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Aboriginal Boomerang Collection

3000 Aboriginal boomerangs from all regions of Australia
Coverage: Australia; 1845 - 1855
30 May 2012

Aiston Collection

More than 230 Aboriginal artefacts collected by mounted police-trooper, ethnographer and store-keeper George Aiston.
Coverage: Mungeranie; Mulka; Cooper Creek; Birdsville; Lake Eyre district; Birdsville Track South Australia.; Kanowana; 1912 - 1943
30 May 2012

Allen's Cave

Allen's Cave yielded stone tools and an enormous quantity of animal bone, but little of this relates to Indigenous occupation of the site, having been accumulated through owl pellet deposition and mammalian predator activity. Occupation at this site commences at 39,500 years ago and continued until the recent past. Lubljon Marun undertook the first excavation at this site as part of his doctoral research (ANU, Canberra) in the early 1960s and was followed by Rhys Jones and Scott Cane in 1988/89. Allen's Cave is the oldest and best dated cave site in South Australia and is amongst the oldest occupation site in Australia.
Coverage: Allen's Cave; Nullarbor Plain, western margin of South Australia; 39500 BP
30 May 2012
AA 640

Anthony Gladstone Bolam (AA 640)

The Bolam collection in the South Australian Museum Archives comprises photographs that Anthony Bolam took at Ooldea between 1920 to 1925.
Coverage: Ooldea, South Australia; Nullarbor, South Australia; Ooldea Siding, South Australia; 1918 - 1995
30 May 2012

Arcoona Collection

Numerous chert small tools collected from the Arcoona region (Woomera) by amateur archaeologist Ron Hewitt. Whilst based at Woomera, Ron established a keen interest in Indigenous prehistoric occupation. Having met and been encouraged by Walter MacDougall, he began collecting, describing and curating lithics from Arcoona. In 1976 he published a paper on a hoard of stone adzes. Ron gave much of his time and expertise voluntarily to staff at the museum from the 1970s to 90s and has donated a good deal of his collection to the South Australian Museum. The collection is a very valuable expression of the use of fine grained material from a semi arid environment.
Coverage: Arcoona Plateau; Woomera, South Australia; 1990 - 1999
30 May 2012

Australian Aboriginal Bark Painting Collection

Approximately 530 Aboriginal bark paintings from the Northern Australian coastal region
Coverage: Mornington Island; Milingimbi; Elcho island; Crocodile Island; Croker Island; Maningrida; Port Keats; Bentinck Island; Goyder River; Ramingining; Oenpelli; Melville Island; Field Island; Yirrkala; Arnhem Land; Goulburn Island; Groote Eylandt; Northern Australian coastal region; Northern Territory; 1800 - 1899
30 May 2012

Barunguan Collection

291 Aboriginal artefacts of the Barunguan group of Queensland
Coverage: Queensland; Port Stewart; Flinders Island; 1927 - 1927
30 May 2012
AA 346

Board for Anthropological Research (AA 346)

The collection of the Board of Anthropological research in the South Australian Museum Archives comprises: minutes; drafts and proofs of publications; papers related to expeditions; data cards; genealogies; photographic prints and negatives; crayon drawings; and film. Material dates from 1923 to 1966.
Coverage: Victoria, Australia; New South Wales, Australia; Tasmania, Australia; Northern Territory, Australia; Western Australia, Australia; Australia; South Australia, Australia; 1923 - 1966
30 May 2012

Carl Strehlow Collection

More than 180 Aboriginal artefacts made by Western Arrernte people, collected by Carl Strehlow at Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission in the western MacDonnell Ranges, C.A. in 1913.
Coverage: Hermannsburg; Finke River; MacDonnell Ranges; Central Australia; Northern Territory; 1913 - 1914
30 May 2012

Carving Collection

More than 450 Aboriginal carvings in wood and stone. The majority are with provenance to South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Coverage: Australia; South Australia; Northern Territory; 1845 - 1855
30 May 2012

