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CHAMP, W: Indigenous Australian vocabularies

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 38
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Full 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


Administrative/Biographical history:



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 & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Indigenous Australian languages

System of arrangement:


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

Archival history:

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

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

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

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