From the Frontier: Outback Letters to Baldwin Spencer
Allen & Unwin, 2000 - History - 338 pages
"From 1894 to 1925, Cowle and Byrne wrote letters to pioneering anthropologist and biologist Baldwin Spencer, whom they had met during the 1894 Horn Scientific Expedition to central Australia. Neither expected their letters to be read by any person other than Spencer, and both made observations which they would never voice to each other. Yet through their letters, and the Spencer and Gillen books, they became linked to such giants of intellectual history as James Frazer, Emile Durkheim and Sigmund Freud. And both became figures on the frontier of discovery, looking at human experience in all its diversity.".
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