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MS 3752

The W.E.H. Stanner Collection



Access

Most of collection relating to Australia has restricted access. For details see introduction to each series. Material relating to Africa, Papua-New Guinea and the Pacific that was incorporated into the collection as Addition, July 2002 has open access.

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Scope and Content Note

Date range: 1929-1981

Extent: 17 metres (91 boxes + 2 folio boxes) + 20 map folders.

The papers on Aboriginal Australia of William Edward Hanley Stanner were donated to AIATSIS by Mrs Patricia Stanner in 1982. They include transcripts of speeches and broadcasts, articles and books (published and unpublished), field notes and notebooks, correspondence, reports, miscellaneous notes, maps, sketches, photographic prints, ethnobotanical specimens and printed material by other authors. Correspondents include Ronald M. Berndt, H.C. Coombs, A.P. Elkin, Henry Kenneth Fry, Lester Hiatt, John Mulvaney, Nicolas Peterson, Olive Pink, Marie Reay, Henry P. Schapper, T.G.H. Strehlow, Donald F. Thomson, Peter Willis, and W.C. Wentworth.

The W.E.H. Stanner Collection Finding Aid describes material in the manuscript collection MS 3752.  This includes material relating to Aboriginal Australia donated in 1982, and papers on Africa, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific acquired by the Library in 2002. For a complete listing of material, by and about Stanner, that is held by the Institute see AIATSIS Mura® online catalogue. The catalogue includes entries for Stanner’s Aboriginal Australian papers donated prior to 1982 and associated audiotapes, photographic negatives and Aboriginal artwork. For access to any audiovisual material contact the Audiovisual Archive Program.

William Stanner was born in Sydney in 1905. Initially planning a career in journalism his interest turned toward anthropology, and the Australian Aborigines in particular, after attending a lecture by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown in 1926. Although he undertook fieldwork in East Africa and the Pacific his principal interest was the peoples of Daly River and Port Keats in the Northern Territory. His visits continued there until 1978.

The papers document Stanner’s diverse research interests which had relevance to his attempt to construct a new theoretical approach, as expounded in his monograph On Aboriginal Religion, which demanded intensive study of the historical dimension in human affairs and greater precision in comparative analysis. Through his many essays, public lectures and broadcasts (many of which are collected in White Man Got No Dreaming) he was able to influence a wide audience of scholars and concerned citizens on issues relating to the Aborigines.

Stanner helped to shape the growth of Australian anthropology through his work with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies from its founding in 1961. The papers reflect his involvement with this and many other organisations such as the Council for Aboriginal Affairs.

Until the end of his life much of Stanner’s time was devoted to securing recognition of Aboriginal rights to land. He acted as expert witness and consulted in the 1971 Yirrkala land claim and for various claims subsequently heard by the Aboriginal Land Rights Commissioner, and became a founding member of the Aboriginal Treaty Committee. The various related papers are of a legal nature and include the claim books in question.

Stanner’s field notebooks contain many references to music and text recordings of the Murinbata/Muninpatha made in the 1950s. The associated audiotapes and some content cards are located in the Institute’s Audiovisual Archives Program.

The printed material on Aboriginal Australia by other authors has been listed in Series 26 of this finding aid and has been incorporated into the Library’s general collections.

The files were arranged and labeled by Diane Barwick prior to their being donated to the Library. This arrangement has  been retained by the Library, with item titles taken from the original file labels.  The material within the items is generally in chronological order.

Stanner’s papers on Africa, Papua-New Guinea, the Pacific and other miscellaneous publications were lodged with the Australian National University Library in 1982. In July 2002 these papers were transferred to the AIATSIS Library and incorporated within this collection as Addition, July 2002.

In February 2005 Mrs Stanner deposited additional papers related to the establishment of the Institute.  These have been incorporated into the collection as Addition, February 2005.

In the finding aid, round brackets denote information on part numbers, date or circumstances supplied by Stanner. Dates and additional information derived from internal evidence and other sources are placed in square brackets.

AIATSIS Library wishes to thank Mrs Patricia Stanner for her assistance in compiling the ‘Biographical Note’ and for providing permission to reproduce the images that appear in the text. The Library also wishes to thank the family of Belweni of the Daly River Community for permission to reproduce the image of Belweni and the family of L.J. Dwyer for permission to reproduce the image of the conference delegates, 1961.

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Biographical Note

William Edward Hanley Stanner (1905-1981)

24 November 1905 – Born Sydney, the son of Andrew Edwin and Mary Catherine (née Hanley) Stanner.

1919-1921 – Completed his schooling at Parramatta High School on bursary scholarship leaving after the Intermediate examinations.

1922-1923 – Junior employment in solicitor’s office and bank.

1923 – Commenced career as journalist with Cumberland Argus while at same time studying for matriculation by private study.

1926 – Attended public lecture on anthropology given by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown. Important in directing him toward anthropology.

1926-1932 – Worked full-time as a reporter for various Sydney morning newspapers including The Daily Guardian and The Sunday Sun of which he became chief sub-editor and, on occasions, acting editor.

1928 – Commenced full-time arts degree at University of Sydney graduating with 1st Class honours in Social Anthropology and 2nd Class honours in economics [conferred 1932]. Secretary, League of Nations Union [c.1931]. Winner of the Frank Albert Prize in Anthropology for two consecutive years.

 

W.E.H. Stanner, Central Australia, 1932. AIATSIS N6750.29

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1932 – As grantee of the Australian National Research Council, made first trip into the Northern Territory working with Aboriginal groups along the Daly River. His fieldwork was supervised by Raymond Firth. From November 1932 was temporary lecturer, Sydney University.

October/November 1933 – c. April 1934 – Appointed to the personal staff of Bertram Stevens, Premier NSW.

1932-1934 – Throughout this period was news editor for The World, under editor, George Warnecke, and was completing his masters degree in anthropology.

April 1934-1935 – Fellow, Australian National Research Council. Research among the Warramunga and other Aboriginal groups at Tennant Creek, the Daly River region and Port Keats in the Northern Territory. Received his Master of Arts in Social Anthropology [1934]. His thesis supervised by A.P. Elkin.

1935-1936 – Temporary lecturer, Sydney University.

1936-1938 – Enrolled as doctoral student at London School of Economics under Bronislaw Malinowski. Also worked part-time as Raymond Firth’s research assistant, sub-editor Daily Express [October-November 1936], the Australian News Service and, in the summers as leader-writer and sub-editor on The Times.

February 1937 – Held temporary post as Private Secretary to the Australian Treasurer, R.G. Casey during the Imperial Conference on defence and constitutional issues. In September 1937, was an official temporary collaborator to the League of Nations, Geneva.

September 1938 – Obtained doctorate from the London School of Economics. Addressed the Royal Anthropological Institute on the exploitation of Aborigines [11 January 1938] and the Committee for Applied Anthropology of the Royal Anthropological Institute [12 January 1938] resulting in invitation to prepare a memorandum to be presented to the Australian Government.

1938-1939 – Studied the Kitui Kamba and Wa-Kamba people in eastern Kenya for the Oxford Social Studies Research Committee.

1939 – ‘The Aborigines’ in Some Australians take stock ed. J.C.G. Kevin, published. Returned to Australia on outbreak of World War II and gave lecture tours of NSW country towns and ABC broadcasts on current international affairs for Sydney University Extension Board.

1940 – Employed by Australian Department of Information to prepare ABC overseas broadcast programmes with Rohen Rivett.

1940 -1942 – Civilian Research Advisor for Percy Spender, Minister for the Army and his successor, F.M. Forde.

1942-1944 – Member of Prime Minister’s Committee on National Morale. Commanding Officer of the 2/1 North Australia Observer Unit (Bush Commando) which had the roles of surveillance and reconnaissance of the coast and immediate hinterland between Normanton (Qld.) and Cambridge Gulf (W.A). During this period he made contact with many Aboriginal groups and employed some to help his troops in particular areas.

1943 – Promoted to Lt. Colonel and appointed Assistant Director of Army Directorate of Research (Territories Administration) LHQ.

1944 – Served as aide to the Commander-in-Chief, General Blamey during the Prime Minister’s Conference. Later stayed on with the Australian Army Staff visiting France, Belgium, and Holland before being posted to the School of Military Government at Charlottesville, Virginia. Finished the war as Senior Civil Affairs Officer 24 Brigade/Ninth Division, British North Borneo. When in London gave BBC broadcasts and lectured to British groups for the British War Office and the Colonial Office.

1946 – After demobilization 1946 worked for the Department of External Affairs, Canberra, drafting plans for the proposed South Pacific Commission. Invited to become a member of the Association of Social Anthropologists (Oxford).

1947 - Undertook a study of post-war problems in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Western Samoa for the Institute of Pacific Relations and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

September 1947 – Went to East Africa for the Colonial Office and the Colonial Social Science Research Council. As Foundation Director of the East African Institute of Social and Economic Research, Makerere College, Uganda designed a research programmes for the Governments of Uganda and Tanganyika – in particular the Tanganyika ‘groundnut scheme’. Extended own research among the Kamba.

September 1949 – Appointed Reader in Comparative Institutions, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, The Australian National University, Canberra. Went to Kenya to continue his research on the Kamba prior to assuming this appointment in 1950.

1950 – Resumed research in the Northern Territory, mainly amongst the Murinbata/Murinpatha and other Aboriginal people of the Port Keats area. Visits there continued until 1978.

1953The South Seas in Transition published [after protracted delays]. For associated research notes see Series 33.

1954 – Taken to see Aboriginal rock-paintings at Paiyinimbi by some Murinbata/Murinpatha people. Subsequently gave public lectures on rock art from 1958-63.

1953-1954 – Chairman of the foundation Governing Body of University House, The Australian National University, and subsequently Bursar of the House.

1953-1956 – Second Australian Commissioner of the South Pacific Commission.

1961 – Convenor and Chairman of the National Conference on Aboriginal Studies that established the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Appointed first Executive Officer of the new Institute.

1962 – Married Patricia Ann Williams.

1964 – Appointed to the second Chair of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University and served as Head of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Institute of Advanced Studies, until retirement in 1970. On Aboriginal Religion published.

1965 – Advocated the building of a Gallery of Southern Man.

1967-1976 – Member of Council for Aboriginal Affairs.

1968 – Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Boyer Lecturer.

1968-1971 – Advisor and later expert witness and consultant in the Yirrkala land rights case (1971).

1971 – Made Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow of The Australian National University.

1971 – Mueller medalist, 43rd ANZAAS Congress.

1972 – Awarded a Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa), Australian National University. President of Section 25 (Anthropology) and elected to Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Association of Social Anthropology. Herbert Moran Memorial Lectureship, Royal Australian College of Surgeons and Cilento medalist, Charles MacKay Lecture.

July 1971-1974 – Honorary Fellowship, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

1974-1975 – Technical Advisor to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs.

c.1975-1981 – Visiting Fellow, Department of Prehistory and Anthropology, Faculties, The Australian National University.

1976 – Charles Strong Lecturer, Australian New Zealand Society for Theological Studies (ANZSTS).

1976-1979 – Founding member of the Aboriginal Treaty Committee.

1977-1979 – Consultant to the Land Commissioner in the Northern Territory, Mr Justice Toohey.

1977-c.1981 – Grantee of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies under the Research Grants Program. Based at the Institute.

1979White Man Got No Dreaming published.

8 October 1981 – William Edward Hanley Stanner died Canberra after a long illness.

1982 – W.E.H. Stanner Prize for Aboriginal Studies first awarded by Department of Prehistory and Anthropology, Faculties, ANU. Stanner Reading Room, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies formally dedicated [5 May 1982]. Ethnographic Collection, Arts Faculty, ANU formally named the W.E.H. Stanner Ethnographic Collection.

1985 – Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies resolved to offer the Stanner Award in recognition of the significant contribution of Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner to the establishment and development of the Institute.

Awards

1972

  • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (C.M.G.) for services to Government and  Aborigines

  • Mueller Medal, ANZAAS

  • Sir Raphael Cilento Medal for research concerning Aborigines.

1988 - Name included on the Commonwealth’s ‘Bicentennial Heritage 200 Program’ which listed 200 Australians who had contributed to the country’s greatness. Findings published in The Bicentennial Heritage 200 Committee, The people who made Australia great, Sydney, William Collins Pty. Ltd, 1988.

W.E.H. Stanner, c.1968. AIATSIS N896-9

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Series List

Series

Contents

1

Manuscripts and publications, c.1932-82

2

Lecture notes, 1929-38

3

Field notebooks, 1932-70

4

Miscellaneous field notebooks, 1932-77

5

Field notes, 1932-81

6

Field notes – Malak Malak land claim, c.1978-82

7

Maps, 1943-78

8

Ethnobotanical specimens, n.d.

9

Photographs – Daly River and Port Keats, 1932-59, 1965

10

Photographs – Secret/sacred, 1932-35, c.1952, 1954

11

Research notes, newspaper clippings etc., 1931-82

12

Yirrkala land claim – Legal papers, 1968-71

13

Yirrkala land claim – Case evidence and critiques of judgment etc., 1959-74

14

Yirrkala land claim – Book manuscript and associated papers, 1968-75

15

Yirrkala land claim – Correspondence, legal and government opinions, 1968-73

16

Other land claims, 1973-81

17

Federal land rights legislation and inquiries, 1975-79

18

Correspondence with anthropologists and others, 1945-82

19

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies – Foundation of, 1959-65

20

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies – Research proposals and reports, 1963-81

21

Council for Aboriginal Affairs, 1967-80

22

Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1973-80

23

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, 1973-75, 1979

24

National Museum/Gallery of Aboriginal Australia, 1969-79

25

Other institutions, organisations, committees, 1964-80

26

Australian Aborigines – Other papers

27

East Africa – Field notebooks, 1938-39

28

East Africa – Miscellaneous notebooks and research notes, c.1938-51

29

Kitui Kamba – Research notes, 1938-70

30

Colonial Social Science Research Council, UK – Correspondence, 1946-50

31

East Africa – Maps

32

East Africa – Other papers

33

South Pacific – Notebooks, research notes etc., 1933-47

34

South Pacific – Reference material

35

South Pacific Commission, 1947-55

36

South Pacific – Subject files

37

South Pacific – Author files

38

Other papers

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Series Descriptions

Series 1          Manuscripts and publications, c.1932-82

This series includes professional publications, unpublished addresses, reports, lecture notes, published articles, book manuscripts and correspondence. The papers were preserved by  Stanner and subsequently numbered, in chronological order by date of completion or printing date, by Diane Barwick. The Institute has retained this original numbering system. The series description is an extended version of A Bibliography of W.E.H. Stanner by Diane E. Barwick and Judith Wilson in Barwick, Diane E, Jeremy Beckett, and Marie Reay eds. Metaphors of interpretation: essays in honour of W.E.H. Stanner, The Australian National University Press, 1985: 270-308 [held at B B269.34 M1 in the Library].

Note: The Institute does not hold all items described in this series. Where possible the location of these items has been indicated.

Access conditions vary for items within the series. See table below for details.

Access Code

Description

Item Number

A3b B1

Closed access – Principal’s permission. Closed copying and quotation – Principals permission

 This access code applies to most unpublished manuscript  items in Series 1.  For exceptions see below

A1 B5

Open copying and quotation

All published items written by  Stanner

A1 B2

Open access – reading. Partial copying, closed quotation

Unpublished manuscripts. Items 107, 179, 182, 213, 296, 325, 354, 355 and 375

A3b B2

Closed access – Principal’s permission. Partial copying, closed quotation

Unpublished manuscripts.  Items 280, 409 and 418

Closed

No access until 2030 then A3b B1

Unpublished manuscripts. Items 410 and 434

NOTES - unpublished manuscripts  
  • Items 198, 199, 208, 278, 285, 287, 290, 301, 304, 323, 330, 331 and 348 are described in Series 1 but are housed in Series 15. All these items have access code A3B B1

  • Item 234 is described in Series 1 but is housed in Series 19 Item 16

  • Items 187, 188, 192, and 195 are held in Stanner's Fitzmaurice field notes etc. at MS 845. These items have access code A2 B1. See Finding Aid to MS 845 for details

  • Although reference in made to Items 49, 66, 88, 197, 216, 228, and 260 these are held in the collection

 

Item  

1

The Daly River tribes: a report of field-work in North Australia. [Report to Australian National Research Council.] Typescript carbon with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 53pp. [c.1932-33]

2

A note on a similar system among the Nangiomeri. Oceania 3(4) 1933: 416-417. See PMS 1702 and S57/27 in Library

3

The Daly River tribes: a report of field-work in North Australia. Offprint of Part 1, Oceania 3(4) 1933: 377-405 and Part 2, Oceania 4(1) 1933: 10-29. Includes six plates. See also P STA in Library

4

Peril in racial crossing: research urged on half-caste scheme. Part 1, Sunday and Guardian (Sydney), 18 June 1933: 1, 2; Part 2, The problem of the half-caste, Sunday Sun and Guardian, 25 June 1933: n.p.

5

Introduction to the science of culture. [Fragment of notes for lectures I and II, University of Sydney, c.1932-33.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 9pp. Attached to a roneoed, double-spaced, foolscap course outline ‘Distinctions (Course 1) 1931’, [The University of Sydney], 3pp. Incomplete

6

The importance of kinship ties . [Notes for seminar The University of Sydney, c.1932-33.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 12pp.

7

Ceremonial economics of the Mulluk Mulluk and Madngella tribes of the Daly River, North Australia: a preliminary paper. Annotated offprint of Part 1, Oceania 4(2) 1933:156-175 and Part 2, Oceania 4(4) 1934: 458-471 [+ photocopy original journal article]

8

Reduction in interest rates. (Paper written for B. Stevens, N.S.W. Premier, while working in the Treasury [January-March] 1934.) Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 18pp. Incomplete

9

Culture contact on the Daly River. (Draft of masters M.A., University of Sydney), 1934. Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 47pp. Also typescript single-spaced, foolscap ‘In rough note form’, 25pp. See also MF 13 in Library

10

Inquiries made at Menindee Aborigines Station. [Four photocopies of report to A.P. Elkin on tribal disposition and boundaries of Bakandji, Wongaibon, Wiradjeri, Yidtha Yidtha and tribes north of Broken Hill,] 26 and 27 April, 1934 and letter from Elkin to Stanner, 29 March 1934. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto. 3pp. Also includes a handwritten letter from John G. Park of Menindee Aboriginal Station, to Elkin, 20 August 1934 (3pp.) and a page of notes by Elkin. [Material copied from A.P. Elkin Papers, 7 July 1982.] See also PMS 4375 in Library

11

Report upon Aborigines and Aborigines’ Reserve at Tennant’s Creek. [To Australian National Research Council, c. June 1934.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 11pp. Published 1980 – Item 421. See also Series 1 Item 403

12

Mr Stanner – 20/8/34. [Report to A.P. Elkin on tribal locations in Wave Hill area, Northern Territory, and social organisation of Mudburra, Koworindji, Tjingilu, Bilinara, Ngaliwura and Ngarinman.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto paper, 4pp. [+ photocopy]

13

Report on field work in north central and north Australia, 1934-35. [For Australian National Research Council, internally dated 7 February 1935.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 94pp. Condition fragile. Retyped 1965 – Item 246. Published 1979 – Item 411. See also Series 1 Items 219 and 394, and MS 846 in Library

14

Native food rations: a thorough examination necessary. The Aborigines’ Protector 1 (1) 1935: 16-17. Photocopy

15

An anthropologist’s pictures of the Myall blacks. Sydney Morning Herald, 13 November 1935: 16. Not held in collection

16

Shadows and realities in Territory life: the changing Never Never. The Sunday Sun and Guardian, 12 January, 1936: n.p.

17

Sorcery and native administration in north Australia. Lecture to the Anthropological Society of N.S.W. on Tuesday, February 18, 1936. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 15pp

18

Sorcery and native administration in north Australia. [Extract from Item 17] Mankind 2(1) 1936: 20-21

19

Aboriginal trials: closer study urged. [Summary of Item 17] The Aborigines’ Protector 1(2) 1936: 18. Photocopy

20

Abos. are not political. Maoris are: big gulf between them. Historic paths of races. The Sunday Sun and Guardian, 1936: n.d., n.p.

21

Law and order in Australia. [Notes for lecture I citing Lauriston Sharp, and lecture II, probably delivered at the University of Sydney, c.1936.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, foolscap, 5 + 3pp

22

[Lecture on Aboriginal social organisation citing D.S. Davidson’s ‘recent’ (1928) article on family hunting groups, c.1936.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto papers, 18pp. Incomplete

23

A note on Djamindjung kinship and totemism. Offprint of Oceania 6(4) 1936: 441-451

24

Murinbata [Murinpatha] kinship and totemism. Offprint of Oceania 7(2) 1936: 186-216. Also annotated proof sheets for article, 13pp

25

The preservation of the Australian Aborigines: an anthropologist’s adventures in unmapped tribal territories among the ‘blackfellows’ for whose welfare the Australian government has devised a new system of reserves. The London Illustrated News, 24 October 1936: 713-715, 750

26

Aboriginal modes of address and reference in the north-west of the northern territory. Offprint of Oceania 7(3) 1937: 300-315. Also typescript fragment of manuscript for article, 2pp

27

[Memorandum to] The Prime Minister. (Discussion paper on the New Hebrides question written while employed at Australia House), 27 May 1937. Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 3pp

28

Notes for [R.G. Casey’s] Chatham House address: Australia and world affairs. (Paper written while private secretary to Treasurer during 1937 Imperial Conference.) Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, foolscap paper, 9pp

29

[Untitled – description of theories of life and environment held by Daly River tribes.] Typescript carbon with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, foolscap, c.May-June, 1937, 16pp

30

Notes on methods and conditions of field work in Australia. Paper read to Dr Richards’ seminar on June 8th 1937, at London School of Economics and Political Science. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp. [+ earlier drafts]

31

Private & confidential. Mr Stevens. [Letter to Bertram Stevens, Premier of NSW describing Imperial Conference, dated 25 June 1937.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, foolscap, 6pp. [+ photocopy]

32

[By an Australian correspondent.] Blanks on the map. North Australia. The empty spaces and migration. The Times (London), 3 July 1937: 15-16. Also includes the untitled typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap manuscript later published by The Times, [two copies + earlier draft], 15pp

33

[Anon.] Good times in Australia [2nd leader.] The Times (London), 20 August 1937: 11

34

[Anon.] Defence in the Antipodes [leader.] The Times (London), 26 August 1937: 13

35

[Anon.] Australian immigration [leader.] The Times (London), 3 September 1937: 13

36

North Australia and closer settlement. Typescript and handwritten, double-spaced, quarto, c.1937, 6 + 8pp. Also [an untitled address] on Northern Territory immigration and development problems, c.1938. Typescript fragment with handwritten additions or alterations, octavo, 53pp

37

[By an Australian correspondent.] Dying races of Australia. The Times (London), 25 November 1937: 15. Includes correspondence associated with the article by H.J. Braunholtz, President, Royal Anthropological Institute, London and Hal Colebatch, Agent-General, Western Australia; and related newspaper clippings from The Times (London), 1931-c.1937. See also Series 1 Items 38, 387 and 397

38

[By an Australian correspondent.] Dying races of Australia. Reprinted [with the leader from The Times.] London, The Anti-slavery and Aborigines Protection Society, 1937, 7pp. [four copies]. Reprinted 1977 – Item 403. Reprinted 1979 – Item 414. See also Series 1 Item 11

39

Empire exchange. [BBC] Empire Programmes, 20 December 1937. [Memoir of Tennant Creek gold rush and travels in Northern Territory.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap, 6pp

40

The tamarind coast. [Reminiscences of Daly River tribes and Port Keats Mission, c.1938-39.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto,18pp. Photocopy pages 1-11. Revised c.1946 –  Series 1 Item 82

41

[Anon.] Australia. The Times Review of the Year, 1 January 1938: iii-iv.

42

Anthropology and the dying Australian Aborigines. (Address to the Royal Anthropological Institute, 11 January 1938.) Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 17pp. Also typescript and handwritten fragments of a manuscript found attached to the address [4 +23pp.] and filing cards with handwritten references

43

Anthropology and the dying Australian Aborigines: summary of a communication presented by W.E.H. Stanner, M.A. Man, 11 January 1938: 24-25 [+ final proof of summary]

44

[Anon.] Memorandum on the condition of the Australian Aborigines. [Sent on behalf of the Committee on Applied Anthropology, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, to all Australian governments, 14 February 1938.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced,10pp. [+ photocopy.] Also includes accompanying typescript letter, handwritten notes and various drafts. Published 1979 – Series 1 Item 414. See also Series 1 Item 397

45

The last of the tribes. [Commentary on Australian anthropology and Aboriginal policy, c.1938-39.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, octavo, 13pp

46

Notes on the Marithiel language. Offprint of Oceania 9(1) 1938: 101-108. Also typescript fragment with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto entitled ‘The Marithiel language’, c.1938, 5pp

47

Notes and draft proposal for PhD thesis. Numbered as Items 47(a)-(b). Typescript and handwritten notes and fragments of draft proposal for 1938 thesis in social anthropology at the London School of Economics. Includes portions of papers written 1937-38. For thesis, Economic change in north Australian tribes, see MF 46 and MF 129 [1 reel] in Library

48

Abstract of thesis: Economic change in north Australian tribes. Typescript double-spaced, quarto, c.1938, 2pp

49

Kenya diary, October 26, 1938-June 4, 1939. [Carbons of descriptive letter diary kept for mother, Mrs Mary Stanner.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 95pp. Retyped 1981-82, 126pp. Not held in collection

50

The Aborigines [written before September 1938.] Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto, 21pp. Published in J.C.G. Kevin ed. Some Australians Take Stock. London, Longmans, Green and Co. 1939: 3-35. Photocopy. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415. Also review of the book from The Sun (Sydney), 11 March 1939: n.p. Photocopy

51

The economics of an East African tribe. [Notes for a lecture in London, c. September 1939.] Typescript and handwritten, octavo, 51pp

52

Mankind on the march. [ABC broadcast analysing consequences of war and transformation of societies involved, 27 November 1939.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp

53

The colonial crisis. [Introductory chapter for planned book on Kitui Kamba of Kenya, 1939.] Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 9pp

54

The Wa-Kamba: the development of law, economy and local government 1898-1939. (Report for Oxford Social Studies Research Committee, 1939-1940.) Typescript, n.p. Not held in collection. Revised 1970 – Series 1 Item 301

55

Chapter V. The structure of Kamba law. [Omitted from 1939-40 Wa-Kamba report.] Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 22pp. [+ draft]. Revised as [Appendix B:] Notes on Kamba law. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 1970, 31pp. See also Series 1 Item 309

56

Germany – after the war. 2FC, 7.15 p.m., 4 January 1940. [ABC broadcast assessing German national character, Bolshevism, Fascism and remaking a federated Europe.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp

57

War changes in England. 2FC, 7.15 p.m. 15 January 1940. [ABC broadcast.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp

58

The Indian paradox. 2FC, 7.15 p.m., 5 April 1940. [ABC broadcast on Indian reaction to Nazi support and ‘genius’ of Gandhi’s propaganda for independence.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp

58

Sweden’s position. 2FC, 7.15 p.m., 26 April 1940. [ABC broadcast analysing Swedish history, political intentions and military strength.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp

60

Moral man and immoral society: primitive verses modern morality. 2BL 8.30 p.m., 6 May 1940. [Second ABC broadcast on modern moral problems – missing first script that explained how ‘savage tribes’ were ‘moral people’.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 8pp

61

The war begins. 2FC, 7.15 p.m., 10 May 1940. [ABC broadcast assuaging fear of invasion of Holland and Belgium; assesses Italian intentions and American opinion.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp

62

An anthropologist in East Africa. [Lecture to Sydney] University Economic Society, 12 July 1940. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto, 10pp

63

War strategy in East Africa. 2FC, 7.45 p.m., 19 July 1940. [ABC broadcast – reminiscence of Africa and assessment of Italian military position in Abyssinia-Kenya.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, foolscap, 5pp.

64

[Letter c. September 1940 to] W. McMahon Ball, Department of Information, Melbourne. [Private critique of Department’s administration of Australian Broadcasting Commission’s short-wave news broadcasts.] Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto, 11pp

65

Somaliland. [Lecture or broadcast assessing military position at the end of the battle for Italian East Africa, c.1940.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp

66

The war and the Middle East. Synopsis of lecture to Commonwealth Institute of Accountants (in conjunction with Sydney University Extension Board), 26 November 1940. Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, foolscap, 1pp. Not held in collection

67

[Review of] Phyllis M. Kaberry, Aboriginal women, sacred and profane. Oceania 11(3) 1941: 311-312. See S57/27 in Library

68

Criticism by Major W.E.H. Stanner of the draft Interim Report [of the Committee on National Morale] to the Prime Minister (1942.) Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 4pp

69

War morale: a challenge to Australian youth. (Department of Information ABC broadcast, 1942.) Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 7pp. Also letter from K.S. Inglis, The Australian National University, 11 August 1980.

70

Draft – for Full Cabinet. Territories of Papua New Guinea. Proposals for Army school in colonial administration. [For Army Directorate of Research, c.1944.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap, 5+3pp. See also Series 34

71

New Guinea under war conditions. Offprint of International Affairs (20) 1944: 481-494

72

Calling the islands: British plans for colonial development. 28 June 1944. BBC Pacific Service broadcast [commenting on transformation of Pacific territories since 1941, military planning and postwar controls.] Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 6pp

74

Two views of Kenya. [BBC broadcast 8 September 1944 reviewing Race and politics in Kenya by Elspeth Huxley and Margery Perham.] Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 6pp. [+ copy]

74

Terms for Germany. 11.10.44. [BBC broadcast? Predicts German resources and economic future depends on Allied agreement to territorial change.] Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 4pp

75

Federation and East Africa. [BBC broadcast? Compares Australian federation and Anglo-American Caribbean Commission, c.1944.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 7pp

76

Preface [for projected book] One side of Kenya: a study of colonial rule in an African tribe. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, c.1944, 24pp. Incomplete. Revised 1946 as [Preface for] One side of Kenya: a critical study of British colonial rule [planned revisions of 1939-40 Wa-Kamba report.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 19pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

77

Random reflections during war. By Lt-Col W.E.H. Stanner, Australian Army Staff, London, 10 January 1945. [Paper on the sociological analysis of academic anti-war sentiment and recommendations for study of army organisation using institutional concepts of Radcliffe-Brown and Durkheim.] Typescript (photocopy), double-spaced, quarto, 15pp

78

Random notes in wartime. [Notes for possible broadcast on post-atomic bomb comment on consequences of modern warfare; laments lack of sociological analysis of army life,] c.1945. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto [+ carbon], 5pp

79

A brief study of labour and prices in Beaufort area. (Report for British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit, 1945.) Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 20pp.

