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SMYTH, ROBERT BROUGH: - The Aborigines of Victoria: with Notes Relating to the Habits of the Natives of Other Parts of Australia and Tasmania. Compiled from Various Sources for the Government of Victoria. Two volumes. Melbourne 1878.

Large 8vo. Pp. lxxii, 484; vi, 456. With two large folding maps, two fronts, 9 plates and many more illustrations in the text. Publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. Somewhat rubbed. New endpapers. Some minor foxing in a few places. First edition of this comprehensive work on the Aborigines of Australia. Smyth was already at the age of sixteen appointed Secretary of the Board for the Protection of the Aborigines. This work contains much information about the physical character, customs and manners, education, marriage, food, diseases, weapons etc. of the Aboriginal people. Includes a section about the languages of different tribes. Fergusson 15882.
EUR 980.00 [Appr.: US$ 1112.65 | £UK 864.25 | JPą 121779] Book number 37014

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