Club Collection

Close to 2000 Aboriginal clubs from all regions of Australia
Coverage: Australia; 1845 - 1855
30 May 2012

D. Garner Jones Fiji Collection

140 objects collected by David Garner-Jones, purchased by J.A. Johnson in 1900 and donated to the South Australian Museum. Garner-Jones was headmaster at Levuka Public School. Collection includes tapa cloths, ornaments, weapons, household items.
Coverage: Fiji; 1894 - 1900
30 May 2012
AA 23

Daisy May Bates (AA 23)

The Daisy May Bates collection in the South Australian Museum Archives comprises: correspondence relating to Australian Anthropology; publications by Daisy Bates and other authors; notes and labels relating to tjuringas and other objects; linguistic data; personal correspondence, clothing and other Items; photographs relating to Australian Aboriginal people; Maps annotated by Daisy Bates; and papers relating to the 'We Remember Daisy Bates' exhibition curated by the National Trust of South Australia.
Coverage: Western Australia; South Australia; Nullarbor Plain; Great Victoria Desert; 1904 - 2000
30 May 2012

Douglas Mawson Photographic Collection 1908-09

A collection of photographs taken by Douglas Mawson (1182-1958) during the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09. Mawson undertook a considerable amount of the photographic work, including developing and printing, in addition to his work as Physicist. Attribution of the approximately 1,000 images cannot always be given to Mawson, with the Expedition's Newman & Guardia cameras being used by several members.
Coverage: Winter Quarter (Cape Royds) environs; On board Nimrod (BAE was a limited ship-based and multiple land-based venture, 1907-09); 1907 - 1909
30 May 2012

Dr Ian Steven African Collection

Collection of 707 items from Africa, predominantly Ethiopian Coptic, including processional, hand held and pectoral crosses, scrolls, scripture books, stone icons, jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, beads, ornaments, carvings, coins, batik, mats and basketry.
Coverage: North Africa; Ethiopia; Africa; East Africa; 1979
30 May 2012

Edgar Waite's 'North-west Pacific' Expedition Collection

Collection of ethnographic material assembled by Edgar Waite in 1918, then Director of the South Australian Museum, mainly in New Ireland. He also purchased whole collections from various people living in Samarai (Papua), Rabaul (New Britain), New Ireland and the Tabar Islands. 1040 objects, 556 collected by Waite and 484 purchased from other collectors who had objects from as far afield as Manus, the Sepik and Ramu Rivers, and Bougainville. Most significant component is the malangan funerary carvings and masks from New Ireland/Tabar Islands; only the New Ireland collections in Berlin, Chicago, Sydney and Cologne are larger and more representative. Includes Waite's Field Diary (which has been transcribed) and 275 nitrate negatives/prints which have been scanned and indexed.
Coverage: Tabar Islands, Papua New Guinea; New Ireland, Papua New Guinea; Papua New Guinea; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Samarai, Papua New Guinea; Goodenough Island, Papua New Guinea; Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea; Schouten Islands; Ramu River, Papua New Guinea; Sepik River, New Guinea; Bougainville, Papua New Guinea; Buka, Papua New Guinea; New Britain, Papua New Guinea; Manus, Papua New Guinea; 1918
30 May 2012

Ernabella Collection

350 Aboriginal artefacts from the Ernabella (mission) area
Coverage: Anagu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands of South Australia; Ernabella (Pukatja)
30 May 2012

Ernest Sterne Usher Photographs of the South-west Pacific

630 nitrate negatives/photographs, mainly of the eastern Papuan Gulf region, taken by Usher during 1914-16 while he was working as a geologist/surveyor for oil exploration in the region of the Vailala and Purari rivers. Donated by his sister, Edith Saxton, in 1972. Usher took photographs at other locations in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands during his travel back to Australia on leave but died in a canoe accident soon after return to the Vailala area. Photographs taken by E.R. Stanley, L.L. Wrathall, W.H. Cooper and J.W. Beattie are included in the collection.
Coverage: various locations in the central Solomon Islands; Rabaul, Witu Island, Ablingi Island and Lindenhafen, New Britain; South coast of Papua, Port Moresby to Vailala River and the Purari Delta of Papua; 1914 - 1916
30 May 2012

