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Two Representative Tribes of Queensland – John Mathew – First Edition 1910

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Two Representative Tribes of Queensland - With and Inquiry Concerning the Origin of the Australian Race.

A scarce and sought after ethnological work. First edition published by T. Fisher Unwin, London in 1910.

Octavo, 256 pages, rough cut edges., some pages not yet opened. Hints of foxing, generally very clean and tidy. Original red cloth covered binding with gold title to front a spine. A little flecked, not as bad as usual. Includes a map and six illustrations from photographs. Tables of vocabulary, genealogy etc A very good copy of a desirable work.

The author, a Presbyterial Minister migrated from Scotland to Queensland to work on his uncles farm in 1864. He took a great deal of interest in the aboriginal people. And this work which includes significant discussion regrading social behaviour and language was regraded as pioneering in the field of anthropology. He spent a lot time with the Kabi and Wakka people living around Barambah.

A wonderful pairing with the Walter Roth book on the tribes of North-West-Central area of Queensland.

Important work of the aboriginal people

Price: $390.00

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