Editorial

Amy Roberts (Editor), Kim McCaul (Editor)

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Abstract

    Norman Barnett Tindale holds a position of unique influence in Australian Aboriginal studies. His archive, hosted by the South Australian Museum, is vast, complex, controversial but indisputably significant. Indeed, although his formal background was in the natural sciences (entomology) and he did not receive formal training in anthropology, archaeology, history or linguistics, he amassed voluminous data relevant to all these disciplines over the almost 70 years he actively researched Aboriginal Australians.

    However, we open and conclude this edition with two quite different perspectives on the life and work of Tindale. The opening article by Rigsby, Allen and Hafner (whose geographic focus is far northern Queensland) explores the legacy of Tindale’s photographic and artefact collections for the contemporary Lamalama community. The final contribution by Zilio, explores Tindale’s less well-known activities in the military during World War II.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)ii-vi
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia
    Volume39
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

    Keywords

    • Norman Barnett Tindale
    • archives
    • Aboriginal Australians
    • collections
    • oral histories

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