The Australian Aborigines. [Contained in the] Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Volume 23, 1889. Reverend John MATHEW.
The Australian Aborigines. [Contained in the] Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Volume 23, 1889
The Australian Aborigines. [Contained in the] Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Volume 23, 1889
The Australian Aborigines. [Contained in the] Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Volume 23, 1889

The Australian Aborigines. [Contained in the] Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Volume 23, 1889

Sydney, RSNSW, 1889.

Octavo, pages 335-449 plus a chromolithograph ('Figure of Daibaitah', from Grey's 'Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia', 1841), and a folding colour map ('Ethnological Map based mainly on Philological Evidence', 258 × 346 mm).

Original blind-decorated cloth (with the ticket of the binder Corbett on the front pastedown); cloth a little mottled; spine sunned; edges and first and last few leaves a little foxed, with light scattered foxing elsewhere; tiny tear to the map near the stub; a very good copy.

An Australia-wide survey, in which the author pulls no punches. He expresses special indebtedness to the work of E.M. Curr, 'although some of [the latter's] conclusions have been widely different from those enunciated in this essay'. This volume also contains STEPHENS, Edward: The Aborigines of Australia, being Personal Recollections of those Tribes which once inhabited the Adelaide Plains of South Australia (27 pages), and WYNDHAM, W.T.: The Aborigines of Australia (7 pages). The other 17 articles are on a variety of subjects of interest, ranging from 'Flying Machine Memoranda' by Lawrence Hargreaves (5 pages plus 8 illustrations, all but two of them full-page), to 'Irrigation in its Relation to the Pastoral Industry of New South Wales' by H.G. M'Kinney (with large folding maps).

Item #29581

Price: $350.00