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. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please be aware that these archives contain names and identification of deceased persons. If you have any concerns, please contact Amanda Lourie at: a.lourie@deakin.edu.au.
tip70-10-34-4 Howitt to Fison 18 February 1880

tip70-10-34-4 Howitt to Fison 18 February 1880

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tip70-10-34-9 Howitt to Fison 10 April 1880

tip70-10-34-9 Howitt to Fison 10 April 1880

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tip70-10-37-8 Memorandum A Howitt

tip70-10-37-8 Memorandum A Howitt

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tip70-10-38-3 Comparative Language List

tip70-10-38-3 Comparative Language List

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tip70-10-41-6 Birdgman to Fison 14/1/1874

tip70-10-41-6 Birdgman to Fison 14/1/1874

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tip70-49-19-1 Friendly Islands Schedule

tip70-49-19-1 Friendly Islands Schedule

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XM101_ICDMS_lowres Notes by Howitt about Theories of Mathews and Lang

XM101_ICDMS_lowres Notes by Howitt about Theories of Mathews and Lang

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XM104_ICDMS_lowres Notes from P M Byrne June 1 1892

XM104_ICDMS_lowres Notes from P M Byrne June 1 1892

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XM108_ICDMS_lowres Letter from ALP Cameron 13 March 1881

XM108_ICDMS_lowres Letter from ALP Cameron 13 March 1881

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XM112_ICDMS_lowres Letter from ALP Cameron 4 October 1881

XM112_ICDMS_lowres Letter from ALP Cameron 4 October 1881

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