Ngarrindjeri

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  • ALBRECHT, Greg & RIGNEY, Bessie. c 1990s. Ngarrindjeri Yannun: Nak warre hiyi Ngarrindjeri mimini ngopun wunyil lamun winhiri porli. Glossop, Glossop High School. [[Limited distribution through DECS and Glossop High.]]

  • ALPHER, Barry. c1995-6. Ngarrindjeri Wordlist. [Unpublished wordlist. [Electronic version is held by the compiler Barry Alpher in New York, on Word format.]]

  • BERNDT, RM, BERNDT CH, with J E STANTON. 1993. A world that was : the Yaraldi of the Murray River and the Lakes, South Australia, [Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press , 624p.]

  • BLACK, J. M. 1917. Vocabularies of three South Australian native languages - Wirrung, Narrinyeri and Wongaidya,” Royal Society of South Australia -- Transactions, 1916, Vol. XLI (41) pp1-13. VIEW HERE [[This journal is available at the Barr Smith Library and the State Library of SA.]]

  • BLACK, J. M. 1920. Vocabularies of four South Australian languages: Adelaide, Narrunga, Kukata and Narrinyeri – with special reference to their speech sounds,” Royal Society of South Australia -- Transactions,.Vol. XLIV (44) pp76-93. VIEW HERE [[The journal is available at the Barr Smith Library and the State Library of SA.]]

  • CERIN, Mark. 1994. The Pronominal System of Yaraldi. Unpublished Honours Thesis, University of Melbourne. [[Thesis held in the Library of Melbourne University.]]

  • CUNOW, Heinrich. 1894. Die Verwandtschafts-Organisationen der Australneger. Stuttgart, Verlag von J.H.W. Dick. [[Held in the Barr Smith Library Special collection.]]

  • DIXON, R. M. W. 1974. Vocabulary from the Bordertown language. Unpublished 3 page typescript, Bordertown 1974. [[It lists all items from Tape A3181b (from AIAS/AIATSIS, Canberra) plus items elicited later.] [MURA, AIATSIS Libarary in Canberra. Local call number: PMS 46 (Access: Open access – reading only. Closed copying & quotation. Depositor's permission required . Not for Inter-Library Loan)]]

  • HORGEN, Michael. 2004. The languages of the Lower-Murray. [MA Thesis, La Trobe University, Melbourne. ]

  • HOWITT, A W. 1907. [Word lists] Canberra, AIATSIS. [Held with MURA, AIATSIS Library in Canberra. Local call number MS 69. Howitt Papers, Box 2, folder 1, paper 4. [(Access: Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan).]]

  • HOWITT, A. W. 1830-1908. [Notes] [Held at MURA, AIATSIS Library in Canberra. Local call number MS 69. Howitt Papers, Box 2, folder 6, paper 3. AIATSIS Library, Canberra. [(Access: Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan).]]

  • JOHNSON, Steve. 1985-86. Ngarrindjeri Wordlist. [School of Australian Linguistics, Batchelor, NT. [unpublished draft wordlist & later version in electronic format.]]

  • LOWER MURRAY NUNGAS CLUB. 2004. Our Yunnu: A Dictionary of Ngarrindjeri words. Murray Bridge, Lower Murray Nungas Club. [[Not widely available. Can be purchased from the Lower Murray Nungas Club]]

  • MACDONALD, J.A. 1843. From the junction of the Lachlan and the Murray to the junction of the Darling and Murray. In Curr (ed.) The Australian Race. [[Curr is held in the Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide. Also held in MURA, AIATSIS, Local call number: B C976.14/A1 & RB C976.14/A1. (Access: Not for Inter-Library Loan from AIATSIS).]]

  • MCDONALD, Maryalyce. 1977. A study of the phonetics and phonology of Yaraldi and associated dialects, M.A. Thesis, Australian National University. [[Held in ANU library, Canberra.]]

  • MCDONALD, Maryalyce. 2002. A study of the phonetics and phonology of Yaraldi and associated dialects. RMW Dixon (ed.) Munich, Lincom Europa. [[Held in the Barr Smith Library in the main collection, call number 499.15 M135s. Also held at the State Library of SA. Also held at MURA, AIATSIS in Canberra, call number BM135.58/S1.]]

