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Letter to Jack Vincent

  • F1020
  • Item
  • 1960

Handwritten letter dated 17 Jun 1960, from Oakey (Queensland) to Jack Vincent regarding aboriginal relics.

Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967

Notebook of vocabulary of Aboriginal dialects [photocopy]

  • F1072
  • Item
  • 1855

Photocopy of handwritten notebook of vocabulary and phrases in Aboriginal languages, Queensland. Original notebook about 150 leaves, 16cm. Inside front cover of original : "W. Ridley, Minister of the Gospel, 21 February, 1855'.

Ridley, William, 1819-1878

Letter, 1928 Nov. 10 : Ooldea, to Phoebe Kirwan.

  • F1519
  • Item
  • 1928

Handwritten reply to Phoebe Kirwan's suggestion that Daisy Bates write about Aboriginal people for the Brisbane Telegraph.
Includes references to cannibalism.

Bates, Daisy, 1861-1951

Letter, 1928 Dec. 12 : Ooldea, to Phoebe Kirwan.

  • F1520
  • Item
  • 1928

Handwritten letter includes discussion about murders by Aboriginal people, some anecdotes about Aboriginal people at Ooldea and New Norcia Benedictine Mission, and general observations about the social conditions of Aboriginal people at the time.
Refers to a possible article by Daisy Bates for the Brisbane Telegraph.

Bates, Daisy, 1861-1951

Papers relating to Australian Dictionary of Biography entry for Sir Evan Mackenzie

  • F1621
  • Item
  • 1977

Photocopied papers compiled in support of an amended entry on Sir Evan Mackenzie, in Australian Dictionary of Biography. The papers document a massacre of Aboriginal people on or near Mackenzie's station at Kilcoy. Included : letter from Jim Gibbney , Australian Dictionary of Biography, to Gerry Langevad, 19 Oct 1977; death certificate of Richard James Coley; "Preliminary Suggested Amendment" of Australian Dictionary of Biography entry for Sir Evan Mackenzie; and supporting notes.

Langevad, Gerry

Detribalisation in South Australia

  • F1767
  • Item
  • 19--

Review of unnamed film by Professor Campbell, Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, University of Adelaide.
Film is about Aboriginal life in far north of South Australia, and contrasts a traditional Aboriginal lifestyle, with the lives of Aboriginal people on reserves.

Duhig, James Vincent, 1889-1963

Gaiarbau's story of the Jinibara tribe of South East Queensland (and its neighbours)

  • F1811
  • Item
  • [1957?]

This carbon copy typescript recounts the story of Gaiarbau as told to Lindsay Winterbotham. In it Gaiarbau describes the form of tribal government, details of daily life, community, and relations with others outside of the community. This copy has many handwritten emendations. Illustrations consist of black and white photographs. Preface written by Norman B. Tindale. Index of contents is available at the end of the volume. Contents, as edited: Chapter I. The tribes and their areas, -- Chapter II. The Jinibara. -- Chapter III. Jinibara Tribal Goverment. [The Bora , and] Tribal Council [and Gundir]. -- Chapter IV. Daily Life. -- Chapter V. Community life. -- Chapter VI. Story Telling. -- Chapter VII. Conduct of fights and weapons used. -- Chapter VIII. Intertribal activities. Walkabout. -- Chapter IX. Pygmies (Dinderis).

Content advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource contains mention of ceremony. It may contain images, transcripts or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions.

Winterbotham, L. P. (Lindsey Page)

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