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Warumungu non-linguistic references

Partial, non-uniform coverage

Ordered by year, and alphabetically by author within each year.

This listing has a partial coverage, of historical and ethnographic (non-linguistic) references which mention Warumungu. Send additions and corrections to the compiler, David Nash.

For some further references on song recordings, see

Thanks especially to Dean Ashenden for additional references.
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1871
Giles, Alfred. 1871. Diary 8th July, 1870 to 16th July, 1871: The Overland Telegraph Expedition. South Australian Archives. * see Giles 1926
1885
Howitt, AW. 1885. Australian group relations. Ann. Rept. Smithsonian Inst. Washington 1883:797-824. * mentions receipt of information on 'eight classes' 'from Mr Allan M Giles of Tennant’s Creek' about the 'Waramunga', note on page 23 of 1885 reprint http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/doview/nla.aus-f10608-p.pdf from http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-f10608 * information published by Howitt 1889 * cf. Watts 1978 * earliest publication of the name
1887-90
Lindsay, David. 1890. Explorations in the Northern Territory of South Australia. Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch -- Proceedings, v.2, 1890; [1]-16 * 'Read June 29th, 1887' * p.10: "The Warramunga tribe, of which Cubadgee is a member, whose country lies between Tennant's and Powell's Creek, and a considerable distance east and west of the line, seems to have ten families or divisions regulating the intersexual relations.  One man is chief of the tribe, at whose death the position devolves on the eldest son, unless he be not of age, when the brother of the deceased chief acts as regent."

1889
East, J. J. 1889. Aborigines of south and central Australia. 11 page pamphlet. "Read before the Field Naturalists' Section of the Royal Society, Tuesday, July 16, 1889" * https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/21561691 * Director of the Adelaide School of Mines * "my personal contact with the natives not being north of the Hart and Macdonnell Ranges"; mentions "the Tennant Station. Beyond this to the Powell's Creek Station are the Wurmega, and the furthest north, extending to Newcastle Waters, are the T(h)ingalie"
1889
Howitt, AW. 1889. Further notes on the Australian class systems. Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 18,31-70 http://www.jstor.org/stable/2842513 * 'The Waramunga type' pp. 43–46, tabulates 'class names' (subsections) * follows mention in Howitt 1885
1896
Gillen, F.J. c1896. Anthropology Volume III. Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide. http://spencerandgillen.net/languagegroups/4fac697e023fd704f475b35d
1897
Eylmann, Erhard. 1897-. [Australian notebooks]. Held at Deutschen Kolonial - und Ubersee-Museum zu Bremen. * see Eylmann 1908 etc
1899
Mathews, R.H. 1899. Correction. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Vol.38 * p.77 Table II 'Warramonga' class names * for correction see Mathews 1907
1899
Spencer, Baldwin & F.J. Gillen. 1899. The Native Tribes of Central Australia. London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd.
1901
Spencer, Baldwin. 1901–02. Journal, March July 1st 1901: August 23rd - Feb 11th, 1902. Typescript version: MLMSS29/3, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW.  http://spencerandgillen.net/languagegroups/4fac697e023fd704f475b35d
1901
Gillen, F.J. 1901–02. Camp Jottings Volume Three. PRG54_1_3, State Library of South Australia. http://spencerandgillen.net/languagegroups/4fac697e023fd704f475b35d
1904
Spencer, Baldwin & F.J. Gillen. 1904 (1969). The Northern Tribes of Central Australia. London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd. Reprinted 1969, Oosterhout, N.B., The Netherlands: Anthropological Publications. * 'Warramunga'
1907
Mathews, R.H. 1907. Correction [dated] 5 October 1907. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 46, 368. * re 'Warramonga' class names in Mathews 1899
1908
Eylmann, Erhard. 1908. Die Eingeborenen der Kolonie Sudaustralien. 494p. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer. http://www.archive.org/details/dieeingeborenen00eylmgoog * traveller who stayed at OTS April 1897 * chapters XIV, XIX and XX compiled by Robin Hodgson translated by Renate Hubel 1994, AIATSIS Library MS 3369 * chapters XVI and XVII translated by Sherlock 1972 * chapters 10, 12, 13, 14 translated by Gerritsen & Gerritsen 2002 * introductory remarks translated by Vivienne Courto 1990 * see Eylmann 1897, Courto 1990, Courto 1996, Schröder 2002
1915
Beckett, J.T. 1915. Report on Aboriginals. [to the Chief Protector of Aborigines, Darwin.] 19th June 1915. Pp.26-28 in The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Northern Territory of Australia. Report of the Administrator for the Year 1914-15. Melbourne: Victorian Government Printer.
1926
Giles, Alfred. 1926. Exploring in the Seventies and the Construction of the Overland Telegraph Line. Adelaide: WK Thomas & Co. (The Register).  Facsmile reprint, 1995. Friends of the State Library of South Australia. * Based on his Diary 8th July, 1870 to 16th July, 1871: The Overland Telegraph Expedition. South Australian Archives.
1930
Ashwin, Arthur C. 1930 (compiled 1927). From South Australia to Port Darwin with sheep and cattle. Royal Geographical Society of Australia S.A. Branch. Proceedings. 32(1930-31),47-93. * republished in Ashwin 2002
1933
Buchanan, Gordon. 1933. Packhorse and Waterhole. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.
1933-35
Ashton, George, 1933–35. Journal of George Ashton 12 October 1933 - 20 August 1935. Postmaster, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory.  Photocopy of typescript and manuscript. [ii]+190pp. Copy held by Parks & Wildlife Commission of the NT, Tennant Creek.
1934
Ashton, George. Letter [dated 22/11/1934] by G. Ashton to C.P. Mountford. Mortlock Library of South Australiana, item D 5044(L) * Annotation: "Refers to mining and general conditions and includes a pencil sketch of Tennant Creek telegraph station made by 'Nat', an Aboriginal."
