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The Resource Australian aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of aborigines in the Western district of Victoria, Australia, James Dawson, (electronic resource)

Australian aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of aborigines in the Western district of Victoria, Australia, James Dawson, (electronic resource)

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Australian aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of aborigines in the Western district of Victoria, Australia
Title
Australian aborigines
Title remainder
the languages and customs of several tribes of aborigines in the Western district of Victoria, Australia
Statement of responsibility
James Dawson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
James Dawson first published Australian Aborigines in 1881, after deciding that his careful description of the tribes, languages, customs, and characteristics of the indigenous peoples of the western district of Victoria was too bulky for its originally intended publication in a newspaper. Essentially a field-inspired anthropological account of the dwindling Aboriginal population, written before the emergence of anthropology as a formal discipline, Dawson's book draws on his daughter's ability to speak the local languages and attempts a balanced description of a culture he considered ill-used and under-appreciated by white settlers. Minute details about clothing, tools, settlement and beliefs combine to depict a complex society that possessed highly ritualised customs deserving of respect. Dawson also included an extensive vocabulary of words in three indigenous languages that he hoped would facilitate further cross-cultural understanding. His work provides valuable source material for modern researchers in anthropology and linguistics.--
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1806-1900
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Dawson, James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge library collection. Linguistics
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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Aboriginal Australians
Label
Australian aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of aborigines in the Western district of Victoria, Australia, James Dawson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511706127
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511706127
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 111, ciii pages)
Form of item
online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511706127
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097092963
Label
Australian aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of aborigines in the Western district of Victoria, Australia, James Dawson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511706127
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511706127
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 111, ciii pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511706127
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097092963

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