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Royal Commonwealth Society : Queensland Aboriginal languages

Price, Charles, fl 1885

Royal Commonwealth Society

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This notebook has no formal title, but its introductory note is headed 'Townsville Cleveland Bay, Queensland, August 31 1885'. It is signed by a Charles Price, whose history and occupation are unknown, but since he refers to sixteen years' experience of Queensland Aboriginal languages, he may have been a missionary, government official, trader or settler. The volume contains 172 pages of vocabulary, with Aboriginal words in alphabetical order on the left hand page and English translations on the right. It also includes notes on pronunciation (2 pages) and translations of Aboriginal songs and chants (4 pages).</p>

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