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..."
Trundle is northwest of Parkes in central NSW. I have been unable to
locate this property. I have found 'Coola' is in the Electoral
Roll for the Subdivision of Trundle 1903-1913 as the address of Robert
& Emma Rebecca Wilson. "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. I
have not found any other record of the property. (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.)
Created 8 May 2004
Modified 1 July 2009