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Queensland Aboriginal languages

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 291

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).

Dates

  • 1885

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials

English

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.

General

This collection level description was created by RAS and MJC.

Originator(s)

Price, Charles, fl 1885

Includes index.
Date
2005-09-27 09:58:52+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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