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Notebook of Mary Theresa McMahon, 1897 [manuscript]
Bib ID 597664
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
McMahon, Mary Theresa
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description 1897 
0.01 m. (1 folder) 
Summary

Notebook containing a handwritten essay entitled "Australian natives". The essay relates a white settler's understanding of local Australian Aboriginal culture, lifestyle and psychology and includes language used by these local groups. The notebook also contains three posed photographs of Australian Aboriginal people. The essay is written in the hand of Mary Theresa McMahon but was possibly copied word-for-word from something written by a member of the Kerswell Family of the Burragorang Valley, perhaps as school work.

Biography/History

Mary Theresa McMahon (also known as Polly) grew up in the late 1800s on a property in the Burragorong Valley, N.S.W. She married Frederick Morton Eden in 1908.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 8102.

Typescript copy of essay held at the National Library of Australia at MS 9933.

Subjects McMahon, Mary Theresa.  |  Kerswell family.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Food -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Languages
Time Coverage 1897 

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