The Archdeacon William James Gunther (1839-1918) was born on 28 May 1839 at Wellington, New South Wales, and was son of Reverend James William Gunther and his wife Lydia, née Paris. Gunther (the elder) was a German-born missionary, who worked in the Mudgee district and died circa 1879. The Church Missionary Society mission appointed Gunther to its mission in Wellington in August 1837, and he stayed until the mission was disbanded in 1843. During this time, Gunter compiled lists of Wiradjuri words, phrases and executed studies on Wiradjuri grammar.
The following parts of the collection were selected for the Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project:
- Lecture on the Aborigines of Australia and papers on Wirradhurrei dialect, 1837-1840; call number B 505
- The Native Dialect Wirradurri spoken in the Wellington District, 1838; call number C 136
This material forms part of the Archdeacon James Gunther papers, 1826-1878, held by the State Library of New South Wales. The following parts of the collection were selected for the Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project: - Lecture on the Aborigines of Australia and papers on...
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