Wirangu

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  • BATES, Daisy. 1918. ‘Aborigines of the west coast of South Australia. Vocabularies and ethnographical notes’, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, pp. 152-167. VIEW HERE [[This material is available from the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • BATES, Daisy. ms. n.d. Native Vocabulary compiled by Ngindilya, Marbunga, Marjing[?] (girl) of Fowler’s Bay. VIEW HERE [[Held In: Box 8, Section XII, 2G, 4; Barr Smith Library Special Collection & National Library of Australia, Canberra.]]

  • BATES, Daisy. ms. n.d. Native Vocabulary compiled by Minbunga and Minjia (Lucy) of Yuria. VIEW HERE [[Held In: Box 8, Section XII, 2G, 4; Barr Smith Library Special Collection & National Library of Australia, Canberra.]]

  • BATES, Daisy. ms. n.d. Native Vocabulary compiled by Jinilya.[ [Held In: Box 8, Section XII, 2G, 6; Barr Smith Library Special Collection & National Library of Australia, Canberra.] ]

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

  • BLACK, J.M. 1917. ‘Vocabularies of three South Australian native languages- Wirrung, Narrinyeri and Wongaidya’, [Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 41:pp.1-13. [Annotation: J.M. Black was an amateur linguist and botanist who travelled to the West Coast in 1915 and recorded this vocabulary near Murat Bay.] [This article is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and othe]

  • BRYANT, James. 1879. ‘Gawler Ranges’. In Taplin, G. ed. 1879. The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines. Adelaide: Government Printer, pp.103;pp.142-152. VIEW HERE [[Annotation: Vocabulary and brief ethnographic notes provided to Taplin by James Bryant of Yardea, Gawler Ranges. There is some ambiguity with this material. As pointed out by Luise Hercus, the information was apparently supplied by A. Cole of Yardea and not Bryant, who provided the data from Pt. Lincoln.] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • BURGOYNE, Iris & NATHAN, Dave. 681 Wirangu cartoon. [Multimedia cartoon featuring voice of Mrs Iris Burgoyne. Mac/Hypercard version and more advanced OMO/Win version [[14 files, 1032 kB] Open to view but not to copy] [ASEDA.]]

  • CLODE, P.T. 1879, ‘Venus Bay’. In Taplin, G. ed. 1879. The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines. Adelaide: Government Printer, pp.102-103; 142-152. VIEW HERE [[Annotation: Vocabulary and brief ethnographic notes provided to Taplin by Clode.] [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 21,6/7: pp.74-88; 21,8: pp.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.]]

  • EYRE, Edward John, 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 [[Annotation: Contains vocabulary from Head of Bight as well as a few place names in Wirangu country.] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • HERCUS, L. A. (Luise Anna). (1926-). 1999. A grammar of the Wirangu language from the west coast of South Australia. Canberra. Pacific Linguistics C-150. [[Annotation: Discusses and incorporates earlier materials. This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide, as well as the ASEDA database.]]

  • HERCUS, L. A. (Luise Anna). 1969. Language elicitation, songs and narratives. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Nos.: 01747 - 01750. Field tape number(s): 289 - 295. ]

  • HERCUS, L. A. (Luise Anna). 1991 - 1994. Waanyi, Wirangu and Paakantyi language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Nos.: 12753 - 12785. Field tape number(s): 951-954, 956-977. ]

  • HERCUS, L. A. (Luise Anna). 1997. Language elicitation in Wirangu with some Kukata words. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Nos.: 15438 - 15445. Field tape number(s): 999 - 1003. ]

  • HOFF, Lothar. 2004. The Hoff Vocabularies of Indigenous Languages from the far West Coast of South Australia [[Published vocabularies of Rev A.B.C. (August Bernhard Carl) Hoff]. Adelaide: SKANZ. [Available for sale from Lutheran Archives, South Australia for a tax-deductible donation to the Archives. Also available at the Barr Smith Library.]]

  • LINGUISTICS DISCIPLINE, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE. 2004. Wirangu Language Project. Historical Sources Relating to the Wirangu Language (Far-West Coast of South Australia) 1845-1967. [[Reader compiled by the Linguistics Discipline, University of Adelaide.] Unpublished. [Contains photocopies of many works of Eyre, Bryant, Clode, Richards, Richardson, Provis, Black, Wiebusch, Bates, Tindale, Bedford, Platt and O’Grady & Klokeid.] [This material is held at Ceduna Arts and Culture Centre and University of Adelaide Linguistics Discipline.]]

  • MILLER, Gladys. 2005. Wardugu Wirn: Hunting for Wombat: A Wirangu storybook. Adelaide: Linguistics Discipline, University of Adelaide. [[Available from Ceduna Arts and Culture Centre.]]

  • MILLER, Gladys. 2005. Wirangu Picture Dictionary. Adelaide: Linguistics Discipline, University of Adelaide. [[Available from Ceduna Arts and Culture Centre.]]

  • O’GRADY, Geoffrey. n.d. Field notes manuscript. Held by AIATSIS and Adelaide University Linguistics Dept. []

  • O'GRADY, Geoffrey. n.d. 80 Wirangu wordlist. [[Vocabulary: 1 file, 17 kB, 505 entries] [ASEDA.]]

  • O’GRADY, Geoffrey N. & KLOKEID, T.J. 1969. ‘Australian Linguistic Classification: a plea for coordination of effort’. [[Annotation: Contains 100 Wirangu words recorded in the early 1960s.] [This article is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • O'GRADY, Geoffrey N. 1959. Language elicitation with Leslie Moore and other speakers. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Nos.: 14369. Field tape number: 1.]

