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Annotations by Baldwin Spencer in his 'Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia' 1914 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3086114
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1860-1929
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1914] 
6 cm. (1 v.) 
Summary

Handwritten corrections and notes made by Baldwin Spencer to a copy of his publication, 'Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia'. London, MacMillan, 1914.

Biography/History

Baldwin Spencer, an Oxford graduate (BA 1884) and Lincoln College Fellow (1886), was appointed to the foundation chair of biology at the University of Melbourne in 1887 and in this position was an active administrator and teacher (retired as emeritus professor 1919). He was president of the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria, 1891-93 and 1895-97, president of the Royal Society of Victoria in 1904, and a trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria from 1895.

Spencer was zoologist and photographer to the first major scientific expedition to central Australia (the 1894 Horn Expedition) and edited the reports of the expedition (considered "one of the most sustantial contributions to 19th Century exploration and natural history in Australia"). Baldwin Spencer also participated in numerous other field trips to Central and Northern Australia throughout his career, working in collaboration with Francis Gillen.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9703

Subjects Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1860-1929 -- Archives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Rites and ceremonies.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Rites and ceremonies.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Social life and customs.
Occupation Anthropologists.
Other authors/contributors Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1860-1929. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia

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