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421853
  • Title
    James Larmer Notebook of Australian Aboriginal vocabularies, 1832-1853
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7213
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1832-1853
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421853
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual materal (1 box)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    James Larmer was assistant surveyor on Sir Thomas Mitchell's second expedition in 1835 along the Bogan and Darling Rivers.
  • Collection history
    This notebook was found in the Nyngan District and presented to the Nyngan & District Historical Society by Mrs Elsie Walsh in 1989.
  • Scope and Content
    A small notebook containing lists of Aboriginal vocabularies for various regions in New South Wales. It appears to be a copy of Larmer's original compilation. The first page is headed 'Larmer's Native Vocabulary transmitted to the Surveyor General 24th Nov 1853'. The last page is signed 'J. Larmer Sept 1832'.

    Regions for which there are vocabulary lists include Brisbane Water-Tuggerah Beach Lakes; Hunter River, Brisbane Water and Newcastle; Batemans Bay; Ulladulla; Braidwood; Yeo Yeo and Narraburra; Upper Calara or Lachlan; Junction of Lachlan & Murrumbidgee; north and south shores of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour).
  • Language
  • Source
    Presented by Nyngan & District Historical Society in October 2002
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and is usually available after 4pm on the next business day. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Finding Aids
  • General note

    Microfilm copy available at CY 4275

    Other versions of James Larmer's vocabulary are located at CY 4355 (DLMS 256) and CYA 295/3, pp.403-419 (T.L. Mitchell papers: microfilm copy at CY 248, frames 328-342).

    See also: E. Stack - 'Native names and meanings', typescript, 1906: NSW Aboriginal place names extracted from notes by James Larmer, Sept. 1832 (CY 4355: DLMS 23).

    See also: State Records NSW (SZ 1002): Larmer's Native Vocabulary Notebook and Correspondence, 1834-53 (previously located at ML Al 95).
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823812
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed 'J. Larmer Sept 1832
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