocabulary (presumably Parnkalla?) within the text. Also includes notes on language. [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith, Lutheran Archives and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • SCHÜRMANN, Clamor Wilhelm. 1844. A vocabulary of the Parnkalla language spoken by the natives inhabiting the western shores of Spencers Gulf, to which is prefixed a collection of grammatical rules hitherto ascertained. VIEW HERE [Adelaide: Dehane. (Facsimile, microfilmed by the South Australian Public Library, Adelaide, 1962). [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.] [2779 entries]]

  • SCHÜRMANN, Clamor Wilhelm. n.d. Diaries. [[Translated to English (p.121 onwards) (names of people and places throughout with some vocabulary relating to religion)] [This material is held at the Lutheran Archives; Parts published in Schürmann (1987) (op.cit.).]]

  • SCHÜRMANN, Edwin A. 1987. I'd Rather Dig Potatoes: Clamor Schurmann and the Aborigines of South Australia 1838-1853. Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House. VIEW HERE [[Includes extracts from C.W. Schürmann’s diaries and publications]. [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • SIMPSON, Jane Helen. 1995. Making sense of the words in old wordlists. In Paper and talk; a manual for reconstituting materials in Australian indigenous languages from historical sources/ edited by Nicholas Thieberger - Canberra; Aboriginal Studies Press; pp121-146. [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett), 1900-1993. c.1928 - c.1991. ‘Place Names: S.E. of S. Australia.’ [Held at SA Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/1/45]

  • TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett), 1900-1993. c.1934. ‘Paŋkala, South Australia, C.W. Schürmann 1884.’ [Held at SA Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/2/8]

  • TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett), 1900-1993. c.1934. ‘Paŋkala, South Australia, C.W. Schürmann 1884.’ [Held at SA Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/2/9]