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THE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THE ABORIGINAL NATIVES OF NORTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
- Pp. [iv]+38; demy 16mo; printed paper wrappers, stapled, slightly creased, foxed and soiled, fore-corners and backstrip lightly chipped, name in ink at head of upper wrapper; most leaves lightly creased, scattered light foxing and soiling; the author?, Roebourne, 1901. First edition. *With three early inked annotations, presumably in the author's hand: 'All Rights Reserved' at foot of title page, and two small amendments to the text. The author was probably John Gregory Withnell (1862-1929), whose mother, Emma Mary Withnell, was known as 'the mother of the north west'. The Withnells were pioneers of Roebourne, in the Pilbara, where 'Emma looked after the sick, delivered babies and regularly conducted religious services in her home. The Aboriginals trusted and respected her; she nursed and vaccinated many in a smallpox epidemic in 1866. She and John were honoured by being made a \i Boorong and a \i Banaker , which enabled them to move freely amongst the tribes [\i Australian Dictionary of Biography ]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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