Ethno-Botanical Collection

Approximately 300 items of botanical material relevant to traditional Aboriginal cultural use. Most of these items come from South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Coverage: South Australia; Northern Territory; 1845 - 1855
30 May 2012

Francis Gillen Collection

More 500 Aboriginal artefacts collected by F.J.Gillen from central and north-central Australia.
Coverage: Alice Springs; Tennant Creek; Wycliffe River; Central Australia; MacDonnell Ranges; Crown Point; Charlottte Waters; Finke River; Hanson River; Barrow Creek; 1890 - 1902
30 May 2012

Frank Hurley Panoramic Collection 1929-31

A collection of 125 images taken by James Francis (Frank) Hurley. These images are of a specially wide angle (83 x 254mm), made for dramatic images that took Hurley to the length, breadth and height of the expedition ship.
Coverage: On board Discovery and various landfalls of the BANZARE voyages (1929-31); 1929 - 1931
30 May 2012

Frank Hurley Whole Plate Photographic Collection 1911-14

A collection of 189 photographs taken by James Francis (Frank) Hurley (1885-1962) as part of his duties as official photographer, covering expeditionary work on the Aurora Expedition. A Graflex camera was used and the photographs were taken on glass plate negatives (8 ½ by 6 ½ inches).
Coverage: Main Base environs (Cape Denison); Antarctic; On board S.Y. Aurora (the AAE was a ship-based and multiple land-based venture); Antarctica; 1912 - 1914
30 May 2012

Frank Hurley Whole Plate Photographic Collection 1929-31

A collection of 284 photographs taken by James Francis (Frank) Hurley (1885-1962) as part of his duties as official photographer, covering expeditionary work on the Discovery Expedition. A Graflex camera was probably used and the photographs were all taken on glass plate negatives (8 ½ by 6 ½ inches).
Coverage: Antarctic; On board Discovery (BANZARE was a ship-based venture); Antarctica; 1929 - 1931
30 May 2012

Fromm's Landing Excavation Assemblage

Fromm's Landing assemblage was excavated by renowned archaeologist Derek John Mulvaney from 1956-1960. This site is on the Murray River, Lower Murray Valley, South Australia and Mulvaney carried out a very deep excavation in this rockshelter. The assemblage includes stone tools, animal bones, shellfish and other organics. Some human remains were also extracted from this site, and these are housed with the Human Biology collection, awaiting repatriation. Of much interest at the time was the find of a complete dingo skeleton. This specimen was dated to 3,300 years old, making it the oldest dingo specimen thus found in Australia.
Coverage: South Australia; Fromm's Landing; Lower Murray Valley; Murray River; 3500 BP
30 May 2012

Hawker Lagoon

Excavation at Hawker Lagoon, in the Flinders Ranges took place in the 1980s by archaeologist Ron Lampert. This excavation provided the first Pleistocene occupation date for the Flinders Ranges. Lampert was particularly interested in the 'kartan' tools, characterised by their large proportions and heavy nature. Kartan tools were recorded by Lampert on Kangaroo Island and up into the Flinders Ranges, particularly at Hawker Lagoon. Hawker Lagoon was investigated again in 2003 by Keryn Walshe in collaboration with Pauline Coulthard from Hawker. This investigation failed to find Pleistocene occupation but did record a series of open hearths around the Lake, dated to about 500-1500 years old.
Coverage: Southern Flinders Ranges; Hawker Lagoon; 1500 BP - 500 BP
30 May 2012

