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From the Frontier: Outback Letters to Baldwin Spencer

Derek John Mulvaney, Compiler; Alison Petch, Compiler
Format
Book
Published
St. Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2000.
Language
English
ISBN
1865083178, 9781865083179
Contents
  • Correspondents on a Frontier
  • The Cowle Correspondence: Letters from Mounted Constable C. E. Cowle to Baldwin Spencer, 1894-1920
  • The Byrne Correspondence: Letters from P. M. Byrne to Baldwin Spencer, 1894-1925
  •  Pado Byrne of Charlotte Waters
  • Correspondence 1894-95
  • The Mail 1896-1925
  • C. E. Cowle Letters to Edward Stirling
  • C. E. Cowle to R. H. Mathews
  • Official Police Correspondence
  • Cost of Escorting Prisoners
  • Byrne's Kurdaitcha Article (1895)
  • Surviving Letters from Baldwin Spencer to P. M. Byrne
Keywords
Howard Morphy
Baldwin Spencer
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    a| From the frontier : b| outback letters to Baldwin Spencer / c| [compiled by] John Mulvaney ; with Alison Petch and Howard Morphy.
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    a| St. Leonards, NSW : b| Allen & Unwin, c| 2000.
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    a| xiv, 338 pages : b| illustrations, maps ; c| 23 cm
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    a| Letters from Ernest Cowle and Paddy Byrne to Baldwin Spencer written between 1894 and 1925.
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    a| Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-331) and index.
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    t| Introduction: Correspondents on a Frontier -- g| pt. I. t| The Cowle Correspondence: Letters from Mounted Constable C.E. Cowle to Baldwin Spencer, 1894-1920. g| 1. t| Cowle of Illamurta. g| 2. t| Home at Illamurta. g| 3. t| People and Environment. g| 4. t| After Gillen. g| 5. t| Bush Ethnography -- g| pt. II. t| The Byrne Correspondence: Letters from P.M. Byrne to Baldwin Spencer, 1894-1925. g| 6. t| Pado Byrne of Charlotte Waters. g| 7. t| Correspondence 1894-95. g| 8. t| The Mail 1896-1925. g| App. 1. t| C.E. Cowle Letters to Edward Stirling -- g| App. 2. t| C.E. Cowle to R.H. Mathews -- g| App. 3. t| Official Police Correspondence -- g| App. 4. t| Cost of Escorting Prisoners -- g| App. 5. t| Byrne's Kurdaitcha Article (1895) -- g| App. 6. t| Surviving Letters from Baldwin Spencer to P.M. Byrne.
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    a| "In the nineteenth century the centre of the continent was, to white Australians, a vast forbidding emptiness. The completion of the Overland Telegraph Line in the 1870s brought with it a new knowledge of the area, as well as a number of intruders to a landscape familiar to Aboriginal people for thirty thousand years. Among the newcomers were a policeman, Ernest Cowle, and a telegraph official, Paddy Byrne, living in frontier settlements hundreds of kilometres from the nearest Europeans."
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    a| "From 1894 to 1925, Cowle and Byrne wrote letters to pioneering anthropologist and biologist Baldwin Spencer, whom they had met during the 1894 Horn Scientific Expedition to central Australia. Neither expected their letters to be read by any person other than Spencer, and both made observations which they would never voice to each other. Yet through their letters, and the Spencer and Gillen books, they became linked to such giants of intellectual history as James Frazer, Emile Durkheim and Sigmund Freud. And both became figures on the frontier of discovery, looking at human experience in all its diversity."
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    a| "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.
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