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Burial ceremonies and disposal of the dead / by Walter E. Roth
Bib ID 128792
Format BookBook
Author
Roth, Walter Edmund, 1861?-1933
 
Description Sydney : By order of the Trustees, 1907 
[365]-403, [7] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. 
Series

North Queensland ethnography: bulletin ; no. 9.

Summary

Covers Pennefather, Mitchell, Nassau, Staaten River areas, Princess Charlotte Bay, Cape Bedford, Bloomfield, Tully, Russell River, Burke, Cloncurry, Upper Georgina River, Rockhampton, Keppel Island, Brisbane; deals with burial, cannibalism, inquests, divination for vengeance; mourning, cremation, tree-platform burial, notes on mummification; plastering of head and cutting skin of mourners; mutilation & skinning of corpse; account of disposal of the dead by Koko-Yimidir woman (with literal & free translation)

Notes

"From Records of the Australian Museum, vol. vi, part 5."

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Mortuary customs.  |  Feuds and warfare - Avenging.  |  Death - Human remains - Mummies.  |  Guugu Yimidhirr / Gugu Yimithirr / Kuku Yimidhirr people (Y82) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Ayerrerenge / Yuruwinga people (G12) (NT SF54-05)  |  Nggerigudi / Yupngayth people (Y19) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Mayi-Thakurti / Mitakoodi people (G16) (Qld SF54-02)  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Body - Decoration - Body modification.  |  Kalkatungu / Kalkadoon language (G13) (Qld SF54-02)  |  Death - Inquests.  |  Kalkatungu / Kalkadoon people (G13) (Qld SF54-02)  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Tree and platform burial.  |  Darumbal language (E46) (Qld SF56-13)  |  Mayi-Thakurti / Mitakoodi language (G16) (Qld SF54-02)  |  Cannibalism.  |  Darumbal people (E46) (Qld SF56-13)  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Nggerigudi / Yupngayth language (Y19) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Magic and sorcery - Divination.  |  Ayerrerenge / Yuruwinga language (G12) (NT SF54-05)  |  Guugu Yimidhirr / Gugu Yimithirr / Kuku Yimidhirr language (Y82) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Cremation.  |  Language - Texts and translations - Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal language.  |  Princess Charlotte Bay (Qld SE Cape York SD54-12, SD55-09)  |  Rockhampton (E Qld SF56-13)  |  Cape Bedford (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Georgina River (Qld Far West SF54)  |  Brisbane (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Cloncurry (Qld Far NW SF54-02)  |  Mitchell River (Qld NW Cape York SD54, SE54, SE55)  |  Keppel Islands (E Qld SF56-13)  |  Pennefather River (Qld NW Cape York SD54-03)  |  Staaten River (Qld Gulf SE54-03, SE54-04)  |  Wujal Wujal / Bloomfield River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Russell River (NE Qld SE55-06)  |  Tully (NE Qld SE55-06)
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