Hermannsburg Collection

More than 400 Aboriginal artefacts collected from Hermannsburg (Mission) area
Coverage: Hermannsberg; Ntaria
30 May 2012

Howchin Type Specimens

In the early 1900s Walter Howchin selected specimens from the Museum collection to begin the first formal descriptions of stone tool types. He concentrated on the Adelaide region and included large and small implements ranging from core scrapers, hammerstones, anvils to blades, scrapers, knives and adzes. These specimens were figured in his publication in 1937. The Museum still holds this figured types as a valuable part of the history of Australian Archaeology.
Coverage: Adelaide region; 1900 - 1930
30 May 2012
AA 827

Iris Daphne Dicks (AA 827)

The Iris Dicks Collection consists of 97 black and white photographs taken by Iris Dicks at Ooldea, South Australia between 1937 and 1949. The photographs depict Aboriginal people, landscape scenes and views of Ooldea Siding and Ooldea Mission, and some of Fowlers Bay and other locations on the west coast of South Australia. the collection also includes related documentation and corresspondence.
Coverage: Ooldea Siding, South Australia; Ooldea, South Australia; 1937 - 1958
30 May 2012
AA 632

John Kevin Raphael Doolan (AA 632)

The South Australian Museum Archive collection comprises stories, songs and vocabularies recorded by Jack Doolan at the Palm Island Government Settlement during 1963-64. The collection contains 20 magnetic reel to reel tapes.
Coverage: Palm Island, Queensland; 1963 - 1964
30 May 2012
AA 291

John Michael Skipper (AA 291)

The South Australian Museum's collection comprises of four series. Series one is the oil painting ""Corroboree"". Series two contains negatives, prints and transparencies associated with the oil painting 'Corroboree'. Series three is a collection of prints and negative images of the oil painting 'Skipper Family at Islington'. Series four includes an incomplete biography of Skipper by Herbert Hale, as well as transcribed segments from Mary Thomas' Diary.
Coverage: Colony of South Australia; Islington, South Australia; 1840 - 1986
30 May 2012

Joseph van Waterschoot van der Gracht Collection

11 artworks in pencil and crayon have been positively identified as works by Gracht, with another 21 probably of the same provenance, all created by the artist on the first relief voyage of the expedition ship 'Aurora'. They capture polar scenes not otherwise recorded, and inject a large degree of humour the public still find engaging in large part.
Coverage: Antarctica; On board Aurora; Antarctic; 1912 - 1913
30 May 2012

Kenneth Thomas North Sepik Collection

184 objects collected during Thomas's service as a Patrol Officer for the Administration of the Territory of New Guinea. These include defensive and offensive weapons, tools, paddles, body ornaments, skirts, household items, string bags, canoe models, masks, carved figures, headrests, ritual objects. About half the collection has been on display in the Pacific Gallery since 1947.
Coverage: Papua New Guinea; lower Sepik River area, Papua New Guinea; North coast and hinterland of East Sepik Province; North coast and hinterland of West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea; 1927 - 1934
30 May 2012

Koonalda Cave

Koonalda Cave was excavated by Alexander (Sandor) Gallus at various times between 1956 and 1968 and again in 1973. It quickly gained international recognition for its ancient artwork, witnessed as series of finger groovings on a series rock faces and for its flint mining. Both these activities took place deep underground in total darkness. Excavation was undertaken jointly with Richard VS Wright in 1968. The two excavations yielded similar dating results for cave use between about 20,000 and 7,000 years ago. However Gallus obtained a date of 36,000 from one sample. This much older date was not matched by the other investigation and the oldest date of cave use at Koonalda has been placed at 20,000 years old. Koonalda Cave assemblage does not express occupation. The focus over the 20-7,000 year phase appears to be for mining and art. The mining left behind an enormous quantity of flint debitage and debris and occupation of the cave by Masked and Barn Owls added a significant quantity of small mammal, bird and...
Coverage: Koonalda Cave; Nullarbor Plain; western margin of South Australia; 20000 BP - 7,000 BP
30 May 2012
AA 566

