The Resource Aboriginal Hair String, [production company] University of Adelaide Board for Anthropological Research

Aboriginal Hair String, [production company] University of Adelaide Board for Anthropological Research

Label
Aboriginal Hair String
Title
Aboriginal Hair String
Statement of responsibility
[production company] University of Adelaide Board for Anthropological Research
Contributor
Subject
Summary
A man cuts a matted section of hair from anothers mans head with a stone; a bark piece is heated and bent to place hair in; the parcel is bound together; the hair is teased out to remove knots; a spindle bobbin is made from two twigs; one twig is heated and straightened to make the main shaft; the bark is removed with an adze (partardi); another branch is heated and split in two pieces which are then bent; the pieces are struck with a stone and chewed to produce a crack; the main axis is pushed through the cracks to form the spindle; a handful of teased hair is pulled out to make loose thread which is rolled out on the thigh; the end of the thread is attached to one of the cross pieces; a rotary motion is provided on the thigh; the spindle is spun and the hair wound on as it is made
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Director, T. D. Campbell; camera, M. J. Barrett; narrator, J. G. Cornell
Date of event
1966
Date time place
Filmed in
Information about documentation
Jones, P. (1987) 'South Australian Anthropological History: the Board for Anthropological Research and its early expeditions', Records of the South Australian Museum, 20:71-92 held in AIATSIS Library
Place of event
Yuendumu, N.T.,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1893-1967
  • 1916-1975
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Campbell, T. D.
  • University of Adelaide
  • Barrett, Murray J.
  • Cornell, J. G
Series statement
Aspects of Aboriginal life in Central Australia
Label
Aboriginal Hair String, [production company] University of Adelaide Board for Anthropological Research
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Copy held at DLV08151_1
  • Copy held at PV08151_1
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001952
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 24min., approximately 600 feet)
Immediate source of acquisition
South Australian Museum
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Warlpiri Media Association - memo of understanding
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
SAM_002 (FC00699_1)
Label
Aboriginal Hair String, [production company] University of Adelaide Board for Anthropological Research
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Copy held at DLV08151_1
  • Copy held at PV08151_1
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001952
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 24min., approximately 600 feet)
Immediate source of acquisition
South Australian Museum
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Warlpiri Media Association - memo of understanding
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
SAM_002 (FC00699_1)

Library Locations

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