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I'd rather dig potatoes : Clamor Schurmann and the Aborigines of South Australia, 1838-1853 / Edwin A. Schurmann
Bib ID 1505417
Format BookBook
Schurmann, Ted, 1917-
Description Adelaide : Lutheran Publishing House, 1987 
269 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0859103919

Work of Clamor Schurmann from Dresden Missionary Society around Adelaide and Port Lincoln areas 1838-1858; biographical information and personal names re local Aboriginal people; work as Deputy Protector of Aborigines; work on dictionary of native vocabulary; establishment of school for native children which was later absorbed into Poonindie Mission; attempts to intervene in massacres and other indiscriminate killing of Aboriginal people in retaliation for killing of whites and theft of food; Police Commissioner, Major OHalloran given authority to try, sentence and execute Aboriginal people by Governor Gawler; body ornamentation; weapons and utensils especially skin; food and hunting and gathering techniques; marriage and treatment of women; traditional medicine; initiation rites; sorcery and afterdeath beliefs; fighting; mortuary practices; bullroarers; encounters with Nawo, Ngadjun and Ngaiawang people.


Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 261.

Subjects Schurmann, C. W. (Clamor Wilhelm)  |  Schurmann, C. W. (Clamor Wilhelm) -- Diaries.  |  Missionaries -- South Australia -- Biography.  |  Lutherans -- South Australia -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- History.  |  Hunting.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Technology - Wood.  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Weapons.  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Ngadjuri / Ngadyuri people (L5) (SA SI54-05)  |  Education - Schools.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Ngayawung language (S7) (SA SI54-10)  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Nawo / Nawu people (L2) (SA SI53-07)  |  Health - Skin physiology and disease.  |  Government policy - Initial period and protectionism - 1788-1850.  |  Ngayawung people (S7) (SA SI54-10)  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Bullroarers.  |  Nawo / Nawu language (L2) (SA SI53-07)  |  Government policy - State and territory - South Australia.  |  Gathering.  |  Religions - Christianity.  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  Law enforcement - Police.  |  Ngadjuri / Ngadyuri language (L5) (SA SI54-05)  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Material culture - Fur and skin objects and decorations.  |  South Australia -- History -- 1836-1900.  |  Port Lincoln (West SA SI53-11)  |  Poonindie (West SA SI53-11)  |  Adelaide (SE SA SI54-09)


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