Queensland Aboriginal languages
Scope and Contents
This notebook has no formal title, but its introductory note is headed 'Townsville Cleveland Bay, Queensland, August 31 1885'. It is signed by a Charles Price, whose history and occupation are unknown, but since he refers to sixteen years' experience of Queensland Aboriginal languages, he may have been a missionary, government official, trader or settler. The volume contains 172 pages of vocabulary, with Aboriginal words in alphabetical order on the left hand page and English translations on the right. It also includes notes on pronunciation (2 pages) and translations of Aboriginal songs and chants (4 pages).
- Price, Charles, fl1885 (Person)
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1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
the boards and several pages are detached from the volume
Former / Other Reference
MSS 85 V
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 167.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by the Executive Commissioners of Queensland at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, 1887.
This collection level description was created by RAS and MJC.
Price, Charles, fl 1885
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