The Aborigines of Victoria : with notes relating to the habits of the natives of other parts of Australia and Tasmania / compiled from various sources for the Government of Victoria by R. Brough Smyth.

Title

The Aborigines of Victoria : with notes relating to the habits of the natives of other parts of Australia and Tasmania / compiled from various sources for the Government of Victoria by R. Brough Smyth.

Creator

Smyth, R. Brough (Robert Brough), 1830-1889.

Publisher

Melbourne : Govt. Printer

Date

1878

Extent

2 volumes : illustrations, maps

Spatial Coverage

28 cm

Type

text

Language

English

Description

Includes bibliographical references.
Bound in contemporary half crushed morocco with blind tooling on leather elements and with raised bands and gold tooling on spine

Provenance

Ex libris: James Alipius Goold

Subject

Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria.
Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria.
Aboriginal Tasmanians.

Identifier

306.0899915 S6678 TAOV 1878

Temporal Coverage

19th century

Coverage

Australia

Rights

Copyright expired

Abstract

Produced in two large volumes, Robert Brough Smyth has collected information on various tribes and their customs, as well as their physical and mental character; birth and education of children; marriage; death and burial of the dead; daily lives of the natives; food; diseases; dress and personal ornaments; weapons; implements and manufacturers; nets and fish hooks; methods of producing fire; canoes and myths. Smyth also devotes about two hundred pages to Aboriginal languages, as well as including details and customs of the aborigines in Tasmania. Complete with hundreds of sketches, the work is still a valuable resource not only for those with in an interest in aboriginal culture, but also those wanting to know the early history of Australia.

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Bibliographic Citation

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 15882

Binding materials & treatment

Blind tooled bindings (Binding)
Gold tooled bindings (Binding)

Paper types

Wove papers (Paper)
Machine-made papers (Paper)

Provenance evidence

Donors' copies (Provenance)
Insertions (Provenance)

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Citation

Smyth, R. Brough (Robert Brough), 1830-1889., “The Aborigines of Victoria : with notes relating to the habits of the natives of other parts of Australia and Tasmania / compiled from various sources for the Government of Victoria by R. Brough Smyth.,” Archbishop Goold Special Collection, accessed July 28, 2021, https://gooldlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/71.