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The dark Australians / [by] Douglass Baglin & David R. Moore
Bib ID 1304797
Format BookBook
Author
Baglin, Douglass, 1926-
 
Description Sydney : Australian and New Zealand Book Company, [1970] 
135 p. : illus.(part col.) maps ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0855520027
Summary

Titles outside Australia; People of the Dream-time & the Australian Aborigines; General pictorial survey of Aboriginal life; explanation of Dreamtime concept, summary of evidence on prehistory & origin of Aborigines, brief description of hunter-gatherer existence, division of labour, clan system, medicine men, ritual combat; p.73-82; Art of the rock faces; photographs of paintings & method of painting (grinding pigments, brushes) from El Sherana, Yuendumu (Cave of the Rainbow Serpent), engravings in western New South Wales, paintings - Groote Eylandt, Chasm Is., Wessel Is.,; Kimberleys (Wandjina figure), Noarlangie (X-ray art), petroglyphs from Sydney region, rock shelter paintings (Cooktown); brief history of changes resulting from white contact (clashes over use of land, casual employment, discrimination), survey of official attitudes from Dampier to 1967 referendum, criticism of past policies also applied to present situation (lack of consultation, lack of adequate financial assistance, discrimination, institutionists), education seen as aid to future development; extensive illustrations (colour & black/white) of sub-racial physical types, rock engravings, ritual objects , stone implements, burials (Tiboobura), mens and womens implements, camp life, ceremonial body painting, Elcho & Melville Is. grave posts, stone arrangements, fringe dwellings employment, education, health services.

Notes

Simultaneously published by John Weatherhill, New York and Tokyo, under title People of the dreamtime; the Australian Aborigines.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Housing - Shelters - Rock shelters.  |  Employment - Seasonal and casual.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination.  |  Art - Art motifs - X-Ray.  |  Politics and Government - Referenda - Referendum, 1967.  |  Health services.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Government policy - Self determination.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Tibooburra (NW NSW SH54-07)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Wessel Islands (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15)  |  El Sherana (Kakadu, NT SD53-05)  |  Nourlangie (Kakadu, NT SD53-01)  |  Cooktown (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)  |  Chasm Island (NT Gulf Islands SD53-08)  |  Elcho Island (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15, SD53-03)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Groote Eylandt (NT Gulf Islands SD53-07, SD53-08)  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)
Other authors/contributors Moore, David R
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