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Canberra / by W. Davis Wright
Bib ID 1597429
Format BookBook
Author
Wright, W. Davis (William Davis), approximately 1843-1924
 
Description Sydney : Andrew, 1923 
95 pages : port. ; 19 cm. 
Summary

Personal reminiscences, brief biographical sketches of early settlers, origins of local place names; p.56-65; Manners and customs of Aborigines - brief notes on burial of Hongkong, chief of Kamberra tribe, population estimate, spears, club, shields, animal foods, preparation & cooking of possum, food sharing, betrothal, initiation rite held at Jedbenbilla Mountain (tooth avulsion), feast & marriage ceremony (beaten possum skins, body ornaments), bark canoes, employment as stockmen, combat vengeance for murder.

Subjects Wright, W. Davis (William Davis), approximately 1843-1924.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australian Capital Territory -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australian Capital Territory -- Biography.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Material culture - Fur and skin objects and decorations.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Hunting.  |  Gender relations - Betrothal.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.  |  Ngunawal / Ngunnawal language (D3) (NSW SI55-16)  |  Initiation - Tooth avulsion.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Ngunawal / Ngunnawal people (D3) (NSW SI55-16)  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Sharing.  |  Food - Preparation.  |  Food - Meat - Possum.  |  Feuds and warfare - Avenging.  |  Literature and stories - Non fiction.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Demography.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Meat.  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Canberra Region (A.C.T.) -- History.  |  Canberra Region (A.C.T.) -- Biography.  |  Tuggeranong (Canberra ACT SI55-16)  |  Queanbeyan (S NSW SI55-16)  |  Canberra (ACT SI55-16)

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