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The many worlds of R. H. Mathews : in search of an Australian anthropologist, Martin Thomas

Label
The many worlds of R. H. Mathews : in search of an Australian anthropologist
Title
The many worlds of R. H. Mathews
Title remainder
in search of an Australian anthropologist
Statement of responsibility
Martin Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is about the life and work of the renowned 19th century surveyor turned ethnologist, R.H. Mathews, whose studies of Aboriginal Australia were path-breaking and quite controversial. His childhood in Goulburn meant that he grew up with Aboriginal children as playmates, so when he began his obsession with documenting Aboriginal life, he came to his subject with fond familiarity, not the freakshow interest that spurred many of the English anthropologists of the time, especially Baldwin Spencer, who went out of his way to discredit Mathews' work, especially after his death. Largely due to this conspiracy, Mathews has been a reasonably unknown figure in early anthropology, but his legacy and work have been reassessed and he is emerging as one of our most important documentors of Aboriginal language, legends and mythology
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Martin
Dewey number
305.800994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathews, R. H.
  • Barker, Jimmie
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropologists
Target audience
adult
Label
The many worlds of R. H. Mathews : in search of an Australian anthropologist, Martin Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 435-450
Contents
Ethnomania -- The rage for collecting -- The cost of empire -- The path from Mutbilly -- Before the conversion -- The influence if Baiami -- The initiate -- The great debate -- The midden of glass
Control code
000046639974
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
462 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781741757811
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports., geneal. tables
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)701225302
Label
The many worlds of R. H. Mathews : in search of an Australian anthropologist, Martin Thomas
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 435-450
Contents
Ethnomania -- The rage for collecting -- The cost of empire -- The path from Mutbilly -- Before the conversion -- The influence if Baiami -- The initiate -- The great debate -- The midden of glass
Control code
000046639974
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
462 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781741757811
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports., geneal. tables
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)701225302

Library Locations

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