Grammar of the Narrinyeri Tribe of Australian Aborigines. Rev. G. TAPLIN.

Grammar of the Narrinyeri Tribe of Australian Aborigines.

Adelaide: E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1880.

Octavo, 24 pp.

Scarce Aboriginal Grammar

A rare grammar of the Narrinyeri (now Ngarrindjeri), who inhabited the country on the shores of Encounter Bay and the lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, extending along the Murray River in South Australia. The language is now listed as extinct. The work is written by the Reverend George Taplin, a Congregationalist minister who arrived in Adelaide in 1849. He opened a school in Port Elliot in 1854, and in 1859 he was appointed as teacher in the lower Murray districts by the Aborigines Friends Association. His accomplished and well-regarded work in philology borrows from earlier attempts by the Lutheran Missionary, the Reverend H.A.E. Meyer, but is more firmly based in his own lengthy study of the language. His work was widely adopted and used by his more famous successor, Lancelot Edward Threlkeld. He died of heart disease in 1879.

A rare grammar of the Narrinyeri (now Ngarrindjeri), who inhabited the country on the shores of Encounter Bay and the lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, extending along the Murray River in South Australia. The language is now listed as extinct. The work is written by the Reverend George Taplin, a Congregationalist minister who arrived in Adelaide in 1849. He opened a school in Port Elliot in 1854, and in 1859 he was appointed as teacher in the lower Murray districts by the Aborigines Friends Association. His accomplished and well-regarded work in philology borrows from earlier attempts by the Lutheran Missionary, the Reverend H.A.E. Meyer, but is more firmly based in his own lengthy study of the language. His work was widely adopted and used by his more famous successor, Lancelot Edward Threlkeld. He died of heart disease in 1879.

First published in 1878, both editions of this work are uncommon.

Price (AUD): $985.00  other currencies     Ref: #3804571

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