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Main Title: The Salvado memoirs : historical memoirs of Australia and particularly of the Benedictine mission of New Norcia and of the habits and customs of the Australian natives / by Dom Rosendo Salvado ; translated and edited by E. J. Stormon. Book Cover
Author: Salvado, Rosendo, 1814-1900.
Stormon, Edward James, 1912-
Imprint: Nedlands, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press, [1977].
Collation: xx, 300 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., ports., hbk, ; 24 cm.
Summary: Western Australia: the origin and development of the Benedictine mission to the natives-- The Australian natives -- Australia and its natural history -- The colonization of Australia -- Appendices.

First published in Italian in 1851; account of first contact with Aborigines and abortive attempts to found missions; fighting among Aborigines; foundation of New Norcia; place of Aborigines among races of the world; religious beliefs; language (with vocabulary list of two dialects at New Norcia); music; social organization; body ornamentation; Material culture especially weapons; hunting methods and native foods (plant, insect, etc.); native medicine and sorcery; [Tribes are Juet and Balardong identified in an Appendix by R.M. Berndt q.v. for annotation]
Subject: Salvado, Rosendo, 1814-1900.
New Norcia Mission, WA
Missions and missionaries
First Nations Australians
ISBN: 0855641142
Originally published as Memorie Storiche dell' Australia in March, 1851. In 1867, Salvado was appointed "Lord Abbot" and the Mission was upgraded to an independent Abbey by Papal decree. He died in 1900 at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, while on a visit to Rome. His body was returned to New Norcia three years later and buried in a tomb of Carrara marble behind the high altar of the Abbey church. This work contains text and/or images that may cause offence to members of the Australian Indigenous community, or may be deemed inappropriate for some users on the grounds of sex, age or social status by the Australian Indigenous community.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Stacks 266 WA SAL Available