1934
Bell, Norman C. 1934. [Report of] Director of Mines and Chief Warden, pp.34-38 in Report on the Administration of the N.T. for the Year Ending 30th June 1934. Government Printer.
1934
Linklater, W. [William Miller]. 1934. articles in Northern Standard (Darwin):
Native Customs. 31/8/1934, page 6. * "a spirit 'Mooloongah'", 'Lillperidgee' goanna, 'Jibberoo' which means Coolabah tree
Native folk law. 14/9/1934, page 3 [mainly about near Borroloola]
Native folk law. [account from 1901] 25/9/1934, page 6. * 'Jinarringee Spring' 'Ben arra ban'
1934
'Murranghi'. Abos as mimics. [letter] Northern Standard (Darwin), 7/8/1934, page 8. * 'In the latter 80's … '  '… eating wild currants called by the Warra Moonga and Wumbire abos "manna good you"…' sc. marnukuju 'conkerberry' / 'All abos. are good mimics, probably owing to the prevalence of sign language.'
1934
Stanner, W.E.H. 1934. Letters to AP Elkin. Tennant’s Creek. 28 May 1934, June 5 1934, 19 June 1934. Elkin Papers, University of Sydney Archives.
1934
Stanner, W.E.H. 1934 notebooks. Deposited at AIATSIS. * see Stanner 1979
1934
Stanner, W.E.H. 1934. Report upon Aborigines and Aborigines' Reserve at Tennant's Creek. 11p. ts. * published as Stanner 1980
1935
Basedow, Herbert. 1935. Knights of the boomerang. Sydney: Endeavour.  Facsimile reprint, 2004. Perth: Hesperian Press. * excerpt from AIATSIS Library annotation: Initiation legend of Kaitish, Warramunga and Aranda; Elopement and vengeance (Warramunga, Djingili) * pp.207-222: "Ildaginnya as a young Warramunga girl lived west of Tennant's Creek. ..."
1935
Kirkland, W.B. 1935. Report of the Chief Protector of Aboriginals, pp.11-16 in Report of the Administrator. Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers No. 37. The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Northern Territory of Australia. Government Printer.
1936
Chewings, Charles. 1936. Back in the stone age. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.
1936
Hatfield, William. 1936. Australia through the windscreen. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.
1936
Tennant Creek. Production of Gold. Pioneers to celebrate. Sydney Morning Herald 3 August 1936, page 9 column 8. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17257224 * Warramulla

1936
Stanner, WEH. Aborigines and Tennant’s Creek. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. Sydney Morning Herald 5 August 1936, page 9. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17257824 * Warramulla tribe * comment on SMH item of 3 August 1936
1936
Balfe, JD. 1936. Strange party in heart of desert. The Argus Monday 10 August 1936.
1936
Strong, Jim. 1936. Saveloys at Tennant Creek [cartoon]. The Argus Tuesday 11 August 1936. * "Mine tinkit, this pfeller snake bin wearum bowyangs!" (old black man inspecting string of saveloys)
1936
Camera page. The Argus Saturday 15 August 1936. * [captions:] "At Tennant Creek.—there is not much housekeeping to be done in or about a desert mia-mia.  Primitive conditions of this native residence in North-Central Australia are revealed by the rising sun." "A desert wonder.— A gin and her piccaninnies watching the Percival Gull aeroplane — aptly named 'Pinega' which is aboriginal for 'speed' — which was chartered by 'The Argus' and brought these photographs of Tennant Creek back to Melbourne last week-end. The photographs were taken by Mr. W. Crofts, a staff photographer of 'The Argus'.
1938
Bunzendahl, Otto. 1938. Der Australien-Forscher Dr. Erhard Eylmann und seine Sammlung im Deutschen Kolonial - und Ubersee-Museum zu Bremen. Veroff. dt. Kolon.- u. Ubersee-Mus. Bremen 1938:2,33-80 * AIATSIS Library p7833 * cf. Eylmann 1908
AIATSIS Annotation: Life-history of Eylmann ; his travels and studies in Australia ; includes listings by tribe of his ethnographic collection - Narriyenri, Diaeri, Loritja, Aranda, Warramunga, Kaitish, Wagai, Tjingale, Wulwanga, Wulna, Larakiya, Tjauen, Wagatsch, Malack-Malack, Pongo-Pongo and Plinara
1940
Linklater, William. [1940's?]. The Magic Snake Being a group of stories for children concerning the habits, customs, beliefs, ceremonies, corroborees and legends of the Australian Aborigines. Illustrated and edited by Mavis Mallinson. Sydney: Currawong. 95pp. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/12451195
1940
Linklater, W. 1940. Notes. Unpublished ms. Ms 37. AIAS, Canberra.
1943
Hill, Ernestine. 1943. Where are the Warramunga? Walkabout 10.2(Dec 1st),5-8.
1943
Australian Natives' Sand Pictures. Ceremonial sacred paintings by the Warramungas. School Arts (November), 84-85. [from Spencer & Gillen]
1944-46
Jarman, H. E. 1944. Birds of Barrow Creek, Northern Territory of Australia. S. Aust. Orn. 17: 22-24
1944. The birds of Banka Banka Station Northern Territory. S. Aust. Orn. 17: 24-29
1945. Bird observations of Larrimah, Northern Territory of Australia. S. Aust. Orn. 17: 53-54.
1945. Brief notes on a hurried journey from Tennant Creek, N.T. to Mt. Isa Qld. S. Aust. Orn. 17: 45.
1945. Birds of Elliott and Newcastle Waters, Northern Territory. S. Aust. Orn. 17: 74-78
1945. Birds of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory of Australia. S. Aust. Orn. 17: 82.
1946. A stroll along Barrow Creek. Wild life June 201-203.
1949
Harney, Bill (W.E.) & A.P. Elkin. 1949. Songs of the songmen. Aboriginal myths retold. FW Cheshire. * See new and revised edition, Rigby, 1968.
