Historical information

Isabella Park Taylor, nee Dawson (1842-1929), friend of Western Victorian First Nations people, and student of their languages and customs. Isabella grew up at "Kangatong" (1844-1866) in the company of First Nations people and became fluent in their languages. With her father, James Dawson, she wrote the book "Australian Aborigines" (1881).

Physical description

Black and white photograph taken at "Kangatong", near Hawkesdale, of seven Western Victorian First Nations people all seated in conversation with Isabella Dawson, seated at right with notebook and pen in hand.