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Manners and customs of the aborigines of the Encounter Bay tribe, South Australia / by H.E.A. Meyer
Bib ID 1343265
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Meyer, H. A. E. (Heinrich August Edward)
 
Online Versions
Description Adelaide : George Dehane, 1846 
15 pages ; 21 cm. 
Summary

Brief description from birth - care of child during infancy - infanticide practiced on deformed, weak or illegitimate children or those making more that two in family; food allowed & restrictions on various members; initiation of young men, giving of girls in marriage & account of ceremony; construction of shelters by women, methods of catching fish, birds & animals & cooking preparations; magic used for killing enemies, treatment of illnesses by medicine man; different methods of burial practices - myths related; bodily ornamentation of men for tribal dances, with participation of women at Mootabaringar; legend of rain & origin of languages; also In Native tribes of South Australia, 1879; 183-206.

Notes

"Printed and published for government".

National Library of Australia's Petherick collection copy held at FRM F4348 bound in original blue publisher wrappers with printed title. Bears inscribed to G. Robinson Esq., Port Phillip (presumably George Augustus Robinson (1791-1866), Chief Protector of Aborigines in Port Phillip from 1839-1849).

FRM F4348 (Petherick) copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-911957603

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 4348

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Encounter Bay -- Social life and customs  |  Ethnology -- South Australia -- Encounter Bay  |  Fishing.  |  Animals.  |  Family - Paternity - Illegitimacy.  |  Hunting - Birds.  |  Stories and motifs - Rain and storms.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Ramindjeri people (S2) (SA SI54-13)  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Ramindjeri language (S2) (SA SI54-13)  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Encounter Bay (SE SA SI54-13)
Other authors/contributors Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866. former owner

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