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Book & Map - Australian Aborigines' Language - The Australian Race Vol. IV by Edward M. Curr

From the Collection of Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd Mt Beauty Victoria

Description
Large thin brownish book with gold embossed title on front cover. 45 pages with blank cover pages. Each page has 8 columns giving the aboriginal word of each tribe giving a comparitive vocabulary of selected English words.
Fold out map inserted in flap at rear. It is a map of Continental Australia, showing the routes by which the Aboriginal race spread itself throughout the continent.
Size
Book: 34.5 cm x 47.5 cm x 0.75 cm. Map: 22 cm x 47 cm
Object Registration
KVHS 1551
Historical information
This book is the fourth volume of the Australian Race which was printed by the Government printer. The other 3 volumes cover the origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent.
This book and map indicate an interest in the Aboriginal Race of Australia during the late 1880s.
When Made
1887
Significance
A local family owned this book indicating an interest in the Aborigines of Australia. The languages of Aboriginal tribes throughout Australia can be compared with those tribes of the Kiewa Valley adding (confirming) to the information sourced from alternative sources.
Last updated
8 Aug 2018 at 5:09PM