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Specimens of a dialect, of the Aborigines of New South Wales : being the first attempt to form their speech into a written language / by L.E. Threlkeld
Bib ID 2268690
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Threlkeld, L. E. (Lancelot Edward), 1788-1859
 
Online Versions
Description Sydney, New South Wales : printed at the 'Monitor Office,' by Arthur Hill, [1827?] 
27 pages ; 25 cm. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK44

Summary

Orthography and grammar of the language of the Port Macquarie region, NSW; extensive use of examples of spoken language; includes account of the Lake Macquarie Mission; first published work dealing exclusively with an Aboriginal language.

Notes

National Library of Australia's FRM F1147 copy half bound with burled leather boards; bears the armorial "Bibliotheca Lindesiana" bookplate ('Endure Fort'); G. Hazard (Sydney) bookseller's label pasted inside front cover.

National Library of Australia's FC F1147 copy in original blue paper wrappers; alpha-numeric pencil annotations in the margin of page 4.

National Library of Australia's NK 44 copy in original blue paper wrappers which are inscribed in ink, F.W. Bigge (possibly Moreton Bay pioneer grazier, Frederic William Bigge (1817-1892)); in custom-made blue Baytnun box with gilt lettering and decorations; box carries the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1827/1).

National Library of Australia's MS 3228 copy is no. 3 of 6 in a volume with the title: Collection of six works, [18--]. Bound subsequent to publication; interleaved with marginal notes by Mr. George Bennet.

FRM F1147 (NL) copy also available online: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1711000

English and Awabakal.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 1147

Subjects Awabakal language.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Verbs.  |  Language - Linguistics - Language elicitation - Sentences.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Interrogatives.  |  Language - Linguistics - Phonology - Pronunciation.  |  Awabakal language (S66) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Pronouns.  |  Lake Macquarie (NSW N Coast SI56-05)
Other authors/contributors Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of, 1847-1913 former owner  |  Bigge, F.W., former owner

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NK44
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