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On the Aborigines of Australia / by Augustus Oldfield
Bib ID 1598330
Format BookBook
Author
Oldfield, Augustus
 
Description London : Published for the Ethnological Society, by John Murray, Albemarble Street, 1865 
p. 215-298 ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Extensive and observant notes on the Aborigines of W.A. especially the Wadjandi tribe; Theories re origin and movements of Aborigines within Australia; Physical description, particularly of people in N.W. of Western Australia; Psychology Religious beliefs and legends (W. Aus.); Watchandie and An-gaur-die tribes; Death and burial; Magic and revenge; War-ra-na-noo-Ra tribe; Marriage; Initiation; Recreations; Dancing and singing; Legends; Weapons; Artefacts; Clothing; Foodgetting and cooking; Fire-making; Cannibalism; Language; pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary (Wadjandi); Also short vocabulary of the Champion Bay tribe collected by R.J. Foley (Nanda); (Nanda)

Notes

In Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London. -- Vol. 3.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- History -- 19th century.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians.  |  Nhanta / Nhanda people (W14) (WA SG50-13)  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Devils, monsters, evil spirits.  |  Food - Plants.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Food, cooking and fire.  |  Feuds and warfare - Avenging.  |  Watjanti people (W13) (WA SG50-13)  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Language - Linguistics - Grammar and syntax.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Word lists.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Yinggarda people (W19) (WA SF50-13)  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Amangu language (W12) (WA SH50-01)  |  Amangu people (W12) (WA SH50-01)  |  Language - Linguistics - Phonology - Pronunciation.  |  Watjanti language (W13) (WA SG50-13)  |  Yinggarda language (W19) (WA SF50-13)  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Nhanta / Nhanda language (W14) (WA SG50-13)  |  Weapons.  |  Geraldton / Champion Bay (SW WA SH50-01)  |  Gascoyne / Murchison area (WA SG50)
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