The Resource Dendroglyphs of the Kalimangl Bora Ground

Dendroglyphs of the Kalimangl Bora Ground

Label
Dendroglyphs of the Kalimangl Bora Ground
Title
Dendroglyphs of the Kalimangl Bora Ground
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In March 1949 trustees at the South Australian Museum sent ethnologist Norman B. Tindale and with involvement from R.T.M. Prescottthe from the National Museum formed a partnership. This team was tasked with the removal of Dendroglyphs (Carved trees) from an Aboriginal bora ground located at Kalimangl (Collymongle) in north-western New South Wales. Reginald Lindsay Black (known by his middle name), an amateur anthropologist and was the main instigator for the project wishing to preserve what had already been destroyed. Lindsay had been studying the Dendroglyphs bora site since the 1930s, but the Second World War had interceded. A pastoralist and another amateur anthropologist Harry Rainy Balfour had offered to film the process of removal for the project and joined the team. This 16mm footage from September 21-29, 1949 documents a journey from Leeton to the bora ground near Collarenebri. The expedition passed through Barellan, Wyalong, Forbes, Parkes, Peak Hill, and stopping at Mungery Station to investigate another possible indigenous Dendroglyphs site. They continued north through Narromine and Dubbo, where they explored a large sandstone expanse at Woolandara Creek which was covered in axe grinding grooves. After travelling through Coonamble and Walgett they finally reached the Dendroglyphs site at the Kalimangl (Collymongle) bora ground. The footage captures some of these 52 trees that were removed of the original 82 trees that formed the bora ground
Cataloging source
AIAS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balfour, H. R
Credits note
Producer/camerman, Harry Rainy Balfour
Date of event
21-28 September 1949
Date time place
Filmed in
Former title
Balfour and Kentish
Information about documentation
  • Auditioned, film data sheets
  • Rhosts, Jon (2018), 'The caged carved trees of Collymongle' in Cage of Ghosts, (ed.), pp. 194-234. Darkwood, Hong Kong. Call Number: RB R476.49/C1
PerformerNote
Reginald Lindsay Black; Kelvin O'Connell; Norman Barnett Tindale; S.R. Morse; Donald J. Tugby
Place of event
  • Collymongle, Leeton, Collarenebri, Barellan, Wyalong, Forbes, Parkes, Peak Hill, Narromine, Dubbo, Coonamble, Walgett, N.S.W.;
  • Melbourne, Vic.,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Aboriginal Australians
Label
Dendroglyphs of the Kalimangl Bora Ground
Instantiates
Production
Note
Digital access copies
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (53 mins., approximately 1,600 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form; Transferred to AIATSIS from NFSA
  • Some of the related files such as DACs make reference to Kentish, this use of Kentish is confusing as this individual has no connection with this carrier and has been removed from this record.
Other physical details
silent, colour
Stock number
BALFOUR_H004 (FC00378_3)
Terms governing use
Public domain
Label
Dendroglyphs of the Kalimangl Bora Ground
Production
Note
Digital access copies
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (53 mins., approximately 1,600 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form; Transferred to AIATSIS from NFSA
  • Some of the related files such as DACs make reference to Kentish, this use of Kentish is confusing as this individual has no connection with this carrier and has been removed from this record.
Other physical details
silent, colour
Stock number
BALFOUR_H004 (FC00378_3)
Terms governing use
Public domain

Library Locations

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