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"So much that is new" : Baldwin Spencer, 1860-1929 : a biography

Author: D J Mulvaney; John H Calaby
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : University of Melbourne at the University Press ; Beaverton, OR : International Scholarly Book Services, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929), biologist and anthropologist, was elected to the chair of biology at the University of Melbourne in 1887. Until he joined the Horn Expedition to Central Australia his work was all in the field of biology, but on this expedition he became associated with F.J. Gillen, a Sub-Protector of Aborigines at Alice Springs, who had won the trust and friendship of the natives by his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mulvaney, Derek John.
"So much that is new".
Carlton, Vic. : University of Melbourne at the University Press ; Beaverton, OR : International Scholarly Book Services, 1985
(OCoLC)652514195
Named Person: Baldwin Spencer; Baldwin Spencer; Baldwin Spencer, Sir)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D J Mulvaney; John H Calaby
ISBN: 0522841694 9780522841695
OCLC Number: 13882828
Description: xii, 492 pages, [36] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: D.J. Mulvaney and J.H. Calaby.

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Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929), biologist and anthropologist, was elected to the chair of biology at the University of Melbourne in 1887. Until he joined the Horn Expedition to Central Australia his work was all in the field of biology, but on this expedition he became associated with F.J. Gillen, a Sub-Protector of Aborigines at Alice Springs, who had won the trust and friendship of the natives by his kindly attitude to them. Thenceforth the two men worked together, making extensive anthropological collections, laying valuable foundations in the scientific study of the Central Australia and Northern Territory tribes, and publishing several monumental works on their investigations which to-day are greatly esteemed and much sought after. He died in Tierra del Fuego, seeking the remnants of the Indian tribes there. Spencer was a man of diversified interests - he was a trustee of the Melbourne Public Library, an honorary director of the National Museum, and a councillor of the Royal Humane Society, the Victorian Artists Society and the Victorian Football League.

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