1951
Hill, Ernestine. 1951. The Territory. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Republished 1970. Sydney: Ure Smith.
1953
Elkin, AP. Papers, sound recordings, photographs, recorded at Phillip Creek 1953. Elkin papers, Archives, Sydney University.
1957
Harney, W.E. 1957. Life Among the Aborigines. London: Robert Hale.
1958
Elkin, AP. Papers, sound recordings, recorded at Warrabri April 1958. "Kudjiga and associated chants mainly by Waramanga men"  (A Moyle 1966) Disc 75A in Sydney University Series. * see Jones 1965.
1958
Stanner, W.E.H. 1958. Continuity and change among the Aborigines. Australian Journal of Science 21,99-109. * "Eventually, for every aborigine who, so to speak, had Europeans thrust upon him, at least one other had sought them out.  More would have gone to European centres sooner had it not been that their way was often barred by hostile aborigines.  As late as the early 1930's I was able to see for myself the battles between the encroaching myalls and weakening, now-sedentary groups who had monopolized European sources of supply and work." (Stanner 1958: 101)
1960
Hartwig, M.C. 1960. The Coniston killings. Unpublished B.A. thesis, University of Adelaide.
1961
Harney, W.E. 1961. Grief, Gaiety and Aborigines. London: Robert Hale. * opp. p.65 photograph of group at Tennant Creek OTS c1930 jacket
1961
Idriess, Ion L. 1961. Tracks of destiny. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.
1962
Meggitt, Mervyn J. 1962. Desert People. A study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia. Sydney: Angus & Roberston. Reprinted 1965, Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press; Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
1963
Harney, W.E. (Bill) & Douglas Lockwood. 1963. The Shady Tree. Adelaide: Rigby.
1965
Hartwig, M.C. 1965. The progress of white settlement in the Alice Springs District and its effects upon the Aboriginal inhabitants 1860-1894. University of Adelaide. Ph.D. thesis. 669pp.
1965
Jones, Trevor Alan. 1965. Australian Aboriginal music: the Elkin collection's contribution toward an overall picture, pp.[286]-374 in Aboriginal Man in Australia, ed. by R & C Berndt. * Descriptive analysis of recordings from many locations including Phillip Creek. * see Elkin 1958
1965
Northern Territory Administration. Welfare Branch. 1965. Warrabri Aboriginal Reserve. May, 1965. 26pp. (other editions in 1960, 1961) * copy at AIATSIS Library
1968
Gillen, Francis James. 1968. Gillen's Diary: the camp jottings of F.J. Gillen on the Spencer and Gillen expedition across Australia 1901-2. Adelaide: Libraries Board of S.A.
1968
Harney, Bill (W.E.) & A.P. Elkin. Songs of the songmen. Aboriginal myths retold. New and revised edition, Rigby. * First edition 1949 * pp.58-60 'Song of the Walcutta', "(Waramunga Tribe)" [in Contents], notes pp.152-3 Walcutta 'large spotted lizard living on the plains and among the rocks', Kobalilli 'small striped lizard'
1968
Linklater, William & Linda Tapp. 1968. Gather No Moss. Melbourne: Macmillan of Australia. 222pp. * Hesperian Press ISBN 0 85905 232 X, 1997 reprint of 1968 edition with new material), 175pp, illustrated, 240grams, $22.00
1969
Musgrove, Nan. 1969. 'Missus of Banka Banka' Australian Women's Weekly November 5, 1969, single page * with photographs
1972
Sherlock, Kevin. 1972. Die Eingeborenen der Kolonie Sudaustralien, chapters XVI and XVII. Translated into English by Kevin Sherlock. Anthropological Society of South Australia - Journal 10.7, 4-12. *AIATSIS call number SF 57.5/1 * see Eylmann 1908
1977
O'Grady, Frank. 1977. Francis of Central Australia. 154pp. ISBN 0 85587 114 8 Sydney: Wentworth Books.
1978
Tuxworth, Hilda. 1978. Tennant Creek yesterday and today. [National Trust of Australia, Tennant Creek].
1978
Watts, Jane Isabella (1824-1894). 1978. Family life in South Australia fifty-three years ago, dating from October 1837. (Aust. facs. Eds, 205) Facsimile edition. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia. * pp.192–8: AM [Alan Macfarlane] Giles account of 1883 expedition east of Attack Creek with other white men and two trackers * cf. Howitt 1885
1979
Bell, Diane R. 1979. The Pawurrinji Puzzle. iv+40pp. Exhibit in Warlmanpa, and Kaytety-Warlpiri land claim hearings. * AIAS Library Ms 1535 (A1;B1)
1979
Davison, Patricia. 1979. The Manga-Manda Settlement, Phillip Creek: An Historical Reconstruction from Written, Oral and Material Evidence. Report submitted to the National Trust of Australia (Northern Territory). December 1979. ix+163pp. * published as Davison 1985
1979
Stanner, W.E.H. 1979. Report on field work in north central and north Australia 1934-5. 102pp. ts. Microfiche No. 1. ISBN 0855750936 Canberra: AIAS.
1979
Stanner, W.E.H. 1979. Address by W.E.H. Stanner’ to celebrate First Institute Microfiche publication launched. AIAS Newsletter, New Series (NS), 12,26-30
1979
Stanner, W.E.H. 1979. White man got no dreaming. Essays 1938-1973. Canberra: A.N.U. Press.
1980
Bell, Diane R. & Pamela Ditton. 1980. Law: The Old and the New. Aboriginal women in Central Australia Speak Out. ISBN 0 908160 77 1 x+129+10+5+2pp. Canberra: Aboriginal History.
1980
Nash, David. 1980. A Traditional land claim by the Warlmanpa, Warlpiri, Mudbura and Warumungu traditional owners. Alice Springs: Central Land Council.