  • PLATT, John T. 1967. ‘The Kukata-Kukatja Distinction’, Oceania 38,1:pp.61-64. [[Annotation: Contains Wirangu vocabulary.] [This article is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1970. Some notes on Gugada and Wirangu. In Laycock, D.C. Linguistic trends in Australia. Australian Aboriginal studies no. 23, Linguistics Series 9: pp.59-63. [[Annotation: Discussion of Gugada with some Wirangu as a comparison with Gugada verbs.] [This article is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Kokatha (Gugada) language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. Archive Tape No.: 00229. A/29-30. Performer/Speaker: Moonie Davis; Place recorded: Andamooka. [[Annotation: Some comparison of Kokatha lexical items with those in Wirangu and Barngala languages (Streaky Bay area).]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Language elicitation and songs in Gugada and Wirangu. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Nos.: 00223 – 00246. Field tape numbers: C 1-2,7-8,11-14,19-24; PA 5-14. [Access: Archive tape 00246 contains restricted material.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00235. G/1. [Performer/Speaker: George Glennie; Place recorded: Gerard.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation . AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00235. G/1, A/12, W/1. [Performer/Speaker: George Glennie, Teddy Hart, Phyllis Croft; Place recorded: Gerard, Andamooka, Whyalla.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00236. W/1, PL/6-7. [Performer/Speaker: Lizzy Richards, Lena Miller, Phyllis Croft; Place recorded: Whyalla, Port Lincoln.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation . AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00236. PL/7, C/16, C/19. [Performer/Speaker: Lizzy Richards, Lena Miller; Place recorded: Thevenard, Port Lincoln.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation . AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00237. C/9-10, C/15. [Performer/Speaker: Rosie Peel; Place recorded: Thevenard.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation . AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00237. C/15-17. [Performer/Speaker: Rosie Peel; Place recorded: Thevenard.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00238. C/17-18, PL/11. [Performer/Speaker: Rosie Peel, Lena Miller, Edmund Bilney; Place recorded: Thevenard, Port Lincoln.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00238. C/3-4, PL/11. [Performer/Speaker: Rosie Peel, Lena Miller, Edmund Bilney; Place recorded: Thevenard, Port Lincoln.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00239. C/4-5, A/4. [Performer/Speaker: Rosie Peel, Teddy Hart; Place recorded: Thevenard, Andamooka.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. [Wirangu language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive Tape No.: 00239. A/4, A/9-10. [Performer/Speaker: Teddy Hart; Place recorded: Andamooka.]]

  • PLATT, John T. (John Talbot). 1966. Wirangu language elicitation. AIATSIS sound collection. Archive Tape No.: 00240. A/10-11. [[Performer/Speaker: Teddy Hart; Place recorded: Andamooka.]]

  • PROVIS, C. 1879. ‘The Tribes of the Western District (Port Lincoln to Fowler’s Bay)’. In Taplin, G. ed. 1879. The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines. Adelaide: Government Printer, pp.93-101. VIEW HERE [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • PROVIS, C. 1886. ‘Streaky Bay’. In Curr, E.M. 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, pp.6-7. VIEW HERE [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • RICHARDS, P.T., 1879, ‘Fowler’s Bay’. In Taplin, G. ed. The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines. Adelaide: Government Printer, pp.103; pp.142-152. VIEW HERE [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • RICHARDSON, D.K., 1886. ‘Streaky Bay’. In Curr, E.M. 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, pp.3-5. VIEW HERE [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

  • TINDALE, Norman B. 1925-28. Nunga tribe: list of words of Natives of the Fowler’s Bay tribe, West Coast obtained from Robert Limb’, South Australian Museum Archive, AA 338/1/29. [[Annotation: Robert Limb was employed at the South Australian Museum, where he provided Tindale with vocabulary learned during his time on the West Coast c. 1880.]]

  • TINDALE, Norman B. 1927. ‘Weerung Vocabulary [provided by Charles Sullivan]’, South Australian Museum Archive, AA 338/1/29. [[Annotation: Charles Sullivan, a resident of Denial Bay, provided vocabulary and ethnographical information in reply to a questionnaire prepared by Norman Tindale at the South Australian Museum. The wordlist contains a high percentage of bird names (see Hercus 1999, p.22). Sullivan published an article based on these observations in the 1920s. [Material held in the archive of the South Australian Museum.]]

  • TINDALE, Norman B. 1928. ‘Wirrangu and Kukata vocabularies’, South Australian Museum Archive, AA 338/1/5. [[Annotation: Short vocabularies collected by Tindale during his expedition to the West Coast in 1928. [Material held in the archive of the South Australian Museum.] ]

  • TINDALE, Norman B. n.d. ‘Vocabulary of the Wirrangu and Kokata languages’, South Australian Museum Archive, AA 338/1/30. [[Annotation: This vocabulary is a compilation of words recorded by Tindale during the 1920s from three sources: from Robert Limb at the South Australian Museum, from Charles Sullivan via letter from Denial Bay and directly from Aboriginal people during his expedition to Koonibba in 1928. [This material is available at the South Australian Museum archive.]]

  • WIEBUSCH, C., ‘Yulbara language’, notebook held in the Lutheran Archives, Adelaide. [[Annotation: Wiebusch was the first pastor at Koonibba mission and, according to J.M. Black, intended to write a Wirangu grammar. The notebook contains 17pp. of vocabulary (approx. 320 words). [Material located at the Lutheran Archives, Adelaide.]]