Aboriginal Sign Language
30cm x 21cm. vi, 29 pages, black and white illustrations. Illustrated saddle-stapled wrappers.
An enlarged facsimile of the chapter ‘The Expression of Ideas by Manual Signs: A Sign Language’ and 9 related plates from Ethnological Studies among the North-West-Central Queensland Aborigines. Walter Edmund Roth (1861-1933) was a physician, anthropologist, and the first Northern Protector of Aboriginals. As an administrator Roth worked tirelessly for the betterment of aboriginal rights against colonial and political forces, though controversy, including “payment” to take photographs of sexual positions for anthropological reasons, hounded him to resignation.
. New Book.
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