80

The ‘vanishing’ Indian. 2FC, 9.05 p.m., 11 March 1946. [ABC broadcast on American Indian population and abandonment of assimilation policy since 1934; critique of Australian neglect.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp

81

Has the atomic bomb created a moral dilemma for scientists? Booklet of national network ABC broadcast 1 May 1946. Speakers H.D. Black (Chair), C.E.W. Bean, R.E.B. Makinson, J. L. Pawsey and W.E.H. Stanner. ABC: the nation’s forum of the air 2 (8): 1-28

82

On the Tamarind coast. [Postwar reminiscence of 1932-35 visits to Daly River and Port Keats, c.1937-38, written c.1946. Revision of Item 40.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 23pp

83

The South Seas Commission. 2FC, 9.05pm, 8 May 1946. [ABC broadcast discussing Commission formed by Britain, Australia and New Zealand.] Typescript carbon with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp. See also Series 35

84

Administration and policy – External Territories. (Report for Department of External Territories, c. May-October 1946.) Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 8pp. See also Series 38

85

Colonial research and the South Pacific Regional Commission. (Report for Department of External Territories, c. May-October 1946.) Typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 10pp. See also Series 38

86

Considerations affecting research in the South Pacific region. (Report for Department of External Territories, May-October 1946.) Typescript carbon, single-spaced, foolscap, 14pp [+ drafts]. See also Series 38

87

Reflections on perspective. [Re-titled] Perspectives on colonies. [Reminiscences of army administration and analysis of colonial bureaucracy, c.1946.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 6pp. Incomplete

88

Reconstruction of the South Pacific islands: a preliminary report. New York, International Secretariat, Institute of Pacific Relations, 1947. Roneoed typescript, n.p. Not held in collection

89

Memorandum by Dr W.E.H. Stanner. [On preliminary organisation of East African Institute of Social Research for Colonial Social Science Research Council], 21 October 1947. CSSRC (47) 82. Typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 7pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

90

Postwar Fiji: the 1946 census. Pacific Affairs 20 (4)1947: 407-421

91

The post-war situation in the south-west Pacific. Address given at Chatham House, London, 12 November 1947. Typescript carbon, single-spaced foolscap, 11pp. Also typescript [reading copy] with handwritten additions or alterations and discussion notes, 28+ 4pp

92

Memorandum by Dr W.E.H. Stanner. [For] Colonial Social Science Research Council, 3 January 1948. 28361/1/1/48. CSSRC (47) 92. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 5pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

93

Notes for report on establishment of Research Institute at Makerere: April, 1948. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto, 9pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

94

[Untitled commentary on ethnographic film of southern Murngin area, Arnhem Land, shown at 1948 Royal Anthropological Institute meeting.] Describes current knowledge of this area from anthropological research. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 12pp

95

Recommendations on social research in Uganda. [23 June 1948, with letter to The Hon. H.S. Potter, C.M.G., written from Makerere College, Kampala.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 7pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

96

[Letter to] Paul Wilson, Colonial Social Science Research Council, 27 June 1948. [Outlines further research proposals for Uganda and future of East African Institute of Social Research.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 8pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

97

[Letter to] J.G. Hibbert, Colonial Social Science Research Council, 9 September 1948. [Updates April 1948 interim report on establishment of Research Institute and comments on various fieldwork proposals.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 11pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

98

[Letter to] P.H. Canham, Secretary, Colonial Social Science Research Council, 5 November 1948. [Written from Kondoa Iranqi, Tanganyika, describing second research tour; outlines four additional research proposals and administrators’ plans for research.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, foolscap, 5pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

99

Confidential extract from a letter from Dr W.E.H. Stanner, Dar-es-Salam Club, 20 November 1948. [Colonial Social Science Research Council, London] 28201/1/4/48. [Report on groundnut scheme in Southern Province.] Typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 5pp

100

Interim notes on research needs arising in connection with the East African groundnut schemes. [Confidential report to Colonial Social Science Research Council, London, c.August-December 1948.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 13pp

101

Sociological problems in the groundnut scheme. Journal of Overseas Education, [1948], n.p. Not held in collection

102

Appendix A: the conditions of colonial progress: project for a study. Chatham House, London, 25 January 1949. Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, foolscap, 2pp

103

Calling East Africa: departure and landfall. Live OS2, 27 February 1949. [BBC broadcast warning of loss of contact with indigenous people due to inadequate and overburdened British administration.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, foolscap, 5pp

104

Observation on colonial planning. (Address at Chatham House, London, 15 March 1949.) Offprint of International Affairs 25 (3) 1949: 318-328 [two copies]

105

Sociological problems of the groundnut scheme in Tanganyika. [Royal Anthropological Institute, London, 27 March 1949.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 30pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

106

Sociological problems of the groundnut scheme in Tanganyika. (Condensed from a paper read before the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, 2 March 1949.) The Colonial Review 6 (2) 1949: 45-48 [two copies]. See Item 105

107

Reports on: A – Proposal to establish an Institute of Social Research at Makerere, and on B – Social science research in Uganda and Tanganyika. Colonial Social Science Research Council, London, 1949. Parts I and II. (DG88332/1/26 200 2/49 R). Typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 33pp. [three copies]. Also includes Part III, Research needs in Uganda and Tanganyika (CO/952/49). Roneoed typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, foolscap, 45pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

108

Some aspects of dynamic analysis. (No.9, Seminars on The Individual and Society. London School of Economics and Political Science, 1 December 1949.) Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 11pp. [four copies]

109

Economic development plans in the British Colonial Empire. Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap paper, 1949, 58pp. Also includes earlier version [dated Canberra, 1948]

110

Demographic base for Pacific society. [Notes for two lectures at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), c.1949-50.] Handwritten, quarto, 47pp. Also includes handwritten notes on demography and miscellaneous notes on colonial population c.1949-50

111

A comparison of fieldwork in Australia and Africa. [Notes for lecture written after 1 September 1949.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 22pp. [+ miscellaneous typescript notes, 2pp]

112

Economics of primitives. [Notes for lectures 1 and 2 at LSE, c.1949-50.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto, 17pp. [+ related handwritten notes]. Also typescript [n.d.] and handwritten [1954] versions of paper entitled ‘An introduction to primitive economy’

113

Development of local authority systems: Lecture VI, Local authority systems and political factors in the modern period. [Lectures notes for course at LSE with R. Firth, c.1949-50.] Handwritten and typescript quarto notes, 11 + 34pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

114

Anthropology and colonial administration: some perspectives for 1950. Typescript (photocopy), double-spaced, quarto, 12pp. [two copies]. Also variously entitled earlier handwritten versions of the same paper

115

Report on research project concerning Banya-Ruanda migrant labour in Uganda. (Paper written with I. Schapera for Uganda government, 1950.) Typescript carbon draft, foolscap, double-spaced, 8pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

116

Confidential. Administration of Papua-New Guinea: Administration of Papua and New Guinea. [Memoranda for W. E. Dunk, Public Service Board c.11 November 1950.] Typescript, foolscap, with handwritten additions or alterations, 4pp. Also letter from W.E. Dunk

117

Reality and probability: relations with Soviet Russia. [Confidential memorandum] 18 January 1951. Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 12pp

118

Western relations with Soviet Russia: actuality and probability. [Confidential memorandum] April 1951. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto, 9pp

119

Australia in the Pacific. 6 May 1951. [ABC broadcast commenting on United Nations policy in Korea and Communist satellite armies.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 8pp

120

We do believe in fables. Our ‘groundnut plan’ mentality. The Sun (Sydney) 7 May 1951: n.p [reprint]

121

World affairs. From the Nile to the South Seas. [ABC broadcast series.] From the Nile to the South Seas, 3 June 1951 [6pp.]; The new political nationalism, 3 June 1951 [7pp.]; Some problems of policy, 10 June 1951 [7pp.] and The Colombo Plan, 17 June 1951 [7pp.]. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto

122

[Untitled broadcast or lecture.] [Notes giving generalised description of history and inhabitants of Southwest Pacific region, mentioning Kon-Tiki Expedition, c.1951.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 13pp

123

The economic development of Pacific peasant peoples against their social background. Paper No.2, 28 August 1951. Jubilee Seminar: Social Processes in the Pacific, Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 36pp. [two copies]. Also another version of Part I and summary of the paper; and related letters of Professor Horace Belshaw, Department of Economics, Victoria University College and Raymond Firth, London School of Economics, 1951. See also Series 35 Items 9-10

124

Reflections on the Australian way of life. [Version for ABC broadcast before 1 September 1951?] Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 17pp. Incomplete

125

Fifty years of Federation and the Australian way of life. Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 1951, 21pp. Published in Walkabout: Australian Geographical Magazine 17(9) 1951: 10-17. Photocopy. See also Items 129 and 149

126

How can Canberra’s system of government be changed? [Address to] Anglican Men’s Movement Forum, 21 September 1951. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap, 5pp

127

The Tanganyika groundnut scheme. [Revision of ‘The peanut fiasco’, a seminar given at ANU, 1951.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 20pp. [+ earlier draft and fragments]

128

The racial problems in Australia and New Guinea. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, (c.1951) 46pp. Also revised draft and letter from S.R. Carver, 22 November 1960 concerning Hansard query of 10 November 1960

129

Reflections on the Australian way of life, 1951. [Address to] Rotary Club, Sydney, 30 October 1951. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 19pp. Also handwritten introductory notes

130

Research in New Guinea. Memorandum for meeting of senior staff of Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 4 December 1951. Typescript (photocopy), 6pp

131

Fieldwork methods. [Notes for six lectures at ANU, n.d., after 1951.] Typescript, double-space, foolscap, 28pp. Also typescript and handwritten draft lectures and notes

132

The dilemma of development. [General account of underdeveloped countries and economics, c.1952.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 17pp

133

The need for departments of sociology in Australian universities. (Address for Section F, 28th ANZAAS, Brisbane 1951.) Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 16pp. [+ draft]. Published in Australian Quarterly 24(1) 1952: 60-72 [copy]. Also related correspondence with F.S. Colliver, Department of Sociology, The University of Queensland, 1951

134

The next phase of British colonial policy. (Address to N.S.W. branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, 6 March 1952.) Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 23pp. [+ draft]. Published in The Australian Outlook, 6(2) 1952: 90-104

135

A.M.M. [Anglican Men’s Movement] Forum of the Air. Can the United Nations achieve its objects? 17th March 1952. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 8pp. Published as Can the United Nations achieve its objects?: Discussion and broadcast arranged by the Australian Association for the United Nations, A.C.T. Division, Canberra, 17 May 1952. Roneoed pamphlet: 1-6, 18, 24 [copy]

136

Attempted application of projective tests (Series B) to Australian Aborigines. [Report on testing at Port Keats of named Murinbata/Murinpatha, November-December 1952.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 9pp. Also includes paper entitled Projective test series B: general instructions, 3pp

137

Reflective journeyings. [Personal memoir of Australian life,] 1952. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 9pp

138

[Review of] The Australian frontier in New Guinea, 1870-1885 by Donald Craigie Gordon. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 3pp. [c.1952, place of publication unknown]

139

An Aboriginal twig model of kinship. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, c.1952, 17pp. [+ photocopy]. Revision published 1979 – Series 1 Item 417

140

Australia and World Affairs: Korea, or the Middle East? [ABC broadcast, c.1952-53.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 8pp

141

A new approach to U. N. O. [Memorandum analysing principles of wartime international administration; proposes tactics for future deputations utilising Australian experience of five U.N.O. conferences, c.1952-53.] Typescript (photocopy), double-spaced, foolscap, 8pp

142

Notes on the second South Pacific Conference. Typescript and carbon, single-spaced, quarto, c.1952-53, 8pp. See also Series 35 Items 19-22

143

Problems of Christian missions in native areas. Address to Anglican Men’s Movement, Bega, 19 February 1953. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp

144

The New Guinea cargo-cult as a security problem. [Confidential report, 26 March 1953.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto 5pp. [+ various drafts]

145

Recent political changes in East Central Africa. [Written after January 1953.] Handwritten, quarto, 19pp

146

The Kenya Mau Mau. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, c.1953, 10pp. See Item 147

147

Kenya and the Mau Mau. The Australian Outlook 7(2) 1953: 92-106. Photocopy

148

Jomo Kenyatta: a character sketch. The Anglican Review (Canberra) Part 1 (22) 1953: 7-14; Part 2, (23) 1953: 13-23. Photocopy

149

The Australian way of life. [Abridged and revised from Item 125, 1951,] in W. V. Aughterson ed. Taking stock: aspects of mid-century life in Australia. Melbourne, F.W. Cheshire, 1953: 2-14. Reprinted 1980 – Series 1 Item 422

150

Lectures for seminar course on social change, Department of Anthropology, Australian National University. Terms I and II, 1953. Numbered as Items 150(a)-(b). Typescript and handwritten, quarto notes on Social change [13pp.]; Social causation and change [19pp.]; Social and cultural change [6pp.]; The transformation of societies and the problems of planned change [13pp.]; A model of social and cultural change drawn from an Aboriginal tribe. Incomplete [10+4pp.]; Murinbata [Murinpatha] social change [12pp.]; and The model drawn from Murinbata change [27pp]. Also includes notes on other seminars

151

Preface [to The South Seas in transition: a study of post-war rehabilitation and reconstruction in the British Pacific dependencies.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp. Also includes fragments of related manuscripts, c.1946-48. Published Sydney, Australasian Publishing Company, 1953. Republished 1982 – Series 1 Item 430

152

Plantation economy and peasant agriculture in India and Malaya. (Paper prepared for Cambridge Economic History,) written January 1952-March 1953. Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 107pp

153

The impact of plantation economy on peasant agriculture. Paper prepared for Cambridge Economic History, c.1953. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 16pp. [two copies]

154

[Review of] Elements of social organization by Raymond Firth. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp. Published in Pacific Affairs 26(3) 1953: 251-253 [copy]

155

Address by Chairman of Fellows (Dr W.E.H. Stanner) on the occasion of the official opening of University House by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 16th February 1954. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap, 4pp

156

[Notes for lecture series] Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Australian National University. Lent Term, 1954. Includes An introduction to primitive economy; The present position of anthropological studies of economy; Pacific economics; Australian economics; Modern economic and political factors; and Kamba economy. Typescript and handwritten, various pages

157

The Murinbata [Murinpatha] - 1935-1953. ANZAAS 1954 – Section F, Social Anthropology. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 17pp. [two copies + draft]

158

[Chapters for book] The magic circle: a study of rite and valuation. Numbered as Items 158(a)-(e). Includes Preface; Ch. 1 The conception of ritual; Ch. 2 Valuation of expressive signs; Ch. 3 Institutional transactions; Ch. 4 The All-Mother; Ch. 5 We follow the Dreaming’; Ch. 7 Simaetha’s passion; Ch. 8 Some theoretical applications [two versions, original c.1953-54, revisions c.1955-56. Lacks original Ch. 5 The Dreaming and Ch. 6 Coalition and conflict.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, various pp. See Item 158(e) for fragments of draft on Raymond Firth’s book on ‘social organisation’. See also – Series 1 Item 173

159

Case-study of development projects. Report to Vice-Chancellor, The Australian National University, 20 January 1955. Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 6pp. Also includes draft, carbons and related correspondence of Professor Trevor Swan, March 1955

160

[Towards a pure theory of institutions. c. March 1955.] Incomplete manuscript lacking title and pages 1-13. [Analysis of economic and anthropological theory of ‘the institution’ and ‘social value’, reviewing work of Radcliffe-Brown, Malinowski, Firth, Evans-Pritchard and Nadel.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 14-122+9pp

161

[Review of] Costa Rica: a study in economic development, by Stacy May. The Australian Outlook 9(4) 1955: 251-252

162

Chapters for book] The dreamers of Waliwali. Numbered as Items 162(a)-(b). Preface (dated September 1955); Introductory. [For planned book on change among tribes of Daly and Fitzmaurice Rivers.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5+41pp. Also includes various drafts [n.d.] and miscellaneous fragments, c.1934-38

163

Social organization in the New Guinea Highlands: the problems of terms. (Chairman’s summary of meeting at The Australian National University 26 October 1955 to discuss standardization of terminology for description of social groups.) Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 11pp. [+ carbons]

164

Ritual and valuation I. [Read at Cambridge University 1956?; submitted to Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 1956; possibly revision of 1955 ANZAAS address ‘The lost concept of anthropology’ (manuscript no longer extant).] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto [20pp.] and unpublished diagrams on social theory, 9pp. Incomplete

165

Comparative social institutions. Numbered as Items 165(a)-(b). Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, c.1955-56, 76pp. Also includes various drafts

166

On ‘social organization’. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, c.1955-56, 33pp. See also Series 1 Items 176, 177, 181 and 257

167

A.R. Radcliffe-Brown. [Presentation to Anthropology Department Seminar, University of California at Berkeley, 4 January 1956.] Offprint of the Kroeber Antropological Society Papers (13) 1955: 116-124 [two copies]

168

[Lecture notes – Chicago, Harvard and Cornell, February – April 1956.]  The Murinbata [Murinpatha] (Harvard 17.2.1956); Ritual and mythology as field study-problems (Harvard 26.2.1956); The logic of Australian kinship (Harvard 2.3.1956); The valuation approach (Cornell 21.3.1956); Influence of Australian material on theoretical anthropology (Cornell 12.4.1956); The course of social and cultural change, Culture contact – the complications of study. Typescript and handwritten, quarto, various pp. Incomplete

169

The Australian National University and Research Prospects in S.W. Pacific. [Outline for overseas lecture, c.1956 and revised 1962.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 7pp

170

Symbolism and value-judgments. [Lecture at Cambridge University 1956? Discusses role of symbolism in some Australian Aboriginal institutions.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto 10pp. [+ diags]

171

On ‘the institution’. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto, c.1956, 58pp. Also includes water damaged fragment, 31pp

172

An institutional comparison. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, c.1956, 29pp. Also includes ‘The mystical savage’, 5pp. Both papers incomplete

173

The Dreaming. [Chapter 5 of Item 158, 1953-54?] published in T.A.G. Hungerford, ed., Australian signpost: an anthology edited for the Canberra Fellowship of Australian Writers. Melbourne, F.W. Cheshire, 1956: 51-65. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 29pp. See also PMS 2587 in Library. Reprinted 1958 – Item 186; 1963 – Item 227; 1964 – Item 236; 1979 – Item 415: 23-40

174

Aboriginal humour. [Address for] Canberra Fellowship of Australian Writers, September 1956. Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 17pp. [+ carbon and photocopy]. Published 1982 – Series 1 Item 432.

175

The artists of Arnhem Land. Review of C.P. Montford, Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, v.VI. Art, myth and symbolism published in Meanjin 16(3) 1956: 307-311. Photocopy

176

On ‘social organization’. [Revision of Item 166, citing Raymond Firth’s 1955 Royal Anthropological Institute address.] Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 48pp. See also Series 1 Items 181 and 257

177

On ‘social organization’. [Abridgement of Item 176 for ANU seminar 1956-57?] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 27pp. Also includes incomplete draft and related miscellaneous papers

178

Radcliffe-Brown’s ‘value’-concepts. See Items 178(a)-(b). [Paper incorporating research at University of Chicago, February 1956.] Typescript and handwritten, double-spaced, quarto, c.1956-57, 48pp. Incomplete. [Revised version, c.1957-58. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 45pp. + two diagrams.] Also paper entitled Radcliffe-Brown’s [ideas on] social value, 26pp. [two copies]; and fragments of paper entitled Radcliffe-Brown’s value theory, c.1955, [two versions + notes]

179

‘Sacred and profane’ reconsidered. Numbered as Items 179(a)-(b). [Circulated in Department of Anthropology and Sociology, ANU, February 1957.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 40pp. [+ copy] and roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 19pp. [two copies]. [Various revisions, n.d., re-titled Sacred, mundane and profane; Durkeim’s sacred and profane reconsidered: an empirical criticism]

180

Radcliffe-Brown’s ‘social value’. (1957). Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 26pp. Not held in collection. Revised c.1980 – Series 1 Item 424

181

Professor Firth’s conception of social organization. (Based on shorter seminar paper for Department of Anthropology and Sociology, ANU, 1957.) [Revision of Item 176]. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 26pp. [three copies]. See also Series 1 Items 166 and 177. Published 1966 – Item 257

182

On social ‘organization’ and ‘structure’. Numbered as Items 182(a)-(b). [Paper analyzing Raymond Firth’s approach and posthumous Nadel book, for circulation at ANU, c.1957-58.] Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 63pp. [+ draft]. Also includes various fragments [after 1955?]

183

On the interpretation of cargo cults. [Seminar paper given at ANU, c.1957-58.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, foolscap, 24pp. [+ two roneoed copies]

184

On the interpretation of cargo cults. Offprint of Oceania 29(1) 1958: 1-25

185

Continuity and change among the Aborigines. Presidential address, Section F, ANZAAS, [Adelaide], 1958. Offprint of The Australian Journal of Science 21(5a) 1958: 99-109 [two copies]. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 41-66. Also includes related letter to H.C. Coombs, 4 April 1968 and his reply, 19 June 1968

186

The Dreaming. [Reprint of Item 173, 1956], in William A. Lessa and Evon Z. Vogt eds. Reader in comparative religion: an anthropological approach. Evanston, Illinois, Row, Peterson and Company, 1958: 513-523. Photocopy. Also roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 10pp. Published 1972 – New York, Harper and Row: 269-277

187

Transcript of diary: First visit to Fitzmaurice River, April-July 1958. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 37pp. Held in Library at  MS 845/2 and MS 845/10

188

The Fitzmaurice River rock paintings. (Lecture given at University House, ANU, 20 September 1958.) Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 17pp. Held in Library at MS 845/11

189

On the road of the Rainbow Serpent. [Revision of ‘The art of an Aboriginal province. Account of August 1954 Paiyinimbi discoveries’, n.d. Typescript and handwritten (photocopy), double-spaced, quarto, 7pp. Incomplete. Reminiscence of 1932-58 search for ancient art sites with Murinbata/Murinpatha friends. Wry comment on ‘cramped and shallow’ structural anthropology and plea for humanistic anthropology taking account of symbolic content of art.] Typescript and handwritten (photocopy), double-spaced, quarto, 1959, 14pp. See also Series 4 Item 17

190

Continuity and schism in an African tribe [by V.W. Turner]: a review. Offprint of Oceania 29(3) 1959: 208-217

191

On Aboriginal religion I. The lineaments of sacrifice. Oceania 30(2) 1959: 108-127. See S57/27 in Library

192

Transcript of diary. Second visit to Fitzmaurice River July-August 1959. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 31pp. Held in Library at MS 845/10

193

Durmugam, a Nangiomeri. [Written 1959] and published in Joseph B. Casagrande ed. In the company of man: twenty portraits by anthropologists. New York, Harper and Brothers, 1960: 64-100. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced quarto, 1959, 30pp. [three copies]. Reprinted 1964 – Item 235. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 67-105

194

Bill Harney, anthropologist. [Review of] W.E. (Bill) Harney, The Tales from the Aborigines, Nation (35) 16 January 1960: 23

195

The Fitzmaurice River caves and shelters. [Address for] Pan-Pacific Women’s Association, 23.2.60. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 5+6pp. Held in Library at MS 845/12

196

Aboriginal rock-paintings. The Etruscan: Staff Magazine of the Bank of N.S.W. (Sydney) 9 (4) 1960: 18-23. Photocopy. See also P STA in Library

197

[The unknown country.] Address to University House, ANU, 4.7.60 [on the rock art of Fitzmaurice River.] Typescript, double/single-spaced, quarto, 20pp. Not held in collection

198

The Institute of Aboriginal Studies. 27.7.60. [Working paper of 27 July 1960 developing W.C. Wentworth’s revised draft proposals for 15 August 1960 meeting of working party (E.J.B. Foxcroft and K.H. Herde of Prime Minister’s Department; A.D. Trendall, C.M.H. Clark, R.A. Gollen, D.K.R. Hodgkin, J.A. Barnes and W.E.H. Stanner of ANU.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 11pp. ANU 815/1960. Roneoed typescript, 8pp. See Series 19 Item 1

199

Institute of Aboriginal Studies. [Submission to Prime Minister, drafted by J.A. Barnes and Stanner for working party meeting 29 August 1960.] Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 7pp. See Series 19 Item 1

200

The Aborigines of Australia. The Australian National University Public Lecture, 27 September 1960. Typescript carbon with handwritten additions or alterations, triple-spaced, quarto, 44pp. Also includes related fragments

201

On Aboriginal religion II. Sacramentalism, rite and myth. Oceania 30(4) 1960: 245-278. See S57/27 in Library

202

On Aboriginal religion III. Symbolism in the higher rites. Oceania 31(2) 1960: 100-120. See S57/27 in Library

203

The anthropologist’s approach to race. [Address given at] Albury, 2 January 1961. Typescript (photocopy), double/single spaced, quarto, 30pp. Also includes typescript carbon, 29+20pp

204

[Review of] Anthropology in the South Seas: essays presented to H.D. Skinner, edited by J.D. Freeman and W.R. Geddes. Mankind 5(10) 1961: 440-445. Photocopy

205

Note by Convenor, 15th May 1961. Introduction to Conference on Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, May 1961. Proceedings. [Working papers distributed 15 May 1961 to 60 participants.] Canberra, Social Science Research Council of Australia. Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 208pp. in two volumes. See Series 19 Item 7(a)

206

The Aborigines in 1788. [Notes for] A.B.C. University of the Air broadcasts, 17 and 24 April 1961. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto/foolscap, 5pp. Also related correspondence, July-August 1961, 6pp

207

The Conference on Aboriginal Studies: Report by Convenor; Explanation of provisional agenda. [Opening address, 15 May 1961.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5+5pp. See Series 19 Item 3

208

[Letter to] E.J. Bunting, Secretary, Prime Minister’s Department, 23 May 1961, [with Anon. (compiled by Stanner). Report on the Conference of Aboriginal Studies.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, foolscap, 3+14pp. See Series 19 Item 12(b)

209

Report of the Conference on Aboriginal Studies. Observations by Chairman, 30th May 1961. Typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 3pp. See Series 19 Item 12(a)

210

[Comment on Jack Goody’s] ‘The classification of double descent systems’. Current Anthropology 2(1) 1961: 20-21. See S57/9 in Library

211

On Aboriginal religion IV. The design-plan of a riteless myth. Typescript and carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 1961, 46pp. Published in Oceania 31(4) 1961: 233-258

212

On Aboriginal religion V. The design-plan of mythless rites. Oceania 32(2) 1961: 79-108. See S57/27 in Library

213

On the study of Aboriginal religion. [Address to] Association of Social Anthropologists, Australian Branch, 27th May 1961. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 18pp. [three copies]

214

The Weipa shell-mounds. The Etruscan (Sydney) 11(2) 1961: 8-12. Photocopy. Also includes related correspondence and 27 photographs [two b/w sets – one annotated]

215

Becoming a blackfellow. Notes for address, Bruce Hall [ANU], Commencement Dinner, 7 September 1961. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 23pp

216

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies: organisation and scope. W.E.H. Stanner, Deputy Chairman and Executive Member, 25th January 1962. (Agenda Item 6, 2nd meeting of Interim Council, 25 January 1962.) Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 11+4pp. Not held in collection

217

The scope and working of the permanent Institute. Memorandum by Dr W.E.H. Stanner, 1st June 1962. (Attachment A to Agenda Item 15, Report to Committee on Organisation and Scope, for 5th meeting of the AIAS Interim Council, 16 June 1962.) Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 2pp. [two photocopies]

218

Forward in R.F. Salisbury. From stone to steel: economic consequences of technological change in New Guinea. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1962: v-xi. Various typescript drafts

219

The Warramunga re-visited. [Introduction to planned revision of pp.4-41 of 1935 report (see Item 13)] c. September 1962. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp. Includes extract pp.4-41 of 1935. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap, 37pp

220

The new concept of ‘social organization’. [Lecture notes for University of California, Berkeley? c.15 October 1962.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp

221

Local organization. [Lecture on L.R. Hiatt’s June 1962 critique of Radcliffe-Brown’s ‘horde’ – describes own field mapping and distinguishes four kinds of groups; plus notes for three lectures on Murinbata/Murinpatha local organization.] University of Washington, Seattle, 4-14 November 1962. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 9+3pp.; typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 12pp.; and associated miscellaneous papers, 7pp

222

Schematic sketch of language, moiety and clan territories. [Map and data of fourteen clans speaking Murinbata [Murinpatha], Muringa, Murinngar, Murinwumiri; for lectures University of Washington, November 1962?] Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto, 5pp. [four copies]

223

[Notes for public lectures on Aboriginal art at American universities October-November 1962.] Fitzmaurice cave paintings. Typescript and handwritten, single-spaced, quarto, 6pp.; Australian rock art and bark painting, Cambridge [Mass.], 27 November 1962. Typescript, quarto, 11pp.; The art of an Aboriginal region, [University of Chicago, c.14 November 1962.] Typescript and handwritten, single-spaced/double spaced, quarto, 9pp. Not held in collection. See also MS 845 in Library

224

Caliban rediscovered. Numbered as Item 224(a)-(d). [Chapter 1 for book The Australian Aborigines (1962); revised as Caliban discovered (1965), Caliban rediscovered (August 1967).] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 1967, 18pp. Includes earlier versions, fragments and notes, an outline of the proposed book [8pp.] and associated correspondence with Chandler Publishing Company, 1960-64. Published 1979 as Caliban discovered – see Item 415: 144-164. See also Items 225, 247, 269, 270 and 274

225

Foundation and pattern. Numbered as Item 225(a)-(c). [Chapter 2 for book the Australian Aborigines (1963); revised as Foundations c.1964.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 42pp. [three copies] and other versions. Collated and re-titled ‘The history of indifference thus begins’. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 36pp. [two copies + draft]. Published 1977 – Item 404. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 165-191

226

[Review of] Adrien C. Mayer. Peasants in the Pacific: a study of the Fiji Indian rural society. Pacific Viewpoint 4(1) 1963: 106-107. Not held in collection

227

The Australian Aboriginal dreaming as an ideological system. (Unauthorised printing of Item 173, 1956.) Offprint of Ninth Pacific Science Congress,1957, Proceedings 3, 1963: 116-123 [three copies]

228

Paris, 17 May 1963. [Untitled lecture on Aboriginal art.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 14+3pp. Not held in collection

229

On Aboriginal religion. Paris seminar, May 1963. [Views on theoretical issues in anthropology and writing of ‘On Aboriginal religion’ 1959-63.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp

230

On Aboriginal religion. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 1963, 91pp. Published as On Aboriginal religion VI. Cosmos and society made correlative’ in Oceania, 33(4) 1963: 239-273

231

On Aboriginal religion. A concluding note. Oceania 34(1) 1963: 56-58. See S57/27 in Library

232

On Aboriginal religion. [Reprinted from Oceania v.30-34, 1959-63.] Oceania Monograph No.11, Sydney, Oceania Publications, 1963. vii+171pp. 2nd impression 1966. Also includes typescript draft for pp.101-103 of publication

233

Introduction, by W.E.H. Stanner, Convenor and Chairman of the Conference (12 July 1962) in Helen Sheils ed. Australian Aboriginal Studies: a symposium of papers presented at the 1961 research conference. Published for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies by Oxford University Press, 1963: xi-xviii. See B C748.20/A1 and PMS 1700 in Library

234

Administration of Institute. Memorandum of Acting Chairman, W.E.H. Stanner, 6 February 1964. (Agenda Item 4, 17th meeting of Interim Council of AIAS, 21-22 February 1964.) Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 2pp. Held in Series 19 Item 16

235

Durmugam: a Nangiomeri. [Paperback edition of Item 193, 1960], in Joseph B. Casagrande ed. In the company of man: twenty portraits of anthropological informants. New York, Harper and Row (Harper Torchbooks), 1964: 63-100. See PMS 1697 in Library

236

The Dreaming: an Australian world-view. [Reprint of Item 173, 1956], in Peter B. Hammond ed. Cultural and social anthropology: selected readings. New York, Macmillan, 1964: 288-298. Not held in collection

237

An end to isolation. [Review of] The Lizard eaters, by Douglas Lockwood. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp. Published in Canberra Times, 6 June 1964: 23 [copy]

238

[Review of] A Study of assimilation: part-Aborigines in South Australia by Fay Gale. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 8pp. Published in Canberra Times, 1964: n.d., n.p.

