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A history of Wagga Wagga / Keith Swan
Bib ID 1230464
Format BookBook
Author
Swan, Keith
 
Description Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. : City of Wagga Wagga, 1970 
xxiii, 218 p., [36] p. of plates : ill., maps., ports. ; 26 cm. 
Summary

p.4-17; Location of Wiradjuri, population estimates, depopulation by leprosy & smallpox, lists animal foods, insects, Bogong moths (meeting of Wiradjuri, Wolgal, Ngarigo & Yai-Itma- Thang tribes, cooking method), plant foods listed, earth ovens, stone; axe manufacturer, microliths, brief notes on spears, throwing sticks, list of other weapons, plant & animal fibres for thread for fishing nets & ornamental bags (note on manufacture), physical appearance (quotes Sturt), possum skin cloaks, perforation of nasal septum, kangaroo teeth hair ornament, note on breast plate for local leader Peter, 1860s, class system, lists classes & totems (quotes R.H. Mathews), marriage laws, matrilineal descent, quotes myth on punishment for infringement of marriage; rules, owl myth.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. [195]-210.

Subjects Costume and clothing - Cloaks and coats.  |  Material culture - Fur and skin objects and decorations.  |  Politics and Government - National symbols and events - King plates.  |  Technology - Stone - Points.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Technology - Bags.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Plants.  |  Food - Meat - Kangaroo / Wallaby.  |  Gathering - Insects.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects - Butterflies / Moths.  |  Jaitmathang / Yadymadhang people (S43) (Vic SJ55-03)  |  Animals - Mammals - Marsupials - Possums / Gliders / Cuscus.  |  Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)  |  Material culture - Human hair objects and decorations.  |  Habitation - Camps - Hearths, ovens, fireplaces etc.  |  Walgalu / Walgal people (S47) (NSW SI55-16)  |  Ngarigo / Ngarigu people (S46) (NSW SJ55-04)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Weapons - Throwing sticks.  |  Tatungalung language (S42) (Vic SJ55-11)  |  Fishing - Fish nets.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Matrilineal systems.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Leprosy.  |  Food - Insects.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Smallpox.  |  Demography - Population dynamics.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Meat.  |  Technology - Stone - Axes / hatchets.  |  Human biology - Physical anthropology - Hair characteristics.  |  Material culture - Animal tooth objects and decorations.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Wagga Wagga (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Riverina (SW NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Wagga Wagga (SW NSW SI55-15)  |  Tarcutta (SW NSW SI55-15)
Other authors/contributors Wagga Wagga (N.S.W.). Council

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