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Lot #182 - A GERMAN ANTHROPOLOGIST IN AUSTRALIA, circa 1900–1910

  • Auction House:
    Leski Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Australian & Colonial
  • Sale Date:
    24 Nov 2019 ~ 12noon (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    182
  • Lot Description:
    A GERMAN ANTHROPOLOGIST IN AUSTRALIA, circa 1900–1910
    An archive, written in German, which appears to be the field notes and typed manuscripts of an anthropologist who travelled extensively throughout Australia to visit, learn, record and preserve the aboriginal culture and way of life that he had observed and studied. Comprising of hundreds of pages of hand-written notes, approximately 600 typed pages, and many hundreds of hand-drawn and painted and reproduced illustrations, this remarkable “fundgrube” or gold-mine, provides enormous opportunity for further scholarship and analysis. The unknown author pays tribute to scholars who have preceded him by making reference to their published (and unpublished) works and reproducing some of their illustrations, while also identifying the locations of the people he has met and interviewed as well as the locations of the rock art, dwellings, implements, jewellery, clothing, carvings and weapons he has illustrated.
  • Estimate:
    A$20,000 - 30,000
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Books & Manuscripts

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