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  • Title
    J. F. Mann Aboriginal names and words of the Cammeray Tribe, [between 1884-1907]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Am 1/Folder 1
  • Level of description
  • Date

    between 1884-1907
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    0.01 metres of textual material (1 folder)

    John Frederick Mann, (1819-1907), explorer and surveyor, was born in Lewisham, London. He served four years in the military before joining the Trigonometrical Survey of Britain. He left Britain in 1841 arriving in Sydney on 6 March 1842. He was appointed as a licensed surveyor on 1848 in the Surveyor-General's Department and posted to the Counties of Murray, St Vincent and Argyle. He produced reports which were later published in the Proceedings of the Geographical Society of Australasia, as well as several articles for Sydney newspapers regarding Australian history and Aboriginals.

    Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. (accessed September 18, 2008)
  • Scope and Content
    The document contains introductory notes as well as a listing of Aboriginal vocabulary of the Cammeraigal people. The information provided by J. F. Mann was obtained from Long Dick (son of Bungaree and Cora 'Queen' Gooseberry), a native of the Cammeray Tribe (Cameragal or Cammeraigal).
  • Language
  • Source
    Presented by Miss Hendy Pooley, July 1912
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Research & study copies allowed: Author has been deceased for more than 50 years
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No publication without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • Description source

    Title provided by cataloguer
  • Variant title

    Aboriginal names by J. F. Mann
  • General note

    Two typescript copies are located at Am1/Folder 2

    Microfilm copy available at CY 2355, frames 172 - 203

    AIATSIS language, code and map grid reference:
    Ku-ring-gai / Gameraigal language (S62) (NSW SI56-05)
    (accessed February 2014)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 846230
  • Date note

    Undated. Date estimated by mention in first paragraph of notes on "Australias' establishment of more than 100 years" and the date of Mann's death 1907.
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