Aiston, George (1879-1943)

Also known as
Aiston, G. (1879-1943)
Aiston, G. (George) (1879-1943)
Aiston, Poddy (1879-1943)
Field of activity
Police.; Policeman; Ethnographer
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George (Poddy) Aiston (1879-1943), policeman and ethnographer, was born on 11 October 1879 at Burnside, South Australia, only son of native-born parents James Albert Aiston, blacksmith, and his wife...

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George 'Poddy' Aiston worked as a policeman in South Australia between 1901 and 1923. Through his work he made contact with Aboriginal locals and developed a keen interest in their culture. From 1912-1923 he was based at Birdsville Track and studied the customs, beliefs and technology of surrounding peoples, becoming an authority on the Wangkangurru of eastern Lake Eyre especially.

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Mr George Aiston, whose untimely death occurred at our local Hospital on Saturday at the age of 64, was a man of mark in particular fields if known to few townspeople here.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Aiston, George (Poddy)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Aiston, George (1879-1943), Policeman and Ethnographer
    Jones, Philip
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 18

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  1. George Aiston : SUMMARY RECORD
    Aiston, G. (George), 1879-1943
    [ Unpublished : 1901-1922 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  2. Letters, 1920-1940, to W.H. Gill
    Aiston, G. (George), 1879-1943
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1920-1940 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78,031.18)

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  3. Three Wangkangurru men of eastern Lake Eyre, South Australia, approximately 1924 / George Aiston
    Aiston, G. (George), 1879-1943
    [ Photograph : 1924 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,427.18)

  4. Wangkangurru man spinning string on a wooden cross-piece spindle as a child looks on, Lake Eyre region, South Australia, 1924 / George Aiston
    Aiston, G. (George), 1879-1943
    [ Photograph : 1924 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,682.43)

  5. Body decoration and ceremonial activity - Lake Eyre region (AISTON.G01.BW)
    Aiston, George
    [ Photograph : 1922 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  6. Letters to W.H. Gill, 1920-1940 / George Aiston
    Aiston, G
    [ Book : 1981 ]
    At ANU Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,353.566)

  7. Savage life in central Australia / by G. Horne and C. Aiston : With illustrations and map
    Horne, George
    [ Book : 1924 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38,329)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38,329)

  8. [Letters to W.H. Gill]. v.1 (Jul. 1920-Mar. 12, 1925) : v.2 (Mar. 25, 1925-Aug. 30, 1930) : v.3 (Sept. 5, 1930-Jul. 2, 1940)
    Aiston, G
    [ Book : 1920-1940 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,671.277)

  9. Magic stones of the tribes east and north-east of Lake Eyre
    Aiston, George
    [ Article : 1929 ]
    View online
    At Uni of TAS Open Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,522.773)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,522.773)

  10. The desert tribes : their desire to remain free
    Aiston, G
    [ Book : 1935 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  1. George Aiston : SUMMARY RECORD
    Aiston, G. (George), 1879-1943
    [ Unpublished : 1901-1922 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116,168.367)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116,168.367)

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  1. Index page
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 30 June 1970 [INDEX Apr 1970-Jun 1970] p vii

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    ... OVERDUE RATES, 1156, 1302, 1563, 1670, 1748, 1874, 1943, 2189, 2351, 2482, 2572. School of Arts Enabling ... , 1943, 2573. Wollondilly Shire Council, 2065. South-West Tablelands Water Supply Administration Act ... 4409 words
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    ... John, 245 Acme Engineering Works, 443 Adam Clarence Albert, 382, 416 Adams Alfred George, 7 Adams ... Joshua, 437 Adams Ellen, 156 Adams George, 18S Adams Isidore, 285, 313 Adams James, 40S Adams John, 18 ... 969 words
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  3. Bankruptcy District of the State of South Australia NOTICE OF INTENDED DIVIDENDS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 9 December 1971 [Issue No.114] p 7496

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    ... George Gabor Uncsik, of 161 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide, painter and tiler, in the State of South ... 1962—Re Leonard William Apps, porter, and Leonard George Apps, laundryman, both of 35 Hopetoun Avenue, ... 977 words
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  1. [Review of] Savage life in Central Australia / by G. Horne and G. Aiston
    Frazer, James George, 1854-1941
    [ Book : 1931 ]
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  2. Images of the interior : seven Central Australian photographers / Philip Jones
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  4. Garnered sheaves : essays, addresses, and reviews / by Sir James Frazer
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  4. THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK
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    [ Article : 1948 ]
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  1. Aiston To Ron At Goodwood
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Friday 12 November 1954 p 14 Article
    ... Aiston To Run At Goodwood By ACHILLES SA-horn Keith Aiston. winner of the Australia ... . George Joseph; chairman of the committee. Mr. A. J. Green; secretary. Mr. F. P. Evans: treasurer. Mr. L ... 206 words
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  2. Funeral Of Mr. G. Aiston
    Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill, NSW : 1908; 1941 - 1954) Wednesday 29 September 1943 p 1 Article
    ... Funeral Of Mr. G. Alston The funeral of Mr. George Alston, late - f Mulka Station, via Maree, who ... 207 words
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  3. The Late Mr. George Aiston (Contributed)
    Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) Wednesday 29 September 1943 p 2 Article
    ... The Late Mr. George Aiston THE George Aiston whose un-timely death occurred at our local Hospital ... friends a depth of feeling and appreci-ation that was most moving to all who heard it. George Aiston was ... 542 words
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  1. Mabel Aiston nee White
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  1. Language elicitation from north-east SA, Birdseville and western NSW (HERCUS_L30)
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    Gill, William H. (William Henry)
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