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Aborigines of Tasmania

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  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108006644

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  • First published in 1890 in a run of just 200 copies, anthropologist Henry Ling Roth's The Aborigines of Tasmania provides a comprehensive account of native Tasmanians' life and culture. Roth, writing in the wake of the Tasmanian Aborigines' extinction, produces 'an approach to absolute completeness' that relies on the accounts of the explorers, colonisers, and anthropologists who preceded him. His work covers an exhaustive range of detail, from the Tasmanians' mannerisms to their psychology, origin, and language. Compiling his predecessors' observations and arguments, Roth often sets opinions in opposition to highlight the lack of consensus amongst those who encountered the Tasmanians. Roth's book is additionally valuable for the 'vocabularies' included in his appendices. The 1899 edition (225 copies) revises and expands the first, adding photographs to the first edition's illustrations as well as new appendices. It made an innovative and lasting contribution to an established research tradition.

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    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108006644
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Form and size
    3. Psychology
    4. War
    5. Fire
    6. Nomadic life
    7. Method of wearing hair
    8. Astronomy
    9. String
    10. Trade
    11. Infanticide
    12. Language
    13. Osteology
    14. Origin
    Appendices
    Index.

  • Authors

    Henry Ling Roth

    Marion E. Butler

    James Backhouse Walker

    J. G. Garson

    Edward B. Tylor

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