  • MEYER, H.A.E. 1843. Vocabulary of the language spoken by the Aborigines of the southern and eastern portions of the settled districts of South Australia, preceded by a grammar. Adelaide, James Allen. VIEW HERE []

  • MEYER, Heinrich Augustus Edward. 1846. Manners and Customs of the Aborigines of the Encounter Bay Tribe; South Australia.Adelaide, George Dehane. [Reproduced as “Manners and Customs of the Encounter Bay tribe.” In: Woods, J.D. (ed.) (1879) The native tribes of South Australia. Adelaide, Wigg.] VIEW HERE [[Facsimile editions published by the Friends of the State Library of SA of Meyer in 1963 & Woods in 1997.] [Held in Barr Smith Library of University of SA and the State Library of SA. Facsimile edition and original 1879 edition in Woods held in both libraries.]]

  • NGARRINDJERI, NARRUNGA AND KAURNA LANGUAGES PROJECT. 1990. Narrunga, Kaurna & Ngarrindjeri songs, Elizabeth, SA, Ngarrindjeri, Narrunga and Kaurna Languages Project. [ [Held in the State Library of SA and the Barr Smith Library. New copies of the songbook and tape can be purchased from Kaurna Plains School in Ridley Road, Elizabeth.]]

  • POINT MCLEAY - RAUKKON ABORIGINAL SCHOOL. 1986. The Point McLeay ABC book from Point McLeay Raukkon Aboriginal Community in South Australia. Point McLeay, SA. [[with C. O’ Neil, C. & illus. by H. Karpany,] [Held in the State Library of SA. Also held in MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra. No longer in print.]]

  • RAY, S H. 1925-26. “Aboriginal languages,” In: Wilberforce, Ed. A & Carter, Herbert, J (eds.) Illustrated Australian Encylopaedia, Sydney, Angus & Robertson. vol.2, p 215. [[Held in the Barr Smith Library, call number 13081 – 13082 (Access: not on loan)]]

  • ROE-SIMON, Dave & LOVE, Connie. c mid 1990s. A Ngarrindjeri wordlist. [Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge High & Lower Murray Nungas Club. [Also available electronically on Word through the LMNC.]]

  • SCHMIDT, W. 1912+. “Die Gliederung der Australischen Sprachen: geograpishe, bibliographische, linguistische Grundzüge der Erforschung der australishen Sprachen. Anthropos, Vol.7, 1912; pp230-251; pp463-497; pp1014-1048; Vol.8, 1913; pp526-554; Vol.9, 1914; pp980-1018; Vol.12-13, 1917-1918; pp437-493; pp747-817. Published in Vienna, linguistische bibliothek. [[Journal written in German. Title = The organisation of Australian languages: geographical, bibliographical and linguistic grounds for the discovery of Australian languages.] [Anthropos journal held in the State library of SA and in the Barr Smith Library of the University of SA, main collection 405 A56.]]

  • SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF ADVANCED EDUCATION. 1986. Ngarrindjeri Yanun (Lower Murray and Coorong Aboriginal language) : a kit for Aboriginal teachers of Ngarrindjeri language, Underdale, SA, Aboriginal Studies and Teacher Education Centre. [[Held in State Library of SA. Also DECS libraries at the Aboriginal Education Unit library at Enfield and the Multicultural Education Unit at Newton. Copies are rare.]]

  • SWEETMAN, R. T. 1988. [1928], “Aborigines of the Encounter Bay area : reminiscences of R.T. Sweetman”, Anthropological Society of South Australia Journal, Vol. 26 No.7, pp3-5. VIEW HERE [[Journal held in the State Library of SA and the Barr Smith Library of the University of SA. Also held in MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra, call number SF 57.5/1.] ]

  • TAPLIN, G. 1867. Vocabulary and Grammar of the language of the Aborigines who inhabit the shores of the Lakes and Lower Murray. VIEW HERE [Point Macleay, Manuscript. Dated 10th July 1867.]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1872. “Notes on a comparative table of Australian languages,” Royal Anthropological Institute -- Journal, Vol. 1, pp84-88. [[Journal held in MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra, call number RS 5715]]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1874. The Narrinyeri, or tribes of Aborigines inhabiting the country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert and Coorong, and the lower part of the River Murray: their manners and customs: also, an account of the mission at Point Macleay. [Adelaide, Shawyer. [later republished in JD Woods, with additions, which is available online through the University of Adelaide Library.] ]

