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1219056
  • Title
    Boxes 6-7: Survey forms, lists and correspondence received by the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia regarding Aboriginal vocabulary, 1893-1902, 1922, and papers of Alan Carroll, 1886-1892
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7603/Boxes 6-7
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1886-1902, 1922
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1219056
  • Physical Description
    2 boxes of textual material
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    In 1896 and again in early 1899 the Society circulated a survey form to members asking for the Aboriginal equivalents for a list of English words and for 'any other information regarding their Folklore, Traditions, Rites, and Customs'. In late 1899 the forms were sent to the Chief Secretary of New South Wales and of Queensland. Extracts from the lists were published in the Journal from about 1908 to 1913.
  • Scope and Content
    BOX 6
    FOLDERS 1-3: SURVEY FORMS, LISTS AND CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING ABORIGINAL VOCABULARY, 1893-1902, 1922
    Correspondents include Rev. Ernest R. Gribble, John Brown, Rev. John Mathew, Joshua Bray and C. Richards. Most words collected are from New South Wales and Queensland, but Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia are also included. Official returns were completed by police officers in New South Wales and Protectors of Aborigines in Queensland. Many of the word lists were published in the Journal. Further lists can be found in a volume of papers of Alan Carroll located at MLMSS 2137.

    BOX 7
    FOLDERS 1-3: Index to Aboriginal words and their meanings (incomplete), probably compiled by W.W. Bucknell, ca. 1902

    FOLDER 4: PAPERS OF ALAN CARROLL, 1886-1892
    Correspondence and other papers of Alan Carroll. Book containing copies of letters sent by Carroll includes copies of letters (6) sent to Rev. Lorimer Fison, 21 Aug. to 16 Oct. 1886; copy of letter sent to John F. Mann, 7 Sept. 1886; copy of letter from Rev. Hiram Bingham, Honolulu, to Rev. A.W. Murray, 3 Sept. 1886. Copies of letters sent to Sir Henry Parkes, 12 July, 10 Dec. 1887, and J.H. Carruthers, 12 Sept. 1887. Papers concerning Carroll's research about Easter Island inscriptions and the Chibcha, or Chibeha, people of Colombia.
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