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Pioneer aboriginal mission : the work of Wesleyan missionary John Smithies in the Swan River Colony, 1840-1855

Author: William McNair; Hilary Rumley
Publisher: Nedlands, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press ; Beaverton, Or. : [Distributor for] U.S.A. and Canada, International Scholarly Book Services, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Account of the establishment of the mission in Perth, its move to York and eventual failure, based largely on the correspondence of J. Smithies and contemporary records; includes details of attitudes to and treatment of Aborigines, the impact of European diseases on the Aboriginal population and the mission education programme; some information on traditional culture.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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McNair, William, 1914-
Pioneer aboriginal mission.
Nedlands, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press ; Beaverton, Or. : [Distributor for] U.S.A. and Canada, International Scholarly Book Services, 1981
(OCoLC)557547881
Named Person: John Smithies; John Smithies; John Smithies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William McNair; Hilary Rumley
ISBN: 0855641789 9780855641788
OCLC Number: 20342149
Description: xxiii, 167 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Responsibility: William McNair & Hilary Rumley.

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Account of the establishment of the mission in Perth, its move to York and eventual failure, based largely on the correspondence of J. Smithies and contemporary records; includes details of attitudes to and treatment of Aborigines, the impact of European diseases on the Aboriginal population and the mission education programme; some information on traditional culture.

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