Unahalam Nimdin vocabulary
papers, SA Museum Archives, AA247
Typed vocabulary of ca.160 words
'NATIVE WORDS taken down by W.C.M. Finniss from a Black-boy
Unahalam Nimdin, aged about fourteen years, of the Kimberly tribe
Western Australia, now in the service of Mr Otto Burs [umlaut added in
ink over o changed from u] ["of" inserted in ink] Parks [sic], New
Wales. It is more than probable that the language of another tribe may
be used as regards some words.'
- Of the language represented, "one can be relatively certain that
it is Yawuru/Jukun", probably Yawuru, the language of the Broome area
(William McGregor, p.c., 21 May 2004).
- William Charles Maxwell Finniss (1842-1919) was the fourth child
Boyle Travis Finniss, Premier of SA http://kudnarto.tripod.com/ch22.htm#F
The State Library of SA
has one entry for a WCM Finniss:
Finniss, William Charles Maxwell
Report on the preparation and auditing of public accounts.
Handwritten / Group no. D 7395(Misc) / 1869 1 cm
- Otto Bors' address is 'Coola, Trundle' and occupation 'grazier'
documents 1902-03 (about a patent for an improvement to sheep shears,
Series No A4618/2).
This involved also Herbert Kasper Bors, also of 'Coola, Trundle'.
A4618/2 contains a Sept 1903 application beginning:
"Herbert Kasper Börs of Coola, near Trundle ... is the author or
designer by virtue of a communication from Otto Börs of Eshald
Park, Woddlesford, near Leeds, Yorkshire, England, grazier..."
is northwest of Parkes in central NSW. The property 'Coola' was
apparently to the southwest, based on the 1913 description of the mail
run between Trundle and Condobolin http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article116831888. (There is no mention
of Bors nor 'Coola' in The story of
Trundle : a country town and its people by Janice P. Watts and
Chas F. Wright, c1987.) "Bors Bros. Coola" are listed in the
Forbes Pastures Protection Board area in the Pastoral Directory for
1903 and 1907; they are not in the 1893 nor 1913 directories. In the Electoral
Roll for the Subdivision of Trundle 1903–13 'Coola' the address of Robert
& Emma Rebecca Wilson.
- "Coola" property, of 5120 acres, was sold by Messrs Todd and
Sons, at Parkes, last week, at a satisfactory figure, Mr W. Lenehan. of
"Ringwood", Trundle, being the purchaser. ["TRUNDLE." The Forbes Advocate 26 September 1913: 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113863452 ]
Created 8 May 2004
Modified 19 May 2019