# 33404

HALE, Mathew Blagden (1811-1895)

The Aborigines of Australia, being an account of the institution for their education at Poonindie, South Australia.

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Founded in 1850 by the Ven. Archdeacon Hale, a Missionary of S.P.G. / by the Right Rev. Bishop Hale. Published under the direction of the Tract Committee. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1889]. Small octavo (180 x 125 mm), original pictorial green cloth over boards (rubbed, corners bumped), upper board lettered in gilt and black and with vignette portrait of a young Aboriginal boy in black, spine lettered in gilt (softened at ends); patterned endpapers (light foxing), wood-engraved frontispiece ‘Natives educated at Poonindie, 1858’ (probably after two daguerreotypes), pp 101, [6] (publisher’s advertisements); the frontispiece and title leaf starting to separate from the binding at the bottom (as in other copies) but still attached at the top, occasional very light foxing, otherwise contents sound and clean.

Ferguson, 10159.