Australian Museum Journal Australian tribal names, with their synonyms. Compiled from ethnographical works in the Australian Museum Library, 1909

Shortform:
Thorpe, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus. 8(4): 161–192
Author(s):
Thorpe, W. W.
Year published:
1913
Title:
Australian tribal names, with their synonyms. Compiled from ethnographical works in the Australian Museum Library, 1909
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
8
Issue:
4
Start page:
161
End page:
192
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.8.1913.941
Language:
English
Date published:
18 April 1913
Cover date:
18 April 1913
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
20 April 2009
Reference number:
941

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Abstract

This compilation was originally intended as a hand-list for personal reference, to enable the writer to see at a glance the approximate, if not the definite, locality of any given Tribe, without having to search through the literature of the subject.

As the title implies, the matter was derived from Ethnographical works in the Australian Museum Library, but to these are added, or interpolated, a few obtained from other reliable sources. A Bibliography of the works consulted is given at the end.

As to Synonyms :—The writer has tried to make cross-references to obviously identical Tribes. In this connection, the various phonetic interpretations placed upon tribal names· by different authorities, resulting in many spellings of the same word or words, are remarkable. Although upwards of six hundred names are in the list, the synonymy would reduce it by ten or fifteen per cent. Etc.