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Title: Section I, 2 - Origin of the Australian Race. Rough drafts, duplicates.
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2014
Abstract: Origin of the Australian Race – further rough drafts and duplicates – consists of an introduction to theories of various writers concerning the origin of the Aborigines, occurrence of the boomerang in India, Egypt, Abyssinia and Indonesia as well as Australia, early land connection of Australia with New Zealand and Tasmania, Captain Cook’s description of the Tasmanian people, arrival of Dravidian people from India, also the Malayan custom of circumcision and possible influences on Aborigines in W.A., diversity of type but homogeneity in the Western people, considering their skin colour, shape of nose, hair and odour, together with measurements of native skulls, hair, height and girth.
Description: The Barr Smith Library recognises the moral rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the owners of their knowledge. To this end, Special Collections is digitising the Daisy Bates Papers in our collections to enhance access for people who cannot travel to Adelaide. Please be aware that this site may contain sensitive information, including the names and images of people who have passed away and which may sadden and distress some Aboriginal people. This site may also contain language and terms used by an author that reflect an inappropriate attitude due to the historical context in which these records were created.
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