National Library of Australia

From Monday 29 November, the Reading Rooms will reopen at reduced hours. You can now start planning your visit and request items from the Catalogue. Find out more...

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 16 of 33
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Marriage ceremonies and infant life / by Walter E. Roth
Bib ID 132114
Format BookBook
Roth, Walter Edmund, 1861?-1933
Description Sydney : By order of the Trustees, 1908 
17 p., 3 leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. 

North Queensland ethnography: bulletin ; no. 10.


Essentials of marriage - suitable exogamous group, absence of intimate consanguinity, suitable social status; ceremonial signs of marriage; methods of betrothal (Tully River, Bloomfield River, Princess Charlotte Bay, Pennefather River, Upper Normanby River, Cape Bedford, Boggy Creek, Cape Grafton, Pine Mountain and Torilla, Boulia district, Upper Georgina River, Leichhardt- Selwyn district, Rockhampton district; by capture (e.g. Tully River); exchange and barter (N.W. districts, Tully River); divorce (Cape Bedford, Bloomfield River, N.W. districts); polygamy, polyandry (all districts); customs at the birth of twins or triplets (Lower Tully, Bloomfield River, Cooktown) Infanticide (Lower Tully River, Cape Grafton, Bloomfield River, Cape Bedford, N.W. districts); abortion not a common practice; birth customs (Boulia, Upper Georgina, Cape Bedford), suckling of children; birth and mortality rates (Cape Bedford, Bloomfield River, Camooweal, Batavia River), tables given for last two; plates show women assisting at confinement (Tully River), methods of carrying children (Bentinck Island, Glenormiston)


In Records of the Australian Museum, vol. vii, no. 1.

Caption title.

Subjects Marriage (Primitive law)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Marriage customs and rites.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Social life and customs.  |  Pitta Pitta / Bittha Bittha people (G6) (Qld SF54-10)  |  Gender relations - Polygamy.  |  Kalkatungu / Kalkadoon people (G13) (Qld SF54-02)  |  Demography - Birth rate.  |  Malanbarra / Gulngay people (Y126) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Reproduction - Childbirth - Midwifery.  |  Kuku Yalanji / Gugu Yalandji people (Y78) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Nggerigudi / Yupngayth people (Y19) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Children.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Gunggandji / Gungandji people (Y114) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Gugu Warra / Koko Wara people (Y80) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Reproduction - Abortion.  |  Gender relations - Betrothal.  |  Guugu Yimidhirr / Gugu Yimithirr / Kuku Yimidhirr people (Y82) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Health status - Morbidity and mortality rates.  |  Ayerrerenge / Yuruwinga people (G12) (NT SF54-05)  |  Reproduction - Infanticide.  |  Gugu Rarmul / Rarmul people (Y71) (Qld SD54-16)  |  Gender relations - Divorce and marital breakdown.  |  Glenormiston (Qld Far West SF54-09)  |  Wujal Wujal / Bloomfield River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Tully (NE Qld SE55-06)  |  Cooktown (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Bentinck Island (Qld Gulf Wellesley Islands SE54-02)  |  Boulia (Qld Far West SF54-10)  |  Yarrabah / Cape Grafton (NE Qld SE55-02)  |  Princess Charlotte Bay (Qld SE Cape York SD54-12, SD55-09)  |  Selwyn Range (Qld Far West SF54-06)  |  Normanby River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-09, SD55-13)  |  Boggy Creek / Butchers Hill (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Cape Bedford (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Torilla (E Qld SF56-09)  |  Queensland Far North West (Qld Far NW SE54)  |  Rockhampton (E Qld SF56-13)  |  Wenlock River / Batavia River (Qld NW Cape York SD54-03, SD54-04, SD54-08)  |  Georgina River (Qld Far West SF54)  |  Pennefather River (Qld NW Cape York SD54-03)
Other authors/contributors Australian Museum
Also Titled

Records of the Australian Museum.


    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    N 507 AUS v. 7 Main Reading Room
    FERG/1624 Special Collections Reading Room

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.