An account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines

An account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines

by Edward John Eyre


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An account of the
Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the state of their relations with Europeans by Edward John Eyre

This paperback edition makes available one of the earliest South Australian accounts of interactions between the colonists and the indigenous inhabitants of the country. It recounts, with sensitivity and keen observation, customs and practices, many of which have since been lost. Eyre worked closely with the Aborigines, both on his expeditions and, from 1841 to 1843, while stationed at Moorundie on the River Murray near Blanchetown where he was Resident Magistrate and Protector of Aborigines.

Eyrés writing conveys great sympathy for the Aboriginal people, in the upheavals of their lives and the takeover of their country by Europeans. His grave fears for their future, which he expressed clearly and forcefully, can, in the 21st century, be seen as prophetic. Had more colonists shared or heeded Eyrés views, they might have increased respect for Aborigines among early settlers, and improved treatment of the local indigenous people from earliest settlement throughout ensuing decades.

This book is an essential source of information for students of Australian history and all who are interested in Aboriginal culture and history.

We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781724496324
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/30/2018
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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