Howitt and Fison Papers

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At the end of the 19th Century A.W. Howitt and Lorimer Fison collaborated on pioneering anthropological research in Australia and the Pacific. Their book Kamilaroi and Kurnai (1880) revealed the complexity and diversity of Aboriginal society and pioneered important advancements in anthropological method and theory. The papers presented here include their correspondence with informants, some of their wordlists and their various notes on the cultural practices of Australian Aboriginal people of Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Transcribing this material is of great significance for many Aboriginal communities across southern, central and eastern Australia, as well as for anthropologists, historians and linguists. *Note: These materials may include sensitive information. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please be aware that these archives contain names and identification of deceased persons. If you have any concerns, please contact Amanda Lourie at: a.lourie@deakin.edu.au.
hw0361 Vogelsang to Howitt 18/June/1882

hw0361 Vogelsang to Howitt 18/June/1882

6 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
hw0406 Notes on Eucalypt names from Gippsland Aboriginal people

hw0406 Notes on Eucalypt names from Gippsland Aboriginal people

1 page: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
tip70-10-33-25 Howitt to Fison 17 April 1879

tip70-10-33-25 Howitt to Fison 17 April 1879

4 pages: 75% indexed, 75% transcribed, 25% needs review
tip70-10-34-13 Howitt to Fison August 1880

tip70-10-34-13 Howitt to Fison August 1880

6 pages: 50% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
tip70-10-34-14 Howitt to Fison 2 August 1880

tip70-10-34-14 Howitt to Fison 2 August 1880

7 pages: 29% indexed, 29% transcribed, 71% needs review
tip70-10-34-4 Howitt to Fison 18 February 1880

tip70-10-34-4 Howitt to Fison 18 February 1880

5 pages: 60% indexed, 60% transcribed, 40% needs review
tip70-10-34-9 Howitt to Fison 10 April 1880

tip70-10-34-9 Howitt to Fison 10 April 1880

7 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
tip70-10-37-8 Memorandum A Howitt

tip70-10-37-8 Memorandum A Howitt

15 pages: 13% indexed, 40% transcribed
tip70-10-38-3 Comparative Language List

tip70-10-38-3 Comparative Language List

14 pages: 0% indexed, 36% transcribed
tip70-49-19-1 Friendly Islands Schedule

tip70-49-19-1 Friendly Islands Schedule

15 pages: 20% indexed, 33% transcribed, 13% needs review
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Cultural/Linguistic Group, Date Produced, Kin Term, Language Term, People, Places, Reference to a published work, Social Category