Francis James Gillen, 1855-1912
Notebooks on anthropology of the Aranda people and Aranda
MSS 09 G47 & MSS 09 G47v
MSS 09 G47
Variously titled ‘Notes on the habits/manners and customs of the natives/Aborigines’: mostly relate to the Arunta [Arrente] and neighbouring tribes.
Volume 5 includes [pp.834-841] a 'Comparative table of Languages' comprising some 150 words in Arunta, Kaitish, Warramunga, Chingilli, Umbaia and Gnanji [sic]. The individual pages of the original may be accessed as image files (page 834 - 90kb; page 835 - 94kb; page 836 - 98kb; page 837 - 104 kb; page 838 - 104kb; page 839 - 119kb; page 840 - 115kb; page 841 - 43 kb).
A copy of this manuscript list was keyboarded by Christina Pentland for Rob Pensalfini (University of Queensland) and converted to Excel spreadsheet (with some corrections) by David Nash (ASEDA at AIATSIS) in November 2002. This copy has been made available (with the permission of Pensalfini and Nash) for research use, and may be accessed here as an Excel spreadsheet (44kb), or here as a pdf file (15kb).
MSS 09 G47v
Vocabulary [of the] Arunta language as spoken at Alice Springs,
Mc Donnell Ranges.
undated. 1 v.
v. 2-5 of the Anthropology notes and the vocabulary were presented to the University by Dr. J. Gillen in 1933; v.1 was presented in 1956 by Professor Cleland, to whom it had been presented in recognition of his help with [editing for publication] Gillen’s journal.
see also copies of tapes of recordings made on the 1901
Gillen-Sir Baldwin Spencer expedition to Central Australia, with
notes on the expedition, at MSS 305.89915 S745A.