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.
hw0135 From Cameron to Howitt 8/05/1885

hw0135 From Cameron to Howitt 8/05/1885

4 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0136 Notes on the Barkinji from Curr

hw0136 Notes on the Barkinji from Curr

3 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0137 Cambage to Howitt 18/05/901

hw0137 Cambage to Howitt 18/05/901

3 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0138 Ferguson to Howitt 3/06/1901

hw0138 Ferguson to Howitt 3/06/1901

2 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0139 John Fraser to Howitt 26/4/1882

hw0139 John Fraser to Howitt 26/4/1882

17 pages: 82% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0142 McRae to Howitt 1/07/1884

hw0142 McRae to Howitt 1/07/1884

3 pages: 67% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0143 McRae to Howitt 13/3/1882

hw0143 McRae to Howitt 13/3/1882

1 page: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0144 McRae to Howitt 24/07/1882

hw0144 McRae to Howitt 24/07/1882

4 pages: 50% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0145 Howitt notes on coastal tribes

hw0145 Howitt notes on coastal tribes

4 pages: 50% indexed, 100% transcribed
hw0146 Howitt notes of the Gringai

hw0146 Howitt notes of the Gringai

26 pages: 65% indexed, 100% transcribed
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