Kruger, Johan Friedrich Carl (AA 566)

The South Australian Museum collection comprises 12 photographs of Aboriginal people in Victoria bound in one album. Eleven of these prints are studio portraits of Aboriginal men, women and children and one print of an Aboriginal family. Each print is mounted on an individual page with titles below the image.
Coverage: Coranderrk Aboriginal Mission Station; Victoria; 1877 - 1877
30 May 2012
AA 43

Laurie Bryan (AA 43)

The South Australian Museum collections contains recorded interviews of Aboriginal Progress Association members and residents of the Port Augusta Aboriginal reserve.
Coverage: Port Augusta, South Australia; 1965
30 May 2012

Mackellar Library Collection

A collection of seven publications stamped with the words 'Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911, Mackellar Library' in ink. Campbell Mackellar was a supporter of the Aurora Expedition, who donated a library for the men. This Library was comprised of sixty publications - at least one of which is still in situ, at the Winter Quarters.
Coverage: Winter Quarters (Cape Denison) Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14; 1912 - 1914
30 May 2012

McConnel Collection

More than 350 Aboriginal artefacts collected by U.H. McConnel, mostly among the Wik peoples of Cape York, Qld in the 1930s
Coverage: Yarrabah; Mapoon; Batavia River; Gulf of Carpentaria; Weipa Mission; Kendall River; Cairns; Daintree River; Princess Charlotte Bay; Archer River; Cape York Peninsula; Queensland; 1927 - 1934
30 May 2012

Moana Sand Dune Excavations and Surface Collections

Moana is a coastal site on the mid- Fleurieu Peninsula, 15km south of Adelaide. The site has been investigated by numerous South Australian Museum staff, external researchers and consultant archaeologists since the early 1930s. The site consists of a series of deflated surfaces exposed between foreshore and back dunes. Extensive surface collections of stone tools were made by Norman B Tindale, who later argued against encroaching housing development across the main site area. Systematic excavations were carried out by Val Campbell in the 1980s as part of her doctoral research thesis. Excavation revealed small stone tools, food remains such as shell and animal bones and charcoal. The site has been carbon dated to about 3,500 years old. A dingo was also excavated from this site.
Coverage: Moana Sand Dune; Mid coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
30 May 2012

Mountford Collection

More than 1000 Aboriginal artefacts collected by C.P. Mountford, includes collections made during the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, and Mountford's 1952
Coverage: Warburton Range (W.A.); Northern Territory; Western Australia; South Australia; Northern Australia; Central Australia; Milingimbi; Groote Eylandt; Yirrkalla; Oenpelli; Melville Island; Arnhem Land; Nepabunna; 1920 - 1969
30 May 2012

Native American Collection

Collection of 334 items - 239 from North, 72 from South, 23 from Central. Items include pottery, containers, figurines, basketry, mats, textiles, canoe models, weapons, ornaments, jewellery, clothing, musical instruments, tools and equipment, hunting and fishing, food service.
Coverage: South America; Americas; North America; Central America; 1000AD - 1999
30 May 2012

Ngaut Ngaut (Devon Downs) Excavation Assemblage

Ngaut Ngaut is a rockshelter on the Murray River, Lower Murray Valley, South Australia. The excavation of this rock shelter took place from 1927-8 by South Australian Museum officers Herbert Hale and Norman Tindale and was the first formal archaeological excavation undertaken in Australia. The assemblage includes stone tools, animal bones, shellfish and other organics. Some human remains were also extracted from this site, and these are housed with the Human Biology collection, awaiting repatriation. Ochred artwork was identified on rock fallen into the base of the excavation.
Coverage: Lower Murray Valley; Murray River; Ngaut Ngaut; South Australia; 1928
30 May 2012

