The Native Tribes Of South Australia [1879]

$950.00 inc GST

Compiled by J.D. Woods

A landmark reference combining rare texts from across South Australia

In stock


  • First printing [E.S. Wigg & Son, Adelaide, 1879] in excellent condition; marine-coloured half-leather over textured cloth boards, gilt decorative spine with maroon label for title, 5 raised bands, boards rubbed at extremities [most noticeably at corners where showing through scuffed leather], 5mm split at head of spine; marbled endpapers, split at hinges but binding firm; 8 tinted lithographs [all with tissue guards intact]; xliv, 316pp
  • Compilation of books already scarce at the time, being:
    • The Narrinyeri by Taplin
    • The Adelaide Tribe by Wyatt
    • The Encounter Bay Tribe by Meyer
    • The Port Lincoln Tribe by Schurmann
    • The Dieyerie Tribe by Gason
    • Vocabulary Of Woolner District Dialect [NT] by Bennett
  • With the ownership signature of surveyor-general G[eorge].W[oodroffe]. Goyder on preliminary page