1980
Stanner, W.E.H. 1980. Report to Australian National Research Council upon Aborigines and Aboriginal Reserve at Tennants Creek 1934. AIAS Newsletter n.s.13 (March 1980),43-48.
1981
Bell, Diane. 1981. Tennant Creek... A Rich Tradition. Living North (Darwin) 1981,2:58-60. * Warumungu land claim Exhibit 46
1981
Donovan, P.F. 1981. A Land Full of Possibilities. A History of South Australia's Northern Territory. xxii+267pp. St Lucia, London, New York: University of Queensland Press.
1982
Aboriginal Land Commission. 1982. Warlmanpa, Warlpiri, Mudbura and Warumungu Land Claim. Report by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Canberra: A.G.P.S.
1982
Bell, Diane. 1982. Outstations: Reflections from the Centre, pp.85-92 in Service Delivery to Outstations, ed. by P. Loveday. Monograph. [Papers prepared for NARU conference Darwin December 1981.] Darwin: Australian National University North Australia Research Unit. ISBN 0 86784 160 5 xii+97pp. $4.50
1982
Bell, Diane. 1982. Warumungu land claim: A fight for land. Aboriginal Law Bulletin 6 (December 1982):1,8-9.
1982
Hagan, Miriam. Land claims in the Tennant Creek district. Tennant & District Times, 8 October 1982.
1982
Hagen, Rod, Jane Lloyd, and Bruce Reyburn. 1982. A Warumungu Land Claim to Unalienated Crown Land. A Central Land Council Submission on behalf of the claimants.
1982
Nash, David. 1982. The outstation movement: the long road back. Central Australian Land Rights News 15,16. Outstation update. 16, Spring 1982,14.
1982
Walker, Geoffrey. (comp.) 1982. The Aboriginal photographs of Baldwin Spencer. (Introduced by J. Mulvaney) South Yarra: John Currey, O'Neil on behalf of the National Museum of Victoria Council. ISBN 0 85902 065 7
1983
Bell, Diane. 1983. Daughters of the Dreaming. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble, North Sydney: George Allen & Unwin. 297pp. ISBN 0 86861 472 6.
1983
[Carment, David & M. Hester.] 1983. Sites of historical signficance in the Tennant Creek district. National Trust of Australia (Northern Territory). Tennant Creek Branch. 67pp. xeroxed.
1983
Petrick, Jose (ed.) 1983. The Renner Diaries. (General Editor: Tony Austin.) Professional Services Branch, N.T. Department of Education. (P&P82/332-3000) xii+39pp. July 1983. ISBN 07245 0849 X
1984
Afianos, C. (ed.) 1984. The Tennant & District Times. 50 Golden years. The Tennant & District Times Commemorative Issue in conjunction with the "Back to Tennant Creek" celebrations. May 1984. $2. 56pp. Tennant Creek.
1984
[Clark, Allan.] 1984. The Aboriginal People of Tennant Creek. Afianos (ed.) 1984,6-7.
1984
Commonwealth of Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs. 1984. Report on the problems, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal town campers in Tennant Creek, N.T. Tennant Creek. September 1984.
1984
Jampijinpa, Darby. 1984. Warumungku Watikirli [Written down by David Nash and Lloyd Spencer Jungarrayi, again by Neville Poulson Japangardi and Mary Laughren. Illustrated by Neville Poulson Japangardi.] Yuendumu: Warlpiri Literature Production Centre. ISBN 0 86751 114 1. * available from WLPC, Yuendumu CEC, ph. (08)8956-4045, fax 8956-4033, <bredu@topend.com.au>
1984
Pearce, Howard. 1984. Tennant Creek historic survey. Darwin, National Trust of Australia (NT), Aug 1984 : 21pp.
Environment Australia Summary: This study locates and documents a range of historic sites and relics in the Tennant Creek district, establishes priorities for site protection and conservation, nominates a range of sites suitable for public use and interpretation, and identifies sites worthy of archaeological analysis. Areas covered include Aboriginal, exploration, pastoral, mining and the town. (Au, CY)
1985
Davison, Patricia. 1985. The Manga-Manda settlement, Phillip Creek: An historical reconstruction from written, oral and material evidence. Occasional Papers in Material Anthropology. Material Culture Unit, James Cook University of North Queensland. ix+80pp. ISBN 0 86443 148 1 [published version of Davison 1979]
1985
Duncan, Tim. 1985. Anthropology on trial in land case. Bulletin 108(5482) (August 27):34-38.
1985
Mewett, Peter. 1985. Professional Privilege: A matter of Concern to all Anthropologists. AAS Newsletter 27 (June 1985),8-10.
1985
Nash, David. 1985. The Warumungu's reserves 1892-1962: a case study in dispossession. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1984/1,2-16.
1986
Beacroft, L. (Laura). 1986. Warumungu land claim. Aboriginal law bulletin 23,6.
1986
Charles, Christopher. 1986. The Warumungu land claim : law & anthropology at the crossroads. iii+97 leaves. Thesis (M.A.(Qual.)), University of Adelaide. * AIATSIS Library Call number MS 2472
AIATSIS Library Annotation: Legal and historical rationalisation of European colonisation; development of legislative policy; legal accommodation of Aboriginal demands for rights and justice; traditionally based claims as claims in law; Nabalco case; role of anthropologists in litigation; anthropological expert evidence; role of anthropologists in land claims under the Land Rights (NT) Act and its attendant model of anthropological expert testimony; changes to that model imposed by Maurice, J. in the Warumungu land claim (as embodied in the practice directions); issues of confidentiality, public interest immunity and solicitor-client privilege; professionalism, brokerage, advocacy, consultancy, ethics
1986
Dunlop, Ian. 1986. Strangers Abroad: Fieldwork but whose film work. Anthropology Today 2.6(Dec),15-16. DOI: 10.2307/3032839
http://www.jstor.org/stable/3032839 * AIATSIS Library annotation: Critical comments on the random use of historical film footage in a (British) Central Television production about Baldwin Spencer * 'Strangers Abroad' listed in film.html
1988
Brady, Maggie. 1988. Where the beer truck stopped: drinking in a Northern Australian town. Darwin: North Australia Research Unit.
