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Miscellaneous research notes and papers

Includes Aboriginal Quaterly vol. 1. No. 1.; handwritten annotation of Ralph Piddington article "Karadjeri Initiation"; other excerpts from Oceania journal; SA Wurm article "The Question of Aboriginal Place Names".


Notes on the enivronment around and stories about Uluru, including "The Story of Ayers Rock". Aerial photograph of Uluru.


Photographs of "mortuary rites". Original notes. Descriptions and photographs of artworks. Notes on language. Notes on stories: Oijal, Muthali the duck, Baru the Crocodile, The Bunyulat at Wamuku.

Port Keats

Descriptions and photographs of artworks. Notes on stories: Kulmangur (The Rainbow Snake) and The Old Woman.


Photographs of Aboriginal men: Sam Wulugudja, Watty Karawarra, Taylor Manungu, Micky Bunguni, Charlie Alangowai. Photographs of the landscape and Numbari Cave paintings.


Lists and photographs of artworks. Language and cultural notes, including description of the Djalambu Ceremony.

Groote Eylandt

Notes on artists and artworks. Photographs of bark paintings. Photographs of people and places on Groote Eylandt.


Photographs of Aboriginal men: Cogger (?) Manbutji, Tommy Rindsir, George Mainoru Djungunwanga, Johnny Pamkal, Lefthand Baddy (?) Milipi, Lofti, George Baludu, Jacky Gaijwulan, Harry Malalinga, Dolly Ganiindja, Jacky Ryan Daiwanga. Photographs and...

Croker Island

Hand-written notes. Photographs of Aboriginal men with their artworks: Thomson Narangorli, Nangunsari, Billy Irrwala, Sam Wagbara, Edward Wandiwandi. Photographs and descriptions of bark paintings.

West Arnhem Land

List of artefacts collected by Helen Groger-Wurm - Northern Territory Administration. Review of manuscript by Ronald Berndt. Manuscript of "Australian Aboriginal Bark Paintings and their Mythological Interpretation".

West Arnhem Land [1]

Articles, excerpts and notes on Aboriginal cultures and history, especially relating to West Arnhem Land. Lists of vocabulary from unspecified languages (Ngalgbun ?). Lists of languages.

Photographs of artworks and artefacts

Photographs of bark coffins and human remains held at the Australian Museum in Chaseling Collection - many labelled as Yirrkala, 29.1.1941. Photographs of other artefacts held at the Australian Museum, including armbands and amulets. Christmas car...

Contact sheets

Twelve envelopes containg contact sheets. Images are of unidentitfied Aboriginal people (some in the process of making paintings and other objects), bark paintings and artefacts, including baskets. Locations are listed: St Keats, Goulburn Island, ...

Information and images of bark paintings

Ten images with 'Copyright Museum Vooland en volkenkund, Rotterdam' stamped on the back; 40 photographs of paintings from the Chaseling collection; photocopies of paintings; a letter describing the bark paintings of the Chaseling collect...

Permission requests

Letters requesting permissions to use Aboriginal art in various publications, including two photographs of Aboriginal artworks.

Research papers on Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt

Royal Society of Canberra Symposium on Scientific Collections in Canberra, 20 May 1959; Maps - including annotated maps of Groote Eylandt; Notes on field trip, Aug-Nov 1965; Letter from Helen Groger-Wurm to B. Smetschka; Helen Groger-Wurm reports;...

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