The Queensland Aborigines (3 Volumes)
32cm x 20cm and 25.5cm x 16.5cm. 3 volumes. Maroon cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated jackets.
3 volumes collecting in facsimile various works of Walter Edmund Roth (1861-1933), 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. Volume 1 contains Ethnological Studies among the North-West-Central Queensland Aborigines, and includes the ethno-pornographical plate reproduced in colour. Volume 2 contains Bulletins 1-8 of North Queensland Ethnography from The Home Secretary’s Department, Brisbane, 1901-1908. Volume 3 contains Bulletins 9-18 of North Queensland Ethnography, Records of the Australian Museum Sydney, 1907-1910. In total, over 1,500 photographs, line drawings, and maps in three volumes.
Unread. Minor foxing to jacket versos. Near Fine Condition.
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