1988
Miles, Margot. 1988. The Old Tennant – stories on life in Tennant Creek. Adelaide.
1988
Pinkerton-James, Marianne. 1988. Colonisation, legislation and alienation. The Warumungu experience. BA(Hons) thesis, Department of Prehistory & Anthropology, Arts, ANU. i+81pp.
1989
Lea, John P. 1989. Government and the community in Tennant Creek 1947-78. Darwin: Australian National University North Australia Research Unit (NARU).
AIATSIS Library Annotation: Includes chapter on Aboriginal urban settlement; population , employment, housing; Blueberry Hill Village, Mulga town camps; Warrabri (Ali Curung); Mary Ward Hostel; Warramunga Pabulu Housing Association
1989
Lea, John P. 1989. South of the Berrimah Line : government and the Aboriginal community in Katherine and Tennant Creek after World War Two, pp.189-204 in Small towns in northern Australia, edited by Peter Loveday and Ann Webb. Darwin; Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit.
1989
Loveday, P. and A. Webb. (eds) 1989. Small towns in Northern Australia. Darwin: North Australia Research Unit.
1989
Nash, David. 1989. Donald Jupurrula Graham. [Obituary.] Australian Aboriginal Studies 1/1989, 68-69.
1990
Courto, V[ivienne]. 1990. The Tragical History of Dr. Eylmann. BA(Hons) thesis, Dept of Prehistory and Anthropology, Arts, ANU. 
75 leaves * AIATSIS Library MS 4713
AIATSIS Library Annotation:  Contents: Introduction -- A brief biography of Erhard Eylmann and insights into his character -- A account of Eylmann's Australian journey -- The intellectual background to Eylmann's ethnographic work -- An assessment of Eylmann's work: non-material aspects of Aboriginal culture -- An assessment of Eylmann's work: material aspects of Aboriginal culture -- Appendix : Translation of Eylmann's introductory remarks to Die Eingeborenen der Kolonie sudaustralien
1990
Liddle, Robyn. 1990. Historical survey of European settlement on the western Barkly Tableland. Funded under the National Estate Grants Program. [Darwin]: National Trust of Australia (Northern Territory), Jun 1990 : 248pp.
Environment Australia Summary: An historical overview of the Barkly Tableland region is presented including its discovery, settlement and links with stock routes and service centres. The pastoral value of the Mitchell Grass plains was recognised by the early explorers and despite a slow start the pastoral industry established in the area and remains the economic base. A history and documentation of the historic sites of nine properties on the western side of the Tableland includes Alroy Downs and Dalmore Downs, Anthony Lagoon, Banka Banka, Brunchilly, Eva Downs, Helen Springs, Rockhampton Downs and Walhallow and forms the main part of the report. Several sites are singled out as being worthy of further consideration. These include the old Bank Banka homestead, made of mud bricks and one of the earliest buildings on Banka Banka Station. Brunette Downs Station has had a continuous history of settlement and development dating back to the early 1880s. Its homestead is the oldest building in the study area that is still in use. Three further sites on this station are also highlighted because they relate to Corella Downs Station dating from around 1883 to 1894. (Au, LT)
1991
Aboriginal Land Commission. 1991. Warumungu Land Claim. Report by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Report no. 31. xxiii+280pp. ISBN 0 644-13737 1. 91/20025 Cat. No. 91 0019 0. [UPC:] 9 780644 137379 Canberra: A.G.P.S. *  see also the List of Exhibits
1991
Aboriginal Land Commission. [Olney J.] 1991. McLaren Creek Land Claim. Report No. 32, AGPS, Canberra.*  see also the List of Exhibits
1991
Carment, David, 1949-. 1991. History and the landscape in central Australia. Darwin: NARU, ANU. ISBN 0731512952 xi+81pp. * Chapter 5, pp.25-29, Aborigines and Europeans at Phillip Creek.
1991
Carment, David. 1991. Australia’s depression gold rush: Tennant Creek, 1932–1936. Occasional Paper Series Number Five. Darwin: Northern Territory University, Faculty of Arts.
1991
Glowczewski, Barbara. 1991. Du Rêve. La loi chez les Aborigènes. Mythes, rites et organisation sociale en Australie. Presses Universitaires de France. ISBN 2 13 0437451. * map near front: "L'Australie" with Warlmanpa as synonym of Warumungu

1991
After 100 years, Dick Cabdgee comes back to his country. Land Rights News July 1991. Reprnted in IWGIA Newsletter (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs Newsletter) 1991 no. 3, page 3031
1992
Reyburn, Bruce. Wrong Way Land Claim Part One. Posted to Pegasus list  oz.blackrights. Archived in 1993 in 10 files at NATIVE-L http://nativenet.uthscsa.edu/archive/nl/9306/0188.html
1992
Tuxworth, Hilda. 1992. Helen Springs Station. Darwin: Historical Society of the Northern Territory in Association with the Faculty of Arts, Northern Territory University. xiv+56pp.
1993
Stotz, Gertrude. 1993. 'Kurdungurlu got to drive Toyota': differential colonizing process among the Warlpiri. vii+264 leaves.  Ph.D. thesis, Deakin University, Geelong.
1993
Peter Sutton, Petronella Morel & David Nash. 1993. Muckaty Land Claim. Darwin: Northern Land Council.
1994
Hubel 1994.  See Eylmann 1908.
1995
Edmunds, Mary. 1995. Frontiers: Discourses of development in Tennant Creek. Canberra: AIATSIS. viii+172pp. ISSN 1038-2372. * reviewed by Geoff Evans Australian Aboriginal Studies 1996/1,62-64.
