Parker, K. Langloh, (Katie Langloh) (1856-1940)

Also known as
Field, Catherine Eliza Somerville (1856-1940)
Field, Katie (1856-1940)
Langloh Parker, Katie (1856-1940)
Parker, Catherine (1856-1940)
Parker, Catherine Langloh (1856-1940)
Parker, Catherine Somerville Field (1856-1940)
Parker, K. Langloh (1856-1940)
Parker, Kate (1856-1940)
Parker, Katie Langloh (1856-1940)
Stow, Catherine (1856-1940)
Stow, Catherine Somerville Field (1856-1940)
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Katie Langloh Parker grew up on her father's property, Marra Station, northern New South Wales. Married at the age of 18, she led an exciting social life in Australian colonial capitals until 1875, when she moved to her husband's property, Bangate Station, near Angledool, New South Wales. There, she started collecting stories and vocabularies from the local branch of Yularoi people, which she subsequently published in several collections between 1896 and 1930. In 1905, she published her only purely ethnographic work The Euahlayi Tribe, an account of her life at Bangate. Her second marriage to Percy Randolph Stow marked the end of her outback life.

It is believed that Parker's appreciation of Aboriginal culture partly had its roots in an event of her childhood, when she was saved from drowning in a river by an Aboriginal girl at the age of six. Parker's collections of Yularoi stories, (1896) and (1898), were re-published in 1897, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1967 and 1978, respectively. The collections were illustrated by Elizabeth Durack, Nora Heysen and Marion Hart. Parker herself made sketches of Aboriginal children, which were published in 1901. She also wrote (1918) and (1930). Although Parker's work remains problematic in terms of Aboriginal research ethics (old Yularoi people did not welcome her making public the information that was to remain confidential), her collections are an invaluable source of information on Yularoi culture.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Parker, Catherine (Katie) Langloh
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. My bush book : K. Langloh Parker's 1890s story of outback station life / with background and biography by Marcie Muir
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940.
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Rigby
  4. Caring for Country: Yuwalaraay Women and Attachments to Land on an Australian Colonial Frontier
    Evans, J., Grimshaw, P. and Standish, A.
    [2003]
    Series: IspartOf Journal of women's history
  5. Representative Women
    Cornstalk, Ann
    [1912]
    Series: IspartOf Lone Hand
  6. Cataloguing culture : in search of the origins of written records, material culture and oral histories of the Gamaroi, northern New South Wales
    Kovacic, Leonarda
    [2001]
    Published: The University of Melbourne
  7. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Sydney]
    Published: Women's Redress Press

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  1. My bush book : K. Langloh Parkers 1890s story of outback station life / with background and biography by Marcie Muir
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At 42 libraries
    My bush book : K. Langloh Parkers 1890s story of outback station life / with background and biography by Marcie Muir
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 39.222)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 39.222)

  2. Original drawings to illustrate Woggheeguy, Australian Aboriginal legends collected and written by K. Langloh Parker [Nora Heysen]
    Heysen, Nora, 1911-2003
    [ Art work : 1930 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Original drawings to illustrate Woggheeguy, Australian Aboriginal legends collected and written by K. Langloh Parker [Nora Heysen]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 32.956)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 32.956)

  3. Wise women of the dreamtime : Aboriginal tales of the ancestral powers / collected by K. Langloh Parker : edited with commentary by Johanna Lambert
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 95 libraries
    Wise women of the dreamtime : Aboriginal tales of the ancestral powers / collected by K. Langloh Parker : edited with commentary by Johanna Lambert
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.979)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.979)

  4. Australian legendary tales / collected by K. Langloh Parker ; selected and edited by H. Drake-Brockman ; illustrated by Elizabeth Durack
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1896-2011 ]
    Languages: English;Chinese;Japanese;Russian, [4 others]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 120 libraries
    Australian legendary tales / collected by K. Langloh Parker ; selected and edited by H. Drake-Brockman ; illustrated by Elizabeth Durack
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.199)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.199)

  5. Tales of the dreamtime / selected from Australian Legendary Tales by K. Langloh Parker ; adapted by Vashti Farrer ; illustrated by Walter Cunningham
    Farrer, Vashti
    [ Book : 1975-2000 ]
    At 54 libraries
    Tales of the dreamtime / selected from Australian Legendary Tales by K. Langloh Parker ; adapted by Vashti Farrer ; illustrated by Walter Cunningham
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.654)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.654)

  6. The Euahlayi tribe : a study of Aboriginal life in Australia / by K. Langloh Parker ; introduction by Andrew Lang
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1905-2012 ]
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    At 24 libraries
    The Euahlayi tribe : a study of Aboriginal life in Australia / by K. Langloh Parker ; introduction by Andrew Lang
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.78)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.78)

  7. Woggheeguy : Australian Aboriginal legends / collected by Catherine Stow (K. Langloh Parker) ; illustrated by Nora Heysen
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1930 ]
    At 29 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.66)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.66)

  8. My best boy and my boy-in-law and, Bobbity, a bush baby / [by] K. Langloh Parker
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1901 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.554)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.554)

