A Grammar and Vocabulary of the Language spoken by the Aborigines of the MacDonnell Ranges, South Australia. [Contained in] Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 14, Part 1, 1891. Reverend H. KEMPE.
A Grammar and Vocabulary of the Language spoken by the Aborigines of the MacDonnell Ranges, South Australia. [Contained in] Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 14, Part 1, 1891

A Grammar and Vocabulary of the Language spoken by the Aborigines of the MacDonnell Ranges, South Australia. [Contained in] Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 14, Part 1, 1891

Adelaide, RSSA, 1891.

Octavo, pages 1-54 (including an 18-page vocabulary).

Wrappers; a near-fine copy.

The author was a missionary attached to the Finke River Mission (Hermannsburg); 'the vocabulary is that of the tribe inhabiting the River Finke, and is also, with only slight variations in the dialect, that of the tribes in the MacDonnell Ranges eastward to Alice Springs, but not far westward of the River Finke, and extending southward to the Peake'. Other articles of interest include STIRLING, Dr E.C.: Description of New Genus and Species of Marsupialia [the Southern Marsupial Mole, Notoryctes typhlops] (pages 154-187 plus 8 lithographs, tinted or printed in colours, some of them by Rosa Fiveash); and BLACKBURN, Reverend T.: Descriptions of New Genera and Species of Australian Coleoptera (pages 65-153).

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