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Tindale played an important role during WWII and in post-war intelligence operations. Tindale's military story is brought to light using maps, original archival documents, photographs, medals and Tindale's military uniform.
Tindale was a prominent Ethnologist and expert on the Lepidoptera moth species, and is better known today for his contribution to Australian Aboriginal anthropology, linguistics and entomology.
This Spotlight Display illuminates Tindale's military career and the surprising connections created in this snapshot of Australian cultural and military history.
For more information on Norman B Tindale visit the South Australian Museum Archives.
The Spotlight Series is a changing display that showcases some of the treasures in the South Australian Museum's collections.