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  • Title
    Charles Macarthur King - Vocabulary of the language of the natives at Port Stephens, ca. 1845-1850
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7771
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1845-1850
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 folder of textual material - 0.01 metres (4 pages)

    Charles Macarthur King was the grandson of Governor Philip Gidley King and the son of Phillip Parker King who was the resident commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company during the 1840s. Port Stephens became the Company's headquarters in 1826.
  • Scope and Content
    A list on notepaper of 55 words of the language of the Port Stephens people with English translations. It is undated, but is written on paper watermarked 1845. The note is inscribed 'Miss Donaldson with Charles McA King's compliments'. The list is in King's hand. The words are grouped into parts of the body; the physical environment (eg moon, stars, harbour rocks); animals; family relations; and commands such as 'make haste' and 'go away'.
  • Language
  • Source
    Purchased from Maggs Bros. Ltd, London, in 2007
  • 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
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Finding Aids
  • General note

    Microfilm copy available at CY 4729, frames 1 - 9
    Digital order no:Album ID : 825623
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