1995
Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country. Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. (Aboriginal History monograph 3.) Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc. 201pp. 29 cm. ISBN 0731521463 * comments by David Nash, North Central Australia section, pp.104-6
1996
Christen, Kimberly A. 1996. 'We Mob Gotta Hold Up This Country': Warumungu Women's Ritual Responsibility. MA thesis, Department of Religious Studies, University of Colarado. vi+159pp.
1996
Courto, V[ivienne]. 1996. Translation of the journals and notes of Paul Erhard Andreas Eylmann 1896-1912. Unpublished MS, Canberra. *  2009: copy deposited at AIATSIS Library MS 4847, 307 leaves * see Courto 1990 * cited in Diane Bell (1998:653) Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin
1996
d’Abbs, Peter, Samantha Togni, and Ian Crundall. 1996. The Tennant Creek liquor licensing trial, August 1995 – February 1996: an evaluation (revised edition). Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research and NT Living with Alcohol Program.
1996
Evans 1996: see Edmunds 1995.
1996
Nash, David. Donald Jupurrula Graham, pp.128-130 in Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3. Edited by David Carment & Helen J Wilson. Darwin: NTU Press. * appeared February 1997
1996
Mulvaney, John, Howard Morphy & Alison Petch (eds.) 1997. My Dear Spencer. Melbourne: Hyland House. 554pp.
1997
Keen, Ian. 1997. The Western Desert vs the Rest: Rethinking the Contrast, Chapter 5, pp.65-93,257-266 in Scholar and Sceptic. Australian Aboriginal Studies in Honour of LR Hiatt, ed. by Francesca Merlan, John Morton & Alan Rumsey. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.* identity at McLaren Creek
1997
Wright, Alexis. 1997. Grog wars. Broome: Magabala Books.
1998?
Julalikari Council CDEP Arts & Crafts. Visiting Artists At The Pink Palace. The Great Yarn Event and Other Arts Stories from Regional Australia, pages 78-79. http://www.regionalarts.com.au/raa1/files/YarnEvent/yarneventpart4.pdfRegional Arts Online * photographs, illustration
1998
Carment, David. 1998. The dispossession of the Warumungu: encounters on a Northern Australian mining frontier, in Connection and disconnection: encounters between settlers and Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, edited by Tony Austin and Suzanne Parry. Darwin: NTU Press.
1999
Dodd, Andrew. Rolling Stone. The Australian Magazine 11-12 December,24-25,27-28. * Flynn's Grave and Devil's Marbles
1999
Barwick, Linda. Wumpurrarni songs for papulanji: producing a CD of Warumungu women's songs for an Australian and a global audience. Plenary paper delivered to the 35th World Conference of the ICTM, Hiroshima, 21 August 1999.
2000
Carruthers, Fiona. 2000. Warumungu women's dreaming songs on CD. The University of Sydney News 32.9 (18 May 2000), p.7 * photo by Tracy Schramm of women singing
2000
Barwick, Linda. That contracting business: from Dreaming tracks to CD tracks. Plenary paper presented to the National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Sydney, April.
2000
Christen, Kimberly. 2000. Out Bush: Negotiating Difference in a Global Modernity.  Paper presented at Gender and Cultural Identity session (Monday 26 June) of The Millennial Conference of the Pacific History Association 'Bursting Boundaries: Places, Persons, Gender and Disciplines, held at the Australian National University, 26-29 June 2000. 9pp., photos.
2000
O’Loughlin J. 2000. Cubillo v Commonwealth (includes summary dated 11 August 2000) [2000] FCA 1084 (11 August 2000). Federal Court of Australia.
2000
Rosemary Narrurlu Plummer. 2000. Silently. [poem] Bulletin 10 Oct 2000, p.68.
Hoy, Anthony. 2000. From deserts poets come. Bulletin 10 Oct 2000, pp.68-69.
2001
Bush Fruits. Anyinginyi Arts and Crafts Touring Exhbition. Curated by Brenda Runnegar. Tennant Creek: Anyinginyi Arts. February 2001. 18pp. ISBN 0-646-40976-X * 'Bush Tucker' by Alison Alder, p.5, includes some Warumungu and Warlmanpa terms
2001
Christen, Kimberly. 2001. Mungamunga Dancing: The Question of 'Tradition' in Warumungu Women's Ritual Performances  (Australian Aboriginal Women). Presented 11 March in WOMEN AND RELIGION section of WECSOR, the Western Regional Meeting (Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, Calif.), 11-13 March, of the American Academy of Religion. [programme]
2001
Reyburn, Bruce. 2001. A brief note on Warumungu history.  8:09pm Thu Apr 5 '01 * "With the re-commissioning of HMAS Warramunga in Melbourne last weekend, and it being the centenary of federation when Melbourne's Sir Baldwin Spencer went to study Warumungu life, here is a brief note on Warumungu history."
2001
Gill, Nicholas, Alistair Paterson and Murphy Japanangka Kennedy. 2001. ‘Murphy, do you want to delete this?’ Hidden histories and hidden landscapes in the Murchison and Davenport ranges, Northern Territory, Australia. [pdf] Presented to AIATSIS conference, Canberra, 18-21 September.
2002
[Anon.] Cultural centre for Warumungu. Land Rights News Vol 4 No 1 (March 2002), 18.
2002
Ashwin, Arthur C. 2002. Gold to Grass. The reminiscences of Arthur C. Ashwin 1850-1930 prospector and pastoralist. Ed. by Peter J Bridge. Carlisle, WA: Hesperian Press. * includes Ashwin 1930 * pp.34-36 1871 Attack Creek incidents
2002
Gerritsen, W.C. & Rupert Gerritsen. 2002. A further translation of selected chapters of Dr Erhard Eylmann's Die Eingeborenen der Kolonie Sudaustralie (The Aborigines of the colony of South Australia). Canberra : Intellectual Property Publications. ISBN 0958104514  36 leaves. * Ch 10 : Infanticide, cannibalism and human sacrifice -- Ch. 12 : Hunting and fishing -- Ch. 13 : Foodstuffs and cookery -- Ch. 14 : Stimulants * see Eylmann 1908
2002
Gill, Nicholas. 2002. Three Meanings of pastoralism in Australia: Foundational Agrarianism, Eco-Vandalism and Aboriginal Cultural Continuity. Presented 22 April in AIATSIS Seminar Series 'Cattle Business: Pastoralism and Land Resources'.