239

Forward in Marie Reay ed. Aborigines now. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1964: vii-x. See B R288.91/A1 in Library

240

[Untitled account of Murinbata [Murinpatha] adoption of subsections and analysis of ‘abstract structures’ of binary divisions, c.1964-65.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 25pp. Also includes earlier drafts

241

On Freud’s ‘Totem and taboo’. (Originally written c.1953-55 for Association of Social Anthropologists meeting), c.1964-65. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp. Published 1982 – Item 431

242

Religion, totemism and symbolism. (Written 1962), in Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt eds. Aboriginal man in Australia: essays in honour of Emeritus Professor A.P. Elkin. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1965: 207-237. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415. See RB B524.88/A1 in Library

243

Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred Reginald (1881-1955). Numbered as Items 243(a)-(b). Manuscript dated 7 January 1965. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 28+2pp. Also includes earlier drafts, various pages. Abridged version published 1968 – Item 271

244

The anatomy of appeasement. [Review of] The appeasers, by Martin Gilbert and Richard Gott. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 3pp. [three copies + note]. Published in Canberra Times, 23 January 1965: 9 [copy]

245

Festival of the forerunners. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 1965, 9pp. Published as Gallery of southern man for Canberra [syndicated article]. Canberra Times, 13 February 1965: 2 [copy]. Reprinted 1966 – Item 255. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 192-197

246

Report on fieldwork in north central and north Australia, 1934-35. [Retyped with preface dated March 1965 for publication by AIAS] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, ii+102pp. Published 1979 as microfiche – Item 411. See also Series 1 Item 13

247

The development of scientific knowledge. (June 1965.) [Chapter 3 of book The Australian Aborigines.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 13pp. [four copies]

248

The Australian Aborigines. Prepared for World Book Encyclopedia, International Edition, 16 August 1965. [Editor’s final version, with interpolations by A.P. Elkin published anonymously at author’s request.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 33pp. Also includes draft and correspondence with editors, 1965-66

249

Aboriginal territorial organization: estate, range, domain and regime. Numbered as Items 249(a)-(b). Two offprints (1 annotated) Oceania 36(1) 1965: 1-26. Also includes typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto [36pp.] and various drafts and revisions, 1964-65

250

[Review comment on] Vittorio Lanternari’s The religions of the oppressed: a study of modern messianic cults. Current Anthropology 6(4) 1965: 456-458 [two copies]. Also includes typescript, 1965, 8pp. [+ various drafts]

251

Australia and racism. Address given at St Mark’s Library Lunch-Hour Lectures (Canberra), Fourth Series 1965, 21 October 1965. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 7pp. [four copies]. Also includes typescript, quarto manuscript and bibliography, 17+4pp

252

Australia and racism. (Condensation of a lunch hour address at St Mark’s Library), Canberra Times, 22 October 1965: 2; 23 October 1965: 2

253

Australia and racism. St Mark’s Review (43) 1966: 1-11 [two copies]. Also includes letter from Arthur A. Caldwell, Leader of the Opp.osition, 5 April 1966, 1pp

254

Living and dead in New Guinea. [Review of] Gods, ghosts and men in Melanesia, edited by P. Lawrence and M.J. Meggitt. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp. [three copies]. Published in The Australian, 5 February 1966: 12 [copy]

255

Gallery of southern man for Canberra. [Re-publication of Item 245, 1965], Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Newsletter 2(4) 1966: 42-48. Photocopy

256

Address by Chairman of Social Anthropology Panel, Professor W.E.H. Stanner. Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies General Meeting, May 1966. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp. Incomplete

257

Firth’s conception of social organization. (Adapted from 1956 ANU seminar.) Offprints of The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology 2(2) 1966: 66-78. Includes typescript manuscript dated 20 July 1966, 27pp. See also S38/2 in Library

258

The last crusade. Review of The International Brigades: Spain 1936-39, by Vincent Brome. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp. Published in The Australian, 1 October 1966: 11 [two copies]

259

Reflections on Durkheim and Aboriginal religion. Numbered as Items 259(a)-(d). In Maurice Freedman ed. Social organization: essays presented to Raymond Firth. London, Frank Cass & Co. Ltd., 1967: 217-240. Offprint. Also includes incomplete typescript manuscript dated 11 May 1966, 43+3pp. [+ various drafts and related bibliography]. See also P STA in Library

260

Religion and the Aborigines. Address given at Australian Student Christian Movement Conference, Canberra, 6 January 1967. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 22pp. Not held in collection

261

Industrial justice in the never-never. Presidential address to Canberra Sociological Society, 24 March 1966. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp. [+ revision]. Published in Australian Quarterly 39(1) 1967: 38-55 [photocopy and reprint]. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 249-268

262

Black magic. Review of Sorcery in the social setting, by M.G. Marwick. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 3pp. Published in The Australian, 4 March 1967: n.p. [copy]

263

Comments by Professor W.E.H. Stanner. ABC Television Programme ‘The Day of the Aborigine’, (screened 23 May 1967 all Australian States). Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 9pp. Also includes associated correspondence and script

264

British Pacific territories and Papua-New Guinea. Numbered as Items 264(a)-(b). Seminar paper for Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU, 30 September 1967. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 18pp. [two copies]; roneoed typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 11pp. [four copies]; and associated correspondence. Published in T.B. Millar ed. Britain’s withdrawal from Asia: its implications for Australia. Canberra, Australian National University Press, 1967: 62-77. Reprinted versions 1967 – Item 268, 1968 – Item 273

265

Partisan neutrality. [Review of] Against the world: a study of white South African attitudes, by Douglas Brown. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 3pp. Published in Canberra Times, 14 October 1967: n.p. [copy]

266

[Review of] Dawn of art, painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines, by Karel Kupka. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 7pp. Published in Mankind 6(10) 1967: 527-528 [copy]

267

African queries. [Review of] The new Africans, edited by Sidney Taylor. A study of contemporary Ghana, Vol. II, by W. Birmingham, I. Neustadi and E. N. Omaboe; A land full of people: life in Kenya today, by John S. Roberts; Emergent Africa, by W.E.F. Ward. Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. Published in Canberra Times, 28 October 1967: 13 [copy]

268

As the British pull out: protecting the island ‘skirt’. Published in Canberra Times, 9 November 1967: 2, 32, 33. Previously entitled ‘Implications for Australia of British defence policy: British Pacific Islands Territories and Papua-New Guinea’. Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 12pp. Revision of Item 264

269

Chapter 4 Men and a continent. (Draft III November 1967) [For book The Australian Aborigines.] See Items 269(a)-(e). Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 16pp. [+ earlier drafts]. Also includes table of contents; fragments of Chapter I, The Unknown people; working notes; reference articles; and typescript and handwritten notes entitled Chapter III, Nomads and their land, c.1965-67

270

Chapter: Social structure I. Social structure III. [For book The Australian Aborigines?, c.1967.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 11pp. Incomplete; Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp. [+ various drafts and fragments]

271

Radcliffe-Brown, A.R. [abridgement of Item 243]. Published in D.L. Sills ed. International encyclopedia of the social sciences. New York, The Macmillan Company and the Free Press, v. 13, 1968: 285-290. Not held in collection

272

Foreign Affairs Committee: 30 April 1968. [Commentary for Parliamentary Committee on defence views expressed 1967, see Items 264 and 268.] Typescript, double/single-spaced, quarto, 8pp. [+ carbons]. Also speech by The Hon. C.E. Barnes, MP, Minister for External Territories, 21 March 1968. Roneoed, typescript, 5pp

274

Oceania – vital link in the chain of Australia’s thinking on defence. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, c. May 1968, 7pp. [three copies + draft]. Published in The Age (Melbourne), National Review Supplement, 29 July 1968: 4. See Item 264. Also includes associated correspondence and a paper by J.J. Bryant, ‘External threats to the security of Australia and New Zealand’, c.1967. Typescript, 24pp.

274

Chapter – The religious life: belief. (10 October 1968.) [For book The Australian Aborigines.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto with handwritten additions or alterations, 21pp. [+ earlier drafts and revisions]

275

After the dreaming. Black and white Australians – an anthropologist’s view. (The Boyer Lectures, 1968.) Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Commission, 63pp. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 198-248. This Item 275 contains 3rd printing 1969, 7th printing 1974 and typescript draft with handwritten alterations of 2nd Boyer Lecture, 1968, 11pp. See B S789.77/A1 in Library for 1991 printing

276

The sixth Boyer Lecture. After the dreaming: VI. The Yirrkala land case. [Typed 13 January 1969, publication restricted while case sub judice, never published.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 18pp. [three copies + photocopy]. Also includes various drafts and associated correspondence with Professor Julius Stone, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, January 1969. See also Series 1 Item 360

277

The Aborigines and the land: The Yirrkala case. Paper prepared for Counsel [for the Plaintiffs] 29 January 1969. Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 6pp. [four copies + draft].

278

Council for Aboriginal Affairs. For the Council. The Yirrkala writ and the Department of Interior’s paper. 21st January 1969. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp. [+ draft]. See Series 15 Item 1

279

The Yirrkala case: some general principles of the Aboriginal land holding. (5/2/69). [Revision of the Yirrkala land case: some general considerations, (sent to Counsel for the Plaintiffs 30/1/69.) Seminar paper for The Australian National University. Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 12pp. [four copies + carbons and various drafts]

280

Affidavit [sworn for Yirrkala land case.] (In the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory No. 341 of 1968. Between Mathaman…and Nabalco Pty. Limited and Commonwealth of Australia.) [c.14 February 1969.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap, 7pp. Also includes carbon and draft and accompanying letter from F.X. Purcell, Solicitor, 14 February 1969

281

Statements in support of affidavit. [c.14 February 1969]. Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 5pp. [two copies + various drafts]. Also includes photocopy The Hearsay Rule’, by D. Harding published in The Australian Law Journal, v. 45 September 1971. Incomplete

282

Anthropological matters arising from the Commonwealth’s reply to the Aborigines’ statement of claim. (For Deputy Crown Solicitor 17/2/69.) Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp. [+ carbons – one annotated]. Also includes associated correspondence with Crown Solicitor’s Office, February 1969

283

Land as Aboriginal property: the Yirrkala case. Paper prepared for Deputy Crown solicitor, 20 February 1969. Typescript (photocopy), double-spaced, quarto, 16pp

284

The Yirrkala case. Numbered as Items 284(a)-(b). For private seminar ANU. [Typed 10 February 1969 for seminar under Chatham House rules, 28 February 1969.] Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 12pp. [six copies + drafts]. See also Series 1  Item 285

285

Confidential. Yirrkala land case: summary of part of the discussion at private seminar held on Friday 28th February 1969, ANU. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 30pp. See also Series 15 Item 2

286

For the Council. Draft submission by [Department of] Interior on the Yirrkala land case, 11 March 1969. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. See Series 15 Item 4

287

Confidential. [Letter to] Hon. W.C. Wentworth, M.P., Minister-in-Charge of Aboriginal Affairs, 1st April 1969. [Comments on Supreme Court hearing, March 1969.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. See Series 15 Item 5

288

Yirrkala Aborigines v. Commonwealth and Nabalco. Supreme Court of the Northern Territory: 18th-21st March 1969. Transcript of incomplete and longhand notes made in court by W.E.H. Stanner. [Only record of this hearing; circulated to interested persons, 2 April 1969.] Roneoed, single-spaced, quarto, 28pp. [+ photocopy]. See also Series 15 Item 5 for original draft

289

Notes on the Yirrkala case as at 31st May 1969. 28th May 1969. [Advice to Council for Aboriginal Affairs on potential settlement prior to main trial.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 2pp. [+ draft]. See also Series 15 Item 6

290

[Letter to] F.X. Purcell, 30th May 1969. [Comments on Yirrkala case.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. See Series 15 Item 7(b)

291

Council for Aboriginal Affairs. For the Council. Some comments on ‘An outline of a non-adversary case for the Commonwealth’. 18th June 1969. Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. [+ various drafts]. See also Series 15 Item 8

292

[Address for] External Affairs Wives’ Association, 26th June 1969. [Comments on racial oppression and, the formation of the Council for Aboriginal Affairs.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 12pp. [+ carbons]

293

[Address for] Belconnen Churches Group, 1st July 1969. [Discusses ‘Aboriginal problems’ expanding on themes presented in Boyer Lectures 1968.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 14pp. [+ carbons]

294

Anthropology Club, ANU, July 1969. [Reminiscences of his career and comment on development of anthropology.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto, 19pp

295

[Address for] External Affairs Officers, 16th July 1969. [Discusses the history and work of the Council for Aboriginal Affairs.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp. [+ summary, 2pp]

296

Growing up in an Aboriginal world. Canberra Grammar School, 17th July 1969. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 12pp. [+ draft]

297

The Kitui Kamba market, 1938-39. Offprints of Ethnology 8(2) 1969: 125-138. Also includes typescript manuscript, 25pp

298

On the launching of D.J. Mulvaney’s The Prehistory of Australia, 26 June 1969. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 2pp

299

‘Send someone to us to sit down for a little while…’. NSW Teachers’ Federation, 29th October 1969. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 17pp. [+ drafts] and associated correspondence. Extracts published 1969 – Item 300 and 1970 – Item 312

300

‘Send someone to us to sit down for a little while…’. Education (Sydney) 50 n.d., n.p. Not held in collection

301

[Letter to] L.R. Hiatt, 20th August 1969. [Views on anthropological evidence in Yirrkala case.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. See Series 15 Item 7(a)

302

Yirrkala notes, 18-25 November 1969. Documents visit to Yirrkala in November 1969. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 15pp. [+ photocopy] and photocopied handwritten notes, 4pp. Also includes handwritten manuscript, 20pp. See also Series 14 Items 5(a)

303

For the Minister-in-charge of Aboriginal Affairs. The situation at Gove and Yirrkala. 28th November 1969. [For Council for Aboriginal Affairs; revised version 11 December 1969. Describes visit 18-25 November 1969 and policy recommendations.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 12pp. [three copies + draft]; typescript carbon, quarto, 9pp. Also related correspondence with A.H. Moy, Office of Aboriginal Affairs and F.X. Purcell, December 1969

304

Interest in land in the Gove Peninsula. [Outline of land tenure principles, for Council for Aboriginal Affairs, c.1969.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap, 4pp. See Series 15 Item 9

305

Further statement by Professor W.E.H. Stanner on Yirrkala Aboriginal land-claims. 1st January 1970. [For Counsel for the Plaintiffs.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 27pp. [+ drafts]

306

No, no Sir James: Polyphemus, not Goliath. Article [written 6 February 1970 for Sydney Morning Herald, withdrawn as Yirrkala case in litigation.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 11pp. [+ carbons and draft]. Published 1979 – Item 415: 269-274

307

The Yirrkala case: the present situation. Presented at ANU Department of RSPacS seminar 10 March 1970. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 35+2pp. Published 1979 – Item 415: 275-294

308

A note on Cooper v. Stuart (14 AC, 1889.) 13 March 1970. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. [+ drafts and handwritten octavo notes]

309

The Kitui Kamba: a study of British colonial administration in East Africa. Numbered as Items 309(a)-(f). [Book manuscript dated April 1970, revision of 1939-40 Wa-Kamba report. Accepted for publication May 1970 by The East African Publishing House, Nairobi; withdrawn by author April 1980 because of delay.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, xv+347pp + appendices 3+31pp. Also includes fragments of preface [from Addition, July 2002]. See also Series 29

310

Forward (14th May 1970). Publication in Henry P. Schapper, Aboriginal advancement in integration: conditions and plans for Western Australia. Canberra, The Australian National University Press, 1970: vii-ix. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp. [+ draft]

311

[Transcript of evidence by W.E.H. Stanner.] Millirrpum v. Nabalco Pty Ltd and the Commonwealth of Australia. Transcript of Proceedings, 25 and 26 May 1970 and 7 and 8 September 1970. Reproduced in: Appendices to submission by plaintiffs counsel, Appendix C. Evidence of anthropologists. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, [1970], 19pp. Extracts published in Anon. The legal battle in Arnhem Land: extracts from submission and evidence by A.E. Woodward and W.E.H. Stanner, Smoke Signals (Aborigines Advancement League, Melbourne) 9(3) 1971: 39-41

312

The Aborigine: our children’s brother. Excerpts from address to N.S.W. Teachers’ Federation, 29 October 1969 [see Item 299], Education (Sydney) 51, 15 July 1970: 119-120. Not held in collection

313

A note on the mata-mala question. 24 August 1970. [Prepared for F.X. Purcell, Counsel for Plaintiffs in Yirrkala case.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 10pp. See also Series 15 Item 10 for additional copies and drafts

314

[Address for] Liberal Party of Australia, Woden Valley Branch, 29th September 1970. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp. [+ carbon]

315

[Address for] Public Service Administrative Trainees’ Course, 30th September 1970. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp

316

Visitor studies desert people. [Review of] Yiwara: foragers of the Australian desert, by Richard A. Gould. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 3pp. Published in Canberra Times 10 October 1970: n.p. [copy]

317

[Draft letter to Mr A.E. Woodward, QC, 12 October 1970.] Written from Mexico City, commenting on Yirrkala case. Handwritten, quarto, 4pp

318

[Review of] Walbiri ritual at Gunadjari, produced, directed and photographed by Roger Sandall for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Typescript [carbons], double-spaced, quarto, 1969, 2pp. Published in American Anthropologist, 72(1) 1970: 202-203. Includes typescript commentary for the film, 5pp

319

[Comment on] Joseph B. Birdsell, local group composition among the Australian Aborigines: a critique of the evidence from fieldwork conducted since 1930. Offprints of Current Anthropology, 11(2) 1970: 13. Includes typescript, 2pp

320

ANU Workshop. Address and welcome. 3.1.1971. [For Aboriginal Workshop ‘The culture, identity and future of the Aborigines’, sponsored by Council for Aboriginal Affairs at Centre for Continuing Education, ANU.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp. See also Series 1 Items 321 and 322

321

Religion and ceremonial life. Notes for lectures 11 and 12 January 1971 at ANU Workshop. Typescript, single/double-spaced, quarto, 22pp

322

The Yirrkala land case. [Notes for lecture at ANU Workshop, January 1971.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, single-spaced, quarto, 5pp

323

Minister-in-Charge. 4th February 1971. [Advice on Yirrkala case.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. See Series 15 Item 11

324

Aboriginal Workshop Graduation Dinner, 12 February 1971. [Address when conferring certificates on Aboriginal trainees, ANU Workshop.] Typescript, single-spaced, octavo, 8pp. Also includes order of presentation of certificates at Graduation Dinner, 1pp

325

Address to congregation, Australian National University, 1 April 1971. Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp. [six copies]. Also includes original typescript, 9pp.; extract published as: ‘Professor Stanner predicts that tensions will always be with us’, ANU Reporter 2(4) 9 April 1971: 2; and ‘Professor Stanner on fools, universities and Aboriginals’, Australian National University News, 6(2) July 1971: 12-15. Photocopy

326

[Review of] Aboriginal man and environment in Australia, edited by D.J. Mulvaney and J. Golson. A.B.C. radio ‘Spotlight’ broadcast, 6.30 p.m., 29 April 1971. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 2pp

327

For Council [for Aboriginal Affairs]: Statement on land policy. 22 May 1971. Typescript, single-space, quarto, 2pp. [+ photocopy]

328

Forward (1 June 1971). Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 7pp. Published in Michael W. Young. Fighting with food: leadership, values and social control in a Massim society. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1971: xi-xiv

329

[Introduction:] Australia and racism [reprint of Item 251]. Typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 7pp. Published in F.S. Stevens ed. Racism: the Australian experience. v. 1. Prejudice and xenophobia. Sydney, Australian and New Zealand Book Company, 1971: 7-14. 2nd edition 1974: 7-14. Also includes associated correspondence with publishers

330

Council for Aboriginal Affairs. For Council. The situation re-examined. Confidential. Council file only. 19th July 1971. [Analysis and prediction of government Aboriginal policy and response to C.A.A. advice.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 5pp. See Series 15 Item 12

331

The Northern Territory Supreme Court’s judgment in the Yirrkala case. Office of Aboriginal Affairs, July 1971. [Excerpts from Blackburn judgment.] Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 13pp. [+ draft]. See Series 15 Item 13

332

Confidential. Professor Mulvaney’s Conference 9-10 August 1971. Notes for the Minister’s guidance, 29 July 1971. [Critique of Northern Territory policy, to be discussed at AIAS conference on ‘The Aborigines and the anthropologist: problems of field access’.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, foolscap, 7pp. Also includes associated letters of D.J. Mulvaney, July 1971

333

Some notes on ‘assimilation’ by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner, 1 September 1971. [Brief history and critique of usage; advises Council for Aboriginal Affairs to urge re-drafting of 1968 Cabinet decision in accord with evolution of policy under successive Prime Ministers.] Photocopy, typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 6pp. [two copies]. Also includes related fragments and notes.

334

Third Monday Group [Canberra.] The Aborigines and politics, 20 September 1971. Typescript, double-spaced, octavo, 33pp

335

The trouble with Aborigines. [Review of] Outcasts in white Australia and The remote Aborigines, by C.D. Rowley, Canberra Times, 27 November 1971, n.p. Also includes typescript carbon and drafts, 4pp

336

Anthropology seminar [A.N.U.] 9 December 1971. H.W. Scheffler: ‘Kariera-like systems’. [Despairing statement on likely resignation of Council for Aboriginal Affairs due to Government’s reluctance to heed advice; with notes on kinship analysis.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. + typescript and handwritten notes, 4pp

337

Draft Cabinet submission. Wattie Creek. [For Council for Aboriginal Affairs? c.1971-72.] Typescript carbon with handwritten additions or alterations, double-space, quarto, 4pp

338

[Untitled.] Critique of statement by P.J. Nixon, Minister for Shipping and Transport, that recognition of Aboriginal land rights would lead to apartheid, c.1971-72.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 3+3pp

339

Aborigines and the language barrier. [Comment on Prime Minister’s 26 January statement on policy] published in Canberra Times, 8 February 1972: n.p. Typescript carbon , single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. Reprinted Smoke Signals, (Aborigines Advancement League, Melbourne) 10(1) 1972: 9-10 and Newsletter on Aboriginal Affairs (1) 1972: 20-23. See RS 21/18 in Library. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 295-298

340

Opening of Sister Kate’s Children’s Home, Perth, 19 February 1972. Remarks by Professor W.E.H. Stanner. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. [+ carbon]

341

Submission and transcript of evidence by H.C. Coombs, W.E.H. Stanner and B.G. Dexter, Council of Aboriginal Affairs, 25 February 1972. Published in Australia. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Social Environment Reference: Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 1971-1976. Official Hansard Transcript of Evidence. Not held in collection but available in vol.1 of 533.1/6 in Library.  This Item 341 includes typescript bibliography and extracts from various addresses and reviews 1967-72 by Stanner [possibly for proposed book by Stanner, Coombs and Dexter]

342

Studies of man [Review of] Archeology of the Gallus site, Koonalda Cave, edited by R.V.S. Wright; Australian Aboriginal antiquities, edited by F.D. McCarthy; The rock art of south-east Cape York, by P.J. Trezise. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 1pp. Published in Canberra times, 26 February 1972: n.p. [copy]

343

Address by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner, C.M.G. Conferring of Degrees, Australian National University, 7 April 1972. Roneoed, typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 10pp. Also includes extracts published in ANU Reporter 3(4), 14 April 1972: 5 and Australian National University News 7(2) July 1972: 20

344

Some aspects of Aboriginal health. Monash seminar on Aboriginal health, 16 May 1972. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 14pp. Also includes speaking notes, 15 May 1972. Published 1974 – Item 383

345

[Drafted by W.E.H. Stanner] AIAS seminar on ‘Aboriginal antiquities in Australia’. Opening remarks by the Minister for Environment, Aborigines and the Arts, The Hon. Peter Howson, MP [23 May 1972]. Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp

346

[Comment by Professor W.E.H. Stanner on opening of exhibition of Walbiri and Pintubi art by The Hon. Ralph Hunt, Minister for the Interior, Canberra, 26 June 1972.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 4pp. Also includes photocopy of speech by The Hon. Ralph Hunt, 4pp. See also Series 1 Item 347 and Item 364

347

Statement by Acting Chairman of Council for Aboriginal Affairs. (Ref., Canberra Times 27 June 1972 Aboriginal aid at pace of their own choosing, by Bruce Juddery.) Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 2pp. See also Series 1 Item 346

348

Draft. Royalties from European enterprises on NT Aboriginal reserves. 28.6.72. [Discusses Council for Aboriginal Affairs and government views on principles of compensation.] Handwritten, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. See Series 15 Item 14

349

[Farewell address for A.L. Epstein and D.E. Barwick, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, ANU, June 1972.] Typescript, double-spaced, octavo, 10pp

350

[Untitled.] [Comment on paper presented by Mining Industry Council at AIAS Seminar on Aboriginal Antiquities, 23-24 May 1972, 4 July 1972.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp. [+ carbons and drafts]. Also includes Mining and conservation – a review of the situation, by M.W. Game, 7pp

351

Proposed "Aboriginal Centre" in Canberra. Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 6 July 1972, 2pp

352

Fictions, nettles and freedoms. Presidential address, Section 25, ANZAAS 44th Congress, 14 August 1972. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 19pp. [three copies + reading copy]. Published 1973 – Item 361. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 299-319

353

The Australian Aborigines. Notes for lecture to masters course on Agricultural Development Economics, [ANU], 28 September 1972. Typescript and handwritten, single-spaced, quarto, 13pp. Also includes correspondence and documentation relating to the masters course

354

After the dreaming – whither? See Item 354(a)-(b). (Address to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 28 October 1972.) Roneoed, single-spaced, quarto, 18pp. [five copies]. Also includes typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 31pp. Published 1976 – Item 397. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 320-339

355

Aborigines and Australian society. Charles Mackay Lecture for the Royal College of Physicians, 30 November 1972. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 18pp. [three copies]. Also includes typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 32pp. Published 1976 – Item 398. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 340-358

356

Fison, Lorimer (1832-1907). Published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, v. 4, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1972: 175-176. Photocopies. Also includes typescript, double-spaced, quarto manuscript [5pp.] and reference material

357

Howlett, Alfred William (1830-1908). Published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, v. 4, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press: 432-435. Includes typescript, double-spaced, quarto manuscript [11pp.] and reference material

358

Aboriginal land-rights. Typescript and handwritten, quarto, [c.1972-73], 12pp. Incomplete

359

[Chapters for unpublished book] The Yirrkala land case [c.1971-73.] Introductory. Typescript with handwritten additions, double-spaced, quarto, 9+7pp.; The judgment examined. Typescript with handwritten additions, quarto, 21pp.; Retrospect: Commentary. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 3pp.; The Commonwealth’s submissions I. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 32pp.; The Commonwealth’s submission II. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 32pp.; The Commonwealth’s submission III Law. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 3+20pp.; The Company’s submission. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 7pp. Incomplete. Also includes draft chapters and writing plan. See Series 14 Item 5

360

VI. Stalemate. [Memoir of recruitment to and work of Council for Aboriginal Affairs, written as sequel to Boyer Lectures ‘5’ years afterwards, c. August 1972-73.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 10+5+3pp. Incomplete. See also Series 1 Item 276

361

Fictions, nettles and freedoms. (Presidential Address, Section 25, ANZAAS 1972, Item 352.) Offprints of Search 4(4) 1973: 104-111 [+ photocopy]

362

Preliminary statement by W.E.H. Stanner, 22 March 1973. [Reply to circular issued 7 March 1973 by Woodward, J., Aboriginal Land Rights Commission.] Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. [three copies]. Also includes correspondence and questionnaire issued from Mr Justice Woodward, 7 March 1973, 3pp. [+ copy]. See also Series 1 Item 363

363

The Aboriginal Land Rights Commission: statement by W.E.H. Stanner, 9 May 1973. [Reply to circular issued 7 March 1973 by Woodward, J.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 24pp. [four copies, and draft]. Also includes associated correspondence from TedWoodward and handwritten note, n.d.

364

Land for Aborigines: Mr Hunt’s criticisms examined. (Paper sent to Aboriginal Land Rights Commission, 10 May 1973.) Typescript carbon, single-spaced, quarto, 6pp. [five copies + photocopies]. Published 1979 – Item 415: 359-365

365

The Gallery of Man. Observation by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner at meeting of [AIAS] Museum Planning Committee on 31st May 1973. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. [ten copies]. Also typescript [5pp.] and draft.

366

Statement by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner. Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs (House of Representatives) 7 June 1973. [Comment on work of Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies and Department of Aboriginal Affairs.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 9pp. [+ carbons, draft and photocopy]. Also includes suggested preliminary reading list, 3pp

367

Observations by Professor W.E.H. Stanner. (15/6/1973). [For meeting of AIAS Museum Planning Committee.] Typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 3pp. See also Series 24

368

The Aboriginal ‘land rights’ movement. [Address for] Centre for continuing Education [ANU], 10 July 1973. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 9pp. [+ carbons]

369

Past and present. (Transcript of television interview, Canberra, 13 July 1973.) Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 11pp. [+ carbons]. Also associated letter to Mr Connolly, 11 July 1973

370

Anthropological notes [on Bourke, Walgett, Dubbo, Moree, and Mungindi areas.] House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs. 12 July 1973. Inspection tour of north and north-western New South Wales, 24-27 July 1973. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 2+5pp.+2 maps. Also includes [list of] Background papers, 12 July 1973, 2pp. See also Series 1 Item 371

371

Statement by Professor W.E.H. Stanner. House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs. [c. August 1973, commentary on NSW tour.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp

372

Aborigines in the affluent society: the widening gap. ANZAAS 45th Congress, Perth, August 1973. Roneoed, typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 17pp. [+ reading copy and draft]. Also includes typescript abstract, 1pp. Published 1973 – Item 378; 1974 – Item 379. Reprinted 1979 in Item 415: 366-383

373

[Review of] Aboriginal health, by Peter M. Moodie and A blanket a year, by Leonard Broom and F. Lancaster Jones. A.B.C. radio ‘Spotlight’ broadcast (recorded 21 August 1973.) Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 3pp

374

[Notes for Minister Mr Gordon Bryant.] 1. Palm Island and the outbreak of gastro-enteritis; 2. Housing for Aborigines in Canberra; 3. On Aboriginal poverty; and ‘4. On Mareeba and incidents like it [written after 14 September 1973.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp

375

The story of the Port Keats Mission. [Address to Newman Graduate Association, Canberra, 9 October 1973.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 20pp. See also PMS 1706 in Library

376

The Aborigines: an emerging problem of political and public policy. [Paper written for Hartley Grattan festschrift, 1973.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 27+3pp. [+ carbons and photocopy]. Published 1979 – Item 413

377

ANGAU labour policy; War’s effects – visible and invisible; The task. [Extracts from The South Seas in transition, 1953: 217-222], in B. Jinks, P. Biskup and H. Nelson eds. Readings in New Guinea history. Sydney, Angus and Robertson: 312-313, 330-331, 351-353. Not held in collection

378

Aborigines in the affluent society: the widening gap. Offprints of Anthropological Forum, 3(3-4) 1973-74: 249-263. See Series 1 Item 372

379

Aborigines in the affluent society: the widening gap. Department of Aboriginal Affairs (Western Australia) Newsletter, 1(7) 1974: 6-25. See Series 1 Item 372

380

Notes on the Aborigines at Yirrkala. Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, 1974. [For February 1974 tour by the House of Representatives Standing Committee.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 5pp. Also includes submission by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs. Typescript (photocopy) with handwritten additions or alterations by W.E.H. Stanner, single-spaced, quarto, n.d., 3pp

381

Aboriginal Affairs: recent criticisms. 25 February 1974. [For Council of Aboriginal Affairs.] Typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 3pp

382

[Review of] Maurice Godelier, Rationality and irrationality in economics. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 1973, 2pp. Published in Man, 9(1) 1974: 149-150. See S57/16 in Library

383

Some aspects of Aboriginal health. Published in Basil S. Hetzel, Malcolm Dobbin, Lorna Lippmann, and Elizabeth Eggleston eds. Better health for Aborigines? Report of a National Seminar at Monash University. St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 1974: 3-13. See P STA and B N277.69/H1 in Library

384

Report on visit to Yuendumu and Hooker Creek by Dr H.C. Coombs and Professor W.E.H. Stanner in March 1974. Submitted to Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, 15 May 1974. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto report, 36pp. and accompanying letter. Published as Program for Yuendumu and Hooker Creek: report on visit to Yuendumu and Hooker Creek by H.C. Coombs and W.E.H. Stanner in March 1974. Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1974: ii + 36pp. See also P AUS in Library

385

Report by Professor W.E.H. Stanner. 31 March 1975. For House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs. [Describes visit to Perth, Moora, Gnowangerup and Collie in Western Australia.] Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. Photocopies

386

[H.C. Coombs and B.G. Dexter co-authors] Council for Aboriginal Affairs. [Report to the] Minister. Visit to Arnhem Land April 1975. (4 June 1975.) Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 26pp. [+ photocopy]

387

[H.C. Coombs and B.G. Dexter co-authors] Council for Aboriginal Affairs. Report on Arnhem Land [visits April and June 1975]. Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1975 [three copies]

388

Notes on the Australian Heritage Commission Bill. 26 May 1975. (For House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs.) Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 1pp., and associated correspondence from The Hon. Tom Uren, Minister for Urban and Regional Development, to Manfred Cross, 30 July 1975. Photocopy

389

[H.C. Coombs co-author] Secretary: visit to Hooker Creek – 18th August 1975. (Report to Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs from Council for Aboriginal Affairs.) Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. [two copies]

390

A note on the uses of the word culture. [For Planning Committee on the Gallery of Aboriginal Australia? April-September 1975.] Typescript, single-spaced, foolscap, 2pp

391

Bushfire troops we were not; Truth indeed a casualty. [Letters criticising Philip Knightley’s account of North Australia Observer Unit and Australian defence in 1942], National Times, 19-24 January 1976: 27-28; 8-13 March 1976: 32

392

Introduction, in John Pye. The Daly River story. Darwin, J.R. Coleman, Printer, 1976: 2

393

Some recent approaches to the study of Aboriginal religion, I and II. Portions for lectures at The University of Melbourne, 1976 [see Item 394] and for Inaugural Conference, Australian Association for the Study of Religions, 19-21 August, 1976 [see Item 395]. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, various pages

394

Approaches to the study of Aboriginal religious life, I and II. Lectures given at The University of Melbourne, 16-17 March 1976. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 15+18pp

395

Some aspects of Aboriginal religion. Charles Strong (Australian Church) Memorial Trust Lecture 1976 [for Inaugural Conference, Australian Association for the Study of Religions, Adelaide, 19 August 1976.] Offprint of Colloquium, Journal of the Australian New Zealand Society for Theological Studies, 9(1) 1976: 19-35. Also includes typescript, 29pp. [three copies]

396

Die richtige Gewichtung des Unterschieds. Am Beispiel der australischen Ureinwohner. [Translation of: The appreciation of difference, 3rd Boyer Lecture 1968], in Tintenfisch 10, Thema: Religionalismus. Herausgegeben von Lars Gustafsson. Berlin, Verlag Klaus Wagenbach, 1976: 83-92

397

After the dreaming – whither? Offprint of Mankind, 10(3) 1976: 131-141. See Series 1  Item 354

398

Aborigines and Australian society. Offprint of Mankind 10(4) 1976: 201-212. See Item 355

399

[Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Council for Aboriginal Affairs: policy and correspondence on Aboriginal land rights including submission to Aboriginal Land Rights Commission by Department of Aboriginal Affairs incorporating Council’s views, 1976.] Typescript (photocopy), 43pp. See MS 2352 in Library

400

Privacy and the Aboriginal people. 1 February 1977. (For Law Reform Commission.) [Incorporates Privacy and the Aborigines: some notes by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner, c.1973.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 7pp. [three copies – two annotated]. Also includes papers on the Aboriginal notion of privacy, by Joe Reser and Basil Sansom

401

North Australia Observer Unit. [Memoir for Dr A. Vane, with letter dated 4 March 1977.] Typescript carbon, single-spaced, foolscap, 12pp. Not held in collection. Extracts published in: Captain Amoury Vane. The Surveillance of northern Australia – its history. The story of Stanner’s Bush Commando 1942. [1978], Sydney, roneoed pamphlet, 41pp.; reprinted in Defence Force Journal, (14) January-February 1979: 15-30. Photocopy. The Nackeroos: the story of the 2/1st North Australia Observer Unit: text of an address to the New South Wales Military Historical Society; [and] Appreciation of Lt.-Col. W.E.H. Stanner: an essay by Dr Amoury Vane, Strike Swiftly: The Journal of 1 Commando Association, 20 (2) 1996: 16-27, 38-43. Photocopy