Paul Foelsche Collection

More than 300 Aboriginal artefacts collected from the Top End of the Northern Territory during the late 19th century by Paul Foelsche (284 registered artefacts in S.A. Museum collection).
Coverage: Port Darwin; Cobourg Peninsula; Darwin; Northern Territory; Katherine River; MacArthur River; Palmerston; Port Essington; Port Keats; Daly Waters; Pine Creek; Powell's Creek; 1877 - 1899
30 May 2012
AA 267

Peter Melville Rice (AA 267)

The South Australian Museum Archive collection comprises: narrative and singing recorded at Musgrave Park, South Australia, 1963; photographs taken by Peter Melville Rice including photographs of Tommy Dodd; and maps hand drawn by Tommy Dodd.
Coverage: North Adelaide, South Australia; Musgrave Park, South Australia; 1960 - 1969
30 May 2012

Pretty-Crawford Southern Highlands Collection

c.900 objects collected in 1968-69 during a South Australian Museum expedition to Mendi and Tari in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea; two thirds of the collection was given to the PNG National Museum and one third brought back to the SA Museum. Graeme L. Pretty, Curator of Archaeology at the SA Museum assembled most of the collection and made extensive field notes; Anthony L. Crawford concentrated on photography. Some 270 mono images and 670 colour images were taken by Pretty and Crawford.
Coverage: Bela and surrounds, Papua New Guinea; east of Tari, Papua New Guinea; Wabia and surrounds, Papua New Guinea; north of Mend, Papua New Guinea; Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea; 1/12/1968 - 1/01/1969
30 May 2012

Reuther Collection

Close to 1000 Aboriginal artefacts at Killalpaninna (Bethesda) Lutheran Mission, Cooper Creek, S.A., collected by Reuther, late 1890s - 1905.
Coverage: Lake Hope; Central Australia; Cooper Creek; Killalpaninna Mission; Lake Eyre; South Australia; Bethesda Mission; Kopperamanna Mission; 1890 - 1905
30 May 2012

Reverend A.P.H. Freund New Guinea Highlands Collection

92 objects and associated photographs of the Western Highlands and Kukukuku (Anga) peoples obtained during Lutheran missionary service in those areas in the 1950s. Collection includes tools, weapons, ornaments, clothing, household and personal items. All the objects have been photographed; the objects and associated photographs have been documented by Phil Fitzpatrick in consultation with Rev. Freund.
Coverage: Papua New Guinea; Kukukuku (Anga), Papua New Guinea; Yaramanda, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea; Menyamya, Papua New Guinea; Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea; Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea; 1950 - 1963
30 May 2012

Reverend William Gray Vanuatu Collection

70+ objects (plus 5 sets of bows and arrows of uncertain number) collected during service as a Presbyterian missionary based on Tanna in the (then) New Hebrides. These include weapons, masks, ritual and magical objects, ornaments, tapa cloths, pots, model canoes, and musical instruments; a few objects were obtained by Gray from Rev. H.A. Robertson who was based on Erromanga.
Coverage: From Tanna, Vanuatu to Malekula, Vanuatu; Central Vanuatu; Southern Vanuatu; 1882 - 1895
30 May 2012

Roonka Archaeology

The Roonka site was excavated by former SA Museum staff member, Graeme Pretty from 1969 to 1984. This extensive open site excavation began at Roonka Flat on the Murray River, Lower Murray Valley region, South Australia. Excavation focused on a series of low, deflated sand dunes. A significant amount of stone tools, animal bones, shellfish and other organics were retrieved through excavation. Roonka is best known as a burial site and approximately 200 individuals were retrieved from the main excavation trenches. Occupation and burial cluster between 4,000 to 7,000 years ago, but the oldest burial is associated with an OSL date of 20,000BP. The site was occupied into post contact times, as witnessed by the presence of pearl buttons and a clay pipe with one burial.
Coverage: Roonka Dune; Roonka Flat, Murray River, Lower Murray Valley, South Australia; 20000 BP - 4,000 BP
30 May 2012

