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Nature volume 131, page 612 (29 April 1933) | Download Citation



THE death is announced of Mr. Walter E. Roth, which took place on April 5 after an operation at Demerara. Mr. Roth was a brother of the late Mr. H. Ling Roth, curator of the Bankfield Museum, Halifax. For many years before proceeding to British Guiana, Mr. Roth was Protector of Aborigines, Queensland, Australia. He was the author of “Ethnological Studies among the North-West Central Queensland Aborigines” (1897) and of a number of monographs on various aspects of the culture of the Queensland aborigines which appeared as official bulletins. He also wrote a number of papers, mostly technological, on the culture of the Indians of British Guiana which appeared in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, the reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology and elsewhere.

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