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Biographical entry Dunlop, Eliza Hamilton (1796 - 1880)

Born
1796
County Armagh, Ireland
Died
20 June 1880
Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Ethnographer

Summary

Eliza Dunlop wrote verses that were published in various magazines. Her husband was a police magistrate and protector of Aborigines at Wollombi and Macdonald River and she took interest in the welfare of the Aborigines, as well as recognizing the literary worth of their songs and poems. Dunlop transliterated several Aboriginal songs and wrote on Aboriginal themes. She worked at preserving Aboriginal vocabularies.

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Events

1838
Life event - Settled in Australia

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Radi, Heather, 'Eliza Dunlop (1796-1880) ethnographer', in Heather Radi (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988. Details
  • Wood, Harley, 'Dunlop, Eliza Hamilton (1796-1880), lyric writer and student of the Aboriginals', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, p. 337. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010321b.htm. Details

Online Resources

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