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The Many Worlds of R.H. Mathews: In search of an Australian anthropologist

Thomas, Martin


This is about the life and work of the renowned 19th century surveyor turned ethnologist, R.H. Mathews, whose studies of Aboriginal Australia were path-breaking and quite controversial. His childhood in Goulburn meant that he grew up with Aboriginal children as playmates, so when he began his obsession with documenting Aboriginal life, he came to his subject with fond familiarity, not the freakshow interest that spurred many of the English anthropologists of the time, especially Baldwin...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book


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