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Ellis, WF (1972) The Aborigines. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, The La. pp. 135-140. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Reliable historical records of aboriginal people on the Central Plateau are sparse, but illuminate in places the bare evidence of the middens which fringe the numerous lakes and streams. George Augustus Robinson records in his diaries some names for the people who occupied this area: GORE.RER.PUN.MAIR. IN.NER.PAIR.EN.NER and elsewhere LUG.GER.MAIR.RER.NER.PAIR.RER. with an alternative name NOE.BER.RER.KOWN.YER.PAIR.RER.NER. These are not the names used by the people for themselves but descriptive titles from people of other tribes. The suffix MAIR.IN.NER.PAIR.EN.NER qualifies a general name with "many of them." It is likely that there were many small groups roaming this area who were loosely described by a collective title.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 135-140
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Edited by M.R. Banks.- Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2012 05:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14608
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