  • TAPLIN, George and others. 1874. “The Narrinyeri tribe,” in Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines, VIEW HERE [Adelaide, Govt. printer, 1879; pp33-50, pp53-57,]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1875. “Further notes on the mixed races of Australia and their migrations and language,” Royal Anthropological Institute ANL Journal, Vol. 4, pp52-55 [[Journal held at MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra, call number RS 57/5]]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1878. Grammar of the Narrinyeri tribe of Australian Aborigines, VIEW HERE [Adelaide, Government Printers. [Later reproduced in 1879]]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1879. “The Narrinyeri : an account of the tribes of South Australian Aborigines inhabiting the country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the lower part of the River Murray : their manners and customs, also, An Account of the mission at Port Macleay.” In Wood, JD (ed.) The native tribes of South Australia with an introductory chapter by JD Woods. Adelaide, ES Wigg & Son. [[Facsimile edition printed in 1997 by the Friends of the State Library of SA] [Woods was published on-line in 2002 by the University of Adelaide] [A rare book held in the Barr Smith Library special collection, call number 572.9942 T17na. ]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1879. The folklore, manners, customs and languages of the South Australian Aborigines : gathered from inquiries made by authority of South Australian Government, Adelaide, Government Printers. VIEW HERE [[Facsimile edition done in 1967 by Johnson Reprint Co. New York, London. Reprint in 1989 by Kenneth Romanis, Bridgewater, SA.] [Held in the State Library of SA – original and facsimile editions. Also held in the Barr Smith Library, the 1967 reprint is in the main collection, call number 572.9942 Tap. The original 1879 edition is held in the special collection.]]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1880. Grammar of the Narrinyeri tribe of Australian Aborigines, Adelaide, E. Spiller, Govt. Printer. [[First published in 1878. Republished in 1967 by the Johnson Reprint Co.] [Held in the State Library of SA – both original and facsimile edition. Rare pamphlet held at MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra, call number RP TAP Rp1157]]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1880. Yaralde vocabulary. Manuscript. [[Held at MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra. Call number MS 243234.1]]

  • TAPLIN, George. 1886. “From the banks of the Murray River, where it enters Lake Alexandrina, to the embouchure of that River and Lacepede Bay”, in E M Curr (ed), The Australian Race , vol.2, pp242-273 VIEW HERE [[Held at MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra. Call number RB C976.14/A1]]

  • TINDALE, N. B. Papers, South Australian Museum. [Dating from the late 1920s until his death in the early 1990s] [[Held in the SA Museum. The SA Museum also maintains an online catalogue of the Tindale collection.]

  • UNIVERSITY OF SA. 2003-2004. Draft Ngarrindjeri Dictionary. Adelaide, University of SA. [[Compiled by Gale, Mary-Anne and a Uni SA team led by Syd Sparrow; Drafts available through Syd Sparrow, University of SA.] ]

  • WELLS, William. 1995. The journal of William Wells 1852-1855. Edited by Robert A Foster (of the University of Adelaide). A print transcript of 147 leaves, including 6 leaves of plates; maps. [[Held at MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra, call number MS 3409]]

  • WOOD, J.D. (James Dominick) (ed.) 1879. The native tribes of South Australia with an introductory chapter by JD Woods. Adelaide, ES Wigg & Son. [[Facsimile edition printed in 1997 by the Friends of the State Library of SA] [Held in the Barr Smith library special collection BSR 572.9942 T17. ]

  • WYATT, W. 1879. “Some Account of the Manners and Superstitions of the Adelaide and Encounter Bay Aboriginal Tribes with a Vocabulary of the Languages, Names of Persons and Places etc”. & “Vocabulary of the Adelaide and Encounter Bay Tribes: with a few words of that of Rapid Bay.” In (ed) J.D. Woods. The Native tribes of South Australia. Adelaide, E.S.Wigg & son. pp.157-168 & pp169-182. [[Facsimile edition printed in 1997 in Adelaide by the Friends of the State Library of SA], [Woods is held in the Barr Smith Library in Special Collections. Also held in the State Library of SA. ]

