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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies films

Former owner:
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound negative; approximately 9,500 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Aboriginal Australians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Australia
Australasia
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Internegatives and optical sound negatives of the following edited films of Aboriginal ritual: Camels and the Ptjantjara; Emu Ritual at Ruguri; Gunabibi- An Aboriginal Fertility Cult; Larwari and Walkara; Mulga Seed Ceremony; Pintubi Revisit Yaru Yaru; Pintubi Revisit Yumari; Walbiri Ritual at Gunadjari; Walbiri Ritual at Ngama.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in 1984.
Restrictions:
Contact repository for terms of access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Rituals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1984.06
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc926de1dfb-2129-455c-9316-9cebdc6d9f51
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1984-06

The little red yellow black book an introduction to indigenous Australia [written by Bruce Pascoe with AIATSIS]

Author:
Pascoe, Bruce 1947-  Search this
Author:
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  Search this
Physical description:
139 pages illustrations (some color) 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
Topic:
Aboriginal Australians--Social conditions  Search this
Torres Strait Islanders--Social conditions  Search this
Aboriginal Australians--Social life and customs  Search this
Torres Strait Islanders--Social life and customs  Search this
Insulaires du détroit de Torres--Conditions sociales  Search this
Australiens (Aborigènes)--Mœurs et coutumes  Search this
Insulaires du détroit de Torres--Mœurs et coutumes  Search this
Novels in English. Australian writers, to 1890. Texts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114747

The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture / David Horton, general editor

Title:
Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Australia
Author:
Horton, David 1945-  Search this
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xxxiii, 1340 p.) : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
Place:
Australia
Date:
1994
Topic:
Aboriginal Australians  Search this
Torres Strait Islanders  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_725968

Geoffrey N. O'Grady Papers

Creator:
O'Grady, G. N. (Geoffrey N.)  Search this
Extent:
Plus 3 oversize boxes, 4 record storage boxes, and 3 map folders
11.8 Linear feet (24 document boxes and 3 card file boxes)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Aranda (Australian people)  Search this
Australian Aborigines  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Place:
Arizona
Australia
Vancouver (British Columbia)
Date:
1949-2007
bulk 1957-1998
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of the professional papers of linguistic anthropologist Geoffrey O'Grady. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, photographs, and sound recordings.

The materials in this collection document O'Grady's career as a linguistic scholar from his days as a jackaroo in the Australian outback to his time at the University of Victoria. The majority of the collection is made up of field research, which contains detailed vocabularies and linguistic analysis for aboriginal peoples of Australia and First Nation communities of Canada. O'Grady's sound recordings represent his work with the Arizona Tewa language among the Hopi as well as various Australian aboriginal languages; they supplement the Field Research series.
Arrangement:
The O'Grady collection is arranged into 7 series: (1) Field Research; (2) Writings; (3) Professional Activities; (4) Correspondence; (5) Writings by Others; (6) Photographs; (7) Sound recordings.
Biographical/Historical note:
Anthropological linguist Geoffrey N. O'Grady was born on January 1, 1928 in southern Australia. He first became interested in languages in high school when he took classes in Latin, German, Russian, and Hungarian. O'Grady became immersed in Australian aboriginal languages during his six years as a jackaroo on a sheep station at Wallal Downs in the Australian Outback. There he spent time with aboriginal peoples and was adopted into the Nyangumarta tribe where he learned to speak their language.

O'Grady was offered a research assistantship at the University of Sydney in 1956. This allowed him to take field research trips into the Outback where he recorded various indigenous languages. During this time he undertook a project to alphabetize the Nyangumarta language. As a result, a literacy program and a Nyangumarta newspaper, which is still published, were established.

In 1960, after completing his BA at the University of Sydney, O'Grady received a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Indiana University. During three summers at Indiana, he travelled to Arizona to conduct field research in Hopi Tewa. After he completed his PhD he accepted a position at the University of Alberta, Edmonton in 1963. While at the University of Alberta he began to study northern Canadian First Nations languages. In 1965 he moved on to the Linguistics Department at the University of Victoria, where he began to study indigenous languages on Vancouver Island and taught courses on phonetics and historical sound change. When O'Grady retired from the University of Victoria in 1993, the Australian National University honored him with a Festschrift entitled "Boundary Rider."

Geoffrey O' Grady passed away on December 28, 2008 after a long struggle with Parkinson's.

Sources Consulted

2009. Geoffrey O'Grady Obituary. Victoria Times Colonist. January 3. http://web.uvic.ca/ling/information/index.htm, accessed April 4, 2012.

John Esling. 2009. In Memoriam: Dr. Geoffrey N. O'Grady. http://ring.uvic.ca/people/memoriam-dr-geoffrey-n-o%E2%80%99grady, accessed April 4, 2012.

1928 -- Born January 1

1956 -- Accepted research assistantship at the University of Sydney and began undergraduate studies

1957 -- Married wife Alix

1959 -- Received BA from the University of Sydney

1960 -- Fulbright scholarship at Indiana University where he finished his PhD

1960-1963 -- Summer field studies of Hopi Tewa in Arizona

1963 -- Completed dissertation on grammar of Nyangumarta under the supervision of C.F. and F.M. Voegelin

1963 -- Began work at University of Alberta, Edmonton

1965 -- Joined the Linguistics Department at University of Victoria in BC Canada

1966 -- Project to outline the relationships among all of the Aboriginal languages of Australia

1993 -- Retired from University of Victoria

2008 -- Died December 28
Related Materials:
For more of O'Grady's language material from Western Australia and sound recordings from his fieldwork among the aborigines in the 1950s and 1960s, consult the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) located in Lawson Cres, Canberra ACT, Australia.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by O'Grady's wife Alix O'Grady.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Citation:
Geoffrey N. O'Grady Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2010-30
See more items in:
Geoffrey N. O'Grady Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d3718b39-3abd-49fb-a376-661060c8cbd3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2010-30
Online Media:

The encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia [electronic resource] : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture / David Horton, general editor ; Kim McKenzie, producer

Title:
Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia on CD-ROM for Windows
Author:
Horton, David 1945-  Search this
McKenzie, Kim  Search this
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  Search this
Physical description:
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide attached to container (11 p. ; 21 cm.)
Type:
Electronic resources
Encyclopedias
Interactive multimedia
Place:
Australia
Date:
1994
Topic:
Aboriginal Australians  Search this
Torres Strait Islanders  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
GN666 .E531 1994
mrdf 000602
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800685

Aboriginal Sydney : a guide to important places of the past and present / Melinda Hinkson ; photography, Alana Harris

Author:
Hinkson, Melinda  Search this
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 174 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Australia
Sydney (N.S.W.)
Date:
2001
Topic:
Aboriginal Australians--History  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_676661

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