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The Founder of Australian Anthropology

Nature volume 71, pages 225226 (05 January 1905) | Download Citation



DR. A. W. HOWITT is our highest authority on the native tribes of Australia. Ever since the publication of “Kamilaroi and Kurnai,” in 1880, he has been adding to our knowledge of the most instructive and interesting aboriginal population in the world. The present work, therefore, which summarises the data collected by him during forty years of personal intercourse with the “blackfellows,” is of the greatest importance. Most of the material here incorporated was written up before 1889; a few modifications of theory and many new facts have been introduced, and some corrections made, but the broad deductions remain unaltered.

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