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Theodor George Henry Strehlow (6 June 1908–3 October 1978) was an anthropologist who studied the Arrernte (Aranda, Arunta) Australian Aborigines in Central Australia. He was considered a member of the Arrernte people, by dint of his ritual adoption by the tribe. He married twice, to Bertha James, in Prospect 21 December 1935, with whom he had three children, Theo, Shirley and John, and Kathleen Stuart in 1972, with whom he had a son, Carl.
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An important article about an important Australian academic. So the following change is important?


m (change to wording to remove implicit sexism. To say a woman bore a man's child is inaccurate (she had her own child).)

Previous listing ..
'''Theodor George Henry Strehlow''' (6 June 1908–3 October 1978) was an [[anthropology|anthropologist]] who studied the [[Arrernte people|Arrernte]] (Aranda, Arunta) [[Australian Aborigine]]s in [[Central Australia]]. He was considered a member of the Arrernte people, by dint of his ritual adoption by the tribe. He married twice, to Bertha James, in [[Prospect, South Australia|Prospect]] 21 December 1935, who bore him three children, Theo, Shirley and John, and Kathleen Stuart in 1972, who bore him a son, Carl.

New listing
'''Theodor George Henry Strehlow''' (6 June 1908–3 October 1978) was an [[anthropology|anthropologist]] who studied the [[Arrernte people|Arrernte]] (Aranda, Arunta) [[Australian Aborigine]]s in [[Central Australia]]. He was considered a member of the Arrernte people, by dint of his ritual adoption by the tribe. He married twice, to Bertha James, in [[Prospect, South Australia|Prospect]] 21 December 1935, with whom he had three children, Theo, Shirley and John, and Kathleen Stuart in 1972, with whom he had a son, Carl.
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The change seems no more correct, but a lot less precise. Can one have children without bearing them? My step mother did.
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