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Biographical entry Aiston, George (Poddy) (1879 - 1943)

Born
11 October 1879
Burnside, South Australia, Australia
Died
25 September 1943
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Ethnographer and Policeman

Summary

George 'Poddy' Aiston worked as a policeman in South Australia between 1901 and 1923. Through his work he made contact with Aboriginal locals and developed a keen interest in their culture. From 1912-1923 he was based at Birdsville Track and studied the customs, beliefs and technology of surrounding peoples, becoming an authority on the Wangkangurru of eastern Lake Eyre especially.

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