2002
Gill, Nicholas & Alistair Paterson. 2002. Cultural Survival Quarterly 26.2(Summer), 37-38. * includes two photographs of Murphy Japanangka
2002
Schröder, Wilfried. 2002. Ich reiste wie ein Buschmann (Zum Leben und Wirken des Australienforschers Erhard Eylman)  273 S. Photo-Tafeln und Abbildungen. €15 Euro *  Mit einem Grußwort S.E., des Herrn Australischen Botschafters und einer Einleitung des bekannten Humboldt-Forschers, Prof.Dr.Dr. Hanno Bec * previously Der Colt war mein Begleiter. Leben und Wirken des Australienforschers Erhard Eylmann (Life and scientific work of the Pioneer of Australian Culture Erhard Eylmann). 200 Pages with figures and tables (US$20, from the author at Hechelstrasse 8, D-28777 Bremen, Germany) [http://huhu.franken.de/history-geophysics/english.html] * cf. Eylmann 1908 * reviewed by Francesca Merlan, Australian Aboriginal Studies 2004/1,115-9 * Schröder, W. 2005. Letter to the Editor of TAJA:  about review by Eickelkamp of Ich reiste wie ein Buschmann (TAJA, 2004, 15(3), 361-363). The Australian Journal of Anthropology 16(2), 251.
2002
ABC TV. Worrying signs for NT Aboriginal population Reporter Murray McLaughlin, 7.30 Report (18 Sept 2002, 19:36 AEST) * about new renal unit at Tennant Creek
2002
Marsh, Kathryn. 2002. Observations on a case study of song transmission and preservation in two Aboriginal communities: dilemmas of a 'neo-colonialist' in the field. Research Studies in Music Education 19.4,4-13.  DOI: 10.1177/1321103X020190010201 * Tennant Creek and ‘Auston’ (a pseudonym)
2002
Reyburn, Bruce. Warumungu land claim - 20 years on. 1 November 2002
2002
Nyinkka Nyunyu Information Series
No. 1 Wanjjal payinti : Bush TVs.
No. 2 Punttu : Warumungu skin relationships * self portraits; how skin names relate to marriage; 'Skindicator'
No. 3 Mayi : Bush Tucker recipes
No. 4 Wapparr : Language
No. 5 Wurrmulalkki : Returned Histories
No. 6 Kuyu : Meat
Tennant Creek: Nyinkka Nyunyu, [2002?]
each is a folded sheet [7]pp. ; 20 cm * Dianna Wells Design
2003
Paterson, Alistair. 2003. Historical interactions between foragers and pastoralists in Australian drylands. Presented to 23 Degrees South: Archaeology and environmental history of the southern deserts, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Saturday 18 January.
2003
Christen, Kimberly and Christopher Cooney. 2003. Aboriginalexperience.com.au: Online in the Outback. Presented in Student Panel III: Digital Environments for Learning/Community/Identity, Saturday 1 February 2003. Conference on The Infrastructures of Digital Design: Thinking/Building/Living, UCSD * abstract
2003
Cheadle, Barry. 2003. Centre opened. Rare recordings returned. Koori Mail 306 (30 July 2003), 3, 22,24-25. * photo by Barry Cheadle
2003
Moral, Louise. 2003. New technology, new collaborations. uniArts, University of Sydney News (uninews), 35.18(17 October),7. * photo by Barry Cheadle
2004
Alder, Alison. 2004. The Punttu portrait print project. Presentation 10am 3 April to Fifth Australian Print Symposium, National Gallery of Australia, 2-4 April 2004 * the author coordinated the Punttu portrait project for the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre.
2004
Tears shared at Phillip Creek. Land Rights News 6.2 (July 2004), 1, 12-13.
2004
Christen, Kimberly. 2004. Mundane Mobilizations and Practical Partnerships: Repackaging Aboriginal Culture. Nov. 2004 Presented at the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Colloquium Series on intellectual and cultural property, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
2004
Hardiman, Robin. 2004. Daddy Paddy, pp. 37-46 in True North: contemporary writing from the Northern Territory, edited by Marian Devitt. Charles Darwin University Press. © NT Writers' Centre.
2005
Alder, Alison. 2005. The Bush TVs of Nyinkka Nyunyu. Artlink. Reproduced online in Rouge 6.
2005
Bush rangers. Natural Heritage: the journal of the natural heritage trust 24 (Winter 2005), 2. * Muru-warinyi Ankkul Rangers
2005
Batty, Philip, Lindy Allen, and  John Morton. 2005. The photographs of Baldwin Spencer. Melbourne: the Miegunyah Press, Museum Victoria
2005
Christen, Kimberly. 2005. Gone digital: Aboriginal remix and the cultural commons. International Journal of Cultural Property 12.3(August),315-34. * 2004 presentation 'Gone Digital: Culture as Interface in Aboriginal Collaborations' to a workshop, Santa Clara University, October 22-23, 2004, sponsored by SSRC Digital Cultural Institutions Project Fellowship * abstract, about Anyinginyi Manuku Apparr DVD
2005
Bush rangers. Natural Heritage: the journal of the natural heritage trust 24 (Winter 2005), 2. * Muru-warinyi Ankkul Rangers
2005
Stein, Pam & Hannah Moran. 2005. Town camp safety strategy. "Ladies talking in Tennant Creek". 54 pages. * "A report on the needs of Aboriginal women and children living in Town Camps in Tennant Creek." funded by Department of Family and Community Services Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) * PDF dated 29/7/05, linked from http://www.facsia.gov.au/internet/facsinternet.nsf/aboutfacs/programs/house-newsaap_research.htm
2006
Christen, Kimberly & Chris Cooney. 2006. Digital dynamics across cultures. Vectors online journal, March 2006. * USC SSRC Digital Cultural Institutions Project Fellowship
2006
Christen, Kimberly. 2006. Tracking properness: repackaging culture in a remote Australian town. Cultural Anthropology 21.3(August), 416-446.
