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.
hw0150 Notes on the Guyangal and Kurial

hw0150 Notes on the Guyangal and Kurial

68 pages: 15% indexed, 19% transcribed, 4% needs review
hw0162 Bennett to Howitt 12/08/1880

hw0162 Bennett to Howitt 12/08/1880

7 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
hw0163 Notes on the Maneroo or Ngarigo

hw0163 Notes on the Maneroo or Ngarigo

8 pages: 13% indexed, 25% transcribed
hw0164 Notes on the Maneroo and Ngarigo

hw0164 Notes on the Maneroo and Ngarigo

22 pages: 5% indexed, 5% transcribed
hw0258 Cameron to Howitt 20/08/1884

hw0258 Cameron to Howitt 20/08/1884

6 pages: 33% indexed, 33% transcribed
hw0305 Letter from Cameron to Howitt 14/July/1884

hw0305 Letter from Cameron to Howitt 14/July/1884

10 pages: 20% indexed, 20% transcribed
hw0393 Bulmer to Howitt 22/October/1880

hw0393 Bulmer to Howitt 22/October/1880

3 pages: 33% indexed, 33% transcribed
hw0394 Bulmer to Howitt 9/Nov/1880

hw0394 Bulmer to Howitt 9/Nov/1880

2 pages: 50% indexed, 50% transcribed
hw0395 Bulmer to Howitt 4/12/1880

hw0395 Bulmer to Howitt 4/12/1880

7 pages: 14% indexed, 14% transcribed
hw0396 Bulmer to Howitt 1/July/1881

hw0396 Bulmer to Howitt 1/July/1881

3 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
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