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Biographical entry Mathews, Robert Hamilton (1841 - 1918)

Born
21 April 1841
Narellan, New South Wales, Australia
Died
22 May 1918
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Surveyor and Anthropologist

Summary

Robert Hamilton Mathews wrote widely on Aboriginal culture and society.

Published resources

Books

  • Thomas, Martin, The Many Worlds of R. H. Mathews: in Search of an Australian Anthropologist, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2011, 462 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Martin, T., 'The Ethnomania of R. H. Mathews: Anthropology and the Rage for Collecting', in Pointer, Gretchen and Jack, Sybil (eds), Limits of Location: Creating a Colony, Sydney University Press, Sydney, 2007, pp. 189-208. Details
  • McBryde, Isabel, 'Mathews, Robert Hamilton (1841-1918), surveyor and anthropologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 225-226. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050256b.htm. Details

Reviews

  • Howes, Hilary, review of Thomas, Martin, The Many Worlds of R. H. Mathews: in Search of an Australian Anthropologist. Sydney (2011), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 164-5. Details
  • Lydon. Jane, 'Observing the Observer', review of Thomas, Martin, The Many Worlds of R. H. Mathews: in Search of an Australian Anthropologist. Sydney (2011), History Australia, vol. 9, 2012, pp. 241-3. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Clarke, Philip A., 'The Aboriginal Australian cosmic landscape, part 2: plant connections with the skyworld', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 18, no. 1, 2015, pp. 23-37. Details

McCarthy, G.J.