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j Stone Age of Aboriginal
Catalogue to be Published
CANBERRA, March ll.
Unique interest is attached to a catalogue to be published shortly by the Australian Institute of Anatomy, 'classifying the Horne Bowie anthropological collection, which deals with the stono age cul- ture of the Australian aboriginal.
Its publication is eagerly awaited, not only Iby medical scientists-particu- larly thoso engaged in the study of neurology-and anthropologists in Aus- tralia, 'but throughout the world, and more especially by tho authorities at the Jardin des Plantes and tho Insti- tute of Anthropology in Paris.
Mr. George Alston, who ls honorary consulting anthropologist to the Aus- tralian Institute of Anatomy at Can- berra., and ono of the world's, greatest living authorities on the stone' ago men of Central Australia, has for the last I throe months been engaged at the insti-
tute in classifying the Horne-Bowlo collection. He has now completed his researches, and leaves Canberra to-
morrow for his station home, Mulka, in]
The Horne-Bowio collection, which was presented intact to tho nation, ls of the greatest importance to medical scientists, and Its psychological value was stressed iby Its founder, the late Dr. George Horne. Mr. Alston, who is joint author with Dr. Homo of a well known text-book dealing .'with tho aborigines of Central Australia, has lived Xor over 30 years amongst the stono ago people, who have now followed the Tasmanian aboriginal nation into almost complete extinction. His classi- fication of the Implements and weapons of these people is based on his own per- sona,! experiences-experiences which probably no other man living can claim-and in lt he has cleared up many of tho errors of past investigators.