402

Report of visit to the NT (for Department of Aboriginal Affairs). 30 August 1977. Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto, 12pp. [two copies]. Also includes associated correspondence from Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1977

403

Dying races of Australia. C.A.R.E. A.C.T. Newsletter, (8) November 1977: 9-10. Facsimile reprint of  Series 1 Item 38

404

The history of indifference thus begins. Offprint of Aboriginal History, 1(1) 1977: 2-26. Reprinted 1979 – Item 415: 165-191. See also Item 225

405

Some notes on Aboriginal law and its possible recognition. (Paper for Mr Justice Kirby, Law Reform Commission, c.1978.) Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 8pp. [+ two photocopies and various drafts]. Published 1980 – Item 420

406

Statement by Professor W.E.H. Stanner. Exhibit 157 in Warlpiri and Kartangururru-Kurintji Land Claim 1978. [Reply to Exhibit 114, letter from Graham Hiley, Counsel assisting the Aboriginal Land Commissioner.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 31pp. [+ two photocopies and fragments]. Also includes related Report brief. 15 March 1978, 5+4pp. See also Series 1 Item 407

407

[Transcript of evidence – W.E.H. Stanner] Australia. Aboriginal Land Commissioner. Re. Walpiri and Kartangururru-Kurintji Land Claim. Transcript of proceedings before His Honour Mr Justice Toohey, Aboriginal Land Commissioner, at Alice Springs on Thursday 25 May 1978: 2216-2245. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto [two copies]. See also Series 1 Item 408

408

Some explanatory remarks on statement by W.E.H. Stanner. [Commentary on evidence for Walpiri and Kartangururru-Kurintji land claim, 1978.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 3+1pp. Incomplete

409

Some notes on Father Wilson’s report. Canberra, 1978. [Re. Daly River tribal locations.] Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. [two copies]

410

Big Sunday at Peppiminarti. (Restricted) 12 February 1979. [Meeting of Kununarra and Peppiminarti communities 14-18 December 1978.] Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto + original diagrams, 21+5pp.  Closed access until 2030

411

Report on fieldwork in north central and North Australia 1934-35. Numbered as Items 411(a)-(b). Begins ‘I left Sydney on April 1934, to make an expedition by motor lorry to north-central and North Australia to make a sociological study of a number of Aboriginal tribes…’. Includes Microfiche No.1. Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1979 [two microfiche] located in Item 411(a) and typescript (photocopy), double-space, quarto, iii+102pp. located in Item 411(b). See also Series 1 Item 412

412

Remarks in reply by Professor Stanner, 31 May 1979. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 7pp. [two copies – one confidential]. Published 1979 as First Institute microfiche publication launched, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Newsletter, (12) 1979: 26-30

413

The Australian Aborigines, in William S. Livingston and William Roger Louis eds. Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands since the First World War. Austin and London, University of Texas Press, 1979: 148-167 [three photocopies]. See Item 376 and B L787.89/A1 in Library

414

[with Diane Barwick] Not for eastern windows only: [anthropological advice to Australian governments in 1938.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, c. June 1979, 13pp. Published Aboriginal History, 3(1) 1979: 37-62. Also associated correspondence and research material. See also S99/2 in Library

415

Draft of preface for White man got no dreaming: essays 1938-1973. Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, various pages. Published Canberra, The Australian National University Press, 1979: xv+389pp. Also includes [in-house] editorial report, 1974, 3pp. See also Items 261 and 307 and B S789.77/W1 in Library

416

Remarks by Professor W.E.H. Stanner at the launching of White man got no dreaming, 22 August 1979. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp. [two copies]. Extracts published as Professor backs treaty call, Canberra Times, 23 August 1979: 9

417

Durmugam on kinship and subsections. Canberra Anthropology 2(2) 1979: 46-56 [photocopy]. Also includes two incomplete typescript drafts, fragments and photocopy of paper entitled ‘An Aboriginal twig-model of kinship’.  See also Series 1 Item 139

418

A re-examination of the Daly River data. Canberra 1979. (Incomplete). [Summary analysis of 1932 data on Daly River tribal territories compiled c. September 1979 for Daly River (Malak Malak) land claim; title and handwritten annotations added by Peter Sutton.] Typescript (photocopy), double/spaced, quarto, 20pp

419

[Revision of untitled post-1965 account of Daly River territorial organisation.] [Identifies gaps and errors in 1932 field notes corrected by subsequent research, c.1979-80.] Typescript with handwritten additions or alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 21pp. Incomplete

420

Aboriginal ‘law’ misunderstood. Canberra Times, 26 May 1980: 20, 22. See also Series 1 Item 405

421

Report to Australian National Research Council upon Aborigines and Aboriginal Reserve at Tennant’s Creek 1934. Typescript draft, single-spaced, quarto, 11pp. [two copies – one annotated]. Published Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Newsletter, (13) 1980: 43-48. See also Series 1 Item 11

422

The Australian way of life [unauthorized reprinting of Item 149]. Published in Contemporary Australia: Unit A, Reader 1, Ages of Australia. Geelong, Deakin University Open Campus Program, School of Humanities. HU310, 1980: 1-9

423

[Chapters for book] The Murinbata [Murinpatha]: a religious Aboriginal society. Numbered as Items 423(a)-(j). Preface (September 1980). Typescript (photocopy), double-spaced, quarto, 6pp.; Introduction. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 23pp.; Ch.I The people of the pleasing tongue; [fragmentary chapters and clan histories]; The Murin-Djaban or Mari-Djavin; Appendices. Also includes drafts, various pp. See also Series 14 Item 8

424

Appendix D: Radcliffe-Brown’s ideas on ‘social value’. c.1979-1980. [Revision of Item 180 for book The Murinbata [Murinpatha]….] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 24pp

425

Notes on the Maranunggo, Kangarakan and Warrai [with letter to Dr N.M. Williams, 13 March 1980.] Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto, 15pp. Reply to letter from Dr Williams of 2 September, 7 September 1980. [Data for Finniss River land claim and commentary on work in 1932 and 1934.] Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 5pp. Also includes Statement on the Finniss River land claim’, by Basil Sansom. Typescript (photocopy), 12+7pp.; A claim by certain Maranunggu people to part of the unalienated crown land at Finniss River, NT: part 2. Typescript, 48pp., and Supplement to  A claim by certain Maranunggu people...Finniss River, N.T., by Peter Sutton, August 1980. Typescript (photocopy), 4+4pp

426

[Data extracted from 1934 notes, for Warlmanpa, Walpiri, Mudbura and Warumungu Land Claim, with letter to Dr David Nash, 23 October 1980.] See Items 426(a)-(b). Typescript (photocopy), double-spaced, quarto, 6pp. Also includes Nash, David. A traditional land claim by the Warlmanpa, Warpiri, Mudbura and Warumungu traditional owners. A Central Land Council submission on behalf of the traditional owners of the area claimed, 1980 [two copies – one incomplete]

427

On ‘social structure’ and ‘social value’. [Draft analysis of concept of ‘enhancement’, incorporating untitled manuscript c.1959-60 discussing Radcliffe-Brown’s philosophy and the disciplines of history and anthropology, 1980-81.] Typescript with handwritten additions and alterations, double-spaced, quarto, 2 +13pp. + attachments. Incomplete

428

Foreward (Canberra, March 1978). [Memoir of Mountford and account of Murinbata/Murinpatha conception beliefs] in Mountford, Charles P. Aboriginal conception beliefs. Melbourne, Hyland House, 1981: 5-8. Photocopy. See also B M928.48 in Library

429

Some observations on R. v. Alwyn Peter by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner: Exhibit 30. [Written after 26 August 1981. Comments as expert witness on evidence compiled by Public Defender’s Office for manslaughter trial in Criminal Court, Brisbane, 8 September 1981.] Typescript (photocopy), double-spaced, foolscap, 7pp. Also includes associated correspondence with Frank Brennan; extracts published in Courier-Mail 12 September 1981: 23-24; and photocopies of documents from the trial, 30pp

430

The South Seas in transition. [Re-publication of Item 151.] Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1982. Not held in collection. Item includes Preface [to South Seas in transition]. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 22pp. [from Addition, July 2002]

431

On Freud’s Totem and taboo. Canberra Anthropology, 5 (1) 1982: 1-7. See Item 241 and S57/8 in Library

432

Aboriginal humour. Offprints (4) of Aboriginal History, 6(1) 1982: 39-48; and associated correspondence from Diane Barwick, 12 June 1980. See also Series 1 Item 174

433

[Review of] The Paliau Movement in the Admiralty Islands, 1946-54, by Theodore Schwartz. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 6pp. [n.d., place of publication unknown]

434

Notes from diary. 13.9.52. [Remaining notes from diary to mother describing visit to Port Keats and Daly River.] Typescript (photocopy), single-spaced, quarto, 4pp. [two copies]. Closed until 2030 to protect the sensitivities of the people of the Port Keats and Daly River communities

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Series 2          Lecture notes, 1929-38

Condition: Fragile

Open access – reading. Open copying and quotation [Access code A1 B5]

Item  
1

Notes taken at A.R. Radcliffe-Brown’s lectures, Anthropology I, Sydney University, 1929. Numbered as Item 1(a)-(d). Four black notebooks with handwritten lecture notes

2

Notes taken at A.R. Radcliffe-Brown’s lectures, Anthropology II, Sydney University, 1930. Brown paper covered black notebook with handwritten notes. These notes [refer Items 1 and 2] were hurriedly used by Raymond Firth for some courses in 1931 following the departure of A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, and by Stanner when lecturing as an Australian National Research Council Fellow, 1932-34

3

Notes taken at London School of Economics seminars, 1936-1938. Numbered as Items 3(a)-(b). Handwritten notes and typescript fragments taken at seminars by Bronislaw Malinowski, Raymond Firth and others. Includes notes taken at lectures by economists and other speakers at the Royal Anthropological Institute, London

Belweni (Wagaman Paddy), W.E.H. Stanner, Daly River, 1932. The AIATSIS Library acknowledges the family of Belweni , and Mrs P. Stanner, for permission to publish the above image in this finding aid. AIATSIS N98513

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Series 3           Field notebooks, 1932-70

This series comprises light brown and green [200 x 114mm] shorthand notebooks with red bindings. From 1957 the Orient Shorthand Note Book with 200 pages was used. These notebooks contain handwritten notes, diagrams, vocabulary lists etc. recorded by Stanner during his various field trips to the Daly River, Port Keats and Fitzmaurice River areas of the Northern Territory. Most Items contain two notebooks. The series was microfilmed, June 1992 [AIATSIS Library - MF 213.]

Closed access - Principal’s permission. Closed copying and quotation – Principal’s permission  [Access code - A3b B1]

Item  
1

1932. Daly River I. Sociology and genealogy notes. Tribes: Madngella, Mulluk-Mulluk, Yongor, Kamor, 1 – 21 May 1932; Daly River II. Sociology, 21 May – 8 June 1932. See also MF 213 Reel 1

2

1932. Daly River III. Sociology, 8 - 12 June; 4 – 23 July 1932; Daly River IV. Sociology, 16 June – 4 July 1932. See also MF 213 Reel 2

3

1932. Daly River V. Sociology, 23 July – 1 August 1932; Daly River VI. Sociology 1 August – 7 September 1932. See also MF 213 Reel 3

4

1932. Daly River VII. Sociology, 12 – 29 September 1932; Daly River VIII, Sociology, 3 October and June 1954 esp. Nangiomeri. See also MF 213 Reel 4

5

1932. Daly River, Book V: Rough notes

6

1934-35. 17 May (Kaitij) – 31 July 1934 (Daly Waters); 10 August (Mudburra-Wave Hill) - 26 September 1934 (Ngarinman, V.R.D.) See also MF 213 Reels 4-5

7

1934-35. Daly River. General notes, 14 November 1934 – 19 January 1935, Mulluk Mulluk and Nangiomeri [+ some 1954 notes]; Daly River. ‘Rough notes’, 5 January – 21 May 1935. See also MF 213 Reels 5-6

8

1934-35. 3 January – 15 March 1935, Moil, Maringar [Maringarr] etc. and 21 September 1935 census of Marithiel. See also MF 213 Reel 6

9

1957. Port Keats. Field note book I, 1957 – includes notes on art, genealogies etc; General notes 1957 – (mainly research notes of writings on religion.) See also MF 213 Reel 7

10

1957. Port Keats. 27 September – 11 December 1957 – extracts from Kerens J P Report 20.6.35; Small black notebook, 22 – 23 October 1957 containing ‘Mudburra’ data and entry for 30 April 1934. See also MF 213 Reel 7

11

c.1957. Undated – includes analysis of paintings and artifact designs, Yarar Shelter sketches identified as 1957, 1959 and 1977; Port Keats 1957 diary, 3 November 1957 – 23 January 1958, 11 June 1972 and 20 June 1977 – includes sketches and notes Yarar Cave excavation and Weipa middens, Cape York. See also MF 213 Reel 8

12

1959. Port Keats – General, 1 February – 3 March 1959; Port Keats, 5 – 20 March 1959, reversed begins 1 December 1958 ‘Revised plan of text’ – includes detailed sketches and notes of ‘operational analysis’ of marriages etc. See also MF 213 Reel 9

13

1959. Port Keats, 22 March – 4 April 1959; Port Keats, 19 April 1959 – 23 September 1959. See also MF 213 Reel 10

14

1962, 1969, 1970. Diary 18 and 29 July 1962; miscellaneous notes and court cases, n.d. Some entries on reverse of notebook dated 1969, 1970. See also MF 213 Reel 8 and other material referring to Fitzmaurice River, 1958-59

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Series 4          Miscellaneous field notebooks, 1932-77

This series has been arranged chronologically as far as possible. Items include notebooks, card filing systems, paper slips, genealogical charts and miscellaneous notes.

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Item  
1

Circumcision notes: Murinbata [Murinpatha], 3 July and August 1935 (Restricted). Typescript, single-spaced, quarto notes, 6pp. Includes original typescript field notes dated 16 August 1932, 2pp

2

Vital statistics Port Keats 1935-59. Graphic Analysis Book containing demographic data and loose pages on deaths, confirmations, Port Keats Mission Census, 1947, 1953 and related correspondence with Robert Clayton, 1968. Folio box (housed separately)

3

Rough notes, 1952, 1957. Wood’s Australian Diary for 1952, foolscap. Includes handwritten notes in red and blue ink on ‘Picture test’ 1952, linguistics, kinship, genealogies and ritual

4

Three brown notebooks, Port Keats, 1952. Soft covered, quarto notebooks containing list of ‘pagan’ population 16 September 1952, entry for 11 September 1952, undated linguistic data and typescript loose-leaf fragment

5

Daly River, NT, 1954, 1957. Invicta Australian 1954 Business Diary No.27A, foolscap. Includes handwritten field notes commencing 6 June 1954 on linguistics, kinship, genealogies and ritual (mainly of Port Keats?). Later entries for 9 August 1957

6

Diary – NT, 1954. Spiral bound yellow octavo notebook with few entries commencing 28 June 1954 with references to various camps and the Port Keats Mission

7

Blue field diary, 1959. Collins Sturdy Diary No.226, 1959, foolscap. Includes typescript rainfall points for October – March, 1958-9; handwritten entries in red and blue ink commencing with summary for December 1958; daily entries 1 January – 30 June 1959; and intermittent entries 17 August – 18 October

8

Unentered field notes, 6.10.59. See Item 8(a)-(b). Miscellaneous notes on linguistics, kinship, genealogy and ritual [of Port Keats?], 1959. As found, 168pp

9

Blue octavo notebook. Includes alphabetical list of personal names and associated genealogical data, [Port Keats?] n.d. Also details on plants, birds etc. appearing on stamps, [c.1954]

10

Green octavo notebook. Handwritten notes on ‘Nanimbal journey’, mapping and genealogical data, n.d.

11

Unidentified linguistic data. Handwritten words and phrases in an Aboriginal language with English translation written on numerous small rectangular pieces of paper. Housed in original envelope, n.d.

12

Rough notes – composite clan genealogies. Numbered as Item 12(a)-(b). Handwritten [14] and typescript [1] genealogical charts for ‘patriclans’ of the Murinbata/Murinpatha and Murinar, n.d. Later transcribed into field note folders 1-14. See Series 5 Item 8

13

Individual name cards A-Z. See Item 13(a)-k.) Alphabetically arranged white name cards [205 x 125mm] with handwritten listings of birth, baptism and marriage dates, sex and name/s of children, clan and language c.1959. Preceded by cards [some coloured] identifying clans and clan founders, the aged and infirm, statistics on births and population 1935-59, medical statistics, 1951-53 and census data, 1954 [Port Keats?]

14

Working notes (Port Keats), 1964-65, 1977. Collins Utility Diary, 341, quarto. Includes ‘Living population at 30 June 1964’ and added population data to 1977 Miscellaneous demographic data and name lists

15

Rock art sketches. Two rock art sketches in pencil with labels written in red ink by  Stanner, site unidentified, n.d.

16

Correspondence and notes concerning Yarar Shelter, 1965-69. Includes memoranda from D.J. Mulvaney concerning carbon dating for Yarar Shelter and Weipa middens, 13 March 1969, 20 October 1967; and handwritten letter of J.D. Mulvaney from Port Keats, 27 July 1965; various typescript tables associated with artifacts. Typescript notes for Archaeology Seminar [ANU] on Yarar Shelter with reference to the work of Josephine Flood, 13 July 1965 [2+2pp.]. Typescript rough notes to D.J. Mulvaney, 12 February 1965, 2pp. Also handwritten fragment from field diary referring to plans for excavating shelter, 7-9 November 1957, and sketches and notes, by Stanner of the shelter, quarto, 36pp. Artifacts excavated by  Stanner from the shelter were sent to the Northern Territory Museum c.1982

17

Notes on paintings from Port Keats, 1958-59. Numbered as Item 17(a)-(b). Photocopy of typescript and handwritten notes on paintings, Port Keats 1958-59 [some of which are secret.] Includes memorandum and report by Luke Taylor on Stanner paintings held by AIAS, 1987; sketch and details for painting, May 1959, 3pp.; notes on drawings, 17 August 1959, 12pp.; key to Pandak’s painting of totemic landscape at Port Keats, 6pp.; ‘On the road of the rainbow serpent’, 4pp.; and Spirax sketch book containing Port Keats guide notes on Murinbata/Murinpatha paintings 1958-9, 8pp. See also Series 1 Item 189

Transport for fieldwork, 1934-35 - Chevrolet ‘butter-cart’. AIATSIS N2774.50

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Series 5          Field notes, 1932-81

This series comprises handwritten notes, lists, charts, maps and some correspondence relating Stanner’s time spent in the field. These papers were found loose and arranged in batches, probably by Diane Barwick. The items listed below reflect this arrangement.

It should be noted that the dated field notebooks [Series 3] are likely to contain retrospective corrections and additional data gained on subsequent visits to the field. Stanner’s own memoranda on corrections of earlier writings appear in Series 1 Items 418, 419 and 423.

Closed access – Principal’s permission. Closed copying and quotation – Principal’s permission  [Access code A3b B1]

Item  
1

Miscellaneous field notes and genealogies. Numbered as Item 1(a)-(b). Includes handwritten notes on Falkenberg, kinship and religion [c.1959-62] and typescript background notes on disputed marriages and decision against marriage, n.d.

2

Genealogical terms, moiety, clan names etc. Numbered as Item 2(a)-(b). Includes locality identification, 1962; Murinbata [Murinpatha] totems; 1933 Ngandimeli murders; notes 1962; analysis of village-kin connections, 1955; Census 31.12.52; marriage information; maps; moiety derivations; and Dmininim – clan history; and letter of Hal Scheffler with list Nangiomeri kinship terminology, 1971

3

Miscellaneous genealogies and maps - Daly River and Port Keats. Numbered as Item 3(a)-(c). Includes typescript diary excerpt October 1952; handwritten notes on irregular marriages; census lists n.d.; typescript and handwritten lists on Baptisms. Channel Is. Aug. 15th 1952. Not held in collection but available in vol.1 of 533.1/6 in Library.; ‘Adults-male-pagan’, n.d.; Men, 1953; Schoolboys, 1953; rough notes on genealogies; word list on topography; notes on Tiwi social organisation; the system of ‘skins’ or Nginipun; canteen accounts, 1959; photocopy Genealogies compiled from W.E.H. Stanner’s rough notes by P. Sutton, Canberra, 1979; photocopy Anthropolgical notes on the Aboriginal tribes of the Daly River, North Australia, by Rev. Donald Mackillop, S.J., 1893; note and excerpt from doctoral thesis of Michael Walsh, 1980; and handwritten references and various maps and fragments

4

Miscellaneous notes, c.1959. Including handwritten notes entitled ‘conflict’; ‘conflict – Kinmu’; ‘Line Concept’; ‘Johnny – Kidamu’; note and attached paper by Ken Inglis, 1980; letter on cardboard by Robert Tungoi and related draft notes on disputed marriages. As found

5

Linguistic notes and vocabularies – Port Keats and Daly River areas. Numbered as Item 5(a)-(d). Including fragments of handwritten notes, lists etc. mostly relating to Murinbata (Murrinh-patha) with occasional comparative data from Tyemeri (Ngangikurunggurr), Marithiel (Marrrithiyel) Maringar [Maringarr] and Marinunggu, n.d. Also includes photocopy map of Daly River settlement showing farms and tribal camps, 1932-35; sketches of language boundaries; miscellaneous phonetic charts and data; cognate percentages for Daly River languages, largely from Tryon; genealogical notes and miscellaneous correspondence [c.1952-73]

6

Tape transcriptions/rough translations. Handwritten English translations giving name of Murinbata/Marinpatha speaker, date, title, reel number etc., usually incomplete. Includes Karen Dan Moi (narrator Mango), Kadu-Karen (narrator Joe) 1959, Nabijeli: the big flood (narrator Wagin), rough translations (narrator Pirari), Tiwunggu-Kangengetkit, Kumbit-Ngalmunggll (narrator Pandak) and Crow and crab, 1959. Also typescript account [of how the old people used to live] told by Harry Kolumboort, February 1977

7

Tape transcriptions of myths/rough translations. Handwritten transcriptions with English translations of myths sometimes with descriptive notes, linguistic information and elaboration of the story. Includes ‘Punj description’, ‘Kukpi myth’, ‘Mutjinga: the original old woman: Kale Neki’ and ‘The Kunmanggur myth’

8

Genealogical tables. Numbered as Item 6(a)-(e). Includes typescript genealogical tables with handwritten additions, maps and notes originally arranged in individual folders for Diminim, Manin, Kinmu, Nangor, Kultjil, Wunj (Yagwunj), Maiyilindi, Nanin, Yeder, Kurangaliwe, Kurangor, M’tjavin (Dangural), Nadiri-Perida, Panargi and Tjinang (Wakaltjinang.) Item 6(a) also includes comparative word lists on topography and localities

9

Native language of Port Keats commonly called Murinbada, by Fr. Frank Flynn M.S.C. A study of the grammar of the Murinbata/Murinpatha. Typescript carbon, foolscap, 50pp. Also includes a Dictionary of the Murin Bada/arranged according to conjunction by Fr. Flynn, n.d. Typescript carbon, foolscap, 29pp. [+ fragments]; and associated typescript correspondence between Fr. Flynn, Port Keats Mission and Dr A. Capell, University of Sydney, Department of Anthropology, June 1950-November 1951

10

Genealogies - Finniss River. Handwritten genealogies relevant to Finniss River land claim. See also Series 1 Item 407

11

Genealogies of the Moyle River People – especially those residing at Peppiminati. Typescript manuscript by Martin J. Wilson MSC, PhD, Croydon, 1977, 52pp

12

Correspondence with Fr. Martin J. Wilson, 1976-81. Numbered as Item 11(a)-(c). Concerning Fr. Wilson’s publications re. Daly River. Including letter of J. Leary, 1980; Chapter IX. The Northern Territory Mission 1882-1892, typescript carbon, foolscap19 [+ another version, 13pp.]; Tracks. Special issue recounting the Acts and Proceedings of the Northern Territory Catholic Missions Council, 1979, Nelen Yubu Institute, Daly River, NT, October 1979; photocopy New, old and timeless: pointers towards an Aboriginal theology, by Martin J. Wilson M.S.C. published in Nelen Yubu Missiological Series No. 1, 1979; photocopy Chapter 4. Sacramentality: Australian religions vis-à-vis Christianity, [by Fr. Wilson c.1979]; galley proofs of seminar papers by Fr. Wilson, 1979; photocopy Theology in the Australian context: Aboriginal religion, by M.J. Wilson M.S.C., 1977, 9pp.; issue nos 5-6, 8 of Nelen Yubu, 1980-81; and Nymuna (formerly Tracks.) Journal of the Nelen Yubu Missiological Unit in North Australia, January 1980

13

Confidential. Proceedings of Special MSC Conference. Held at Catholic Mission Daly River Northern Territory August 25-29, 1975, 111pp

14

Daly River Police Reports, 1932-35, 1945. Numbered as Item 14(a)-(b). Typescript carbon and photocopy of Police Station Adelaide River reports  of  20 December 1945; 22 November 1945; 8 November 1945; 13 December 1935; 5 December 1935; 4 September 1935; 16 August 1935; 29 July 1935; 1 July 1935; 25 June 1935; 10 June 1935; 30 December 1933; 15 December 1933; 30 September 1933; 27 September 1933; 11 September 1933; 11 July 1933; 7 July 1933; 22 May 1933; 19 September 1932; and Itinerary of route: Broken Hill to Parachilna. Due to fragility of original copies only the photocopies in Item 14(b) to be issued to readers

15

Report on Apprenticeship for Aborigines. Roneoed typescript, foolscap, n.d. 9pp., [+ photocopy]. Originally housed with 1934-35 Daly River Police Reports above

16

Correspondence with Professor Mahler, 1963. Concerning Professor Mahler’s mathematical analysis of Murinbata/Murinpatha kinship. Typescript and handwritten

17

Correspondence relating to Catholic Mission, Port Keats, 1937-67. Includes letters of Fr. R.J. Docherty, 1937, 1953, 1968 with accompanying paper entitled ‘Habilitation of our Aborigines’; letter of Sr. Monica on the death of her brother Fr. R.J. Docherty, 1979 [photograph of Fr. Docherty attached]; Daly River’s ‘best bloody parson’ marks 50th anniversary, by Peter Murphy, The Star, 1-5 December, n.d.; letters of The Most Reverend J.P. O’Loughlin, M.S.C., Bishop of Darwin, 1965, 1967. An audiotape entitled ‘Requiem Mass for Father Richard Docherty, Darwin’ was transferred to the Institute’s Audiovisual Archives Program

18

Confidential. Port Keats data re. marriages etc. Including confidential extracts from diaries compiled by Fr. R.J. Docherty and others, 1945-58. Handwritten, quarto, 24pp.; typescript list of Married women - 1953; Manin - 1935; Diminin - 1935; Nangor -1935; Names from medical register 1935-6. Handwritten, quarto, 8pp. Also notes on ‘abductions by others’, Kurangor totems and assimilation policy, 1961

19

Correspondence with Dr N.B. Tindale. Including typescript carbon letter [+ draft] of Stanner providing a ‘rough sketch of approximate locations …for the tribes between the lower Daly River and the Fitzmaurice’, 24 February 1970, 2pp

20

Correspondence from the field and United States. Includes letters of  Stanner to Professor S.F. Nadel, Head, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Australian National University discussing his field work in the Northern Territory, 1952-54, c.1959, and his lecture tour in the United States, 1956

21

Correspondence from Catholic Mission, Port Keats, 1936-81, [mostly 1955-72.] Includes telegram 7 August 1936? re. corroboree; typescript carbon letter of Stanner to D.F. McCarthy, Department of Territories, Canberra, 9 February 1955 re. marriage and kinship systems of the Aborigines at Port Keats; New Mission Catechism 1959; handwritten letters from Port Keats of Bert Bailey, Johanne and Benigna Annita, Nym Bunduck, Kevin, Sister M. David, Fr. J. Leary, 1955-61; typescript letters of Rev. J.A. Fallon MSC, 1971 and Fr. John Shallvey MSC, 1976; Sister Marita FNDSC, 1972; G.M. Borchers, Solicitor, NAALAS Inc. re. criminal charges Port Keats, 1979; J.P.M. Long, Investigation Officer (Social Welfare), Port Keats Review Report, June 1963. Typescript carbon, foolscap, 19pp.; Port Keats sketch plan of Mission area, n.d; published maps of Australia depicting rainfall patterns and artesian basins; and note from Michael Walsh, 1981

22

Store credit lists - Port Keats. Sovereign Book-keeping Book containing alphabetical list of names and store credit and debit amounts, May-July, 195?

23

Population data - Port Keats, Daly River and other local populations. Numbered as Item 23(a)-(c). Including remnant of notebook entitled ‘Movement of natives’ containing data on Port Keats based on Commonwealth Census data of 30 June 1954; genealogical notes on Port Keats, as found; handwritten notes on Baptisms, 1959-60 [+ statistical summary 1935-60]; Marriages 1960 at Port Keats; birth and baptism dates, Port Keats 1962-74; notes based on census data, c.1974; Deaths 163 by register at 17 June 1974; Port Keats population in order of age [for females and males, 1890-1968.] Typescript carbon, foolscap, 7+7pp.; Alphabetical list of Port Keats population as at 1st June, 1969. Typescript, foolscap, 28pp.; typescript and handwritten notes on Population 1935-36; Other local populations, 1948-53; Child endowment, Age – divisions and Workers at Mission, 1958

24

Population data - Catholic Mission, Daly River, 1895 etc. Including photocopy of birth and death register [mainly for Malak Malak] recorded by the Roman Catholic Mission, Daly River, 1895, 7pp.; fragment from Commonwealth publication containing statistics on the population of the Northern Territory for 1914; anonymous report on Daly River dated 6 February 1913, 4pp.; Plan of Daly River Camps; and Daly River Police Station: Return of aged and infirm natives receiving rations at the Station for 1935

25

Fragments from field diary and notes, Port Keats and Daly River, 1935, c.1958-59. Including typescript diary extracts re. Port Keats, April, July 1935; fragment of letter from Port Keats to mother, 11 July 1935; fragments of typescript and handwritten notes on Daly River totemism; typescript transcripts from tapes, c.1959; and two hand drawn small maps - one labeled by Stanner

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Series 6          Field notes  –  Malak Malak land claim, c.1978-82

This series contains documentation and correspondence for the Malak Malak [Mulluk Mulluk] land claim. It should be noted that Stanner, in his correspondence in Item 1 of this series, cautioned about use of his 1934 masters thesis [Series 1 Item 9] concerning the Malak Malak land claim.

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Item  
1

Data, 1979. Numbered as  Item 1(a)-(b). Including Memorandum by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner, 25 June 1977, with map of Daly River and Fitzmaurice ‘tribal’ boundaries, 3pp.; ‘W.E.H. Stanner: field notes ? 1932, Daly River, genealogies transcribed by P. Sutton (kin terms omitted)’, 1979, 20+7pp.; Lower Daly River Land Claim’, i nterim report by P. Sutton, October 1979, 2pp.; typescript field notes for c.10 May 1932 and 2 January 1959, 1+1pp.; photocopies of genealogies from field notebooks; typescript notes made 15 July 1957 and 10 May 1932, 1+5pp.; photocopies of typescript fragments and Notes on local organization; Land Rights News, No. 27, 1979; and copies of letters of Peter Sutton and  Stanner 1979-82, donated by Peter Sutton

2

Reports etc. 1976-79. Numbered as  Item 2(a)-(b). Photocopy letter of Dr M.J. Wilson with paper entitled Some observations on traditional land rights in the Daly River area, 1976, 14pp.; typescript notes with genealogies from meetings held with Aboriginal people at Daly River Mission and Darwin, 1978, 21+29pp.; photocopy Anthropological investigations into Traditional Ownership of Unalienated Crown Land: I On the Daly: II Reserve-Florina by M.J. Wilson MSC, Report to the Northern Land Council, 10 February 1978, 16pp.; letters of Arthur B. Palmer, Field Officer, Northern Lands Council, 1978 and photocopy of Statements of support for the Daly River Malak Malak Land Claim, by European and non-Malak Malak residents within the claim area, 1979, 32pp.; Didgeridoo case: hard–Judge, by David Trounce, The NT News, 16 March 1979: 3; W.E.H. Stanner field notes: Daly River August 1932 transcribed by P. Sutton, 1979 (Note: kin terms omitted), 13 +23pp

3

Daly River (Malak Malak Land Claim by Peter Sutton and Arthur B. Palmer. Darwin, Northern Land Council, 1980, 130pp. See also Series 16 Item 11

4

Confidential. Restricted correspondence concerning Daly River land claim, 1979-82. Including letters of Stanner, David Biernioff, Arthur Palmer, Peter Sutton and others; Land Rights News, Nos. 25 and 27, 1979; photocopy Schematic sketch of language, moity and clan territories; facsimiles and memoranda

5

Correspondence 1980-81. Including letters of Frank X. Purcell, June-July 1980 concerning problems at Aurukun; rough genealogy, 1959; photocopies Census 1969, Daly River Mission; aerial photograph [Port Keats Mission?]; and copy of letter to Chester S. Street concerning the Murinbata/Murinpatha, 4 August 1981

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Series 7         Maps, 1943-78

This series includes national, aerial and hand-drawn maps of the Daly River/Port Keats and neighbouring areas, many of which have been labeled by Stanner with field data depicting clan/language boundaries. Several of the maps dated from 1958 and 1963 show locations of rock art sites described in Stanner’s field notes [Series 5] and manuscripts [Series 1 Items 187, 188, 189, 192, 195, 196, 197, 223, 228.] Other maps include those of the Australian continent indicating tribal distribution (after Tindale 1940), biotic areas etc. [probably for use in general textbook planned 1962-68]; and maps of western New South Wales probably for House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, 1973 [see Series 1 Item 370]. For maps on East Africa see Series 31.

