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Kinship and behaviour in North Queensland : a preliminary account of kinship and social organization on Cape York Peninsula / Donald F. Thomson ; foreword, afterword and editing by H.W. Scheffler
Bib ID 1216729
Format BookBook
Author
Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970
 
Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1972 
viii, 59 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 085575026X
Series

Australian aboriginal studies ; no. 51.

Social anthropology series ; no. 7.

Summary

Covers area north of line from Endeavour River at Cooktown to Mitchell River on Gulf of Carpentaria, map shows tribal groups; based on field work 1928, 1929 and 1932-33; p.1-2; Briefly describes coastal terrain of Koko Yas & Ompela, inland country of Wik Mongkan & Kandju, local organisation, clans, government, moieties (except Wik Mungkan), personal totemism; p.3-14; Ompela - location, table shows classification, differences from other Australian systems noted, marriage relationships, betrothal & changes in designation required by marriage (betrothal ceremony described, removal of motherinlaw avoidance,; terms of address, table of changes given), other designations (nicknames, special status terms), kinship and behaviour (instruction, discipline, joking, freedom of behaviour, gifts); p.15-20; Wik-Mongkan - location, table of kin classification, marriage, kin terminology, choice of spouse, behaviour; p.21-23; Tjungundji - marriage system, behaviour, table of kin classification, classification by age and maturity; p.24-26; Wutati - location, Papuan influences in religious beliefs, moieties, clans, marriages rules, table of kin classification, behaviour; p.27; Summary and conclusions; p.28-36; Appendices - I, Yintjinga kin classification, Wik Alkan kin classification, Wik Ngatara, Koko Minjena kin classification; II, Curriculum vitae published work; Afterword by H.W. Scheffler - Wik Mongkan kinship, polysemy, structural analysis (comparison with terminology used in Wik Mongkan mourning), parent and child categories, grandparent terms, classification of cross cousins, descent lines and kinship; charts, alternate generations; Koko Minjena system, marriage; Selection of D.F. Thomsons photographs of Cape York Aborigines.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 58-59.

Subjects Aborigines. Kinship. Queensland. Cape York Peninsula. Research reports.  |  Aborigines. Social organisation. Queensland. Cape York Peninsula. Research reports.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula -- Kinship.  |  Kinship -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula -- Social life and customs.  |  Social structure.  |  Family - Mothers in law.  |  Umpila people (Y45) (Qld SD54-08)  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Gugu Yau people (Y22) (Qld SD54-04)  |  Ganganda people (Y138) (Qld SD54-12)  |  Social organisation - Relationships - Joking.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Kinship terms.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Nicknames.  |  Gender relations - Betrothal.  |  Tjungundji people (Y14) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Wik Mungkan people (Y57) (Qld SD54-07)  |  Language - Vocabulary - Human classification.  |  Kaanju / Kaantju language (Y44) (Qld SD54-08)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Wik Ngatharr people (Y51) (Qld SD54-07)  |  Wik Elken people (Y49) (Qld SD54-07)  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Avoidance relationships.  |  Wuthathi people (Y10) (Qld SC54-16)  |  Yir Yoront people (Y72) (Qld SD54-15)  |  Family - Cousins.  |  Indigenous peoples - Pacific - Papuans.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems - Moieties.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Family - Grandparents.  |  Cooktown (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Endeavour River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Mitchell River (Qld Gulf, NW Cape York SD54-15, SD54-16, SE54-06, SE55-01)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Papua New Guinea (PNG)  |  Mitchell River (Qld NW Cape York SD54, SE54, SE55)
Other authors/contributors Scheffler, Harold W  |  Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies

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