Australia: William Blandowski's illustrated encyclopaedia of Aboriginal life
William Blandowski was an explorer, natural scientist and artist who led a Victorian government expedition to the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers from 1856 to 1857.
Australia is the first publication in English of his nineteenth century illustrated encyclopaedia of Aboriginal life, Australien in 142 photographischen Abbildungen nach zehnjärigen Erfahrungen.
It includes Blandowski’s own photographs, and photographs of sketches or illustrations created by others, including the only nineteenth century portrait image of the Nyeri Nyeri people.
About the Author
Associate Professor Harry Allen teaches in the Department of Anthroplogy at Auckland University, New Zealand. He is a Research Associate at La Trobe University. Victoria.