Closed access – Principal’s permission. Closed copying and quotation – Principal’s permission required for all maps labeled by W.E.H.Stanner [Access code A3b B1]

Open access reading. Open copying and quotation. For maps without labels by Stanner [Access code A1 B5]

Item

Description

Author

Year

Comment

1

Large hand drawn map of rock art sites Fitzmaurice River area. See also 1958/9 diary, Series 3 and AIATSIS Audiovsiual Archives Program

AIAS for WEHS

Late 1970s?

Roll storage box

2

Three large scale sketches or tracings of rock art and sketch map showing Purmi, Kimul and Yambeinyin. Fragile

WEHS

n.d.

Labeled

3

Hand drawn colour map on yellow cardboard showing Murinbata [Murinpatha] & other language/clan territories. E to Wagaman

WEHS

n.d.

Labeled

4

Hand-drawn sketch map language/clan locations showing Nangiomeri, Murinbata [Murinpatha] etc. and 3 map overlays. Scale 1: 250,000

WEHS

n.d.

Labeled

5

Small hand drawn map of ‘Daly River Settlement showing farms and tribal camps 1932-35’. Scale c. 1.25":1 mile; and hand-drawn map Port Keats/Daly River with language/clan territories [for Malak Malak land claim?]

WEHS

n.d.

Labeled

6

Small sketch map Keyling Inlet area. Fragile

WEHS

n.d.

Labeled

7

Port Keats/Daly River area topographic survey maps [4 taped together]

Nat. Map

n.d.

Labeled by WEHS

8

Large Port Keats area map on drafting film [for ‘Murinbata/Murinpatha book’ based on Item 9]

Andrew Stanner

1981

 

9

Port Keats area topographic survey maps. Scale 1:250,000 [6 taped together]

Nat. Map

1966

Labeled by WEHS

10

Darwin and Gulf District and Daly River area.  Set of 2. Scale 1:633,600

Nat. Map

n.d.

 

11

Reconnaissance & geological map Katherine-Darwin region, NT. Scale 1 inch:8 miles

Nat. Map

1948

 

12

Fitzmaurice topographic survey map. Scale 1:100,000

Nat. Map

1973

 

13

Port Keats (2), Keyling, Pearce topographic survey maps. Scale 1:100,000

Nat. Map

1973

 

14

Port Keats, Northern Territory topographic survey map [3 copies]. Scale 1:253,440

Nat. Map

1960

1 – pencil references

15

Anson Bay, Daly River, Dingo Creek, Pine Creek, Mt Hayward & Mt Tolmer. Six wartime official maps of NT

Aust. Army

1943-44

 

16

Nine hand-drawn maps on drafting film of Bonaparte, Cape Hay, Moyle River, Pearce Point, Sugarloaf, Swamp Point, Keyling Inlet, Cui-eci Creek & Fitzmaurice. Coloured to indicate biotic areas

AIAS for WEHS

1970s?

Includes separate key

17

Hand-drawn maps on drafting film of maps in Item 16. Without colouring

As above

1970s?

 

18

Aerial photograph by RAAF of Port Keats, NT. D52-11. Scale 1 inch to 4 miles

Nat. Map

1948

 

19

Sketch map Port Keats based on Item 18. A8 D52-11. Scale 1 inch to 4 miles

Nat. Map

n.d.

Labeled by WEHS

20

Large aerial photographs of Port Keats area. Includes Cape Scott & Cape Ford Extension; Cui-eci Creek; Moyle River (2); Fitzmaurice River; Sugarloaf Range; Cape Hay; Keyling Inlet; & Swamp Point, NT. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile

Nat. Map for Dept. of Interior

1953, 55-56

Swamp Point map penciled on back by WEHS

21

Small aerial photographs of Port Keats area. Includes Port Keats (2); Muldiva Creek (2); Mt Barwolla (2); Hermit Hill (2); Wingate South; Wingate North (2); Billawock and Hyland Bay. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile

Nat. Maps for Dept. of Interior

1953

 

22

Aerial photograph of Pearce Point, NT [55x55.5cm]. Scale 1 inch to1 mile

Nat. Map

1956

Labeled in ink by WEHS

23

Peppimenarti town plan. Hand drawn on tracing film. Houses identified by name of occupant. Scale 1:5000

P.R. Martin

1978

 

24

Unidentified town plan on tracing film. Incomplete

Anon.

n.d.

 

25

Doomadgee and Mornington Island town plans. For Dept. of Aboriginal and Island Affairs. Scale 1:2,500.

Cardno & Davies

1974

 

26

Central Reserve & adjacent areas in NT, WA & SA.

Anon.

n.d.

 

27

Aboriginal reserves and locations of missions in NT, WA & SA

Anon.

n.d.

 

28

Hand drawn map of Australia on tracing film with ‘tribal’ groups (12) [for book 1965?]

AIAS for WEHS?

1960s?

 

29

Original of Item 28. Includes numbers [keyed to Tindale’s 1940 ‘tribal’ map?]

WEHS

1960s?

 

30

Original of Item 28. Includes tribal/biotic areas e.g. ‘heath groups’

WEHS

1960s?

 

31

Hand drawn climatic maps of Australia [probably for 1965 book]. Set of 4

WEHS

1960s?

 

32

Rough hand-drawn map of Australia

WEHS

n.d.

 

33

Australia. Vegetation regions. Scale 1:600,000

Nat. Map

1955

 

34

Melbourne [and region. Probably for use of H of R Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs tour in 1970s]

Nat. Map

1969

Labeled by WEHS

35

Maps of Bourke, NSW (3) - 1 marked with [‘tribal’ boundaries after Tindale]

Nat. Map

1952, 66, 70

Labeled by WEHS

36

Large hand-drawn maps [+ transparency] of Australia (5). [Probably for 1965 book]

WEHS

1960s?

 

37

Small hand-drawn maps of Australia (6). Includes climatic areas. [Probably for 1965 book]

WEHS

1960s?

 

38

‘Hundred of Hawkshaw, NT’

NT Govt.

1969

 

39

Torres Strait area. Shows shipping lanes

Nat. Map

1974

 

40

Photocopies N.B. Tindale’s 1940 tribal map with boundary corrections of Gippsland & NSW coast (2)

J. Flood?

n.d.

 

41

Hand-drawn maps of Australia of various scales showing ‘tribal’/biotic areas and transparency portion of Tindale’s 1940 map [probably for 1965 book]

WEHS

1960s?

 

42

‘El. situation Alligator Rivers Uranium Province’ (photocopy)

 

n.d.

 

43

Map of Australia and related transparencies and information sheets [prepared by N.B. Tindale for 1961 Conference book?]

 

1961?

 

44

Key sheets to aerial photography of Port Keats, Wingate South and Mt Barwolla. D52-11 & 12. See also Item 18

 

1948

 

45-46

Two sketch maps of Port Keats (?) showing numbered houses and fragments of genealogy

WEHS? n.d.  

47

Hand drawn map of Daly River Reserve.  SITES marked and labeled by WEHS. Scale 1 inch to 4 miles

  n.d. Labeled

48

Hand drawn map possibly relating to Warlpiri, Mudburn and Waramungu land claim

 

c.1980

 

49

Photocopy of map showing Mission River to Embley and Hay Rivers.  SITES marked with numbers. 

 

 

 

50

Daly River agricultural blocks. Scale 40CHS to 1 inch

 

c.1930-c.1950s

 

51

Rough sketch map showing biotic areas, Cape Hay to Cape Ford and inland

 

n.d.

 

52-54

Photocopies  of WWII reconnaissance maps of Daly River area.  Possibly acquired from Captain A. Vane, 1970s

 

1943

 

55

Topographic map of Port Keats area with location of projectsmarked.  Possibly CAA/DAA data

 

c.1970s

 

56

Twenty-three small aerial photographs of Port Keats with some notes by WEHS

 

 

 

57

Road map from Marree to Oodnadatta via Coward Springs and William Creek. Typescript photcopy, foolscap, 6pp

F.E. Bernhardt

c.1934 [Re: 1934/5 expedition?]

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Series 8          Ethnobotanical specimans, n.d.

This series comprises botanical specimens  collected by Stanner during one of his field trips to central north Australia. Most of the 95 specimens are tagged and numbered. Possible geographical keywords include the Younghusband Range, Davenport Range, Watt Range, Warrabri, Barrow Creek and Tennant Creek. Incomplete, and associated documentation not found. See also Series 3 for possible references.

Access – open.

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Series 9          Photographs of Daly River and Port Keats, 1932-59, 1965

This series and the next series of Secret/sacred photographs comprise an incomplete set of black and white photographic prints and colour transparencies taken by Stanner. The series include some original photographs and a later generation of photographs printed in 1981 from negatives held in the AIATSIS Audiovisual Archives Program. The photographic prints have accompanying typescript inventories [of material deposited by Stanner prior to 1981] and typescript caption lists prepared by Patricia Stanner in 1982. Handwritten lists of accompanying AIATSIS Audiovisual Archives Program negative numbers have been prepared by the Library and are located at the front of each item/folder.

Closed access – Principal’s permission. Closed copying – Principals permission [Access A3b B1]

Item  
1

Notes on negatives, photographs and slides held in AIATSIS Audiovisual Archives Program. Includes typescript notes [+ photocopies] prepared by Mrs P. Stanner, 1982 entitled ‘W.E.H. Stanner: photographs taken at the Daly River, 1932, 1934-5, and Port Keats, 1935’, 12pp.; ‘W.E.H. Stanner: photographs of Daly River, Port Keats & Timber Creek ceremonies, 1932, 1934-5, 1950s’, 2pp.; handwritten notes on discrepancy in numbering of photographic material; and typescript and handwritten copies of captions on cards and glycene bags. Also reprint of passport photograph of Stanner, 1947 [AIATSIS negative number N6729.12a] and photocopy of portrait of Stanner in army uniform [held in the Australian War Memorial]; and letter from Stanner to Myra Lear, August 1955

2

Daly River, 1932, 1934-35 and Port Keats, 1935. Numbered as  Item 2(a)-(j). Numerous photographic prints [+ copies] depicting daily life of the Aboriginal people of the Daly River and Port Keats areas and a number of portraits of the men, women and children [printed from AIATSIS negatives N938-N2772.] Includes typescript notes on the prints prepared by Mrs P. Stanner, 1982 [another copy in Item 1]

3

Canoes, Daly River, 1932, 1934-35 and Port Keats, 1935. Photographic prints [14 + copies] depicting canoes and canoe making. Includes typescript notes on canoe building by Stanner, n.d., 1pp. See also Item 11

4

Corroboree,[193?.] Photographic prints [8 + copies] depicting a corroboree [on the Daly River?] Includes handwritten note by Mrs P. Stanner, prepared 1982

5

Farming, Daly River, 1932, 1934-35. Photographic prints [32 + copies] depicting farming by Aboriginal people of the Daly River. Includes prints of Daly River settlers, 1932

6

Fighting, Daly River, 1932, 1934-35. Photographic prints [26 + copies] depicting preparations for tribal fighting

7

Port Keats Mission and fish trap, 1935. Photographic prints [13 + copies] depicting church service services and prawning. AIATSIS negative numbers not available for most of these prints

8

Miscellaneous, Daly River and Port Keats, 1932, 1934-35. Includes photographic prints [41 + copies] found without annotation. AIATSIS negative numbers not available. Prints were originally housed with proof sheets in a file box marked Daly River – Port Keats 1932, 1934-35

9

Bush camps, Port Keats, 1952. Photographic prints [55 + copies] depicting bush camps. AIATSIS negative numbers not available

10

Bush cooking, Port Keats, 195? Photographic prints [9 + copies] depicting Pandak and others cooking a kangaroo and playing musical instruments. AIATSIS negative numbers provided

11

Canoes, Port Keats, 1952. Photographic prints [10 + copies] depicting canoe making, Tjindi bush camp [1952?]. AIATSIS negative numbers available for 3 prints

12

Corroboree and camp dancing, Port Keats Mission, 195? Photographic prints depicting body decorating for a coroborree and camp dancing, 1950s [10 + 7 + copies]. AIATSIS negative numbers not available for 5 prints

13

Portraits - Men and boys, Port Keats Mission, 195? See Item 13(a)-(c). Photographic prints [68 + copies]. Includes a number of identified portraits – 1 of Pandak dated 1959 and several group photographs. AIATSIS negative numbers provided for 44 prints

14

Portraits - Women and children – Port Keats Mission, 195? See Item 14(a)-(e). Photographic prints [82 + copies]. Includes mostly unidentified portraits with several group photographs. AIATSIS negative numbers provided for 37 prints

15

Mission life – Port Keats, 195? See Item 15(a)-(g). Photographic prints [198 + copies] depicting Christian wedding ceremonies; children being schooled by nuns; medical facilities; women working in the fields; men working with timber including sequence with Fr. R.J. Docherty M.S.C.; a mission procession, Christmas festivities [c.1957] and the gathering of the people of Port Keats Mission for the arrival of boats and an airplane. Some photographs identified and many without AIATSIS negative number [see handwritten list for details in Item 15(a)]

16

Scenes of Port Keats and Daly River, 1965. Twenty-two duplicate transparencies of the Port Keats, Daly River area taken July 1965. AIATSIS negative numbers not available. Originals held in AIATSIS Audiovisual Archives Program.

17

Miscellaneous photographs – Unidentified photographers. Includes photographs of women at Utopia Station painted with designs for the Anatjia (bush potato) dreaming; and portraits and associated captions of Donald Nangiari, Vincent Lingiari, Dexter Daniels, Pincer Numiari and Nick Rangiari, n.d.

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Series 10          Photographs - Secret/Sacred, 1932-35, c.1952, 1954

This series includes various generations of black and white photographic prints in gloss or matte finish from negatives held in AIATSIS Audiovisual Archives Program. Arrangement of the prints is generally chronological by AIATSIS negative number within each Item. Items 1(d) and (e) are arranged chronologically under specific sub-headings e.g. ceremonial body decoration. Explanatory notes are located in Item 1(a).

Photographic proof sheets of all negatives located in the AIATSIS Audiovisual Archives Program were printed in 1982. As the proof sheets contain some secret/sacred material they have all been housed within this series.

Closed Access – Principal’s permission. Closed copying – Principals permission [Access A3b B1]

Item  
1

Ceremonies, Daly River (and possibly Port Keats) 1932, 1934-35. Numbered as Item 1(a)-(e). Includes many prints depicting various aspects of an initiation ceremony such as ceremonial body decoration [Item 1(d)] and preparation for circumcision [Item 1(e)] etc. A set of accompanying typed notes on the initiation ceremonies in the Daly River area prepared by Stanner in the 1930s cannot be found. Includes typescript notes prepared by Stanner c.1980, which provide some captions based on slides held in Sydney University, 2pp. Also includes a list of AIATSIS Audiovisual Archives Program negative numbers for prints held in this series, prepared by the Library, 2000

2

Kwidjiga Corroboree, Timber Creek, 1930s. Photographic prints [4 + copies] depicting Aborigines adorned for a corroboree in which an ingredient is human blood. See notes in Item 1(a) for further details and list of negative numbers

3

Name Ceremony, Port Keats, 1935. Photographic prints [4 + copies – 1 with description] depicting Pandak, a Murinbata/Murinpatha and notable artist. See notes in Item 1(a) for further details and list of negative numbers

4

Ceremony, Port Keats, c.1952, 1954. Numbered as Item 4(a)-(c). Includes photographic prints [78 + copies] of a ceremony, Port Keats c.1952. Numerous annotations are provided but no negative numbers. Item 4(c) includes photographic prints [14 prints + copies] and proof sheets of a ceremony, Port Keats, 1954. See notes in Item 1(a) for list of negative numbers. See also Series 3 and Series 5

5

Proof sheets of Daly River and Port Keats areas, 1932, 1934-5. Numbered as Item 5(a)-(c). Includes a handwritten list of negative numbers that appear on the proof sheets, prepared by the Library, 2000 [see Item 5(a)]

6

Proof sheets of Port Keats and Fitzmaurice areas 1950s, 1960s. Numbered as Item 6(a)-(d). Includes typescript notes prepared by Mrs P. Stanner, 1982 and handwritten list of negative numbers that appear on the proof sheet, prepared by the Library, 2000 [see Item 6 (a)]

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Series 11           Research notes, newspaper clippings, etc.,  1931-82

This series comprises research notes, manuscript fragments, annotated seminar papers, newspaper clippings and articles compiled by Stanner.

The newspaper clippings are not comprehensive on any issue and are often undated. Includes The Advertiser (Adelaide), The Times [London], The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Northern Daily Leader (Tamworth) and The National Times.

Open access – Reading. Open copying and quotation [Access code A1 B5]

Item  
1

Fragments of papers on ‘social structure’ c.1955-57. Numbered as Item 1(a)-(b). Typescript and handwritten fragments critical of the concept of ‘social structure’; fragments variously entitled Social structure and individual variation; Some notes on the study of comparative social institutions; Individual and society: their respective roles in anthropology; and Social structure and individual variation

2

Fragments of papers and notes on E. Durkheim and A.R. Radcliffe-Brown c.1958. Numbered as Item 2(a)-(c). Includes typescript and handwritten fragments on Institutions and value-theory; the ‘Karwadi cult’; E. Durkeim’s categories; also drafts and notes for article on A.R. Radcliffe-Brown for International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, n.d.

3

Notes on structure, population pattern and theory of social economy. Includes handwritten notes on Structure; typescript notes on Groups and social classes, handwritten notes on Population and nature of territorial system with accompanying photocopies of Historical Records of Australia, v.26: 223-228, 632-636 and Man, nos 91-92, May 1931: 84-86; Burke & Wills – Dispatches, 4pp.; Summary of Spencer and Gillen’s ‘The Arunta’, and typescript and handwritten notes on vols. 1-2, Cassel, Theory of Social Economy, c.1937-38

4

Notes and offprints on religion, c.1966-76. Numbered as Item 4(a)-(b). Includes typescript and handwritten notes by Stanner and offprints of Gadjari among the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia, by J. Meggitt, 1966; photocopy One ceremony, one song: the organisation of mortuary songs in North-East Arnhem Land, by Ian Keen, 1976; Herath: a religious ritual and its secular aspect, by T.N. Madan, 1961; photocopies translations of articles by F. Graebner, D. Otto Siebert and P.W. Schmidt published in Globus, vols. 95-97, 1910; The ritual estate and Aboriginal polity, by Graham Barker, 1975; and Abstracts of papers of Inaugural Conference: Australian Association for the Study of Religions, 1976

5

Miscellaneous notes on linguistics, c.1958. Includes water-damaged handwritten notes on the study of linguistics. As found

6

Miscellaneous notes on publications, 1935-74, 1977. Numbered as Item 6(a)-(b). Includes notes found in file of Daly River police correspondence, 1935; [lecture?] notes on Ethnological Jurisprudence, by R. Firth, 12 January 1937; An introduction to legal reasoning, by Edward H. Levi, 1945; notes on The Structure of Society, by Marion J. Levy, 1952; Foundations of Social Anthropology, by S.F. Nadel, c.1959, 41pp.; extract from A long journey, by Pitirim A. Sorokin, 1963; The growth and tendency of anthropological and ethnological studies, by Dr R.R. Marrett, 16pp.; The segmentation of society by Gregory Bateson, 1pp.; the Churinga, n.d., 9pp.; photocopies chapters VII and XVI from The Northern Tribes of Central Australia, by Baldwin Spencer and F.J. Gillen, 1904; Review of The limits of functional anthropology: methods of study of culture contact on Africa, by Victor Murray, Obersea Education, X (1) 1938 and photocopy The Colonial Office and the Organization of Social Research, by Audrey I. Richards, Anthropological Forum, 4 (2) 1977

7

Miscellaneous notes on seminar papers and publications, 1934-38, 1949-5? See Item 7(a)-(b). Includes handwritten and typescript notes on seminars and publications by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, R. Firth, S.F. Nadel and others. As found

8

Seminar papers and some associated notes, c.1938-51. Numbered as Item 8(a)-(b). Mainly seminar papers delivered by others at the London School of Economics and Political Science [LSE]. Includes ‘The lesson of events in Indonesia’, summary of article by Sha Ping, 1949; Logical analysis of certain aspects of ritual, symbolism and social change, n.d., 7pp. Handwritten notes and seminar paper on Current problems of the tropical Far East: economic, political, administrative, educational’, by J.S. Furnivall, ANU, 1950; LSE seminar papers on The Individual in Society, by R. Firth, E. Beaglehole, Daryll Forde, Mr Barnes, K.L. Little, R.H. Robbins, E.R. Leach, L. Fallers, A. Richards, P. Kaberry, M. Wilson, Mr Arikpo, L. Fallers, B. Ward, and Edward Winter, 1949-50. Also includes handwritten notes and seminar paper on The British Commonwealth with special reference to security problems in the Atlantic area and in the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, by N. Mansergh, 1951

9

Seminar papers and some associated notes, 1961-68. Mainly seminar papers delivered by others at The Australian National University. Including typescript notes on seminar by J(?) Singh, 1961; typescript notes on seminar paper on secular religions by Professor von der Gablentz, 1967; ‘Punishment and responsibility’ and ‘Desert and the justification of penalties’, by John Kleinig, c.1968; annotated tables from seminar paper by Jack Golson, 1968; and ‘Notes on Mr Golson’s paper Life and times of the Australian Aborigines’

10

Notes on historical material, 1962-63. Comprising mostly handwritten and some typescript notes on Australian historical material for planned book ‘The Australian Aborigines’. See also Series 1 Items 224, 225, 269, 270 and 274

11

Seminar papers etc. by students of Stanner, c.196?-69. Numbered as Item 11(a)-(d). Papers relate mainly to Warren Shapiro, doctoral student supervised by Stanner. Includes signed offprints by Warren Shapiro, On the classification of bifurcate merging systems, Anthropologica N.S., VIII (1) 1966 and Relational affiliation in ‘unilineal’ descent systems, Man, 2 (3) 1967: 461-463. Nine roneoed ANU seminar papers by Warren Shapiro. Handwritten notes by Stanner on Shapiro’s thesis on Miwuyt marriage, 1969 [11pp.] and a typescript, quarto, manuscript by Shapiro entitled Some correlates of avuncular marriage, 40pp. [See MS 763 in Library for published thesis.] Also includes seminar paper by L.B. Steadman entitled ‘Men marry men’, 1968 with annotations by Stanner

12

Annotated papers, 1953-76. Numbered as Item 12(a)-(b). Consists mainly of offprints of papers by others annotated or with accompanying notes by  Stanner. Includes Chapter 3. Real models, by Claude Levi-Strauss, 1953, 114pp.; Societies and cultures as natural systems, by Robert Redfield, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 85 (Parts I and II) 1955; On the Sociology of Primitive exchange (Working drafts for the ASA Conference, June 25-30, 1963), by Marshall D. Sahlins, 109pp.; Principles and problems of planned cultural change, by D.P. Sinha, reproduced from Applied Anthropology in India (ed. L.P. Vidyarthi), 1967; Claude Levi-Strauss: The anthropologist as everyman, by J.R. von Sturmer and J.H. Bell, A Study of Man Paper, 1970; Totemism yesterday: sentiment and local organisation among the Australian Aborigines, seminar paper by Nicolas Peterson, 1971; Consciousness, literature and the Aborigine in nineteenth century Australia, seminar paper by J.J. Healy, 1973; and translation from The Poetry of the myth, by E.M. Meletinskiy, 1976. As found

13

Restricted. Report on Hans Mol’s ‘The firm and the formless’: Religion and identity in Aboriginal Australia. Incomplete report by Stanner on manuscript by Hans Mol. Typescript, 1pp. Also includes associated letters of Hans Moll, December 1977 and copy of manuscript dated August 1978, 110pp

14

Fragments of lecture notes c.192?-36. Comprises handwritten lecture notes on Aboriginal languages and religion, n.d. As found

15

Fragments of lecture notes, c.1937-40. Includes handwritten lecture notes given by Stanner and others on a range of topics including social structure, religion, international relations, mourning ceremonies, economics, the war in the Middle East etc. Mainly undated notes with occasional sketches. Also includes typescript manuscript ‘Extracts from letters of the Rev. F.A. Albrecht of the Hermannsburg Mission’, 6pp

16

Fragments of manuscripts and notes, c.1946-52. Includes handwritten fragments of chapter entitled Some special characteristics of Aboriginal society, 7pp.; reference notes; seminar/lecture notes on extinction of species; and segmentation. Also typescript discussion notes from LSE, c.1950. Some papers water-damaged

17

Fragments of manuscripts and notes, c.1953-60. Includes handwritten lecture/seminar notes on social change, field methods, cults and A.R. Radcliffe-Brown. Also typescript ‘Preface’ and miscellaneous note

18

Fragments of manuscripts and notes, c.1962-81. Includes notes on The relevance of history to social anthropology; anthropology and 'meaning'; The Aborigines and the Australian community; Marxism and anthropology; and lists of references including ‘Articles published between 1935-37 likely to contain references to Aboriginal policy’, 1968. Also includes paper on ‘Aspects of field-work’, c.1962, 13pp.

19

Fragments of manuscripts and notes, n.d. Numbered as Item 19(a)-(b). Includes Some notes on Discussion Paper no.17 [referring to Aboriginal customary law], 7pp.; General notes on untitled essay; Some notes on the Victoria River District, 1pp.; note on assimilation; Eleven main West Indian problems, 1pp.; Sketch of the social structure of a circus, by M.M. Tew; copy of Ralph Piddington’s summary of report on the condition and treatment of Aborigines (Western Australia), 1935; fragment of drafts ‘On Aboriginal religion’ and ‘Durkheim’; Notes on general working paper – UNESCO/SS/SP/WP; and various lecture notes, references, maps and diagrams. As found.

20

Occasional notes, n.d. Comprise fragments of typescript and handwritten notes for various papers. As found.

21

Data on murder cases in the Northern Territory, 1932-34. Numbered as Item 21(a)-(b). Photocopies of government archival files relating to the attempted murder of Herbert Watts by Aborigines, 1932 and the Nemarluk case, 1933-34. See also Series 5

22

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1930-82. Numbered as Item 22(a)-(b). Covers such issues as a proposal to establish an Aboriginal reserve in Arnhem Land; exploration of Arnhem Land by missionaries; proposal to send an armed force to Arnhem Land; ‘'European-primitive' culture contact in New Guinea’; the work of anthropologists; payment of wages to Aborigines in the Northern Territory; prejudice toward Aborigines; living conditions of Aborigines; lifting the liquor ban to Aborigines; assimilation policy; and Aboriginal law and preservation of rock art

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Series 12            Yirrkala Land Claim - Legal papers, 1968-71

Yirrkala is a settlement on the Gove Pensinsula at the northeastern tip of Arnhem Land. It began as a Methodist mission in 1935 forming part of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve established in 1931.

In 1953 the Northern Territory Government passed the Minerals (Acquisition) Ordinance, vesting mineral deposits with the Crown (if this was not already the case). Various mining activities were carried out on the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve before 1967 and a number of buildings set up by the Commonwealth Government.

In 1968 the Commonwealth Government and Nabalco Pty Ltd entered into an agreement that granted a special mineral lease to Nabalco over land included in the Gove region of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve for a term of 42 years. The subject of the lease was the mining of bauxite and special purpose leases for ancillary operations (also granted to Nabalco), effective from the date of the Mining (Gove Peninsula Agreement) Ordinance 1968.

Some Yirrkala Aborigines, representing their clans, objected to this course of action and issued a writ in December 1968, by which they sought, in addition to the injunction, damages against Nabalco, a declaration of title to the lands intruded upon, a declaration that the Commonwealth had acted unconstitutionally in acquiring the lands without just terms of compensation, and a declaration that the agreement by which Nabalco was in Arnhem Land was unlawful.

In March 1969 the Yirrkala Aborigines applied to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory for an interim injunction to restrain the Commonwealth and Nabalco from continuing with allegedly wrongful acts within the Gove region of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. They claimed that their interests in the land in question had been unlawfully invaded by Nabalco and the Commonwealth. (Millirrpum and Others v Nabalco Pty Ltd and the Commonwealth of Australia.)

The Aboriginal plaintiffs led by Counsel Mr Justice Woodward QC, had to prove that a proprietary interest in the land, albeit under their own laws which, they argued, were in force at the time of the accession of the land by the Crown. This involved establishing the existence of a recognizable doctrine of communal native title and/or the invalidation of certain legislation passed concerning the land. In order to establish their proposition that there was a doctrine of communal native title applicable to them, and legally enforceable, the Aboriginal plaintiffs called two anthropologist, Professors W.E.H. Stanner and R.M. Berndt, to present expert evidence.

In a decision handed down in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in April 1971, Mr Justice Blackburn rejected the Aborigines’ claim against the mining company, Nabalco and the Commonwealth. The Judge said he had inevitably come to the conclusion that the doctrine of communal native title was not part of the law anywhere in Australia. The case, however, did much to place the movement for native title on the national political agenda.

The following Yirrkala series reflects the original arrangement of the material into legal, case evidence, book manuscript and correspondence. Various spellings of the name ‘Millirrpum’ are used in the original documents.

Open access – reading. Open copying and quotation [Access code A1 B5]

Item  
1

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia. Mathaman & Others v. Nabalco and the Commonwealth of Australia. No. 341 of 1968. Includes Copy of Writ of Summons against Nabalco Pty Ltd and the Commonwealth, 13 December 1968, 4pp.; Application by defendants for summary judgment. Argument for plaintiffs, 24pp. [+ copy]; Reasons for judgment(delivered 16 May 1969), 22pp. [+ copy]; Defence of defendant Commonwealth of Australia, July 1969, 19pp.; and ‘Further and better particulars of the statement of claim herein delivered…by the firstnamed defendant dated 15th July 1969’, 8pp

2

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. Millirrpum and Others v. Nabalco and the Commonwealth of Australia. Submission of Plaintiffs Counsel. No. 341 of 1968. Submission by, Purcell & Purcell, Solicitors for Plaintiffs, Werribee. Typescript, foolscap, double-spaced, 188pp

3

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. Milirripum and Others v. Nabalco and the Commonwealth of Australia. No. 341 of 1968. Book of Pleadings. Purcell & Purcell, Solicitors for Plaintiffs and Mr R.B. Hutchison, Solicitor for Defendant, Canberra, 1970. Typescript, foolscap, double-spaced, 63pp

4

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia. Millirrpum v. Nabalco and the Commonwealth of Australia. Transcript of Proceedings. No. 341 of 1968. Numbered as Item 4(a)-(n). Proceedings held before His Honour Mr Justice Blackburn at Canberra, 27 October 1970 to 25 November 1970, pages 1839-2976 + errata

5

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia. Milirrpum and others v. Nabalco and the Commonwealth of Australia. Reasons for Judgment. No. 341 of 1968. Sections A and B. Numbered as Item 5(a)-(b). Table of Contents and Reasons for Judgment. Typescript, foolscap, double and single-spaced, 2 + 188pp

6

Supreme Court of Northern Territory. Milirrpum v. Nabalco and the Commonwealth of Australia (Gove Land Rights Case.) Judgment of the Honourable Mr Justice Blackburn. Numbered as Item 6(a)-(b). Published by the Law Book Company, 1971, 293pp

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Series 13         

Yirrkala Land Claim – Case evidence and critiques of judgment etc., 1959-74

This series contains Canadian Indian (Nishga) case material cited in the Yirrkala submissions by the plaintiffs. They were obtained for Stanner and Frank Purcell from Wilson Duff, anthropologist from University of British Colombia, aiding the Nishga counsel, Thomas R. Berger.

The series also contains legal theses and publications on the Blackburn judgment and reference material compiled by Stanner and his research assistant, Judith Wilson, for use in the Yirrkala case and subsequent book. See also Series 1 Item 359, and Series 14.

