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Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

CHAMP, W: Indigenous Australian vocabularies


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 38

Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Title: CHAMP, W: Indigenous Australian vocabularies

Date(s): 1861-1862

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 2 volumes

Name of creator(s): Champ | W | fl 1861-1866 | Colonel

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

Unknown

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Two volumes of vocabularies of Indigenous Australian languages compiled by Col W Champ entitled 'Aboriginal vocabulary, comprising the Ballaarat, Bacchus Marsh, Melbourne and Gipps Land: dialects with a selection of dialogues and familiar phrases', 1861 (revised, 1862) and 'Supplement to the aboriginal vocabulary, comprising the Mount Gambien and Wonnin dialects', 1862, with a loose insert of a vocabulary of words having the same meaning in different parts of Australia by 'Mitchell', sent to Champ by Sir Edmond Burry.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English and Indigenous Australian languages

System of arrangement:

N/A

Conditions governing access:

Appointments are necessary for all visits; please contact the archivist by email to arrange; a fee of 10 is payable by all visitors except Fellows and Members; membership details can be found on the RAI web site; access to material referring to the most recent thirty years is restricted; some material is very fragile and may not be available for view; a few items are of restricted or forbidden access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies and scans for personal research only may be arranged at the discretion of the archivist; charges apply; in all cases forms governing use of copies must be signed; use of digital cameras is not allowed.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in the Institute's reading room.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals:

Archival history:

The vocabularies were exhibited in the Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, 1866, by Col W Champ.

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2008


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Dictionaries | Reference materials | Books | Publications | Communications media | Information sciences
Indigenous populations | Ethnic groups
Austronesian and Oceanic languages

Personal names
Champ | W | fl 1861-1866 | Colonel

Corporate names

Places
Australia | Oceania