August 16, 2019 10:00 am - August 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Asia and the Pacific | Australia | Melbourne | To Be Confirmed
A one day workshop styled forum to discuss the finding s of the Fison & Howitt Papers and other related publications. A series of papers, taken from letters, discussing Aboriginal culture, language and kinship.
Howitt and Fison were the colonial anthropologists in the 1880’s and the Fison & Howitt Papers are taken from the correspondence between Lorimer Fison and A.W. Howitt, with the premis of developing an understanding of Aboriginal societies.
Fison was a Wesyleyan Missionary with experience in the Pacific, and A. W. Howitt was, during his life, an explorer, magistrate and had a keen interest in anthropology.