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Canadian Indian case material, 1959-69. Numbered as Item 1(a)-(f). Includes The Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska v. The United States,1959, 122pp.; The House of Commons of Canada, Bill C-123. An Act to provide for the dispossession of Indian claims. First reading, June 21, 1965; Judgment of Supreme Court of Canada in the Queen vs. White and Bob, 1965, [131pp.] and Reasons for Judgment, 1964, 52pp.; Nishga Tribal Council Statement of Claim, 1967 and associated papers; Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada by the Nishga Indians, 70pp.; Canadian government policy towards Indians, by Canadian Acting High Commissioner, 2 July 1969; Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian policy, 1969, 13pp.; Proceedings of the Conference on Productivity and Conservation in Northern Circumpolar Lands, October 1969, various pp.; and associated correspondence between Stanner and A.R. Menzies, High Commissioner for Canada, 1970 and between Diane Barwick and Wilson Duff, 1969

2

Lester, Geoffrey S. Aboriginal Land Rights: Mr Justice Blackburn and the doctrine of communal native title. Essay submitted as partial requirement for Degree of Bachelor of Law, vols. I and II, 1971. Typescript (photocopy), 150 + 38pp

3

Lester, Geoffrey and Graham Parker. Land rights: the Australian Aborigines have lost a legal battle but…. Numbered as Item 3(a)-(b). Typescript carbon [+ photocopy], quarto, double-spaced, 98pp. Published in Alberta Law Review 11 (2) 1973: 187-237. See B L642.18/LI in Library

4

Baxi, Upendra. The lost dreamtime: now forever lost. A critique of the Gove land rights decision. Numbered as Item 4(a)-(b). Roneoed typescript, foolscap, double-spaced, 66pp. Also includes preliminary draft of paper and accompanying letter from Julius Stone, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, September 1972 and Notes for a critique of the Gove land decision, by Upendri Baxi prepared for Jurisprudence Class 1971, The University of Sydney, 17pp. See also PMS 3157 in Library

5

Published letters and articles 1919-73. Includes photocopies, some annotated, of correspondence from The Australian Law Journal 1971-72; Legal status of Aboriginal people: slaves or citizens, by J. Little in F.A. Stevens ed. Racism: the Australian experience. A study of race prejudice in Australia. vol. 2, 1972; Tau v. Commonwealth of Australia & others. Judgment (Oral); Southern Rhodesian land in re. Privy Council cases, Law Journal Reports, 88, 1919; Letters patent erecting and establishing the province of South Australia: 19 February 1836. Notes prepared in the Archives Dept., Public Library S.A., n.d.; The Gove Land Rights Case: a judicial dispensation for the taking of Aboriginal lands in Australia?’, by John Hookey, Federal Law Review, 5 (1), 1972; and Milirrpum and the Maoris: the significance of the Maori land cases outside New Zealand, by John Hookey, Otago Law Review, 3 (1) 1973

6

Select committee reports, 1963-74. Includes (Australia) House of Representatives. Report from the Select Committee on Grievances of Yirrkala Aborigines, Arnhem Land Reserve, Parts I & II, 1963; Submission to House of Representatives Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, concerning preservation of Aboriginal sites, by G. Chaloupka, 1974; Submission to House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, by A. Barrie Pittock, 1974; and Present conditions of Yirrkala people. First report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, 1974

7

Research notes extracted from various publications on Aboriginal land ownership, c.1968-71. Numbered as Item 7(a)-(f). Includes typescript and handwritten research notes extracted from government publications, journals, books etc. published c.1863-1971. As found

8

Government policy statements on Aborigines, 1969-74. Includes newspaper clippings; transcripts of government speeches and press statements; and copies of letters on the Aboriginal policy of the Australian Labor Party, the Liberal-Country Party coalition and the Australia Party

9

Newspaper clippings, 1968-72. Numbered as Item 9(a)-(c). Newspaper clippings from various Australian newspapers including The Canberra Times, The Northern Territory Times and The Australian covering the Yirrkala land rights case. Item 9(a) is devoted specifically to the 1971 Blackburn judgment

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Series 14          Yirrkala Land Claim – Book manuscript and associated papers, 1968-75

This series contains letters, papers and chapters for a proposed book on the Yirrkala land claim. In an earlier finding aid to the Stanner Collection prepared by Diane Barwick this material was divided into Folders A-I. The Items listed below reflect this arrangement.

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Correspondence, 1970-72. Includes letter of Nancy M. Williams, 26 April 1970 on her work amongst the Rirratjiru and Gumatj Aborigines; ‘Munkurrauy’ n.d. anon. Presumably statement dictated by Mungurrawuy about historic relations among his Gumatj clan and related clans in area of Gove Peninsula; and draft chapters for Yirrkala Booklet, by Nancy M. Williams, Campbell C. Macknight, Nicolas Peterson and related correspondence, 1971-72

2

Yirrkala data, 1964-74. Includes Crown intentions towards Aboriginal land, by W.E.H. Stanner, n.d.; Aborigines and the land, by C.D. Rowley; Submission by the United Church in North Australia on sacred sites, signed by G.J. Symons, n.d.; AIAS Doc.64/129 Interim Council meeting 1-2 May 1964. Agenda item. Report on Yirrkala area – R.M. Berndt, 2 April 1964; Gove affair: A. Comments on Mr Justice Blackburn’s judgment (May 16th 1969), by R.M. Berndt, 9 September 1969, 27pp.; Tape 1. Speaker, Mungarrawuy, n.d., 1pp.; Problems of Yirrkala community’, by Daymbalipu Muningurr, n.d., 1pp.; Problems faced by Yirrkala community over the last ten years, by Yirrkala Aboriginal Council, 7 February 1974, 2pp.; draft memo by Stanner to H.C. Coombs concerning role of Aboriginal Land Commissioner and possible anthropologist associate commissioner, n.d.; and letter from H.R. Bustard, 28 January 1974. See also Series 15 Item 7

3

Yirrkala data, 1965-75. Includes Crux: the Journal of the Australian Student Christian Movement, 68 (3) 1965; copies of data and correspondence of nurses at Yirrkala Health Centre 1974-75; A personal submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs. Preservation of Aboriginal sites, by Peter John Carroll, c.1973-74; letter of Frank Moy, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 21 January 1975 with copies of letters of Roy D. Marika, Mungurrawuy Yunupingu and Daymbalipu Mununggurr, August- September 1974; photocopy The world of Wandjuk Marika – a tribal elder of the Yirrkala people, Newsletter on Aboriginal Affairs, no. 3 [c.1973]; and typescript list of reference material on the Northern Territory, pp.3-23

4

Yirrkala data, 1969-74. Includes miscellaneous handwritten and typescript notes; legal letters of Frank X. Purcell, 4 February 1969 and 10 May 1971; Yirrkala Aboriginal Council minutes of meeting, 13 February 1974; copies of ‘Judgment: Gove Land Case’, signed JBM; and ‘Attachment A: Examination of doctrine of Communal Native Title’, n.d., anon.

5

[Chapters for book] The Yirrkala land case, c.1971-73. Numbered as Item 5(a)-(c). Includes [introduction] and chapters entitled The judgment examined; The Commonwealth’s submissions I; The Commonwealth’s submissions II; The Commonwealth’s submissions III; Law, untitled chapter; and The Company’s submission. Typescript manuscript with various typescript and handwritten drafts and writing plan. Incomplete. See Series 1 Item 359 for further details

6

Yirrkala data, 1963-75. Includes Submission by United Church of North Australia on sacred sites, by G.J. Symons, n.d.; Milirrpum v. Nabalco and the Commonwealth. Memorandum of Advice, Owen Dixon Chambers, 7 May 1971; Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Comments on recommendations made by Select Committee on Grievances of Yirrkala Aboriginals 1963, annotated by Stanner with hand drawn map of Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve indicating location of decentralised groups in contact with the Department [prepared by Anita Campbell?]; Confidential. Submission by Nabalco Pty. Limited to House of Representatives Standing Committee on Gove venture, January 1974, 33pp.; and Report of meeting of Aboriginal Leadership Council 14 March 1975, by Ray D. Marika. See also Series 15 Item 15.

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Opinions of historians on original settlement of Australia, sought 1970. Includes  ‘Historical note, by Father J.J. Eddy, S.J., n.d. Typescript, quarto, 5pp.; untitled note, by Sir W. Keith Hancock, 31 March 1970. Typescript, foolscap, 2pp.; and copies of letters of Stanner soliciting such opinions for the Yirrkala land case, 16 March 1970.

8

Fragments of manuscripts on Yirrkala case, 1969-70. Includes Anthropological matters arising from the Commonwealth’s reply to Aborigines' statement of claims. Typescript drafts, n.d., various pp.; Statement by Professor Stanner in proof of Aboriginal claims[1 January 1970], various pp. These and other fragments were originally housed amongst 1959-60 religion notes of Murinbata/Murinpatha book manuscript [Series 1 Item 423]

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Series 15         

Yirrkala Land Claim – Correspondence, legal and government opinions, 1968-73

This series comprises files that were donated to the Australian Department of Aboriginal Affairs Library by Stanner in 1974. In 1982 they were cleared by that Department and offered to Mrs P. Stanner to become part of the W.E.H. Stanner Collection at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Includes letters of Frank X. Purcell (Counsel for the plaintiffs), R.M. Berndt, N.M. Williams, W. Lloyd Warner and others with copies of letters of Stanner.

Stanner included some of the important correspondence and reports within this series in his chronological manuscript file [Series I]. These items are described in Series I but housed with their associated correspondence in this series.

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1

Council for Aboriginal Affairs. For the Council. The Yirrkala writ and the Department of Interior’s paper. 21st January 1969. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto paper by W.E.H. Stanner, 4pp. [+ draft]. Listed also as Series 1 Item 278

2

Correspondence with Frank X. Purcell and other lawyers, 1969-74. Contains correspondence referring to matters discussed at a seminar arranged by Stanner, 28 February 1969, The Australian National University and copies of letters of Frank X. Purcell, 1968-71. Includes letter from Stanner to F.X Purcell, 5 March 1969; letters of Roy Marika, Daymbalipu Munungurr and Gawirrin Gumana to Frank Purcell, September 1970; typescript message to Stanner from F.X Purcell, 27 April 1971. Also includes ‘The Yirrkala case. For private seminar at ANU’, by W.E.H. Stanner [listed also as Series 1 Item 284]; ‘Yirrkala land case: summary discussion at seminar held on 28th February 1969, ANU’ [listed also as Series 1 Item 285]; Canadian cases – memo from A.R. Blackshield, Feb.27, 1969; Legal questions affecting Yirrkala land claim [prepared by J. Stone and A.R. Blackshield]; [typescript note on] ‘The Yirrkala case, 28.2.1969’; letter of A.R. Blackfield to Stanner, 8 April 1969; and copy of Submission regarding first report – Aboriginal Land Rights Commission to Justice A.E. Woodward from F.X. Purcell, 12 October 1973

3

Opinion of W.A. Lalor, c.1969. Paper entitled The Yirrkala Case [part of which was distributed at the ANU Seminar of 28 February 1969.] Typescript carbon, double-spaced, foolscap, 29pp. See also Series 15 Item 2

4

For the Council. Draft submission by [Department of] Interior on the Yirrkala land case. Paper by W.E.H. Stanner dated 11 March 1969. Typescript, single-spaced, quarto, 3pp. Listed also as Series 1 Item 286

5

Preliminary Hearing, 18-21 March 1969. Includes memo For the Council [for Aboriginal Affairs]. Yirrkala seeking legal advice, by B.G. Dexter, n.d.; copies of Mathaman & Ors v. Nabalco and the Commonwealth. Statement of Claim [writ issued 13 December 1968]; Draft 18 January 1969. Gove writ – request for cessation of operations; copies of Attorney-General Department messages, March 1969; Transcript of incomplete and long-hand notes made in court by W.E.H. Stanner, March 1969 [listed also as Series 1 Item 288]. Roneoed typescript and original draft with associated cover letters; urgent telegram 19 March 1969; Woodward QC for plaintiffs. Reply to reply by permission; copy newspaper clippings, 21 March 1969; Confidential. [Letter to] Hon. W.C. Wentworth, M.P., Minister-in-Charge of Aboriginal Affairs, 1 April 1969 [listed also as Series 1 Item 287]; letter of Frank Purcell, 10 April 1969; note from David Butt, April 1969; and handwritten notes of  Stanner

6

Yirrkala settlement basis, 1969. Includes Offer by Gove Aboriginals is rejected, The Australian, 22 March 1969: 3; Notes on the Yirrkala case as at 31st May 1969, by W.E.H. Stanner, 28 May 1969 [advice to Council for Aboriginal Affairs on potential settlement prior to main trial, listed also as Series 1 Item 289]; and Yirrkala: possible basis for settlement’, by H.C. Coombs, 10 June 1969

7

Correspondence with Frank X. Purcell, 1969-73. Numbered as Item 6(a)-(b). Includes letters of F.X. Purcell, January 1969-June 1970 [with letter of Stanner to Purcell of 30 May 1960 also listed as Series 1 Item 290]; letter to L.R. Hiatt, 20 August 1969 [listed also as Series 1 Item 301]; photocopy letter of L.R. Hiatt to F.X. Purcell, 23 August 1969; photocopy letters of F.X. Purcell to H.C. Coombs, December 1969 following Purcell’s recent visit to Yirrkala; correspondence between R.M. Berndt and Stanner, January-April 1970 concerning the use of anthropological material and general progress of the case; photocopy memo from B.G. Dexter to H.C. Coombs, 17 February 1970 concerning Purcell’s letters on Yirrkala; Statement prepared for solicitors – land claim – Burrumarra [Warramiri], Darwin, May 1970; and letters and notes of Purcell concerning his visit to Yirrkala after the case in 1973 with associated letter of Roy Marika

8

Council for Aboriginal Affairs. For the Council – Some comments on ‘An outline of a non-adversary case for the Commonwealth’, 18th June 1969. Commentary by Stanner [listed also as Series 1 Item 291]

9

Interest in land in the Gove Peninsula, n.d. Outline of land tenure principles for Council for Aboriginal Affairs, by W.E.H. Stanner [listed also as Series 1 Item 304]

10

A note on the mata-mala question, 24 August 1970. Several copies [+ drafts] of note prepared for F.X. Purcell by Stanner [listed also as Series 1 Item 313]

11

Minister-in-Charge. 4th February 1970. Advice on the Yirrkala case by Stanner. Typescript manuscript with handwritten draft [listed also as Series 1 Item 323]

12

Council for Aboriginal Affairs. For Council. The situation re-examined. Confidential. Council file only. 19th July 1971. Analysis and prediction of government Aboriginal policy and response to Council for Aboriginal Affairs advice by Stanner [listed also as Series 1 Item 330]

13

The Northern Territories Supreme Court’s judgment in the Yirrkala case. Office of Aboriginal Affairs, July 1971. Excerpts from the Blackburn judgment, prepared by Stanner [listed also as Series 1 Item 331] and Memorandum of Advice for the case prepared at Owen Dixon Chambers, 7 May 1971. Photocopy

14

Draft. Royalties from European enterprises on NT Aboriginal reserves. 28.6.72. Handwritten paper by Stanner discussing Council of Aboriginal Affairs and government views on principles of compensation [listed also as Series 1 Item 348]

15

Letters of Ronald M. Berndt to F.X. Purcell, 1969-70. Includes typescript letters of R.M. Berndt, Professor of Anthropology, University of Western Australia on Gove land dispute, 3 February 1969 and 25 February 1970; rough sketch map of the Gove Peninsula showing distribution of the Dua and Jiridja Moiety mada (language or dialect units) with attached typescript notes, [c.1969]; and annotated photocopy Mathaman and Ors v. Nabalco Pty. Ltd and the Commonwealth of Australia. No. 341 of 1968. Affidavit of Ronald Murray Berndt, 4 March 1969. See also related correspondence between Berndt and Stanner in Series 14 Item 6

16

Comments on Blackburn judgment by R.M. Berndt and others, 1969. Includes Mathaman and Others v. Nabalco Pty Ltd and the Commonwealth of Australia. Reasons for Judgment (delivered 16 May 1969), 22pp.; typescript carbon message from Department of Interior, 16 May 1969; copies letters of F.X. Purcell to government concerning legal cost of case, 3 February and 27 April 1969; and Gove Affair. A. Comments on Mr Justice Blackburn’s Judgment, by Ronald M. Berndt, 9 September 1969. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 27pp

17

Parliamentary Standing Committee into Aboriginal Land Rights at Nhulunbuy, 1969, 1974. Includes Agenda Item no.9. Legislation discriminating against Aboriginals, April 1969, 3pp.; copies of correspondence concerning matters of dispute between the mining company Nabalco and the Yirrkala Aborigines, August-December, 1974; and The Wirrawa Lagoon: Nhulunbuy NT, by E.J. Egan, 21 January 1971, 5pp. [+ hand-drawn map]

18

Draft. Policy in Aboriginal Affairs, 7 September 1971. Paper by J.P.M. Long for Council of Aboriginal Affairs annotated and edited by Stanner. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 16pp

19

Opinion by R.A. Blackburn, c.1971-72. Some thoughts on Aboriginal title to land in Australia by R.A. Blackburn. Roneoed typescript, single-spaced, foolscap paper circulated confidentially to government, 5pp

20

Opinion by R.J. Ellicott, Commonwealth Solicitor-General, 1971. Recognition of Aboriginal land claims on reserves in the Northern Territory by R.J. Ellicott, 16 November 1971. Roneoed typescript, double-spaced, foolscap, 28pp

21

Confidential legal material, 1969-70. Includes papers by Stanner for Council for Aboriginal Affairs; Aborigines and land, Canberra Times, 7 September 1970 with note from H.C. Coombs; and copies of Department of Interior correspondence referred to Stanner that includes letters by F.X. Purcell, 6 October 1969 and 23 January 1970

22

Correspondence on Northern Territory Crown Lands Bill, 1968. Includes official letters, teleprinter messages and notes between Stanner and H.C. Coombs, February 1968; typescript comments by Stanner on the Crown Land Bill; and photocopy hand-drawn map of Gove Peninsula, c.1968

23

Correspondence, 1969-72. Numbered as Item 23(a)-(b). Includes letters of W. Lloyd Warner, J.F. Northey, Campbell C. Macknight, Jack Golson, The Primitive Peoples Fund [London], Nancy M. Williams, Nicolas Peterson, Julius Stone, John Little, The Secretary, Department of the Interior [concerning Drimmie Head] with notes and copies of letters sent by Stanner. Often includes accompanying background notes on the situation at Yirrkala

24

Miscellaneous material, 1969-72. Mostly official papers which include notes of meeting Yirrkala Village Council, 20 November 1970; copy of letters Daymbalipu Munurgurr, Roy D. Marika, Methodist Department of Christian Citizenship, Thomson & Co., Barristers and Solicitors, P.S. Atiyah, Professor of Law, A.N.U, with notes and letters sent by Stanner; and papers relating to Galkama’s Case at Yirrkala [labeled confidential]

25

Miscellaneous material, 1972-75. Includes notes by Stanner on the Yirrkala lagoon, 27 January [1971] and proposed Yirrkala area school, 26 March 1974; letters to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs (COAA) concerning communication requirement for the north-eastern region of the Northern Territory, March 1974; Questions for Mr Schebeck and Submission made by Bernhard Schebeck, on the socio-economic structure of Yirrkala for the COAA, n.d.; copies Department of Aboriginal Affairs correspondence concerning new ‘red mud disposal’ lease for the mining company Nabalco, August-September, 1975; and photocopy letter of Daymbalipu Mununggurr, President, Yirrkala Dhanbul Community Association to H.C. Coombs, 10 November 1975

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Series 16          Other land claims, 1973-81

On 8 February 1973 the Whitlam Labor government commissioned an inquiry to examine matters relating to Aboriginal land, particularly in the Northern Territory. Mr Justice A.E. Woodward was asked to investigate means of recognising and establishing Aborigines’ traditional interests in land, and to suggest means of satisfying Aborigines’ reasonable aspirations to rights of land. Justice Woodward presented two reports. The first in July 1973, recommending the establishment of two land councils based in Darwin (Northern) and Alice Springs (Central). These councils were asked to make submissions on the various points raised in the first report. The second report, in April 1974, made a series of recommendations that included a proposal to set up an Aboriginal Land Commission to consider claims for land and presented drafting instructions for proposed land rights legislation. Mr Justice R.C. Ward was appointed Interim Aboriginal Land Commissioner, and heard a number of claims in October and November 1975.

The Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act 1976 was proclaimed on 26 January 1977 giving legal recognition to Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory. Mr Justice J.L. Toohey was appointed first Land Rights Commissioner in 1977.

This series comprises documents from the 1973-74 Woodward Commission and cases heard by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner 1977-81 much of them annotated by Stanner. Includes reports, claim books, transcripts of evidence, correspondence, seminar papers, various issues of Land Rights News and annotated copies of Commonwealth land rights legislation.

See also Series 6 for correspondence and data on the Malak Malak land claim and Series 1 Items 406, 407, 408, 409, 418, 419, 425 and 426 for written comments by Stanner.

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Aboriginal Land Rights Commission (Woodward Commission), 1973-74. See Item 1(a)-(d). Includes Aboriginal Land Rights Commission. First report, July 1973; Aboriginal Land Rights Commission. Second report, April 1974; Aboriginal Land Rights Commission. Submission by the Northern Land Council, January 1974 with letter to Stanner from F. G. Brennan; and Aboriginal land tenure as envisaged by Mr Justice Woodward in his first report. Submission by the Department of the Northern Territory. Photocopy

2

Aboriginal community at Oenpelli, 1974. Submission to Aboriginal Land Rights Commission on behalf of the Gunmugurgur known as Na-Madjawarr, Na-Murrwan, Na-Mirrar and other members of the Aboriginal community at Oenpelli, February 1974

3

Aboriginal Land Commissioner correspondence, 1977-79. Includes letters of Mr Justice Toohey to Stanner referring to his appointment as Aboriginal Land Commissioner and to the progress of various land claims, 1977-79; Aboriginal Land Commissioner. Reports [to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs],1977, 1978, 1980; Consolidated list of applications received by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner as at 12 November 1979; and Aboriginal Land Commissioner. Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act 1976. Practice directions revision December 1979

4

Borroloola land claim, 1977-78. Includes Comments on the Borroloola land claim, submitted to Mr Justice Toohey’, by Marie Reay [consultant to Aboriginal Land Commissioner,] n.d.; and Borroloola land claim, report by Mr Justice Toohey published 1979

5

Warlpiri and Kartangarurru – Kurintji land claim, 1977-78. Numbered as Item 4(a)-(n). Includes A claim to areas of traditional land by the Walpiri and Kartangarurra – Kurintji, 1977 [+ revised version 1978], prepared by Nicolas Peterson, Patrick McConvell, Stephen Wild and Rod Hagan at instruction of Central Land Council; Transcript of proceedings before Mr Justice Toohey, Alice Springs, 21 November 1977 – 24 May 1978, which includes evidence submitted by Stanner, 22 May 1978; and Land claim by Warlpiri and Kartangarurru – Kurintji, report by Mr Justice Toohey published 1979 [+ typescript manuscript]

6

Alyawarra and Kaititja land claim, 1977-78. Includes a statement by Diane Bell, October 1978 and Land claim by Alyawarra and Kaititja, report by Mr Justice Toohey published 1979

7

Hyland Bay land claim, c.1978. Draft Submission for the control of entry onto seas adjoining Aboriginal land Hyland Bay, prepared on behalf of the Marin – Djavin, Muringar, Murin Jedi traditional owners and the Nadiri – Phrida community by Arthur B. Palmer, Northern Land Council, n.d.

8

Uluru (Ayers Rock) National Park and Lake Amadeus/Luritja land claim, 1978-79. Includes Decision of jurisdiction by Mr Justice Toohey, April 1979 and Uluru (Ayers Rock) National Park and Lake Amadeus/Luritja land claim, report by Mr Justice Toohey dated August 1979. Photocopy

9

Yingawunarri (Old Top Springs) Mudbura land claim, 1978-79. Numbered as Item 8(a)-(b). Includes Land Rights News, No. 26, 1979 devoted to claim; Yingawunarri Mudbura land claim, prepared by Patrick McConvell and Arthur B. Palmer, Northern Land Council, July 1979; comments on the claim submitted to Mr Justice Toohey, by Francesca Merlan, n.d.; and Yingawunarri (Old Top Springs) Mudbura land claim, report by Mr Justice Toohey published 1980 with accompanying statement by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator The Hon. F.M. Chaney

10

Anmatjirra and Alyawarra (Utopia) land claim, 1978-1980. Numbered as Item 10(a)-(f). Includes The Anmatjirra and Alyawarra land claim to Utopia pastoral lease, Central Land Council submission prepared by R. Hagan and M. Rowell, 1979 [two copies]; Statement on the Utopia land claim’, by Basil Sansom, c.October 1979; Transcript of proceedings before Mr Justice Toohey, Utopia, 14 – 18 September, 1979, 27 February 1980 [incomplete]; Decision of Jurisdiction, by Mr Justice Toohey, 13 September 1979; Statement by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner on Utopia land claim, c.18 October 1979 [incomplete, not used in claim] with related letters of the Office of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner; and Anmatjirra and Alyawarra land claim to Utopia pastoral lease, report by Mr Justice Toohey published 1980

11

Daly River (Malak Malak) land claim, 1978-80. Numbered as Item 11(a)-(c). Includes draft Second Interim Report on the Daly River land claim, by Peter Sutton, Northern Land Council, January 1980; Daly River (Malak Malak) land claim, draft manuscript of book by Peter Sutton and Arthur B. Palmer, Northern Land Council, 1980; and Land Rights News, No. 28, 1980 devoted to claim. See also Series 1 Item 418 and Series 6

12

Alligator Rivers Stage II land claim, 1978-81. Report by Mr Justice Toohey, Interim edition, 1981

13

Kenbi (Cox Peninsula) land claim, 1979. Reports by Mr Justice Toohey dated 24 July 1979 and 20 December 1979 on behalf of the Aborigines claiming land in the Cox Peninsula, Bynoe Harbour, Port Paterson area of the Northern Territory

14

Pawurrinji land claim, 1979. Report prepared by Diane Bell, Central Land Council, c.1979-80

15

Finniss River land claim, 1980. Numbered as Item 15(a)-(b). Includes The Finniss River land claim: a claim on unalienated Crown land in the Adelaide River – Batchelor – Wagait Reserve area of the Northern Territory, compiled by Robert Layton and Nancy Williams in association with the Aboriginal claimants, Northern Land Council, 1980 with covering letter to Stanner from Nancy Williams, March 1980; Appendix to claim book: some details of dreaming sites and narratives (not for general distribution); and Statement on the Finniss River land claim, by Darrell Tryon, ANU, n.d. See also Series 1 Item 425

16

Commentaries on land rights, 1970, 1974, 1979. Includes seminar paper ‘Comprehension of legal rights’ by J.E. Lemaire, Senior Lecturer in Law, Australian School of Pacific Administration, 1970; photocopy Land rights or death, by John R. Tomlinson, Australian Journal of Social Issues, 9 (1) 1974; and commentaries by Kenneth Maddock on an Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies workshop on land claims, the Borroloola and Walbiri [Walpiri] land claims, and the role of anthropology in the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, c.1979

17

Central Land Council correspondence and manuscripts, 1980. Includes letter of Meridith Rowell, Central Land Council, n.d.; ‘Women and the land claims’, by Rowell, April 1980; ‘Additional notes on history’ by Rowell, with copy Department of Aboriginal Affairs file no.64/44 Aboriginal Camps Ayers Rock and Road area, 1964-74 [incomplete]. This note refers to the policy of the Welfare Department in this period to move Aborigines away from the vicinity of the claim areas to permanent settlements. Also includes draft ‘Analysis of Warramunga superstructure’, by R. Bruce Reyburn, Central Land, with cover letter 26 November 1980

18

Miscellaneous papers, 1975-77. Includes Patrilineal and matrilineal succession, Iowa Law Review, 20 (2) 1935; photocopies maps depicting location of Aboriginal groups in Northern Territory, n.d.; letter of Jean Cully, President Melbourne Gurindji Group, 18 April 1976; notes from Northern Land Council on ‘The bombing of Quail Island and Desecration of Djarga’, by Dehne McLaughlin, c.1977; and Department of Aboriginal Affairs background notes. History of Gurindji land claim at Daguragu, August 1975

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Series 17          Federal land rights legislation and inquiries, 1975-79

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 was proclaimed on 26 January 1977. It gave legal recognition to Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory based on recommendations in the Woodward Land Rights Commission’s second report. The Act provided for the creation of Aboriginal land trusts to hold title to Aboriginal land, and the grant to such trusts of inalienable freehold title to former Aboriginal reserves and other land. It also provided for Aboriginal land commissioners to investigate and report on Aboriginal claims to unalienated Crown land.

This series comprises typescript drafts and photocopies of the final legislation, Hansard readings, related manuscripts, ministerial statements and commentaries on the legislation, submissions, reports and relevant issues of Land Rights News.

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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. Numbered as Item 1(a)-(c). Includes Northern Territory of Australia. Crown Lands Ordinance 1931-65; Australia. House of Representatives. Aboriginal Land (NT) Bill 1975; various drafts and final Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Bill 1976; Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act 1976; and associated Amendment Bill, 1978

2

Miscellaneous government documents, 1975-79. Includes second reading speeches to the proposed legislation, 1975, 1976 and 1979; note entitled Purposes of suggested amendments to Land Rights Bill’, by W.C. Wentworth, 6 October 1976; Federal Senate debate on Appropriation Bill (No. 1), 2 November 1976; Some answers to common criticisms of the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Bill 1976; Aboriginal Land Commissioner. Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act 1976. Practice Directions, 8 June 1977; High Court of Australia writ against Mr Justice Toohey and the Central Land Council, 6 February 1976; and Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory: what it means and how it will work, 1979

3

Commentaries, 1976-79. Includes An anthropological perspective on criticism of the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Bill 1976, by Nicolas Peterson, n.d.; Observations and notes on the functions of the Aboriginal Land Commission as prescribed by section 50 of the Act, by Stuart McGill, n.d.; The anthropologist as expert witness, by Lawrence Rosen, American Anthropologist, 79 (3) 1977; and Land Rights News, Nos. 1, 6, 9, 10, 11, 17 and 25

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Submissions and reports, 1975-78. Numbered as Item 4(a)-(b). Includes Mineral activities on Aboriginal lands. Submission to Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, by Australian Mining Industry Council, April 1975; A personal submission to Ranger Uranium Environmental Inquiry, by Peter John Carroll, c.1975; Succession to land: primary and secondary right to Aboriginal estates, submission to Ranger Uranium Inquiry, by Nicolas Peterson, Ian Keen and Basil Sansom, 1977; Submission prepared by the Kimberley Land Council to the Environmental Protection Authority, 1978; and Senate. [Report of] Joint Select Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory, 13 April 1977

5

Miscellaneous papers, 1979-80. Includes paper entitled Indians on skid row: the role of alcohol in the adaptive process of Indian urban migrants, by Hugh Brody, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa, 1971; and Northern Territory of Australia. Aboriginal Land and National Parks Bill, 1980

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Series 18          Correspondence with anthropologists and others,  1945-82

This series includes the correspondence of Stanner with anthropologists and other individuals. It also includes doctoral reports, grant applications and referee reports on anthropological manuscripts.

Unless otherwise stated arrangement is alphabetical by surname then chronologically within each item. Miscellaneous correspondence, referee reports, tributes etc. are located at end of series.

