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The Aborigines of Western Australia

The Aborigines of Western Australia

Albert F. Calvert

This short book looks at the life and beliefs of The Aborigines of Western Australia. As with most of the books from this era and dealing with this type of subject, you have to be wary of the racism that underlines them. That said, the author was well intentioned. Calvert, who lists literally dozens of academic affiliations on the title page, does…

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Australian Legendary Tales

Australian Legendary Tales

K. Langloh Parker

This is still one of the best available collections of Australian Aboriginal folklore. It was written for a popular audience, but the stories are retold with integrity, and not filtered, as was the case with similar books from this period. That said, the style of this book reflects Victorian sentimentality and, an occasional tinge of racism that may not…

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The Australian Race

Edward M. Curr

The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. This is volume 3 of 4 volumes. This book takes us through vast areas of Australia, telling us about the life, languages, etc of that particular area. Includes lists of regional words, alongside their English…

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The Euahlayi Tribe

The Euahlayi Tribe

K. Langloh Parker

This is an effort by K. Langloh Parker to describe in formal terms her understanding of Euahlayi society. The resulting ethnography is factual and well written. Parker was obviously also familiar with the anthropological literature. As a female she had access to the women of the tribe, a viewpoint for which we have no other source…

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The Family among the Australian Aborigines

The Family among the Australian Aborigines

Bronislaw Malinowski

Written by one of the most important anthropologists of the 20th-century, this is an unflinching look at Australian Aborigines and their lives. Fair warning – the way the women and young girls are treated can make for depressing and disturbing reading. Chapters include: Exposition Of The Problem And Method; Modes Of Obtaining Wives; Husband And Wife…

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History of Australia and New Zealand

Alexander Sutherland And George Sutherland

Fully illustrated. Chapters include; The Early Discoverers; The Convict Settlement At Sydney, 1788-1800; The Discoveries Of Bass And Flinders; Discoveries In The Interior, 1817-1836; New South Wales, 1838-1850; Explorations In The Interior, 1840-1860; Tasmania, 1837-1890; The Times Of The Maoris; New Zealand, 1843-1890; and, White Men…

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