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412872
  • Title
    Herbert Basedow - Papers, 1856-1932, 1941; with incidental papers of Professor Ralph Tate, 1879-1899
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 161
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1856-1932, 1941
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    412872
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : including 'Folder 1', frames 379-703 and 'Folder 2', frames 704-1118).
    Microfilm : CY 892, frames 1-349 (Selected diaries, 1920-1928, by Herbert Basedow - MLMSS 161/5 Items 14, 17 & 19 and MLMSS 161/9 Item 24. The diaries for 1926 and 1928, i.e. items 17 & 19, were for trips funded by Donald Mackay).
    Microfilm : Professor Ralph Tate papers, and selected Prof. Tate items from various other volumes).
  • Physical Description
    12 boxes - 1.6 Meters
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (typescript)
    Photographs
  • Scope and Content
    1879, 1903-1929; PARCEL OF MSS ORIGINALLY INSCRIBED: `Basedow material MSS and Typescript. Aborigines. Received [by Mitchell Library] 15 March 1934.' Includes: Letter to H. Basedow from Earle Page, Commonwealth Treasurer, 12 December 1927; `Journal of the Government North Western Prospecting Expedition under L.A. Wells, March 30th - November 5th, 1903 by Herbert Basedow'; `Resignation of H. Basedow as Chief Medical Inspector and Chief Inspector of Aborigines'; Sheet music for corroboree chant, undated; Letter to Professor R. Tate from Surveyor General's Office, 13 January 1879. (Call No.: MLMSS 161/1: Issue microfilm CY 4264, frames 1-378)
    1896-1940; PARCEL OF MSS ORIGINALLY INSCRIBED: `Basedow material. MSS and Typescript. Received [by Mitchell Library] 15 March 1934 (Divided into 4 folders by Mitchell Library, 1987). FOLDER 1 includes: Letters (x 11) to Basedow from David Unaipon re. invention of shearing machine, 1914; Notes re. i.a. native groups of South Australia; `A Scheme for the Protection, Supervision and Employment of the Natives of the Northern Territory'; Letters (x 2) to Professor R. Tate from J.S. (?), 2 May 1896 and Henry A. Pilsbry, 18 January 1899. (Call No.: MLMSS 161/1: Issue microfilm CY 4264, frames 379-703)
    ca 1898-1932; FOLDER 2 includes: Notes and plates re. fossils (Item 1); 'German vocabulary of native tribes, North East South Australia', undated (not in Basedow's hand) (Item 2); biographical notes re. Basedow, 1906 and related material (Item 3) (Call No.: MLMSS 161/1: Issue microfilm CY 4264, frames 704-1118)

    1903-1922; FOLDER 3 : RESTRICTED (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 12)

    ca 1931; FOLDER 4 includes: `Midwifery & Diseases of Women' - draft; `The Australian Native Question Introductory Chapter' - draft (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 2)

    ca 1931, 1941; PARCEL OF MSS ORIGINALLY INSCRIBED: `Basedow material. Received [by Mitchell Library] 6 November 1940. (Divided into 5 folders by Mitchell Library, 1987). FOLDER 1 includes: `Diseases of the Australian Aborigines' - draft - published in Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 15 June-15 September 1932; `Midwifery and diseases of Women' - draft. (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 3)
    FOLDER 2 includes: `Midwifery and Diseases of Women. Midwifery Practices, pp 110-111' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 3)
    FOLDER 3 includes: `The Australian Native Question. A Historical Review of Native Policies, Conflicts between the Colours, and the Uses and Misuses of the Autochthonous Inhabitants of Australia. by Herbert Basedow ...'. Draft (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 3)
    FOLDER 4 includes: `The Australian Native Question.' Drafts together with note to Mitchell Librarian from D.P. re. purchase of Basedow papers from Mrs Basedow, 14 March 1941 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 3)
    FOLDER 5 includes: `Law' being draft chapter from `The Australian Native Question' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 3)

    1856-1876, ca 1898-1928; PARCEL OF MSS ORIGINALLY INSCRIBED: `Basedow material. MSS and Typescript. Received [by Mitchell Library] 15 March 1934. Misc - Aborigines, Geology etc'. Includes: Correspondence, in German, re. Basedow's father, M.P.F. Basedow, and grandfather C.W.L. Muecke; correspondence re. `On a Formation known as Glacial Beds of Cambrian Age in S.A.', 23 January - 21 June 1906; curriculum vitae of Basedow, 1914; `Scheme for the Protection, Medical Supervision and Systematic Employment of the Australian Aborigines'; `Meterology North-West Expedition 1903'; Notebook re. Nudibranchiata of South Australia'; Notes re. spearthrowers with watercolour sketches of Bathurst Island spears; `Monthly Return of Stock at Mt Serle Depot, January 1903'; References to geological and palaeontological literature by Professor R. Tate. (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 4)

