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The Kimberley : horizons of stone / Alasdair McGregor & Quentin Chester ; including photography by Rob Jung, Alasdair McGregor & Quentin Chester
Bib ID 1054869
Format BookBook
McGregor, Alasdair, 1954-
Description Sydney : Hodder & Stoughton, 1992 
208 p. : ill.(some col.), map, ports. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0340578416

Two chapters about Aborigines; discusses origins, archaeological sites at Koolan Island and Miriwun, availability of food according to season, huts, clan and moiety systems of social organisation, Kimberley spear points, water craft, contact with Makassans and changes following European pastoral settlements and missions at Kalumburu and Pago; describes Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art, religious significance of Wandjina; exploration of Kimberleys by Grey, surveys by Stokes on the Beagle of coastline and inland by Alexander Forrest; conflict with pastoral expansion and prospecting miners, sanctuary provided at missions; stockwork on cattle stations in semi-feudal conditions provided security until wages legislation forced workers off pastoral stations into towns.


Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 202-204.

Subjects Natural history -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Wilderness areas -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Subsistence and economy - Seasonality.  |  Technology - Stone - Points.  |  Mining industry.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Miriwoong / Miriuwung people (K29) (WA SD52-14)  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons.  |  Miwa / Bagu people (K44) (WA SD52-09)  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Social organisation.  |  Transport - Water.  |  Demography - Urbanisation.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Employment - Conditions - Wages.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Art - Subjects - Gwion Gwion figures.  |  Art - Subjects - Contact.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Beef cattle.  |  Kimberley (W.A.)  |  Kimberley (W.A.) -- History.  |  Miriwun (WA East Kimberley SE52-02)  |  Bandilngan / Windjana Gorge (WA West Kimberley SE51-08)  |  Koolan Island (Buccaneer, WA West Kimberley SD51-15)  |  Kalumburu (WA Drysdale East Kimberley SD52-09)
Other authors/contributors Chester, Quentin  |  Jung, Rob


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