Abstract

This compilation was originally intended as a hand-list for personal reference, to enable the writer to see at a glance the approximate, if not the definite, locality of any given Tribe, without having to search through the literature of the subject.

As the title implies, the matter was derived from Ethnographical works in the Australian Museum Library, but to these are added, or interpolated, a few obtained from other reliable sources. A Bibliography of the works consulted is given at the end.

As to Synonyms :—The writer has tried to make cross-references to obviously identical Tribes. In this connection, the various phonetic interpretations placed upon tribal names· by different authorities, resulting in many spellings of the same word or words, are remarkable. Although upwards of six hundred names are in the list, the synonymy would reduce it by ten or fifteen per cent. Etc.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this publication may relate to religious beliefs, death, burial practices or initiation ceremonies and rites; or it may contain images or names of deceased persons or images that may be regarded as unsuitable for children.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Thorpe, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus. 8(4): 161–192
Author
W. W. Thorpe
Year
1913
Title
Australian tribal names, with their synonyms. Compiled from ethnographical works in the Australian Museum Library, 1909
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
8
Issue
4
Start Page
161
End Page
192
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.8.1913.941
Language
English
Date Published
18 April 1913
Cover Date
18 April 1913
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
20 April 2009
Reference Number
941
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