- 1964-2003 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
31 boxes, 3 parcels.
Name of creator
Dr Bruce Sommer has been involved with research relating to central Cape York Peninsular languages for more than forty years. His research aims at preserving the details of various dialects and the rules for using language in kin-based societies, such as the Kunjen (Oykangand).
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1964-2003
Collection alternatively titled as: Bruce A. Sommer Collection.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Research materials relating to Central Cape York Peninsular languages collected from 1964 to 2003. Collection includes grammars, lexical material and text material from Oykangand. Materials comprise written notes, critical literature, theses, data CDs, audio cassettes and reel to reel tape recordings.
Collection includes tape list and introduction to collection, both by Dr Sommer. Fryer listing provides access to relevant box.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Unrestricted access. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that some audio recordings in this collection contain material of a personal or sexual nature which may cause embarrassment or offence.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Uploaded finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Alma MMS ID
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Name access points
- Sommer, B. A. (Bruce A.) (Subject)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Links to superceded listings removed 17/04/19 P.W.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.