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.
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
hw0416 Notes from Shillinglaw's book

hw0416 Notes from Shillinglaw's book

3 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
hw0429 Questions for William Berak

hw0429 Questions for William Berak

17 pages: 65% indexed, 94% transcribed
hw0435, O'Rourke to Howitt 30 May 1881

hw0435, O'Rourke to Howitt 30 May 1881

11 pages: 45% indexed, 64% transcribed, 36% needs review
hw0436 Notes by Howitt on Omeo 'tribe' and letter from Bulmer

hw0436 Notes by Howitt on Omeo 'tribe' and letter from Bulmer

33 pages: 64% indexed, 82% transcribed, 9% needs review
tip70-10-23-3 Fison Diagrams of Fraser Island Tribe

tip70-10-23-3 Fison Diagrams of Fraser Island Tribe

26 pages: 77% indexed, 96% transcribed
tip70-10-33-25

tip70-10-33-25

4 pages: 0% indexed, 25% transcribed, 25% needs review
tip70-10-34-11

tip70-10-34-11

4 pages: 0% indexed, 25% transcribed, 75% needs review
tip70-10-34-12

tip70-10-34-12

8 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed
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