Wilhelm Schmidt reviews language records

Wilhelm Schmidt reviews all available language records. He argues that Darkinjung, “Wonnarua” (Wannarua, Wannerawa) and “Awabakal” are the same language referred to as “Middle-Kuri”. RH Mathews’ language records are well reviewed by Wilhelm Schmidt in Europe. Yet Mathews’ cultural findings are obstructed by British-born intellectuals led by Professor Baldwin Spencer at University of Melbourne and Professor David at University of Sydney. They will not accept the findings of a native-born colonial-educated man who grew up in the bush among Aborigines. They intimidate other researchers to ignore Mathews, including The Australian Museum, Sydney (Ford; Thomas, Culture in Translation, 2007)