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Biographical entry Fison, Lorimer (1832 - 1907)

9 November 1832
Barningham, Suffolk, England
29 December 1907
Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Anthropologist and Cleric


Lorimer Fison was the joint author with A.W. Howitt of "Kamilaroi and Kurnai" and maintained correspondence with American workers in his field.

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Lorimer Fison - Records, 1870 - 1881; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources


  • Gardner, Helen and McConvell, Patrick, Southern anthropology: a history of Fison and Howitt's Kamilaroi and Kurnai (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 329 pp. Details

Book Sections

Edited Books

  • Benson, C. Irving ed., A Century of Victorian Methodism (Melbourne: 1935). Details

Journal Articles

  • Brown, G., 'Lorimer Fison', Asian Methodist Missionary Review (1908). Details
  • Stern, B. J. (ed), 'Selections From the Letters of Lorimer Lewis Henry Morgan', American Anthropologist, 32 (1930). Details


See also

McCarthy, G.J.