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Stars of Tagai : the Torres Strait Islanders / Nonie Sharp
Bib ID 1131771
Format BookBook
Author
Sharp, Nonie
 
Description Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1993 
xxi, 321 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0855752386 (paperback)
Summary

Constitution of and change in Torres Strait Islander identity; exchange and cosmology; contact history; mythology, culture heroes and law; Malo-Bomai, Kwoiam; Meriam religious and social life - seasonality, clan territoriality, kinship, life cycle; the powers of the Zogo le and the idea of traditional life; coming of the London Missionary Society and the accommodation of christianity; changing rites of death and renewal - millennial movements; colonial administration - education , Protection Acts and protectionism, social control; colonial economy - trochus, pearling, beche-de-mer (trepang); background and effects of the 1936 strike and World War Two; moves for sovereignty - the Murray Island case; includes life histories.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 283-300.

Subjects Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons.  |  Defence - Armed forces - Veterans.  |  Government policy - Initial period and protectionism.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions - London Missionary Society.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Beche-de-mer / Trepang.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems.  |  Social behaviour - Social control.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Beche-de-mer / Trepang.  |  Geography - Territories and boundaries.  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Government policy - State and territory - Queensland.  |  Meriam people (Y3) (Qld TSI SC55-05)  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Land rights - Claims, disputes, hearings.  |  Law - Relation to Anglo Australian law.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Trochus.  |  Social identity - Torres Strait Islander identity.  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Murray Islands (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Colonial influence.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Politics and government.  |  Mer / Murray Island (Qld TSI SC55-05)

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