Posted by: Lisa Hill | May 16, 2012

2012 Winner of the National Biography Award

The Many Worlds of R.H. Mathews: In Search of an Australian AnthropologistThe winner of 2012 Winner of the National Biography Award is Dr Martin Thomas, for his 2011 biography, The Many Worlds of R. H. Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist.  The prize is worth $25,000.

Mathews was a 19th century anthropologist, so this biography will interest many people who are keen to learn more about the cultural history of our indigenous peoples.

To read more about the award, click here.

Congratulations to the winner and to all the finalists.

Availability:
Fishpond; The Many Worlds of R.H. Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist


Responses

  1. This sounds like one I would like, I reckon, Lisa, though I don’t recollect having heard of him. I did a course in Australian Aboriginal anthropology but that was a few decades ago so maybe he was mentioned. Elkin and CD Rowley were our bibles.

    • I’m not even going to think about getting this one till I’ve read that whopper about Manning Clark from last year!

      • Fair enough — you’re ahead of me.


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