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Spencer, Baldwin 1860-1929

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The Arunta : a study of a stone age people by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

40 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The northern tribes of central Australia by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

40 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

39 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) was a British Australian biologist and anthropologist, best known for his work amongst the indigenous Aboriginal tribes of Australia. After graduating from Exeter College, Oxford in 1884 Spencer was elected a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford in 1886 before being appointed the Professor of Biology at the University of Melbourne. In 1911 Spencer was appointed Special Commissioner for Aborigines and undertook fieldwork in the Northern Territories between 1911-1912. This volume, first published in 1914, is the result of his fieldwork. Spencer describes in detail the social customs, kinship structures, marriage ceremonies and religious beliefs of thirteen tribes he encountered in the Northern Territories. Spencer also compares differences and similarities in the religious and social structures of different tribes and includes copious illustrations of religious and political monuments. This volume was the first ethnography of these tribes and provides valuable insights into these societies
Wanderings in wild Australia by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

26 editions published between 1928 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across Australia by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

19 editions published between 1912 and 1973 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia by William Austin HORN( Book )

13 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this scientific expedition, sponsored by mining magnate and philanthropist William Austin Horn, and with Charles Winnecke as commander and surveyor, was to examine the MacDonnell Ranges on the not unreasonable premise that 'when the rest of the Continent was submerged the elevated portions of the McDonnell [sic] Range existed as an island, and that consequently older forms of life might be found in the more inaccessible parts'. This in fact proved not to be the case, but the expedition (of some fourteen weeks and 2000 camel miles undertaken between May and August 1894) was an outstanding success. 'It was not the intention ... to explore a new region ... But in the pursuit of natural history the expedition split into independent groups and explored undiscovered areas, thus filling in more of the blank spaces in this vast region' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate). 'These volumes constitute one of the most substantial contributions in nineteenth-century Australian exploration [but perhaps more importantly, the expedition is] a landmark in anthropological history because it resulted in [Baldwin] Spencer meeting Frank Gillen' (Mulvaney)
From the frontier : outback letters to Baldwin Spencer by Patrick Michael Byrne( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The subjects of their letters were the Aboriginal people, the landscape in which they lived and the unusual flora and fauna of their habitat. These earthy and thoughtful men offered an extended report from the frontier of the relations between white and black Australians, a place then characterised by mutual incomprehension, outbreaks of violence and the vast distance between two seemingly incompatible ways of responding to an extreme environment."--Jacket
Guide to the Australian ethnological collection exhibited in the National Museum of Victoria by National Museum (Vic.)( Book )

18 editions published between 1915 and 1922 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spencer's scientific correspondence with Sir J.G. Frazer and others by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

14 editions published between 1932 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spencer's last journey, being the journal of an expedition to Tierra del Fuego by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Sir J. Frazer and memoir by R.R. Marett annotated separately
Aranda : OI08( )

in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aranda refers to a language group of separate cultural communities who live or lived in the central Australian desert. They are the Western Aranda, Northern Aranda, Eastern Aranda, Central Aranda, Upper Southern Aranda, and Lower Southern Aranda and are either extinct or have become assimilated
Handbook of Melbourne : for the use of members of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Melbourne meeting, 1900 by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

8 editions published between 1890 and 1900 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the Australian ethnographical collection in the National Museum of Victoria by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

6 editions published between 1900 and 1901 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Baldwin Spencer by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Spencer and Gillen was the first major template for Australia's understanding of Aboriginality. This is a new, expanded edition of The Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, with a new introduction by John Morton reflecting the considerable advances in knowledge and thinking about Aboriginality since 1982
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia by Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) by André Singer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the study of other cultures was thought of as reputable or even important, observations about distant peoples were usually reproted by travellers, missionaires, and the sort of people involved in investigating newly contracted parts of the world. Among these pioneers was British Scientist Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer
An introduction to the study of certain native tribes of the Northern Territory by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

6 editions published in 1912 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across Australia by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

11 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent biologist Sir Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) was born in Lancashire but moved to Australia to take up the chair in biology at the University of Melbourne in 1887. As a member of the 1894 Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, Spencer made the acquaintance of F. J. Gillen, an advocate of Aboriginal rights, with whom he later formed a working partnership. Spencer and Gillen returned to Alice Springs in Central Australia in 1896-1897, to carry out observations on the local Aboriginal tribe, the Arunta. These observations were published in 1899, in The Native Tribes of Central Australia (also reissued in this series), which represented the most comprehensive study of Aboriginal customs and habits. Gillen and Spencer continued to undertake fieldwork until 1903. Volume 1 of Across Australia (published in two volumes in 1912) describes the region's topography, and the customs and beliefs of the Arunta
The Aboriginal photographs of Baldwin Spencer by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photos taken during Spencers expeditions to central and northern Australia; feature Aborigines from many tribal groups engaged in a wide variety of activities; tribes include the Tiwi, Kakadu, Wardaman, Mangarai, Janjula, Tjingili, Waramanga, Kaititja and Aranda; annotations to photographs based on Spencers published works and diaries
Across Australia by Baldwin Spencer( Book )

4 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From the frontier : outback letters to Baldwin Spencer
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Walter Baldwin Spencer Brits bioloog (1860-1929)

Спенсер, Уолтер Болдуин

والتر سبنسر

スペンサー, B.

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Languages
English (317)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

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Native tribes of the Northern Territory of AustraliaFrom the frontier : outback letters to Baldwin SpencerThe photographs of Baldwin SpencerAcross Australia"My dear Spencer" : the letters of F.J. Gillen to Baldwin SpencerKakadu peopleAcross Australia