Sayers Collection

More than 670 Aboriginal artefacts collected by D.M. Sayers from Melville and Bathurst Islands, N.T.
Coverage: Melville Island; Bathurst Island; Arnhem Land coast; Northern territory; 1907 - 1914
30 May 2012

Seton Rockshelter Assemblage

Seton Rockshelter on Kangaroo Island was excavated by archaeologist Ron Lampert in the 1980s. He revealed the oldest occupational layer found on Kangaroo Island. The site yielded stone tools (mostly small quartz implements), bone tools, animal bones and charcoal. Occupation was found to span from about 18,000 to 9,500 years ago. This site is one of only two rockshelters excavated on Kangaroo Island.
Coverage: Kangaroo Island; 1980
30 May 2012

Shepherdson Collection

Close to 700 Aboriginal artefacts collected by H.U. Shepherdson, mainly at Elcho Island and Milingimbi, N.T between 1929 and 1934.
Coverage: Howard Island; Glyde River; Cape Stewart; Galiwin'ku; Crocodile island; Elcho Island; Arnhem Land; Castlereagh Bay; Goyder River; Milingimbi; 1927 - 1935
30 May 2012

Spear Collection

Over 4750 Aboriginal spears from all Australian states and the Northern Territory
Coverage: Queensland; Western Australia; Victoria; New Soutth Wales; Tasmania; South Australia; Northern Territory; 1850 - 2010
30 May 2012

Sultan of Johore Jubilee Exhibition Collection

Exhibits at the 1887 Queen's Jubilee Exhibition in Adelaide, donated to the South Australian Museum. c. 130 objects of Malay origin, including models of watercraft, houses, a loom and a bed. Tools, domestic items, hunting and fishing equipment, weapons, musical instruments, betel (areca) nut chewing equipment, clothing, shoes, hats ands natural products.
Coverage: Malaya; 1881 - 1892
30 May 2012

Theodore Bevan Papuan Gulf Collection

Exhibits at the 1887 Queen's Jubilee Exhibition in Adelaide, purchased by the South Australian Museum. c.90 objects, mostly from the eastern Papuan Gulf region of Papua New Guinea. Includes carved and painted cult objects, masks, musical instruments, weapons, fishing equipment, body ornaments, containers, etc.
Coverage: Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.; Elema villages, Papua New Guinea; Vailala, Papua New Guinea; Orokolo, Papua New Guinea; Motu Motu, Papua New Guinea; Kikori River, Papua New Guinea; 1887
30 May 2012

Toa Collection

391 Aboriginal toa objects mainly collected by Pastor Johann Georg Reuther, but also by Pastor Oskar Liebler.
Coverage: 1905
30 May 2012
AA 80

Townsend Duryea (AA 80)

The South Australian Museum Archive holds 4 rare original prints by Duryea (relating to Aboriginal people), as well as some reproduction negatives and prints.
Coverage: Adelaide, South Australia; Kadina, South Auustralia; 1855 - 1988
30 May 2012

Watson Stereographic Photographic collection

Andrew Watson, a member of the Western Base party, took 51 photographs in a Postcard Stereo format (3 ½ x 5 ? inches or 87 x 140mm) which provide a fascinating glimpse of life at this remote base in 3D.
Coverage: Antarctica; Winter Quarters (Shackleton Ice Shelf); Antarctic; On board Aurora (the AAE was a ship-based and multiple land-based venture, 1911-14); 1911 - 1914
30 May 2012

Wilkins Inuit Collection

Twenty Inuit artefacts, including compound bow and arrows, blades, scrapers etc, collected by George Hubert Wilkins, photographer on the CAE. Wilkins learnt invaluable survival skills from the Inuit on this expedition in which so many of the scientists died.
Coverage: possibly sub-Arctic; 1913 - 1916
30 May 2012