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  • Title
    Item 03: Scripture lesson in Aboriginal language by Rev. William Ridley, ca. 1850; with a note by Dr A. Capell, 7 August 1969
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Aa 52/Item 3
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1850, 1969
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 booklet of textual material - manuscript - 11 pages
  • Collection history
    Presented to the Australian Museum by Mr Carl Hoffman
  • Scope and Content
    Note by Dr A. Capell 7 August 1969:
    'This is the early manuscript form of part of Rev. W. Ridley's Primer later printed in his 'Gurre Kamilaroi' (1856) 499.6/13A2 together with English translations. The mss will therefore not be much earlier than 1850. The last page contains a hymn (beginning at the foot of the preceding page) not reprinted in the book.'

    Page 11 is a drawing of the crucifixion of Christ.
  • Language
  • Collection history
    Presented to the Australian Museum by Mr Carl Hoffman
  • Source
    Transferred from the Australian Museum, Sydney
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Published during lifetime of author - Author died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Published Information
    Gurre Kamilaroi : or Kamilaroi sayings / by William Ridley (Sydney: Printed at the Empire General Steam Printing Office, 1856)¶The MS text differs in other ways from the printed version e.g. the 3rd last page agrees substantially with p. 12 of the printed version but is not identical. In the printed version p.14 [p.13 is an illustration] does not coincide with the 2nd last page of the MS. (Michael Walsh, Re-discovering Australian Languages Project)
  • General note

    AIATSIS languae, code and map grid reference:
    Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi language (D23) (NSW SH55-12)
    (accessed February 2014)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 997279
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