The Aboriginal “Murri” Race of Australia


(Communicated by Sir J. Lubbock, F.R.S.)

HAVING lately had an opportunity of reading your work on “The Origin of Civilisation,” it has occurred tome that some information which has come to my knowledge during missionary tours among the aborigines known as the race of Murri, and during a journey afterwards undertaken at the instance of the Government of this Colony to the Namoi and Barwun Rivers, may be acceptable to you. Through Prof. Max-Müller my journal and my grammar of “ Kamilaroi, Dip pil, and Turrubul ” were transmitted to the Anthropological Society; and I suppose all I have written is accessible for the purposes of philosophical investigation among the records of that society. I now confine my statements to points touched upon in those parts of “The Origin of Civilisation ” which treat of the Australian aborigines.

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RIDLEY, W. The Aboriginal “Murri” Race of Australia. Nature 10, 521–522 (1874) doi:10.1038/010521a0

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