Basedow, Herbert

This book, originally written in 1925, describes the ceremonial and day to day lives of traditional Aboriginal people as witnessed by Herbert Basedow, who from 1903 until 1928 travelled the most remote areas of Australia.  It is the culmination of his life’s work.  Herbert Basedow was an explorer, anthropologist, geologist and medical doctor who was born in Adelaide in 1881.  He was fascinated by Aboriginal people and their culture, recording his observations both in writing and in imagery.  This revised edition includes additional text and photographs by David Welch.

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David M Welch, July 2012.  460 pages, hardcover, more than 300 black and white and colour photographs, map