Vocabularies of four representative tribes of South Eastern Queensland, with grammatical notes thereof, and some notes on manners and customs. Also, a list of aboriginal place names and their derivations.
Draft typescript with handwritten emendations. This manuscript contains vocabularies for the Kabi-kabi, Wakka-wakka, Yugarabul and Yugumbir languages. The twelve page preface includes notes on grammar and pronunciation, pronunciation of letters, and grammar of the Yugumbir, Yugarabul and Wakka languages. The chapters: Vocabulary: English - Kabi and Kabi - English (78 leaves); Vocabulary: English - Yugumbir and Yugumbir - English (68 leaves); Vocabulary: English - Yugarabul and Yugarabul - English (29 leaves), Declension of a noun of the Yugarabul language (adapted from the work of Rev. W. Ridley) (1 leaf); Vocabulary: English - Wakka and Wakka - English (24 leaves); Some notes on the manners and customs of the aborigines of South East Queensland; Aboriginal place names of South-east Queensland; Index of names; and a map of south east Queensland. A railways map of south east Queensland has beeen coloured by Watson to show the lingual divisions and has the date of 1939.
It was published as a Supplement to the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) no. 34, vol. XLVII in 1944.
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Watson, F. J.