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. If you have any concerns, please contact Amanda Lourie at: a.lourie@deakin.edu.au.
hw0348 Siebert to Howitt 26/10/1898

hw0348 Siebert to Howitt 26/10/1898

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hw0349 Siebert to Howitt 19/04/1899

hw0349 Siebert to Howitt 19/04/1899

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hw0351 Vogelsang to Howitt 16/July/1878

hw0351 Vogelsang to Howitt 16/July/1878

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hw0353 Vogelsang to Howitt 16/12/1878

hw0353 Vogelsang to Howitt 16/12/1878

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hw0357 Vogelsang to Howitt 13/09/1880

hw0357 Vogelsang to Howitt 13/09/1880

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hw0358 Vogelsang to Howitt 24/10/1881

hw0358 Vogelsang to Howitt 24/10/1881

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hw0359 Vogelsang to Howitt 3/July/1881

hw0359 Vogelsang to Howitt 3/July/1881

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hw0361 Vogelsang to Howitt 18/June/1882

hw0361 Vogelsang to Howitt 18/June/1882

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hw0406 Notes on Eucalypt names from Gippsland Aboriginal people

hw0406 Notes on Eucalypt names from Gippsland Aboriginal people

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Cultural/Linguistic Group, Date Produced, Kin Term, Language Term, People, Places, Reference to a published work, Social Category