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Berndt, Ronald M. Includes letters of Ronald M. Berndt, Professor of Anthropology, University of Western Australia, 1961-68 concerning proposed publications, visit to Western Australia by Stanner and H.C. Coombs. Also photocopies of official Commonwealth correspondence entitled ‘Welfare of natives Wave Hill, Burundudu Station’, 1945

2

Brandt, E. Includes letters of E. Brandt and three b/w photographs entitled ‘Deaf Adder Creek, NT’ concerning Aboriginal rock art in Arnhem Land, 1970. Also includes additional eight b/w photographs of rock art designs attributed to Brandt; letter and accompanying b/w photograph of J. Peter White, 1952; and letter of Senator E.B. Maher, 1958

3

Elkin, A.P. Numbered as Item 3(a)-(b). Includes original and photocopies of letters of Emeritus Professor, A.P. Elkin, 1933-72; photocopies of letters, notes and reports by Stanner, 1933-71 held in the Elkin Papers, University of Sydney; and offprint of Cargo cults: the problem of explanation, by Judy Inglis, Oceania, 27(4) 1957: 251-263

4

Fry, Henry Kenneth. Letters of H. Kenneth Fry, 1957-59 discussing his anthropological research and that of  Stanner. Includes offprints of Anthropology and psychology, The Medical Journal of Australia, April 18, 1953: 1-8; Aboriginal social systems; Concerning Aboriginal marriage and kinship, by H. Kenneth Fry, The Transaction of the Royal Society of South Australia, v. 73 part II, 1950: 282-294 + 6 diagrams; v.80, 1957: 1-16

5

Hammel, E.A. Letters of E.A. Hammel, University of California, Berkeley, 1964 and accompanying manuscript  entitled A taxonomy key and factor theory for Arunta kinship terminology. Typescript (photocopy), 51pp. Includes critique of the manuscript by Stanner [1964], 5pp

6

Hiatt, Lester R. Numbered as Item 2(a)-(b). Letters and notes of Lester Hiatt, , University of Sydney, c.1965-73 discussing his anthropological papers and commenting on the study of anthropology generally. Includes Introduction, 1973; The swallowing and regurgitation in Australian Myth and rite, n.d.; The scientific study of Australian Aboriginal myths, n.d.; and Queen of night, mother-right, and secret male cults, by L.R. Hiatt, c.1976. Typescript manuscripts; photocopy The lost horde, Oceania, 37(2) 1966: 81-92; Local organization among the Australian Aborigines’, offprint of Oceania, 32(4) 1962: 267-286; and Hiatt’s fieldwork in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, AIAS Report (Doc.63/38)

7

Howe, H.V. Letters of H.V. Howe to Stanner, 1961-69 concerning Aboriginal issues and the pearling industry in the Kimberly region, Western Australia, 1964-1972. Includes photocopy letter to Director, Office of Aboriginal Affairs with accompanying ‘Notes on the Aboriginal problem’, 20 June 1970, 27pp

8

Mongomery, Patrick. Letters of Col. P. Montgomery, Secretary, Anti-Slavery Society, London, 1970-72 referring to his visit to Australia 1970, Lord Vestey and Aboriginal land claims. Includes Anti-Slavery Society for the protection of Human Rights, The Aborigines of Australia: a report to the Committee by the Secretary on his visit to Australia in 1970; The Annual Report of the Anti-Slavery Society for the protection of Human Rights, for the year ended 31st March 1970

9

Peterson, Nicolas. Includes letter of Nicolas Peterson, Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney, and draft report entitled Aboriginal involvement with the European economy in Central Australia: a report on the Pitjantjara and Ngadadjara Aborigines of the Central Australian Reserves, with Appendices, 1970, 45+28pp

10

Pink, Olive Muriel. Letters, postcards, telegrams of Olive Pink, 1968-73 referring to the Australian Arid Regions Flora Reserve, Alice Springs, her readings in anthropology, life and conditions of local Aborigines, 1968 Boyer lectures, and deposit of a deed-box containing her 1930 Central Australian anthropological research data to the Australian National University. Photocopy Miss Pink’s love story; and More adventures of Miss Olive Pink – Part 2, Northern Territory Newsletter, July 1975: 4-9; September 1975: 5-8

11

Schapper, Henry P. Includes letters of Henry P. Schapper, Reader in Agricultural Economics, University of Western Australia, concerning the publication of his manuscript on Aboriginal conditions in Western Australia. Accompanied by typescript paper entitled Theories hindering Aboriginal advancement and Poverty and Aborigines, 1968-70. Also includes carbon copies of letters by Stanner, 1968-69 concerning arrangements for Visiting Fellowship to Australian National University by H. P. Schapper and for forthcoming publication. Contains ‘Forward’, by W.E.H. Stanner for book by H.P. Schapper, Aboriginal Advancement to Integration. Typescript carbon, double-spaced, quarto, 14 May 1970, 4pp

12

Strehlow, T.G.H.  Letters, articles, notes, copies of newspaper clippings referring to the career of T.G.H. Strehlow, 1959-77. Includes letters of V.C. Hall, 1965-66 mentioning the ‘Macdonnell Ranges scheme’ and offprint of T.G.H. Strehlow, The Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ehnological Research in Australia, No.2, 1959: 70-75

13

Tetley, George T. Letters, thesis and architectural drawings by George Tetley, Architecture student, South Australian Institute of Technology, 1966-68. Tetley’s thesis  entitled A Gallery of Aboriginal Man’ was inspired by an idea advocated by  Stanner in 1965. See Series 1 Item 255

14

Thomson, Donald F. Letters of Donald F. Thomson, Emeritus Professor Department of Anthropology, University of Melbourne, 1963-69 concerning his research, publications, anthropology in Australia and the workings of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Affairs. Photocopy of Obituary: Donald F. Thomson, 1901-70, Mankind, 7(4) 1970: 246

15

Willis, Peter. Copy of letter by Peter Willis to Confreres, 1977, 10pp.; grant application Kimberley Cultural Heritage Project; and ‘Change and survival: an outline of social change in the Eastern Kimberleys among the Aborigines now centred in Kununurra’ [commenting on the relationship between missionaries and Aborigines], by Peter Willis, 20pp

16

Miscellaneous correspondenceA to H. Includes letters of Paul G.E. Albrecht, 1971; letter and manuscript re. ‘transactional model’ of Fredrick Barth, 1963; note, 1980 and offprint of Ideology and domination: toward a reconstruction of Australian Aboriginal social formation, by John Bern, Oceania, L No. 2, 1979; letters and manuscript ‘White – Aboriginal relations in western Australia: an overview’, by Peter Biskup, 1962-68; letter of Christopher Crocker and course outline, Professor,  Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, USA, 1973; photocopy proposal Aborigines in linguistics, by  R.M.W. Dixon, Professor, Department of Linguistics, ANU, 1971; and note of Raymond Firth and accompanying photocopy Social organisation of the Aborigines of the New South Wales coast’, by Raymond Firth in ANZAAS Handbook for New south Wales. Sydney, Alfred James Kent, 1932: 16-20

17

Miscellaneous correspondence – M to W. Includes letter, 1973 and offprints of Two faces of Bengali ethnicity: Muslim Bengali or Bengali Muslim, The developing economies X-1, March 1972: 74-85 and Religious ideology in a plural society: the Muslims and Hindus of Kashmir, Contributions to Indian sociology, no. VI, December 1972: 106-141, by T.N. (Loki) Madan; letters of J.C.F. Moloney, 1977 and pamphlet Uranium miners & Aborigines in Arnhem Land, by Jusin Moloney published by Abschol, Vic.; biography of A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, 1964-65; typescript critique by Marie Reay of article by Stanner on territorial organization, 1965, 7pp.; letter of Lyndell Ryan and manuscript entitled Part-Aboriginal resistance: the Cape Barren Islanders: a case of denied identity, 1972; letter by  J.M. Tanner and manuscript entitled Sketch for an Institute of Human Biology, 1951; typescript report on kinship, by Peter M. Worsley, 1953, 12pp

18

Correspondence concerning doctoral students of anthropology. Typescript carbons and handwritten notes for referee reports, scholarship application, and research grant request, 1965, 1969-73

19

Correspondence concerning manuscripts, 1964-72. Includes referee reports on the following manuscripts: Commonwealth Department of External Affairs, draft handbook on the Aborigines, 1964; Works of L.E. Threlkeld, by N. Gunson, 1966; comments for Oskar Spate on chapter ‘The dark people’, 1967; and The ecology of Aboriginal child health, by M. Middleton and others, 1972

20

Miscellaneous papers, 1947, 1961-81. Letters, notes, manuscripts and other papers of students and others interested in anthropology and the Australian Aborigines in particular. Includes University of Sydney, Department of Anthropology: outline of courses and activities, [1947] and The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Anthropology: Programme of courses session 1956-57

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Tributes, 1956-1982. Includes letters of Robert H. Lowrie, Arthur Burns, John Mulvaney, Victorian Aboriginal Group, Marie Reay, Kim E. (Edward) Beazley and members of the public; ABC radio news transcript and radio guide, copies of newspaper clippings; and public tribute from House of Representatives, Hansard, 9 March 1982. Papers refer to the Boyer Lectures of 1968 and/or significant publications and work

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Series 19          Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies – Foundation of, 1959-65

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies [later renamed the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies] arose out of a submission in 1959 by Mr William Charles Wentworth MP to the Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, proposing the establishment of a national Institute for Aboriginal Studies. The Prime Minister referred the proposal to a Cabinet sub-committee who, in July 1960, referred the proposal to the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University for further investigation. The Vice-Chancellor then set up a working committee with Emeritus Professor A.D. Trendall, Master of University House, as Chairman, to study the proposals.

The working committee [of which Stanner was a member] met on several occasions and reported favourably upon the advisability of founding an Institute of Aboriginal Studies with a wide charter of research. It recommended that, as a preliminary step, a conference be held to assess the ‘present’ state of scientific knowledge in the several fields of research bearing on Aboriginal life, to appraise the gaps in that knowledge and to consider the types and topics of research best calculated to fill those gaps.

Following receipt of the report of the working committee, the Prime Minister wrote on 20 September 1960 to the Vice-Chancellor advising him that the Government had accepted the committee’s recommendations and that a consultative conference should be held in early 1961. Stanner, then Reader in Social Institutions at the Australian National University, was asked to convene the conference.

The Conference of Aboriginal Studies met at University House, ANU, Canberra from 15 to 21 May 1961. It was attended by 55 persons representing universities, museums and other bodies concerned with the Australian Aborigines. Following the Conference the Prime Minister appointed the Interim Council of the Institute in December 1961 to recommend the establishment of a permanent national research organisation and to sponsor urgent research work. Stanner was appointed Deputy Chairman and Executive Officer of the new Council.

Some members of the National Conference on Aboriginal Studies, Canberra 1961: - (at rear) N.B. Tindale, F.S. Colliver, J. H. Bell; (on steps) S.A. Wurm, A.A. Capell, C. Berndt, C.P. Mountford; (lower steps) T.G.H. Strehlow, H. Groger-Wurm, L. Oates, T.A. Jones; (front from left) F.D. McCarthy, E.A. Worms, D.C. Laycock, W.F. Ellis, W. Bryden, R.M. Berndt, M.J. Meggitt, P.H. Partridge, A. Moyle, O.A. Oeser, W.C. Wentworth, D.J. Tugby, W.E.H. Stanner, A.P. Elkin, N.W.G. Macintosh, J.A. Barnes, M. Raey, F. Gale, A.A. Abbie, J. Cleland, L. West, W.R. Geddes, R. Fink, D. Casey, T.D. Campbell

 

(Photograph by L.J. Dwyer). AIATSIS N6747.09a

This image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of AIATSIS

 

Although a draft constitution was finally agreed upon by the Interim Council on 29 July 1962 the final version was not endorsed until 10 August 1963 when it was forwarded to the Prime Minister. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Bill was debated in Parliament on 14 and 20 May 1964 and an Act [Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Act, No. 56 of 1964] establishing the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies as a corporate body was passed 2 June 1964.

The first meeting of the Council established under the Act took place 20 November 1964.

This series comprises correspondence, agenda papers, minutes, reports and printed material of the working committee; and lists of members, accounts, original manuscripts and correspondence from the Conference of Aboriginal Studies and papers, including the papers of the various committees established for the Conference.

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Working committee/party papers, 1959-60. Numbered as Item 1(a)-(c). Includes ‘Appendix A. An Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies’ by Mr W.C. Wentworth, MP, August 1959; Revised proposals by Mr W.C. Wentworth, MP for an Australian Institute for Aboriginal Studies, [June 1960]; reports of meetings 27 July, 15 August and 29 August 1960; The Institute of Aboriginal Studies, a working paper’, by W.E.H. Stanner, 27 July 1960; Proposed Institute of Aboriginal Studies [working paper with attached comments by Professor J.A. Barnes], 9 August 1960; Institute of Aboriginal Studies’, drafts and roneoed copies of paper by J.A. Barnes [incorporating annotations by Stanner], September 1960; reprints ‘Areas of research in Aboriginal Australia which demand urgent attention’, by Ronald M. Berndt; Anthropological and ethnological research in Australia, by T.G.H. Strehlow, Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research, No. 2, 1959; letters by J.A. Barnes, September 1960; and letter by  Stanner to W.C. Wentworth, 10 November 1960. See also Series 1 Items 198 and 199

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Correspondence concerning arrangements for Conference on Aboriginal Studies, 1961. Numbered as Item 2(a)-(b). Includes typescript and handwritten letters from persons invited to participate in the Conference. Cover accommodation arrangements, proposed papers and the Conference generally. Also tentative lists of invited members and data-papers

3

Conference preparations and associated correspondence, 1961-65. Correspondence between The Convenor, Stanner and government officials; financial correspondence; ‘Order of business’ and ‘Explanation of provisional agenda’ with ‘Report by Convenor’ [opening speech to Conference, 15 May 1961, 5pp. See Series 1 Item 207]; copies of letters on sponsorship; and Report on May Conference. Typescript, quarto, 1pp

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Conference on Aboriginal Studies. Canberra, 15th-21st May 1961. List of invited members. Roneoed typescript, foolscap, 3pp. [sixteen copies – some with handwritten additions]

5

Conference on Aboriginal Studies. [List of] data-papers and provisional agenda. Roneoed typescript, foolscap, 3pp. [thirteen copies]. Another version entitled ‘Work papers’ [three copies]

6

Original drafts of Conference data-papers. Numbered as Item 6(a)-(b). Includes typescript papers with handwritten additions or alterations by N.B. Tindale, D.J. Mulvaney, G.F. Gale, R.M. Berndt, T.G.H. Strehlow, J. Inglis, M. J. Meggit, E. A.Worms, Trevor A. Jones, M.O. Reay, W.R. Browne, S.A. Wurm, F.D. McCarthy, A.A. Abbie, and J.H. Bennett

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The Social Science Research Council of Australia. Conference on Aboriginal Studies. Canberra. 15th-21st May 1961. Parts I and II. Numbered as Item 7(a)-(c). Original data papers from the conference. Typescript, foolscap. Also includes additional copies Social organization: limitation and possibilities in contemporary studies, by J.A. Barnes; Notes on psychological research, by O.A. Oeser and D.W. McElwain; letters of [1962] and additional copies of Aborigines in Adelaide, by J. Inglis; final portion of paper by D.J. Mulvaney and associated correspondence, March 1962; and letter of M. Meggitt, 2 May 1961

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Conference on Aboriginal Studies. Linguistics Committee Subcommittee. Includes carbon of report of Linguistics Committee – First draft meeting, 16 May 1961. Foolscap, 2pp. [+ eleven roneoed copies] and [summary], 19 May 1961, 1pp. [eleven roneoed copies]

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Conference on Aboriginal Studies. Music Subcommittee. Includes letter of Sir Bernard Heinze, Chairman, Australian Unesco Committee for Music, to Professor A.D. Trendall, 27 April 1961; Report on requirements for ethnomusicological study of Australian Aboriginal music, 19 May 1961. Typescript carbon, 2pp.; Ethnomusicological research in Australian Aboriginal music: a brief survey, by Trevor A. Jones. Typescript carbon, quarto, double-spaced, 27pp. [two copies]; and related letter of Trevor A. Jones to Stanner, 13 December 1961

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Conference on Aboriginal Studies. Physical Anthropology Subcommittee. Includes letter of Professor J.H. Bennett to Professor Fenner, 15 March 1961; Physical anthropology of Australian Aborigines, by A.A. Abbie. Roneoed typescript, 16pp. [two copies]; and [Resolutions of the] Drafting Committee on Physical Anthropology, 19 May 1961. Roneoed typescript, 1pp. [sixteen copies]

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Conference on Aboriginal Studies. Other Subcommittees. Includes Resolutions of the Material Culture Sub-committee, signed by the Chairman, N.B. Tindale. Typescript, quarto, double-spaced with handwritten additions or alterations, 1pp. [+ another version]. Also includes Resolutions of the Prehistory Subcommittee, signed by N.B. Tindale. Typescript, foolscap, double-spaced with handwritten alterations, 1pp

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Conference reports, 1961. Numbered as Item 8(a)-(b). Includes reports on the Conference on Aboriginal Studies, May 1961, by R.M. Berndt with associated correspondence, June 1961; Report on the Conference on Aboriginal Studies. 1. Introduction. 2. Report. Typescript carbon, 18pp. [+ various drafts]; ‘Introduction’ and ‘Report’ as forwarded to the Prime Minister’s Department by Stanner, 23 May 1961, 3+14pp. [+ seven roneoed copies]; and Draft [report on the Conference on Aboriginal Studies, 1961 to the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Melbourne, by Professor O.A. Oeser, August 1962]

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The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Circular No. 1. 28th November 1961. Roneoed typescript, foolscap, single-spaced, 2pp. [ten copies – one annotated]

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The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Circular No. 2. 29th November 1961. Roneoed typescript, foolscap, single-spaced, 2pp. [nine copies]

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Miscellaneous papers, 1960-62. Includes copy of letter of Robert Heine Geldern to W.C. Wentworth, 11 October 1960 with attached copy of Proposed Resolution [to the Director General of UNESCO] from the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research, 29 September 1960; Ethnographic survey of Africa conducted by the International African Institute; two b/w photographs depicting some members of the Conference on Aboriginal Studies, Canberra 1961 [AIATSIS Nos. N6747.09a and N6747.10a]; letter of H. Gilchrist, Department of External Affairs, Canberra, 15 January 1962; personal letter by W.C. Wentworth to Stanner, 14 February 1962 with attached Presidential address, The profession of psychology, by Dr Cook; letter of S.Wurm and of A.P. Elkin,  22 May 1961; letter of Donald Thomson, 25 May 1961, letter of E.A. Worms, 24 February 1962; letters of  Stanner to A.D. Trendall, 24 February 1962 concerning development of the new Institute; and early draft of letter to Prime Minister, n.d.

16 Administrative arrangements AIAS, 1964-65.  'Memorandum by the Acting Chairman' [Stanner], 6 February 1964 (2pp), 'Comments by the Executive Member' [F.D. McCarthy] (1pp), 'Submission by the Administrative Assistant' (3pp), and covering letter from A.D. Trendall,Chairman, Interim Council, 30 June 1964.  Also includes correspondence between Stanner and Kim E. Beasely over the appointment of members by the Governor-General to the new Institute, November 1964; and a review (in German) to the published version of the papers from the  Conference (1961) published by Oxford university Press, 1964

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Series 20         

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies – Research proposals and reports, 1963-81

This series includes roneoed typescript research proposals and reports submitted to meetings of the Council of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

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Proposals and reports, 1963-64. Includes Folklore scholarship in Australia, by John Greenway, 9pp. Later published Journal of American Folklore, 74 (294), 1961; T.G.H. Strehlow, applications for research assistance (Docs. 63/37; 64/198; and 64/102), Reports on field work in Central Australia (Doc. 64/61; 64/199; and 65/301); P.D. Hinton, Outline of study following field work at Weipa, North Queensland (Doc. 64/90); J.V.S. Megaw, Report on excavations in Port Hacking – Royal National Park area, 1962-63 (Doc. 64/150); Address by Professor A.P. Elkin, Convenor of the Advisory Panel on Anthropology, 1964, 8pp.; D.F. Thomson, Application for funds to continue study of nomads in Great Sandy and Gibson Deserts (Doc.64/178); Report on reconnaissance expedition to Rawlinson Range and Great Sandy Desert, September-November 1963 (Doc 64/100); P. Lucich, Report on research done at Mowanjum and Kalumburu Mission Stations W.A. (Doc. 64/170); Northern Territory Research Survey (Doc. 65/96) [covering work on 13 government and 14 mission settlements in the Northern Territory], 21pp

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Proposals and reports, 1965-66, 1974-75. Includes Dr A.C. van der Leeden, Field reports [on research in south-eastern Arnhem Land] (Docs. 64/205 and 65/298) and seminar notes, March 1965; letter of F.D. McCarthy with Research plan for Aboriginal studies (Doc. 66/472); John C. Taylor, Interim report on research carried out at Edward River 1969 (Doc. 70/951); Eaglehawk and Crow, Replies to open letter concerning the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1974; Gallery of Aboriginal Australia’, by W.E.H. Stanner, June 1975, 6pp.; and letter of Nicolas Peterson and Myrna Tonkinson concerning study of contemporary Aboriginal religious movement, 16 April 1981

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Restricted. For the Minister. The Institute of Aboriginal Studies – Professor Berndt’s position, 13 July 1972. Letter by Stanner concerning nomination procedures to Council. Typescript carbon, quarto, 2pp

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Series 21          Council for Aboriginal Affairs, 1967-80

In the referendum of May 1967 over 90% of the valid votes were in favour of two amendments to the Constitution, one of which gave the Australian Government the power to legislate for Aborigines in the States concurrently with the State Governments. Following the referendum, the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Harold Holt, established a three-member Council for Aboriginal Affairs to advise the Government on policies in this new area of responsibility. The Council was to be assisted by a small Office of Aboriginal Affairs within the Prime Minister’s Department, headed by the Chairman of the Council.

The Council members were Dr H.C. Coombs (Chairman), Barrie G. Dexter (Director, Office of Aboriginal Affairs), and Professor W.E.H. Stanner. They were influenced by recommendations made in a major survey of the Aboriginal condition sponsored by the (then) Social Science Research Council of Australia. The central recommendations were: the incorporation of Aboriginal groups as a means to advance and protect their interests; assistance with negotiation; and transfer to the corporations of landed property for a start, lands being used for containing Aboriginal communities.

The Office of Aboriginal Affairs was created on an interim basis at the end of 1967 and formally established in early 1968 when it became part of the Prime Minister’s Department. In March 1971 it became part of a short-lived Department of the Vice-President of the Executive Council and, from May 1971 to December 1972, part of the Department of the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts.

The Office under the guidance of the Council was responsible for drafting policy papers for the Government’s consideration, developing national programs and projects and securing Ministerial approval for them. In the Northern Territory, however, the Department of Territories and subsequently the Department of the Interior retained prime responsibility for Aboriginal welfare and advancement.

From the outset the Council was a focus of political controversy. Among the early issues it investigated was the Gurindji land claim; another was the land claim on the Gove Peninsula by the Yolngu. Such cases lay behind the Council’s proposal for setting up a land fund to purchase properties for Aboriginal communities.

In December 1972 the new Labor Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. E.G. Whitlam created, at the national level, a separate Department of Aboriginal Affairs with a full-time Minister. The Department was comprised of four units, one of which was the Office of Aboriginal Affairs. The Department retained and developed the principles of the Council.

This series includes correspondence and official reports on matters of interest to the Council. Arrangement within this series is by subject.

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UNIA Association Incorporated, Peppimenarti, NT, 1976-79. Includes correspondence of Purcell & Purcell, Barristers & Solicitors, concerning UNIA Association – cattle enterprise, 1973-74; photocopy Deed between Tipperary Station and UNIA Association Incorporated, 1976; UNIA Association Incorporated and Tipperary Station. Memorandum of Advice, 1977; press statements and newspaper clippings regarding the movement of cattle from Daly River Aboriginal Reserve, 1977; and letters of Financial Advisor, UNIA Association Inc., 1979; and Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Minutes of Conference held 28 June 1979 to discuss the future of Daly River and Peppimenarti

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Peppimenarti town plan, 1978-1980. Includes letters of Peter Martin, Architect and Building Consultant, with preliminary and revised town plans and draft ‘Housing proposals for the Aboriginal Homeland Settlement of the Maringar/Maringarr people at Wudapuli Outstation, via Port Keats’ [+ three col. photographs]. See also maps of town plans in Series 7

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Proposed pastoral enterprise Daly River Aboriginal Reserve, 1969-78. Numbered as Item 3(a)-(b). Contains draft report by Stanner entitled Port Keats. Sources of income, 197? Typescript, 9pp.; Hugh Robinson & Co. Pty Ltd,  Feasibility study of proposed pastoral enterprise: Daly River Aboriginal Reserve, 1970 and photocopies of related correspondence and reports, 1969-71; A.A.C.M. (Incorporating Hugh Robinson & Co. Pty Ltd.) Daly River Aboriginal Reserve cattle projects, 1972; and letter of M.J. Wilson, Director, Nelen Yubu Institute, 1978

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‘Red Ochre Movement’, 1970-73. The ‘Red Ochre Movement’ was the public name by which some Aborigines refer to a highly secret cult in Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia. The movement had implications for mining interests particularly in relation to the operation of ‘International Nickel’ in the Wingellina region, W.A. Includes letters of Noel M. Wallace, 1970. Photocopies of field reports and maps by Noel M. Wallace, August 1970 and April-August 1972; and Council for Aboriginal Affairs. For the Minister-in-Charge. ‘Mr. Wallace’s Information on the Red Ochre Cult’ [with associated handwritten and typescript discussion notes], Stanner, 28 February 1970

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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1967-76. Numbered as Series Items 5(a)-(c). Includes correspondence, memos, reports on Aboriginal health issues, 1972; mining surveys and operations Western Australia, 1970; National Tribal Council, 1970; film-making, 1972; Aboriginal art, 1969-70; ‘Symposium on Anxiety’, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, 1969; ‘Endeavour Project’, La Perouse Society, 1969; National Aborigines Day, 1969-71; Conference of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 12-14 April 1968; letters of Mrs T. Beattie, Geoffrey Lester and Margaret Valadian, 1969-73

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National Union of Australian University Students Aboriginal Scholarship Scheme (ABSCHOL) correspondence, 1968-72. In 1961 Abschol began as a scheme to provide scholarships to Aboriginal students to undertake further education sponsored by the Australian Union of Students. From 1967 to the early 1970s it developed into the University Aboriginal Rights Action Group. Item 6 includes correspondence on conferences; reports on conferences, seminars and meetings; and newsletters related to the education of Aboriginal children within the school system and of Aboriginal culture generally

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Miscellaneous correspondence on education, 1968-73. Includes letters of The Summer Institute of Linguistics, Santa Ana, California, 1967-70; correspondence on Aboriginal education with the Department of Adult Education, University of Sydney, 1973; speech outline for Commonwealth Education Conference 1971 by Professor Colin Leys; Commonwealth Department of Education and Science [ministerial] on the Proposal to establish a Committee on Education of Aboriginal and Disadvantaged Children in Northern Territory Community Schools, July 1970; Aboriginal Education Council (N.S.W.): proposed programme of activities, June 1970; Memorandum. Dr H.C. Coombs. Aboriginal Education Foundation, 1968; and Commonwealth policy on Aboriginal education. Incomplete typescript, 3pp

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Miscellaneous reports, 1971-75. Includes photocopies on Alcoholism in Arnhem Land, 19 September 1975’, by W.C. Wentworth; Draft submission on the Papua New Guinea boundary by Dr H.C. Coombs to the Sub-Committee on Boundaries of the Joint Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs, n.d.; Mowanjum Community – situational report by Resource Advisor for the Kimberley Region, July 1975; The plight of the Ngaringman Tribe on the L.J. Hooker Pastoral Company’s Victoria River Downs Station, 1975; Mimili. Visit by Dr H.C. Coombs and Mr Nick Browning on 8 October 1974; The future of Aboriginal settlement’, by C.D. Rowley, 1971; Aboriginal communities in Central Australia: settlements and missions, c.1971; Aborigines. Recommendations of the ACTU executive to the 1971 Congress; and Officer’s Conference on Aboriginal Welfare, Canberra: April 1969. Report on health services provided for Aborigines in the Northern Territory

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Ministerial statements on Aboriginal policy and related papers, 1965-72. Statements by The Hon. C.E. Barnes, Minister for Territories, 1965; The Rt. Hon. Harold Holt, 1967; The Rt. Hon. J.G. Gorton, 1968, The Rt. Hon. William McMahon, 1971 and 1972 [three copies]; Aboriginal Land Rights, Ministerial Statement, House of Representatives (Hansard), 23 February 1972; Agenda item 4 [from ministerial]. Reserves and 'Land Rights', 1971; Agenda item 12. Statistics of Aborigines derived from census of population paper submitted by the Bureau of Census and Statistics. 1971; and Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, Canberra, Public Authority Finance: Commonwealth outlay on Aboriginal advancement, 1971-72, Reference No.5.42

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Series 22          Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1973-80

When the Department of Aboriginal Affairs was created in December 1972 the three member Council of Aboriginal Affairs was incorporated within the new structure. tanner continued as a member of the Council until 1976.

This series comprises reports, addresses, correspondence and photocopies of relevant official documents.

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Ministerial statements and miscellaneous reports, 1973. Includes Governor-General’s speech in House of Representatives Hansard 27 February 1973 and Canberra Times, 28 February 1973: 13; Statement by Prime Minister The Hon. E.G. Whitlam to the Ministerial Australian Aboriginal Council in Adelaide, 6 April 1973 [+ drafts]; Statement by the minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator J.L. Cavanagh, 24 April 1974; Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Report to 30/4/73; and The Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs – its functions and underlying principles’, [address by B.G. Dexter], 9 May 1973

2

Official addresses and miscellaneous reports, 1974-1980. Includes Australian lawyers and social change, by H.C. Coombs, 23 August 1974; Report on the effects of mining development on Aboriginal communities, c.1975; Draft report on the visit of the Council for Aboriginal Affairs to Eastern Arnhem Land – April 1975; States Grants (Aboriginal Advancement) Bill 1973, with memo from B.G. Dexter; second reading, House of Representatives Hansard, 7 March 1973; [abridged version] Who is an Aborigine, presented to 41st Annual conference, National Party of Australia (Qld), Cairnes, 1976; The administration of nomadic pastoralist and hunter-gatherer minorities, by Jenny Lee, 1976; revised notes of meeting to discuss making of film on Aboriginal land rights, 28 February 1977; Tentative proposals for the provision of some essential services to Aboriginal communities in North Australia, by Ihian Mackenzie, 1 August 1978; and letter of B.A. Clarke, The Uniting Church of Australia, 25 January 1980 to Stanner concerning the new developments in the Uranium Province and their effect at Oenpelli

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Series 23         

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, 1973 -75, 1979

The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs was originally appointed during the Twenty-eighth Parliament by resolution of the Australian House of Representatives on 29 May 1973. The Committee was re-appointed in the Twenty-ninth Parliament by resolution of the House of Representatives on 18 July 1974. The Committee inquired into and reported on matters, referred to it by resolution of the House, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, or by motion of the Committee which were within its terms of reference.

Stanner was Technical Advisor to the Committee from 1974-75.

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Miscellaneous papers 1973-75, 1979. Includes Summary of the Magistrate’s decision in the case for the renewal of a storekeeper’s licence in relation to premises known as the Border Store, Alligator River, 1973; Northern Territory Uranium: statement by The Hon. R.F.X. Connor, MP, Minister for Minerals and Energy; Briefing paper and suggested question on Huntington’s chorea, 1973 and photocopy of file on Huntington’s Chorea forwarded by W.C. Wentworth, 1975; Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Submissions to the Committee on Employment [c.1974] and Alcohol reference [c.1975]; Statement by Mr Phillip Ruddock MP, Chairman of the Committee, 20 March 1979; letter of The Hon. Gordon M. Bryant, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs with Committee’s Resolution of Appointment, 7 June 1973; and The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs [outlining the background and work of the Committee c.1975], annotated by Stanner, 48pp

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Series 24          National Museum/National Gallery of Aboriginal Australia, 1969-79

In 1966 the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS) published a paper by  Stanner on the need for a ‘Gallery of Southern Man’ (Newsletter vol. 2 no.4).

The AIAS had for some time been concerned with the need for adequate storage facilities for the national collection of ethnographic material. As early as 1962 preliminary plans had been drawn up by the National Capital Development Commission for a building to accommodate the National Art Gallery and the AIAS, on Capital Hill, as part of a complex of museums. This need for a national museum became more urgent as the work of the AIAS and that of the Department of Prehistory, RSPacS, The Australian National University increased.

Informal discussions between members of the AIAS, the Council for Aboriginal Affairs, the National Gallery, and the Australian National University ensued. The original concept of the Museum/Gallery was to illustrate, using modern display techniques, the rich history, culture and achievements of non-European man both in Australia and neighboring areas.

In 1969 the Executive of the AIAS appointed Professor D.J. Mulvaney as Chairman of a Buildings Committee to investigate the matter. Following this investigation the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator Cavanagh, announced in April 1975, the formation of a Planning Committee to examine and report on the establishment of a Gallery of Aboriginal Australia in Canberra. Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner was a member of the Committee.

In October 1979 the Federal Government disclosed its intention to allocate funding to establish a Museum of Australia in Canberra. The Museum was to have three themes – natural environment, Aboriginal history and European settlement in Australia.

This series comprises correspondence, reports, minutes and newspaper clippings of the various institutions involved in the proposal to establish a National Museum/Gallery of Southern Man in Canberra. See also Series 1 Items 255, 351, 365.

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Correspondence, 1969-71. Includes letters and report of B.G. Dexter, 1969 concerning the proposal; letters by Stanner to William Dargie, Chairman, Commonwealth Art Advisory Board, 1970; letter by H.C. Coombs, 1970; Memorandum on Gallery of Southern Man, by Professor Jack Golson, Department of Prehistory, ANU, 1970; and Methods of display in ethnographical, archaeological and historical museums in Western Europe and Great Britain (Doc. No. 71/1168), by Frederick D. McCarthy (Principal), AIAS

2

Minutes of meetings, reports, etc., 1972-73. Includes agenda and minutes of meetings of Commonwealth agencies to discuss ethnic art, 1972; letters by Sir J.W. Overall, National Capital Development Commission, 1972; letter by N.W.G. Macintosh, Department of Anatomy, University of Sydney, 1972; letter by The Hon. Peter Howson, Minister for the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts, June 1972, announcing the setting up of a committee of inquiry to investigate the proposal to establish the museum; A ‘throbbing engine’ to house our art’, by Laurie Thomas, Australian, 5 September 1972: n.p.; Aboriginal museum survey, Canberra Times, 16 April 1973: n.p.; The Gallery of Man: observations by Emeritus Professor W.E.H. Stanner at meeting of [A.I.A.S] Museum Planning Committee on 31st May 1973 [see Series 1 Item 365]; Minutes and reports of the Museum Planning Committee, May, June 1973; and redraft of Draft Cabinet Submission on proposed Gallery of Australia, circulated by Dr P.J. Ucko, July 1973

3

Gallery of Aboriginal Man/Australia Planning Committee, 1975-77, 79. Numbered as Item 3(a)-(b). Press release, notes, letters, minute papers and reports of the Committee. Including draft letter by Stanner seeking funding, n.d.; typescript note by [Stanner on statement in the minutes of the first meeting]; The site of the Gallery, n.d. Typescript, 3pp.; press release April 1975; draft minutes of meetings 10-11 June 1975, 9-10 July 1975; 1 August 1975 [+ report by D.J. Mulvaney]; draft report of the Committee of Inquiry on Museums and National Collections, August 1975; Report of the Planning Committee on the Gallery of Aboriginal Australia, September 1975. Typescript, double-spaced, quarto, 65pp.; photocopies of letters by  D.J. Mulvaney concerning Glenloch Interchange Environmental Impact Statement, 1977; and Aboriginal Newsletter, No.41, October 1979

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Series 25          Other institutions, organisations, committees, 1964-80

This series comprises official correspondence, minutes, and reports of various bodies of which Stanner was member or advisor. Items listed below reflect original file names.

