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The Australian Aborigines by A. P. Elkin

The Australian Aborigines by A. P. Elkin

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The Australian Aborigines

How to Understand Them

by A. P. Elkin

Angus and Robertson, 1961, [Third Edition], black and white photographic plates, colour photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, tape residue on inside front and back covers, watermarks and discoloration to outer edge of text block, dustjacket in good condition with some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears and creasing, a little discoloration (see photographs)

“Sixteen years ago, the first edition of this book was hailed as the finest contribution to our knowledge of the Australian Aborigines since Spencer and Gillen’s famous volumes were published.  In the meantime, much research has been carried out, the greater part by Professor Elkin and members of the Department of Anthropology in the University of Sydney.  Indeed, the research from the University has been continuous.
This edition, which is over a third larger than the earlier edition, takes stock of the established results of new research.  The first chapter dealing with the origin and distribution of the Aborigines has been largely rewritten, and the second chapter and others critically revised and enlarged.”

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