  • YALLOP, Colin. 1975. Narinjari : an outline of the language studied / by George Taplin, with Taplins notes and comparative table. Oceania linguistic monographs no.17, University of Sydney, Sydney. [[Held in the State Library of SA. Oceania monographs also held in the Barr Smith Library. Also held in MURA, AIATSIS library in Canberra, call number b Y164.14/N1] ]

  • ABORIGINES FRIENDS’ ASSOCIATION. 1864. Lessons, Hymns and Prayers for the Native School at Point Macleay: in the language of the Lake tribes of Aborigines called Narrinyeri. Adelaide, AFA. [[Held in the State Library of SA; and the Barr Smith Library Special collection.]]

  • AGIUS, Rhonda. 1999. Language of the Month: Ngarrindjeri in Voice of the Land. [[first published in FATSIL magazine, Language of the Month. ]

  • SOUTH AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY OF THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. 1864. Tungarar Jehovald, Yarildewallin, extracts from the holy scriptures: in the language of the tribes inhabiting the lakes and lower Murray, and called Narrinyeri. [[Copy held in the State Library of SA. Photocopies available in the Bible Shop in Rundle Mall, Adelaide.]]

  • TAPLIN, G. 1874. Native Book of Worship. Point Macleay: printed for the Aboriginal Native Church of Christ at Point Macleay, Strathalbyn, South Australia by Joseph Elliot. [[Held in the Barr Smith Library Special collection] ]

  • UNAIPON, David. 2001. Legendary tales of the Australian Aborigines. Carlton, Melbourne University Press. (Edited and introduced by Stephen. Muecke & Adam Shoemaker) [[Held in most libraries. Can be purchased from most good bookshops.]]

  • UNAIPOIN, David. 1927. Hungarrda. Aboriginal Legends. Adelaide, Hunkin, Ellis & King. [[Publication initially funded by the Aborigines’ Friends Association, but later reprinted by Unaipon] [Held in the State Library of SA]]

  • UNAIPON, David. 1929. Native Legends. Adelaide, Hunkin, Ellis & King. [[Held in the State Library of SA]]

  • UNAIPON, David. 1936. “Native poetry,” Aborigines Protector, Volume 1. No.2,3. [[Held in the State Library of SA, and MURA in AIATSIS library in Canberra]]

  • ELLIS, Catherine J. 1963. Audio-tape recording of Mr David Unaipon. [[Field tape 11B Copy tape 10 & 11. Held at MURA, AIATSIS. Archive Tape No.00195. Item no.ELLIS_C02 - 00195A]

  • ELLIS, Catherine J & Hercus, Luise 1964. Audio-tape recording of Mr Mick Gollan. [[Held at MURA, AIATSIS.]]

  • ELLIS, Catherine J & Hercus, Luise .1964. Audio-tape recording of Mr James Brooksie Kartinyeri. [[Held at MURA, AIATSIS.]]

  • ELLIS, Catherine J. 1964. Audio-tape recording of Mrs Cullen. [[Recorded at Gerard / Swan Reach, 1964. Original version: Field tape 64/6 Held at MURA, AIATSIS. Archive Tape No.00119. Item no.ELLIS_C03 - 00119B] ]

  • TINDALE, Norman B. 1932. Recording S.E. of South Australia. [[Held in the Tindale collection in the SA Museum.]]

  • TREAGUS, Elaine & PATTERSON, Ken. c.1960. Sound recording of Annie Rankine. [[Copy may be held at MURA in AIATSIS library in Canberra. Their written report is call number PMS 2189. A copy is also held by Annie Rankine’s daughter Totty Rankine.] ]

  • BAISDEN, F. & NATHAN, D. (ed.) 1999. Language of the Month: Ngarrindjeri. In Voice of the Land: the FATSIL Newsletter, June 1999. []

  • THIEBERGER, Nick. 2001. Indigenous Languages Database (ILDB) [[Available on Filemaker Pro 5. Revised May 2003. A resource from the publication by P McConvell and N Thieberger. 2001. State of Indigenous Languages in Australia - 2001. Australia State of the Environment Technical Paper Series (Natural and Cultural Heritage), Series 2. Department of the Environment and Heritage. ]