    1900; `Geology I Lectures delivered by Professor Ralph Tate ... Adelaide University 1900' being notes taken by Basedow. (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 1)
    1900; Loose MSS removed from Item 1 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 2)
    1901+; Notes re. `The Customs and Traditions of the Aboriginal Natives of North Western Australia by John G. Withnell Roebourne 1901 (All Rights Reserved)' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 3)
    1902-1903; Notebook re. geological findings (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 4)
    1903; `Records of Exposures' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 5)
    1903; Journal 30 March - 2 November 1903 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 6)
    1905; `Journal of the SA Government Geological Exploratory Expedition April 12 - December 15 1905' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 7)
    1905; Journal, 9 September - 28 November 1905, together with `Copy of W.J. Young's (Foreman) Record of the Diamond Drill Core Union No. 10' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 8)
    1906+; Notebook re. anthropology and geology (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 9)
    1907; `Copies: Anthroplogy Tracts' Breslau, July 1907 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 10)
    1916; Journal, 1 April - 5 June 1916 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 11)
    1916; Loose MSS removed from Item 11 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 12)
    1919?; Diary (kept in a 1915 diary; 1919 derived from perpetual calendar) (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 13)
    ca 1920; `Continuation of a Diary of Expedition Central Australia 1920 Not Published' (kept in a 1916 diary) (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 14 : ISSUE MICROFILM CY 892)
    1921+; Notebook kept in a 1921 diary (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 15)
    1922+; Notebook including sketches kept in a 1922 diary (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 16)
    1926; `Mackays Expedition Central Australia 1926' (Call No.: Z MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 17 : ISSUE MICROFILM CY 892)
    1927; Diary with notes (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 18)
    1928; `Diary Mackays Expedition to Arnhem Land, 1928' with notes, sketches re. tribal customs (Call No.: Z MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 19 : ISSUE MICROFILM CY 892)
    1928; Loose MSS removed from Item 19 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 20)
    Undated; Notebook re. Aboriginal languages, sign language, songs and tribes (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 21)
    Undated; Notebook re. Aboriginal languages and customs (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 22)
    Undated; Notebook being `A List of Species of Aquatic Molusca of South Australia published [1893] by Adcock (principally from Prof. R. Tate's Lists)' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 5 / Item 23)

    1888-1928; PARCEL OF MSS ORIGINALLY INSCRIBED: `Basedow material. Tertiary Gastropoda. Received [by Mitchell Library] 15 March 1934. Includes: Notes, plates and reprints of articles by Professor Tate re. Tertiary Gastropoda; letter to Professor Tate from J.S. ?, 17 April 1896; `Plates, Narrative NW Explorations 1916'; `Report upon the Mackay Exploring Expedition in Arnhem Land, 1928 by Herbert Basedow' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 6)
    ca 1890-1899; PARCEL OF MSS ORIGINALLY INSCRIBED: `Basedow material, MSS and Review Proofs. Received [by Mitchell Library] 15 March 1934.' Being `Botany and Geology. Notes and pams, by other persons, [i.a. Professor R. Tate] from scientific journals' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 6)

    1905, 1908; `Exploration. Captain H. Vere Barclay' being lecture, newscuttings and transcribed excerpts re. Captain Barclay's Central Northern Australia explorations (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 7)
    1922+; `Barrow Creek Massacre [22 February 1874]' being typescript notes (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 7)
    Undated; `Journal of an Expedition in Arnhem Land by Stuart Love A.R.S.M. during Year 1910' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 7)
    Undated; `Geological sketch plans (Australia)' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 7)
    Undated; Newscuttings (x 2) (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 7)

    1858-1880; Scrapbook of newscuttings belonging to C.W.L. Muecke (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 8)

    ca 1897; Notes re. `Catalogue of Land flora collected in the vicinity of Port Elliot by Jessie L. Hussey ...' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 1)
    1900; `Language of Southern Yorkes Peninsula Blacks. 1900' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 2)
    1902, 1919; `Biology H. Basedow 1902 Laboratory Work' together with reprint of `A Caravan in the Desert', Christmas Mail, 20 December 1919 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 3)
    1903; Journal of expedition, 6 April - 3 November 1903 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 4)
    1905?; Diary, 13-22 April, 1 May - 14 October 1905 (approximate year derived from pertual calendar) (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 5)
    1917; Journal, `Expedition to Commonwealth Hill Central Australia', 19 April - 6 May 1917 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 6)
    Undated; Notebooks (x 14) (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Items 7-20)
    Undated; Notes, plates re. molluscs (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 21)
    Undated; Sketches, cut-outs re. molluscs (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 22)
    Undated; `Rough Notes Australian Stratigraphy' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 23)
    1922; `Diary of an expedition to search for oil Northern Territory [under auspices of Mararoa Mining Company]' (Call No.: Z MLMSS 161 / 9 / Item 24 : ISSUE MICROFILM CY 892)