2006
Hyland, Adrian. 2006. Diamond Dove. Melbourne: Text. * detective novel set in the Tennant Creek region * other editions
2007
Carment, David. 2007. Territorianism: politics and identity in Australia’s Northern Territory 1978–2001. Darwin: NTU Press.
2007
Dancers wow the Algiers desert people festival crowd. Issue 121 - 25 Jan 2007.  National Indigenous Times, 10 February 2007 * "Warumungu dancers included Mr Jimmy Frank, Mr Mark Johnny and Mr Banjo Johnny"
2007
Jones, Philip. 2007. Ochre and rust : artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers. Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press. ISBN: 9781862545854 * Chapter 5 'Drilling for fire', pp.187-223 is about Dick Cubadgee
2007
Skelton, Russell. 2007. The hidden shame of the NT's camps. The Age 7 July 2007 * about Stein & Moran 2005
2008
Christen, Kimberly. 2008. A safe keeping place: Shifting museum spaces and embedded Aboriginal cultural protocols. Lecture, 7pm, 25 April, Kluge-Ruhe Collection * about Mukurtu Archive
2008
Christen, Kimberly. 2008. Culture at the Interface: Digital Archives and "Social" Rights Management in Aboriginal Australia. Lecture on Grounds, 3:30pm, 25 April, Scholar's Lab, Alderman Library, University of Virginia * about Mukurtu Archive
2008
Christen, Kimberly. 2008. Aboriginal business : alliances in a remote Australian town. Global Indigenous Politics Series. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School for Advanced Research Press. ISBN 978 193061898 5 * reviewed by Will Owen 19 July 2009 * reviewed by RB Reyburn 20 August 2009reviewed by David Eller 9 March 2010
2008
Curthoys, Ann, Ann Genovese, and Alexander Reilly. 2008. Rights and redemption: history, law and Indigenous people. Sydney: UNSW Press. * includes a detailed discussion of the ‘Cubillo’ case
2008
Kelham, Megg. 2008. Learning history from the horse’s mouth. Oral History Association of Australia Journal 30, 56-63. * describes author's work in as designer of the ‘social history’ annexe to the mining museum
2009
Christen, Kimberly. 2009. Aboriginal business : alliances in a remote Australian town. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press (Christen 2008 co-published for the Australian and New Zealand markets) ISBN 978 0 85575 702 1 $39.95 * author's launch report * newspaper item on launch * reviewed by Ivory 2011, Gould 2011, Vaarzon-Morel 2010, Collmann 2011
2010
Ashenden, Dean. 2010. Telling Tennant’s story. History Australia 7.3,52.1-15. Monash University Epress.
2010
Hyland, Adrian. 2010. Gunshot road. Melbourne: Text Publishing. * detective novel set in the Tennant Creek region * other editions
2010
Dank, Karl Jabanbi … [et al.]. 2010. This country anytime anywhere: an anthology of new indigenous writing from the Northern Territory. Alice Springs: IAD Press in partnership with the Northern Territory Writers' Centre * http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37680905 * includes contributions from Rosemary Plummer, Milly Napangardi James, Judy Nakkamarra Nixon, Valerie Nakamarra Nelson,​ David C Curtis * some contributions have been translated into Warlpiri, Warumungu * NT News 10 Sept 2010 on launch and Rosemary Plummer
2010
Vaarzon-Morel, Petronella. 2010. [review of Christen 2009]. Aboriginal History 34 http://epress.anu.edu.au/apps/bookworm/view/Aboriginal+History+Volume+34,+2010/5611/riew08.xhtml
2011
Collmann, Jeff. 2011. [review of Christen 2009]. American Anthropologist 113.3(September 2011), 515–516. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1433.2011.01365_5.x
2011
Gould, Jackie. 2011. [review of Christen 2009].  TAJA 22.1(April 2011),140-2. DOI:10.1111/j.1757-6547.2011.00118.x
2011
Ivory, Bill. 2011. [review of Christen 2009]. Anthropological Forum 21.1(March 2011),91-93. DOI:10.1080/00664677.2011.549451
2011
Toohey, Paul. 2011. Hard Times: Life after the Intervention. The Monthly March 2011
2013
Bootu Creek miner charged. Tennant & District Times 9 August 2013 http://www.tennantcreektimes.com.au/story/1694574/bootu-creek-miner-charged/?cs=1513 * with photo including 'Tennant Creek custodians of the sacred site'
2014
Hogan, Eleanor. 2014. Behind the mulga curtain. Inside Story Sept-Oct 2014 http://inside.org.au/behind-the-mulga-curtain/ * "Tennant Creek has developed innovative ways of dealing with the strengths and weaknesses of social media, writes Eleanor Hogan. But the initiatives are languishing, partly for lack of funding"
2016
Wild, Kate. 2016. Remote community transformed after swapping diesel generator for solar panels. Updated 14 Jun 2016, 5:13pm http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-14/remote-community-swaps-diesel-for-solar-panels/750830 * Munungurra Aboriginal Corporation's outstation northeast of Tennant Creek
2021
Quilty, Simon and Jupurrurla, Norman Frank. 2021. Climate change: A Wumpurrarni-kari and Papulanyi-kari shared problem. J Paediatrics and Child Health 57,1745-1748. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15740
2022
Ashenden, Dean. 2021. Telling Tennant's Story: The Strange Career of the Great Australian Silence. Carlton, Vic.: Black Inc. 336pp https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/telling-tennants-story
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