  9. The walkabouts of Wur-run-nah / compiled by Catherine Stow from the published and unpublished legends collected by K. Langloh Parker ; illustrated by Marion Hart
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1918 ]
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    At 14 libraries
    The walkabouts of Wur-run-nah / compiled by Catherine Stow from the published and unpublished legends collected by K. Langloh Parker ; illustrated by Marion Hart
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.674)

  10. Sketches of children / K. Langloh Parker
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1901 ]
    At National Library
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  1. My bush book : K. Langloh Parkers 1890s story of outback station life / with background and biography by Marcie Muir
    Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At 42 libraries
    My bush book : K. Langloh Parkers 1890s story of outback station life / with background and biography by Marcie Muir
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 39.237)

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  2. Original drawings to illustrate Woggheeguy, Australian Aboriginal legends collected and written by K. Langloh Parker [Nora Heysen]
    Heysen, Nora, 1911-2003
    [ Art work : 1930 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Original drawings to illustrate Woggheeguy, Australian Aboriginal legends collected and written by K. Langloh Parker [Nora Heysen]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.162)

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  3. [Biographical cuttings on K. Langloh Parker, author, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Great pioneer women of the outback / Susanna De Vries
    De Vries, Susanna, 1935-
    [ Audio book, Book : 1900-2007 ]
    Languages: English;lis;Undetermined, [2 others]
    Possibly online
    At 128 libraries
    Great pioneer women of the outback / Susanna De Vries
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  5. The Boomerang book of legendary tales / chosen, edited and arranged by Enid Moodie Heddle ; decorations by Nancy Parker
    Heddle, Enid Moodie
    [ Book : 1957 ]
    At 47 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.031)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.031)

  6. [Review of] Australian legendary tales / by K. Langloh Parker
    King-Boyes, Margaret
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  7. [Review of] Australian legendary-tales [and] More Australian legendary tales / collected by Mrs. K. Langloh Parker
    Roth, H. Ling (Henry Ling), 1855-1925
    [ Book : 1907 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.215)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.215)

  8. Langloh Parker : Yanga and Bangate Stations / compiled by Ian Itter
    Itter, Ian J., 1940-
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Langloh Parker : Yanga and Bangate Stations / compiled by Ian Itter
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.169)

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  9. The folk-lore of the Noongahburrahs
    [ Book : 1897 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  10. Australian religion / A. Lang
    Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
    [ Book : 1899 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  1. Contemporary insights into early Outback settlement MY BUSH BOOK: K. Langloh Parker's 1890s story of outback station life. With background and biography by Marcie Muir. Rigby. 183p...
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 6 March 1983 p 12 Article Illustrated
    ... all about. It was to remain unpublished in Parker's possession until her death in 1940. It then came ... Contemporary insights into early Outback settlement. MY BUSH BOOK: K. Langloh Parker's 1890s story ... 718 words
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  2. THE VICE-REGAL GARDEN PARTY.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Friday 12 September 1902 p 5 Article
    ... ., Mr. and Mrs. Langloh Parker, Miss Higginson, Captain and Mrs. Sandford, Major and Mrs. J. M. An till ... Miss Walker, Mi*, and Mrs. A^^inn TTrn-iY Miss Katie Knox. Ladv and Miss Knox, Mr., Mrs., and the ... 2212 words
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  3. SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. THIS WEEK'S EVENTS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 19 September 1913 p 10 Article
    ... .-Findon Harriers' Hunt Club races, at Sandown Park; Rosehill (-i_vy.) roces; Albion Park (Queensland) races ... ; Canning Park (VV.A.) races: Melbourne Gun Club meeting, at North Brighton (members* starling handicap ┬źnd ... 4725 words
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  1. The genesis and commodification of Katherine Langloh Parker's Australian Legendary Tales (1896)
    Johnston, Judith
    Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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  2. "The Land of Byamee"" K. Langloh Parker, David Unaipon, and popular aboriginality in the assimilation era.(Colonialist Representations of Indigenous Religions)
    Carey, Hilary M
    Journal of Religious History
    [ Article : 1998 ]
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  3. 'We should try while there is yet time, to gather all the information possible of a race fast dying out': unsettling sympathetic women
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  4. Yuwalaraay women and attachments to land on an Australian colonial frontier. (Caring For Country).(Critical Essay)
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  1. Papers of Marcie Muir relating to Katie Langloh Parker
    Muir, Marcie, 1919-2007
    [ Unpublished : 1838-2000 ]
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  2. Papers of Marcie Muir
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  1. REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1941.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 18 March 1941 [Issue No.35 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1081

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    ... . Sydney. Ardili, Katie (now Ardill-Briee, Katie), 215 Macq'uarie-street, Sydney. M.B., Ch.M., 3933. Univ ... . Sydney. Ardlll-Brite, Katie (See Ardili, Katie.) Armati, Leo Vivian, Royal North Shore Hospital, St ... 57359 words
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  2. Memorandum for the Incorporation of The Amos Gold-mining Company (No-Liability), under the provisions of the Act 44 Victoria Number 23, intituled "An Act to incorporate No-Liability-Mining Companies."
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  3. REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1922.
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