    1887; The South Australian Advertiser, Jubilee Number, 21 June 1887 (x 2) with supplements (x 3): `Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 10)
    1913-1914; Proof copies of photographs in `Journal of the Government North-West Expedition', 30 March - 5 November 1903; Royal Geographical Society of Australia - South Australian Branch. Proceedings, 1913-1914 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 10)
    Undated; Sketchbook of diagrams of human skulls in mainland Australia and Tasmania, with accompanying loose diagrams and notes (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 10)

    1879-1894; PAPERS OF PROFESSOR RALPH TATE. Includes Notebooks (x 3) re. expedition to Bunda Plateau; botany; and Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 11)
    1877, 1890+; `Exchanges. Museum Library [1890+]', with note from G. Ramond, Assistant in Geology Museum of Natural History, Paris, February 1897 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 11)
    Undated; `Catalogue of the Older Tertiary Fossils of Australia by Ralph Tate'; `Catalogue of the Older Tertiary Fossils of Australia'; `Rough Notes on New Species of Tertiary Fossils' (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 11)

    1911; RESTRICTED : Copies of correspondence and reports into Aborigines in the Port Darwin, Brocks Creek, Pine Creek and Daly River Districts by Basedow, 18 July - 23 August 1911. Includes anthropological notes re. death / burial, curcumcision, subincision, female mutilation, cannibalism, religion, etc (Basedow's headings). Aboriginal groups include Larrehiya, Daly River group, Alligator River group including Yowitcha (west Alligator River) and Abiddul (east Alligator River), Woolna (Wulna) tribe, Fort Hill group, Brocks Creek district, Mount Shoebridge, Mulluck Mulluck (Daly River Smelter), Beringen, Moyills, Tanami, Willeroo, Barramurram, Chenite, Woolwonga, Wogait, Borroloola, Wilewoolam, Minitchie. Includes particulars concerning individuals. (Call No.: MLMMS 161 / 12 : RESTRICTED)
    ca 1898-1932; RESTRICTED : `Government Medical Relief Expedition 1920. Names of Natives Examined' from Alice Well, Crown Point, Bloods Creek, Bond Springs, Mount Burrell, Deep Well, Gardens Station (McDonnell Ranges), Sprigg's Gap (Hart's Range), Bond Springs, Arltunga, Telegraph Station (Alice Springs), Claravale. Removed from Folder 2 in MLMSS 161 / 1) (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 12 : RESTRICTED)
    1903-1922; FOLDER 3 : Photographs of Aborigines, 1903-1922, with captions; photograph of Aboriginal camping ground on Fulham Park Estate near Adelaide, with note re. its discovery, undated. Includes images of circumcision ceremony, pointing the bone, hunting, climbing ceremonies, injuries, postpartum laceration of perineum (Basedow's headings). Aboriginal groups include Arundta, Aluridja, Kukutu, Melville Island, Wordaman, Worora, Vongu Vongu, Yantomanuta. Removed from MLMSS 161 / 2 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 12 : RESTRICTED)
    Undated; RESTRICTED : Folder re. initiation ceremonies. Removed from MLMSS 161 / 4 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 12 : RESTRICTED)
    1890-1898; RESTRICTED : `Papers for Dr Basedow re. ethnology'. Removed from MLMSS 161 / 7 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 12 : RESTRICTED)
    Undated; RESTRICTED : `Aborigines. General Extracts'. Includes: Affection and Sympathy; Census; Cosmetics; Degeneration; Cosmetic Scars; Age; General treatment; Superstition and Disease; Subincision; Circumcision; Doctors; Sorcery and Death; Infanticide; Motherhood; Licentiousness; Polygamy; Suckling of Children; Menses (Basedow's headings). Aboriginal groups represented include Parmakalla (Eyre's Peninsula), Mining, Kukata, Tangara, Wonga, and Tasmanian groups. Removed from MLMSS 161 / 7 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 12 : RESTRICTED)
    Undated; RESTRICTED : `Aborigines. MSS.' Topics and groups as for previous entry above. Removed from MLMSS 161 / 7 (Call No.: MLMSS 161 / 12 : RESTRICTED)
  • System of arrangement
    This collection may contain names or images of deceased people. This may cause distress to some readers.
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  • Copying Conditions
    Restricted:
  • General note

    This collection includes pictorial material (Pic.Acc.5669 RESTRICTED)
    Maps filed at M Ser 4 000/1 MLMSS 161 Maps 1-31.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824123
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