On the Aborigines of Australia

by Augustus Oldfield with introduction by H. Henderson

ISBN 0 85905 359 8, (1861+2006 new) Hardcover, 132pp, 290grams

$55.00* + POST

A limited casebound numbered edition of 250 copies.


Oldfield was a botanical collector with a great interest in Aboriginals. This 1864 work with an extensive introduction by H.H. is virtually unknown to anthropologists and is not known in most libraries. It describes the natives of the Port Gregory area at the mouth of the Murchison River in a detail that few others aspired to until the 1890s. Graphic descriptions of customs and incidents of life (and death).