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Australian National University – Miscellaneous papers, 1951, 1966-68. Includes Sir Frederic Eggleston, Australian National University. Memorandum on the objectives and methods of research in the Schools of Social Sciences and Pacific Studies, 25 January 1951, 14pp.; notes and letters on University fellowships, 1965, 1967; notes on the Research Schools and the Institute of Advanced Studies, 1966; Confidential. Comments by Heads of Departments…concerning the future of the Research School of Pacific Studies, 1967; Agenda, Advisory Committee on University lectures, March 1967; research proposal by H. Marshall, n.d.; A critical view of the mutual and shared commitments of Australia and New Zealand, [ANZAAS paper] by Bruce Miller, 1968; and ‘Department of Anthropology, Review of activities from 1952 to 1977, and some indications for the future’, 1977, 47pp

2

Monash University. Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs, 1964, 68. Comprises paper by C.M. Tatz, Bureau of Aboriginal Affairs, c/- Faculty of Economics and Politics, Monash University, 18 June 1964, arguing for the establishment of a permanent organisation to deal specifically with Aboriginal sociology, policy, administration, race relations etc., 3pp. Also includes Monash University. Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs. Preliminary prospectus for seminar: Aims of Australian Aboriginal policies, n.d.; Monash University. Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs. Aboriginal Health Service Seminar: recommendations n.d.; and Aboriginal Health Service Seminar: final recommendation, n.d.

3

Aboriginal Land Rights Commission, 1972-73. In December 1972 the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. E.G. Whitlam, announced the appointment of Mr Justice Woodward as the Commissioner to conduct and inquiry into the legal recognition of Aboriginal rights of land. Mr Justice Woodward was officially appointed on 8 February 1973. Item includes press release and newspaper cutting, 1972; photocopy letters of A.E. Woodward, 1973, draft memo from H.C. Coombs, Chairman [Council for Aboriginal Affairs] to Minister, April 1973 on role of the Council

4

Australia. Senate. Standing Committee on Social Environment, 1972, 1974. Letter of Secretary [of the Committee], 13 February 1974 and related report [1972 - Parliamentary Paper, No.150]. Letter confirms Stanner’s appointment as advisor to the Standing Committee on Social Environment during the consideration of its second progress report on the environmental conditions of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and the preservation of their sacred sites

5

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Housing Panel, 1978. Letter of J. Stanley, Chairman [of the Housing Panel] to The Hon. R.I. Viner, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, 22 August 1978, [14pp.] outlining the Panel’s achievements to date. Cover letter of Michael Heppell to Stanner, 23 August 1977. Funding for the Panel ceased in 1978

6

Commission to Examine Use of Customary Law, 1977, 1980. In February 1977, the Australian Attorney-General announced that The Law Reform Commission would conduct a Commission to Examine Use of Customary Law. Item includes press release, 1977; covering letter of Chairman, Law Reform Commission, The Hon. Mr Justice M.D. Kirby, July 1977 and photocopy of Reference on Aboriginal Customary Laws: report on a visit to the Northern Territory of Australia, 13-16 June 1977, Australian Law Reform Commission, June 1977, 33pp.; covering letter of Commissioner, Bruce Debelle and photocopy Aboriginal Customary Law – recognition? The Law Reform commission: Summary of Discussion Paper No.17, November 1980

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Series 26          Australian Aborigines – Other papers

This series comprises a list of the many publications, photocopies and typescript manuscripts produced by other authors relating to the Australian Aborigines, that were collected by Stanner. The actual material has been incorporated into the general Library holdings and can be accessed through AIATSIS Mura® online catalogue.

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1

List of material on the Australian Aborigines by other authors from the W.E.H. Stanner Collection. Typescript list of rare and autographed offprints, annual reports, government publications and manuscripts, prepared by AIATSIS Library, January 2001 [three copies].

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Addition, July 2002

In July 2002 the Library acquired W.E.H. Stanner’s papers on Africa, Papua-New Guinea and the Pacific from the Australian National University Library. These papers have been incorporated into the collection as Series 27-38.

All papers in Addition, July 2002 are open for reading, copying and quotation [Access code A1 B5].

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Series 27          East Africa – Field notebooks and research notes, 1938-39

From 1938-39 Stanner studied the Kitui Kamba and the Wa-Kamba peoples in eastern Kenya for the Oxford Social Studies Research Committee.

This series includes seven marbled, blue, red and cream (200x113mm) covered shorthand notebooks with black bindings that contain Stanner’s handwritten diary entries, wordlists, population statistics, sketches and notes compiled in eastern Kenya, and two notebooks with notes on farming practices written by others. Items 8-9 contain Stanner’s research notes on the Wa-Kamba. Photographic negatives found with these notes were sent to the Audiovisual Archives for preservation.

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1

Notes on Kenya. W.E.H. Stanner. 1938-39. 6.1.39 to [6.7.1939]

2

W.E.H. Stanner. Akamba field notes. 1. v. 1939 to [31.5.1939]

3

W.E.H. Stanner. Akamba notes. 1.6.1939 – [30.6] 1939

4

Kamba notes. July-August 1939. W.E.H. Stanner

5

July 1 1939 to Aug 1939

6

[Untitled] notes commencing with ‘Ndune’s shamba the wife of Kakuvi’, n.d. Handwriting not that of Stanner

7

[Untitled] notes commence with ‘Kinds of foods used in Ukamba maize’, n.d. Handwriting not that of Stanner

8-9

‘Notes on the Wa-Kamba’, 1939. Mainly wordlists and Kamba language material

10

Marbled, blue/green covered foolscap, lined notebook. Includes entries in [Kamba?] and English, looseleaf pages and index cards, written by others. Possibly workbook used for teaching agriculture students, 1938-39

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Series 28          East Africa – Miscellaneous notebooks and research notes, c.1938-51

This series includes notebooks and looseleaf research notes, and a set of index cards compiled by Stanner.

Item

 

1

Blue covered lined, octavo notebook containing statistics, references, and general information, 1930s

2

Red covered lined and unlined exercise book. Includes diary entries and research notes on Uganda and Tanganyika commencing 21 August 1948

3

Blue covered foolscap notebook. Includes notes on notes on Uganda and Tanganyika commencing 16 November 1948

4

Black covered foolscap notebook with red binding commencing with ‘Kitui notes Apr 1950’

5

Red covered, lined notebook containing notes on the Kitui Kamba, c.1950s. Fragile

6

Handwritten quarto notes originally held in clip folder. Begins ‘Kitui notes March Ap’50 P.R.B.’ and includes notes on Uganda, 124pp

7

[Kamba] vocabulary with English translations. Green cover, typescript carbon, quarto. Includes looseleaf ‘Kikamba Language Examinations’, n.d

8

‘Tanganyika Territory. Classification of tribes, 1948’, 13pp

9

Brown covered foolscap lined notebook arranged alphabetically. Entitled ‘List of tribes in Tanganyika. Bibliography..’, by others, c.1950

10

Notes on Tanganyika, c.1948, 20 + 11pp

11

Tanganyika notes originally in clip folder, 121pp

12

Tanganyika ‘Goundnut Scheme’. Miscellaneous papers, 1948-51. See also Series 1 Item 127

13-14

Miscellaneous handwritten and typed notes, reports, statistics etc. relating to East African Colonial Administration, 1930s - 40s

15

Wooden box containing Stanner’s (15x10cm) white index cards on East Africa. Also includes a second set [compiled by Judith Wilson] of (12.5x7.5cm) orange index cards listing details of Stanner’s East African papers

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Series 29          Kitui Kamba – Research notes, 1938-70

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1-2

Miscellaneous typed research notes [from sources in the PRB], wordlists, hand drawn maps, and two published Kamba language texts

3

Photographic prints (28), some with captions on back, 1938 and 1948. Original negatives sent to Audiovisual Archives Program for preservation

4

Manuscript entitled ‘The Kitui Kamba. A study of British Colonial Administration in East Africa’, 1970. Revision of 1938-39 research in Kitui Kamba. See also Series 1 Item 309

5

Copies of miscellaneous manuscripts by Stanner, n.d. Includes ‘Chapter 1. The people and their country, ‘Chapter v. The structure of Kamba law’ and ‘Notes on the native law and custom of the Kitui Kamba’

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Series 30         

Colonial Social Science Research Council, UK – Correspondence and reports, 1946-50

In 1947  Stanner went to Africa for the Colonial Office and the Colonial Social Science Research Council (CSSRC). As Foundation Director of the East African Institute of Social and Economic Research, Makerere College, Uganda he designed research programmes for the Governments of Uganda and Tanganyika, in particular the Tanganyika ‘groundnut scheme’, and extended his own work on the Kamba.

This series includes handwritten and roneoed copies of correspondence between Stanner and members of the Colonial Social Science Research Council concerning the establishment and development of Makerere College. Also included are copies of reports (original copies in Series 1) and research reports by Stanner and others.

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1-3

Correspondence between officials, such as P.A. Wilson and J.G. Hibbert, at the UK Colonial Social Science Research Council (CSSRC) and Stanner concerning the establishment of the East African Social Research Institute at Makerere, 1946-48. Includes Stanner’s letter of appointment as Director of the new Institute, travel arrangements and expenditure, and handwritten letter from Stanner to ‘Sir Alexander’, 30 June 1948. The various typescript carbon and typescript roneoed reports document the process of establishing the Institute and the process of undertaking ‘social science research’ in Colonial East Africa

4-5

Extracts from Stanner’s letters to P.A. Wilson and P.H. Canham of the CSSRC, 1948. Roneoed typescript, foolscap (+ photocopies made by the Library). Original copies of some of the letters are found in Series 1 Items 96 and 98

6

Reports on: A. Proposal to establish an Institute of Social Research at Makerere, and on B. Social Science research in Uganda and Tanganyika, by W.E.H. Stanner, 1949. See also Series 1, Item 107

7-8

Roneoed typescript and photocopies of miscellaneous reports by Stanner, 1947-49. Original copies of reports listed in Series I, Items 76, 89, 96, 92, 93, 95, 97,98, and 105

9

Lecture series on ‘Development of local authority systems’, c.1949-50. Photocopies. Originals in Series I, Item 113

10

‘Banyaruanda Migration Survey. Admin. paper no.1’ and associated papers, 1950. Photocopy. Original in Series 1, Item 115. Also includes ‘Survey of the Banyaruanda Complex. Statistical survey by R. Ross and C. Sofer’, 1950

11-13

Other reports (mainly CSSRC), 1944-49 [bulk 1946-48]. Includes roneoed typescripts of ‘East African Social Studies at Makerere. Draft programme prepared by Dr. A. Richards’; ‘Inter-territorial organisation in East Africa’; ‘Research on the Igbo language’, by M.M. Green; ‘Welfare of women in the Cameroons’, by Phyllis Kaberry; ‘Sociologists posted to Kenya’, by I. Schapera; Jeanes School Kenya. Annual report for 1937, sent to Stanner while in Nairobi; ‘Veterinary science’, by W.A.; ‘Kenya-Uganda Railway labour efficiency survey’; ‘Social research in East Africa’, by A.I. Richards; ‘Report of the delegation to Makerere College’, by W.A.; and ‘Research services in East Africa’, by E.B. Worthington.

14

‘Kenya survey’, c.1948. Roneoed typescript, 76pp

15-16

Draft ‘African land tenure bibliography’ documenting the statutory and legal sources, legislative debates, official statements, special studies and general literature of Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, Zanzibar, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, n.d. Roneoed typescript

17

‘Provisional outline of the ethnographic provinces of East Africa. Second draft, August 1947’. Original typescript, foolscap (+ carbon copy), 52pp

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Series 31          East Africa – Maps

This series includes United Kingdom War Office, African Colonial Government and commercial maps and/or drawings, dated from 1936 to 1948, found amongst Stanner’s papers on East Africa. The larger maps are located in Map folder 14 and the smaller maps in Map folders 15-16.

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1

Routes in East Africa. Royal East African Automobile Association, Nairobi, octavo road map, c.1940s; and six quarto maps of Kitui Native Reserve depicting annual rainfall, density of adult male population, acreage under cotton, number of cattle, sheep and goats and diagrammatic representation of a Kitui village, 1936-37

2

Tanganyika Territory, c.1948. Scale 1:2,000,000

3

Kongwa, 1947. Scale 1:1,000,000

4

Uganda Protectorate, 1948. Scale 1:1,000,000

5

Restricted. Tribal map of Eastern Africa. Sheet 1, 1943. Scale 1:300,000

6

Restricted. Tribal map of Eastern Africa. Sheet 2, 1943. Scale 1:300,000

7

Mombasa-Nairobi, no. 2465, War Office, 1915. Scale 1:1,000,000

8

Kenya Colony, no. 2871, War Office, 1935. Scale 1:2,000,000

9

‘Makerere College Uganda. Drawing no.54. Layout plant to accompany report dated December 24th 1947’. Blue background. Scale 1:2,500

10

Water Supply Kitui District, 1937. Blue background. Scale 1":3.95 miles

11

Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, c.1936. Scale 1":20 miles

12

[Commercial] Railway map of East Africa, 1947-48. Scale 1:3,131,293

13

East Africa Protectorate. Kitui, no.1764, War Office, 1912. Signed W.E.H. S, 6 January 1939. Scale 1:250,000

14

Experimental map of the Bantu languages. Scale 4":500 miles, n.d

15

[Commercial] Map of Eastern Africa showing railways, steamer routes and roads, n.d

16

Union-Castle Line Map of Africa from Year Book and Guide to East Africa, 1950

17

Proposed areas for Groundnuts Production Scheme. Tanganyika Territory, 1947

18

Map of Uganda Protectorate, 1926

19

Ibibio clans,  n.d. Scale 1:500,000

20

Educational facilities. Tanganyika Territory, 1948

21

Native population map. Tanganyika Territory, 1948

22-23

Kitui Native Reserve. Two hand drawn maps. Scale 1:500,000

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Series 32          East Africa – Other papers

This series includes papers by other authors on East Africa collected by Stanner. Includes colonial government reports, research papers, minutes of meetings and photographic prints.

Item

 

1

Confidential. Native administration and political development in British tropical Africa. Report by Lord Hailey, 1940-42, pages 175-254

2

‘Rhodes-Livingstone Institute plan of research,’ submitted by the Director, Max Gluckman, 1944, and ‘Nuffield College. Select reading lists for Colonial Studies. II Colonial Economics, by P.A. Bower, 1946. Roneoed typescripts, foolscap, 24 + 42pp

3

‘Notes on Kamba customary law in the Machakos District’, report by D.J. Penwell, 1950, 118pp. Includes two handwritten letters from Penwell to Stanner

4

‘Ibibio. General survey’, n.d. Roneoed typescript [Colonial government intelligence report?], 28pp

5

Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. Soil erosion and land utilisation in the Ukamba Reserve, by Colin Maher, 1937; Legislative Council of Uganda Proposals for the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Commission on the Civil Services of Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda and Zanzibar, 1947-48; and National income and output of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya 1947 and 1948

6

Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. Report on census of non native employees 1947, prepared under the direction of C.J. Martin, 1948

7

Kenya Colony and Protectorate. Medical Department Annual report, 1933

8

‘Note on considerations arising out of the Question What trained Africans the Medical Department of Kenya is likely to require?’ by AR Paterson, Director of Medical Services, Kenya. Roneoed typescript, foolscap, 47pp

9

Tanganyika Territory. Department of Lands and Mines. Geological Division. ‘The Geology and mineral resources of Tanganyika Territory’, by G.M. Slockley. Typescript carbon, foolscap, 39pp.; and The Tanganyika Territory Gazette, 29 (31) 1948

10-13

Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. Annual Report Kitui District, for 1948 to 1952. Also includes photographic prints with report entitled ‘Handing over report’, 1952. Items arranged chronologically by year

14-15

Kitui African District Council Minutes, 1950-53

16

Miscellaneous annual reports of the Northern Province, 1946-48

17-18 Kitui Kamba Gazette.  Located in Folio box 2

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Series 33          South Pacific – Notebooks, research notes etc, 1933-51

In 1947 Stanner undertook a study of post-war problems in Samoa, Papua-New Guinea and Fiji for the Institute of Pacific Relations and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

This series includes handwritten notebooks and research notes, seminar papers and official reports documenting the political, social and economic aspects of the South Pacific communities of Western Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tonga and Papua-New Guinea. These were probably used in the preparation of the post-war study, and Stanner’s subsequent writings on the South Pacific. See also Series 34.

Item

 

1

‘Li-flat ring bound note book’ containing notes on Samoa, Tonga and Fiji, 1933-47

2

Handwritten notes and tables of statistics, originally in clip folder, covering Samoa, New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga and the area generally, c.1945-47

3

Miscellaneous research notes, n.d

4

Handwritten research notes [for book?] on the

ific generally, c.1947

5-6

Copies of research papers for proposed book ‘South Pacific in transition’, c.1947. Originals held in Series 1, Items 70, 84, 85, 86, 91, 113, 116 and 151

7

Three New Zealand Government reports on their ‘Island Territories’ with reprint of The Polynesian Collection of Trinity College, Dublin and the National Museum of Ireland, by J.D. Freeman, 1949

8

Jubilee Lecture, ANU, by W.E.H. Stanner, 1951. See also Series 1, Item 123

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Series 34          South Pacific – Reference material

This series includes mainly government publications, background notes, reports and statistical tables relating to the political, economic and social life of Papua-New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Western Samoa, with associated correspondence to Stanner. Some items contain Stanner’s research notebooks, looseleaf notes and correspondence which are listed within the item descriptions below. Arrangement is based on the original boxes of material marked ‘New Guinea’ and ‘Fiji and the Pacific Islands 1933-47’.

Item

 

1

Cook Islands. Land tenure, 1930-44

2-3

Cook Islands. ‘Airfield Compensation Case’, 1945

4

Cook Islands. Legislation and reports, 1945-47

5

Fiji. Research notes in brown folder with metal binders, 1946-47

6

Fiji. Statistics, 1945-47

7

Fiji. Ordinances and miscellaneous government publications, 1943-47

8-16

Fiji. Legislative Council papers, 1943-48. Incomplete. Arranged chronologically by year. Item 15 includes Report of the Post-War Planning and Development Committee, 1946

17

New Caledonia. Australian Department of Territories Ministerial on elections to the General Council, 1953

18

Papua-New Guinea. Unlined, octavo, notebook headed ‘WEH Stanner. PNG notes 1946-7’. Also looseleaf handwritten reference notes

19

Papua-New Guinea. Proceedings of conference between representatives of government missions on educational, health and agricultural aspects of Native welfare and development, 9-14 October 1946

20

Papua-New Guinea. Ordinances, 1946-47. Incomplete

21-22

Papua-New Guinea. Administrative circulars, 1946-47. Incomplete. Also includes Patrol report, Manus Island, 1947. See also Item 23 below

23

Papua-New Guinea. Map Organisation. Department of Forests, 1946

24

Papua-New Guinea. Rabaul News, 1946-47. Incomplete

25-26

Papua-New Guinea. Agriculture and trade statistics, 1930-47

27-29

Papua-New Guinea. Reports, statements etc., 1945-54 mainly by the Australian Department of External Territories and/or the Minister, The Hon. Paul Hasluck on the administration, post-war reconstruction, and land policy of Papua-New Guinea; and correspondence with R.G. Casey on West New Guinea, 1953

30

Papua-New Guinea. Addresses by W.E. Dunk, 1953, and the Hon. Paul Hasluck, 1962

31

Papua-New Guinea. Australian National University seminar papers on ‘The state of the law in Papua-New Guinea’, 1966

32

Papua-New Guinea. Progress reports [for thesis?] ‘based on informants in the Lakekamu sub-district of the Gulf’, by Neville K. Robinson, University of Papua and New Guinea, 1971

33

Solomon Islands. British Solomon Islands Protectorate regulations 1942, 1947 and school syllabus outline, n.d

34

Tonga. Trade, finances and defence capability, 1946

35

Western Samoa. Government reports and miscellaneous printed material 1945-52; letter from John Copp, 1946 and correspondence between Stanner and ‘Laking’, 1947; and research notes and fragments, 4+2pp

36

Typescript carbon and roneoed versions of ‘Post war developments in Central Melanesia’, by C.S. Belshaw, 1947; and reprint of ‘The cultural milieu of the entrepreneur: a critical essay’, by C.S. Belshaw, 1955

37-38

Handwritten notes and offprints on cargo cults, 1934-77. Includes manuscript entitled ‘The Mandang District cargo cult’, by Peter Laurence, n.d

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Series 35          South Pacific Commission, 1947-55

The South Pacific Commission (SPC) was a consultative body consisting of representatives of Australia, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Commission was set up in 1947 to advise the respective governments on economic and social development of non-self governing countries in the area. Each of the six member countries was entitled to appoint two Commissioners. Stanner, then a Reader in Comparative Social Institutions at the Department of Anthropology of the Australian National University, was appointed as Second Australian Commissioner to the South Pacific Commission on 27 February 1953 [Department of External Affairs Press release, Canberra, 22, 1953].

This series is arranged chronologically. Issues cover procedural and administrative matters of the Commission and quarantine regulations, health, education, etc. of the region. Most of the original manuscripts by W.E.H.Stanner have been incorporated into Series 1 and copies and references to these manuscripts can be found within the items listed below.

Item

1-3

South Seas Conference papers, January-February, 1947 with Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Commission and Report of the South Seas Conference

4-5

Reports etc., 1950-5.  Includes Rules of Procedure for the South Pacific Commission; Staff Rules; Report of the Secretary General of the South Pacific Commission. The First South Pacific Conference, 25th April – 5th May, 1950; and ‘Eighth Pacific Science Congress’ papers

6-8

Research Council reports, 1950. Includes Survey of Linguistic research, by A. Capell, and Review of research in social anthropology Papuan/Melanesian Section, by A.P. Elkin

9-10

The Australian National University Jubilee Seminar [series] entitled ‘Social processes in the Pacific’, 1951. Includes papers by Stanner, M. Mead, A. Grenfell-Price and J.W. Davidson. See also Series 1, Item 123

11-12

Second South Pacific Conference Agenda and Proceedings, 1952

13

Ninth Session Proceedings, 28 April - 7 May 1952

14

Tenth Session Proceedings, 6 - 16 October, 1952 and associated report

15-16

Tenth Session ‘Australian brief’, Vols 1 and II, 1952

17

Financial statements and annual report, 1952

18

SPC Press Statements, Quarterly Bulletin, Social Development Circular, 1953, and DAA press release announcing appointment of Stanner as Australian Commissioner to the South Pacific Commission

19-22

Second South Pacific Conference, 1953. Includes lists of delegates, biographical details of delegates, programme, statements, agenda items and report, April 1953; ‘Notes on the Second South Pacific Conference’, by W.E.H. Stanner; and ‘Confidential’. Typescript carbon letter to the Secretary. Department of External Affairs, n.d., 4pp. See also Series 1, Item 142

23-26

Research Council [Fifth] meeting, 1953. Agenda and report, project proposals and ‘Progress’ reports’. See also Series 1, Item 86

27-28

Progress reports, 1953

29-30

Correspondence (mainly routine) from the Secretary-General, 1953

31

Eleventh Session Proceedings and ‘Australian brief’, 28 April 195

32-34

Twelfth Sessions Proceedings and reports, 12-29 October 1953

35

Twelfth Session ‘Australian brief’, 1953

36

Financial statements, 1953

37-39

Research Council [Sixth] meeting reports, 1954

40

‘Progress’ reports, 1954

41-42

Correspondence from Secretary-General, 1954

43-47

Routine correspondence from Secretary-General, 1954

48-49

Thirteenth Session proceedings and ‘Australian brief’, 11-28 October 1954

50

Financial statements, 1954

51

Correspondence from Secretary-General and other officials; and ‘Rules of Procedure’, agenda and paper prepared for the Third South Pacific Conference, 1955

52

Routine correspondence from Secretary-General, 1955

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Series 36          South Pacific – Subject Files

This series includes seminar papers, offprints (some signed), and booklets by other authors that were collected by Stanner on anthropology, economic development, sociology, geography, federalism, politics, religion, and art with a focus on the South Pacific. The Library has arranged the files alphabetically by subject. Various journals found with this material have been listed at Item 32 but have not been retained by the Library. See also Series 37.

Item

 

1

Africa

2

American Indian culture

3-5

Anthropology

6

Art, Indigenous

7

Dreams and myth. See also Item 17

8

East Asia

9-10

Economics

11

Geography

12-13

Greenland – Lapp culture

14

Human behavior

15

Human ecology

16

Law (and the Social Sciences)

17

Levi-Strauss, Claude

18

Pacific cultures

19-21

Papua New Guinea

22

Philosophy

23-24

Politics and International Relations

25

Predjudice and race. See also Item 37

26

‘Rationality’, Concept of. See also Item 37

27-29

Religion. See also Item 7

30

Reviews

31

Ruggles-Gates, Reginald

32

Serials (Listing only - issues discarded)

33

Social change. See also Item 37

34-36

Social structure

37

Sociology

38

Southeast Asia

39

Tax, Sol (Symposium)

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Series 37          South Pacific – Author Files

This series includes seminar papers, offprints (some signed), and booklets by other authors that were collected by Stanner. They cover a range of topics in the fields of anthropology, economic development, sociology, geography, federalism, politics and religion. Arrangement is alphabetically by author. See also Series 36.

Item

 

1-4

Barnes, J.A.

5-6

Brown, Paula

7

Epstein, T.S.

8

Feibleman, James K.

9

Freeman, Derek

10

Goodenough, Ward H.

11

Lane, Barbara S.

12

Meggitt, M.J.

13-15

Mol, J.J. See also Series 36, Items 27-29

16-17

Oram, N.D.

18

Reay, Marie

19

Turner, V.W.

20-21

Wurm, S.A.

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Series 38          Other papers,  1937-58

This series comprises briefing notes, manuscripts, and official documents collected by Stanner from his early career as student in London, Private Secretary to the Australian Treasurer at the Imperial Conference, 1937, military officer in London and later British North Borneo and his involvement in Colonial Government in East Africa and post-war reconstruction in the Pacific. Included are papers from the Imperial Conference, 1937; the Civil Affairs Staff Centre, London; Camberley Course, Staff College, London; Colonial Government in East Africa; and the Australian School of Pacific Administration. There are also manuscripts by other authors, such as F.W. Eggleston, and roneoed typescript Australian National University seminar papers written by Stanner between 1951 and c.1958. Original copies of the seminar papers are also housed and described in Series 1, [Items 123, 152, 173, 179, 182, and 183].

Item

 

1

International Sugar Conference, April 1937. Includes Australian report and, International Agreement regarding the regulation of production and marketing of sugar

2

Imperial Conference, May-June, London, 1937. Invitation to ‘Mr Stanner (Australian Delegation)’; and official British government publications of the conference. Also includes photocopy of Stanner’s entry pass to the 18th Assembly, League of Nations, Geneva, September 1937

3-5

Civil Affairs Staff Centre, London, c.1944. Roneoed course notes

6

Staff College. SD Precis. Camberley course no 15, 1945. Roneoed course notes

7-8

Colonial government, 1944-54. Includes miscellaneous papers relating to the British Colonial Office and ‘post war’ government in Southeast Asia

9-11

Australian School of Pacific Administration, 1945-54 Includes roneoed lecture notes on ‘Colonial administration’, and ‘Future of the School – comments on the Minister’s document’, prepared by C.D. Rowley, 1954

12-13

Manuscripts by F.W. Eggleston entitled ‘The character and methods of sociological thought’, n.d; and ‘Social integration’, 1950. Typescript carbon, quarto, annotated by Stanner

14

Manuscript by W.C. Wentworth entitled ‘Confidential. Finance - June 1952’

15

Draft manuscripts. Includes ‘Chapter 9. The five value systems’, by Ethel M. Albert and others, 1955. Photocopy; and ‘On Levi-Strauss analysis of myth’ [by Mary Douglas?], 1960s

16-18

‘Economic development’. Seminar papers, addresses and press statements, 1951-66. Includes papers by H. Belshaw, Sir Douglas Copland, K.A. MacKirdy, and W.D. Borrie

19-21

ANU Jubilee Seminar on Federalism, 21 August 1951. Includes papers by Sir Douglas Copland, H.P. Brown, W.A. MacIntosh, G. Sawer, J.L. Montrose, K.C. Wheare, and P.H. Partridge

22-25

ANU seminar papers, by W.E.H Stanner, 1951 - c.1958

26

Photographs of the Bihors and Oraons of West Bengal and associated letter from A.K. Das, Cultural Research Institute, Calcutta, October 1966

ADDITION, FEBRUARY 2005

Series 39          Australian Institute of Aboriginal Affairs – Foundation of, 1960-68

This series includes original correspondence, photocopies of correspondence, and minutes of meetings of the AIAS Interm Council.

Correspondents include Stanner, H.C. Coombs, J.A. Barnes, A.P. Elkin, J. D. Trendall, A.D. Trendall and Max. Crawford.

Closed access – Principal’s permission. Closed copying and quotation – Principal’s permission [Access code A3b B1]

Item

 

1-2

Correspondence, working papers, reports etc., 1960-68

3-4

AIAS Interim Council minutes of meetings, 1962-63

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Box List

Box

Series

Items

1

1

1-25

2

1

26-47(a)

3

1

47(b)-79

4

1

80-113

5

1

114-135

6

1

136-156

7

1

157-162

8

1

163-177

9

1

178-189

10

1

190-222

11

1

224-238

12

1

240-251

13

1

252-263

14

1

264-274

15

1

275-295

16

1

296-309(d)

17

1

309(e)-337

18

1

338-355

19

1

356-375

20

1

376-404

21

1

405-418

22

1

419-423(h)

23

1

423(i)-434

 

2

1(a)-1(b)

24

2

1(c)-3

 

3

1-4

25

3

5-14

26

4

1, 3-10

Folio box 1(housed separately)

4

2

27

4

11-13(g)

28

4

13(h)-17

29

5

1-5

30

5

6-11

31

5

12-21

32

5

22-25

 

6

1-5

Roll storage box

7

1

Map folder 1

7

2-7

Map folder 2

7

8-11

Map folder 3

7

12-15

Map folder 4

7

16-17

Map folder 5

7

18-20

Map folder 6

7

21-22

Map folder 7

7

23-27

Map folder 8

7

28-35

Map folder 9

7

36

Map folder 10

7

37

Map folder 11

7

38-40

Map folder 12

7

41

Map folder 13

7

42-44

Map folder 18

7

45-50

Map folder 19

7

51-55, 57

Map folder 20

7

56

33

8

Ethnobotanical specimens

34

8

"

35

 

"

36

8

"

37

 

"

38

 

"

39

9

1-2(g)

40

9

2(h)-9

41

9

10-14

42

9

15-17

 

10

1(a)-1(b)

43

10

1(c)-5

44

10

6

 

11

1-4

45

11

5-11(b)

46

11

11(c)-18

47

11

19-22

 

12

1-2

48

12

3-4(i)

49

12

4(j)-6

 

13

1(a)-(b)

50

13

1(c)-5

51

13

6-9

52

14

1-8

53

15

1-16

54

15

17-25

 

16

1(a)-(b)

55

16

1(c)-5(f)

56

16

5(g)-8

57

16

9-11(b)

58

16

11(c)-18

59

17

1-5

 

18

1-2

60

18

3-11

61

18

12-21

 

19

1

62

19

2-7

63

19

8-16

 

20

1-3

64

21

1-7

65

21

8-9

 

22

1-2

 

23

1

 

24

1-3

66

25

1-6

 

26

1

 

27

1-5

67

27

6-10

 

28

1-5

68

28

6-14

69

28

15

68

29

1

70

29

2-5

 

30

1-5

71

30

6-17

72

31

1

Map folder 14

31

2-8

Map folder 15

31

9-14

Map folder 16

31

15-21

Map folder 17

31

22-23

72

32

1-11

73

32

12-16

Folio box 2 32 17-18

 

33

1-4

74

33

5-8

Folio box 2

32 17-18

 

34

1-6

75

34

7-14

76

34

15-26

Map folder 14

34

23

77

34

27-36

78

34

37-38

 

35

1-8

79

35

9-18

80

35

19-28

81

35

29-38

82

35

39-48

83

35

49-52

 

36

1-8

84

36

9-21

85

36

22-33

86

36

34-39

 

37

1-5

87

37

6-19

88

37

20-21

 

38

1-6

89

38

7-16

90

38

17-26

91

39

1-4

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Selected Images Online

W.E.H. Stanner, Central Australia, 1932

W.E.H. Stanner, c.1968

Belweni (Wagaman Paddy), W.E.H. Stanner, Daly River, 1932

Transport for fieldwork, 1934-35 – Chevrolet ‘butter-cart’

Some members of the National Conference on Aboriginal Studies, Canberra 1961

Finding Aid compiled by J.E. Kirkham, January 2001. Updated September 2006


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