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933652
  • Title
    Vocabulary of the Woolner District Dialect, Adelaide River, Northern Territory by John William Ogilvie Bennett, 1869, annotated by Paul Foelsche
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8070
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1869-1870
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    933652
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.01 metres of textual material (1 folder) - printed with manuscript annotations - 30 pages
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    This copy of a rare work on Aboriginal language was owned by Paul Foelsche, the Northern Territory's first police inspector. While he held that position from the 1870s to the 1890s, he also chronicled the township of Darwin and its people with a unique series of photographs. His images allow us to see the township of early Darwin, and the developments of the first railway and mine sites. He took beautifully composed pictures of the landscape, and sensitive portraits of more than 250 individuals of the indigenous Larakiah, Woolna (Djerimanga), Iwaidja and related peoples.

    Reference:
    Library correspondence file
  • Collection history
    Owned by Paul Foelsche in 1870.
  • Scope and Content
    A printed vocabulary or word list of the Aboriginal dialect of the Woolner district (Northern Territory) written by John William Ogilvie Bennett. Also known as the Woolna or Wulna Wuna language. Consisting of 30 pages, titled 'Vocabulary of the Woolner District Dialect, Adelaide River, Northern Territory', published in Adelaide by the Government Printer (W. C. Cox) in 1869. This copy is inscribed 'Paul Foelsche' on the cover, and 'Paul Foelsche 1870' on the title page, and is extensively annotated in Foelsche's hand throughout. It includes Larrakia place names added by Foelsche on p.28. Foelsche's annotations would have been made no earlier than 1870.
  • Language
  • Source
    Purchased from Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers in May 2011, with funding from an anonymous donor.
  • 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
  • General note

    AIATSIS language, code and map grid reference:
    Djerimanga / Wulna / Wuna language (N29) (NT SD52-04)
    Larrakia / Laragiya / Gulumirrgin language (N21) (NT SD52-04)
    (accessed February 2014)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1050916
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