Culture in translation : the anthropological legacy of R.H. Mathews /

"Almost 90 years on from his death, this is the first book-length collection of the writings of Robert Hamilton Mathews. It has been a long wait for the Australian-born surveyor who began his career as an anthropologist at the age of 52 with the 1893 publication of a brief paper on New South Wa...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mathews, R. H. (Robert Hamilton), 1841-1918
Corporate Author: JSTOR (Organization)
Other Authors: Thomas, Martin Edward
Format: eBook
Published: Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2007.
Series:Aboriginal history monograph series ; no. 15.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Introducing R.H. Mathews. 'Birrarak is the name given to me by the natives'
  • Part 1: Rock Art and Daily Life. Contributions to the Ethnography of the Australians
  • Rock Carvings and Paintings by the Australian Aborigines
  • Plan of some Drawings carved or painted on Rock by the Natives of New South Wales, Australia
  • Part 2: Kinship and Marriage. Social Organisation of Some Australian Tribes
  • Remarks on the Natives of Australia
  • The Natives of Australia
  • Part 3: Mythology. Some Mythology of the Gundungurra Tribe, New South Wales
  • A Giant in a Cave--An Australian Legend
  • Australian Folk-Tales
  • The Wareengarry and Karambal
  • The Hereafter
  • Part 4: Language. The Wailwan Language
  • Language of the Kurnu Tribe, New South Wales
  • Part 5: Ceremony. The MÅ­ltyerra Initiation Ceremony
  • Initiation Ceremony of the Birdhawal Tribe
  • The Bundandaba Ceremony of Initiation in Queensland
  • Part 6: Correspondence. Letters to E.S. Hartland
  • Letters to R.H. Mathews
  • Letter to Moritz von Leonhardi
  • RHM Bibliography.