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: 85% indexed, 99% transcribed, 1% needs review
hw0171 Boultbee to Howitt 5/10/1884

hw0171 Boultbee to Howitt 5/10/1884

7 pages: 29% indexed, 57% transcribed
hw0174 Press cuttings on Wampangee tribe

hw0174 Press cuttings on Wampangee tribe

2 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
hw0177 Notes on Wembaio

hw0177 Notes on Wembaio

16 pages: 56% indexed, 69% transcribed
hw0183 Howitt to Cameron 26/12/1899

hw0183 Howitt to Cameron 26/12/1899

3 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
hw0184 Howitt Notes on the Wiradjuri

hw0184 Howitt Notes on the Wiradjuri

34 pages: 3% indexed, 3% transcribed
hw0185 Howitt notes on the Wolgal

hw0185 Howitt notes on the Wolgal

10 pages: 30% indexed, 30% transcribed
hw0186 Howitt notes on the Wollaroi

hw0186 Howitt notes on the Wollaroi

10 pages: 10% indexed, 10% transcribed
hw0192 Cameron to Howitt 20/06/1900

hw0192 Cameron to Howitt 20/06/1900

3 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
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