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Description of the natives of King George's Sound (Swan River Colony) and adjoining country / written by Scott Nind, and communicated by R. Brown
Bib ID 1629322
Format BookBook
Author
Nind, Scott
 
Description p. 21-51 ; 24 cm. 
Summary

Physical description, clothing, mode of preparing kangaroo mantles, ornaments worn; scarification; notes on firesticks; weapons, hammers, knives; shelters and huts; economic life, ecology, foods, hunting; food taboos (age restrictions); childbirth, infanticide; dances; magic; divisions and subdivisions of tribes (Meananger, Murram, Weil, Warrangle, Corine); property ownership, personal conflicts; mortuary rite, mourning, death; vocabulary (aprroximately 150 words), names of men, seasons.

Notes

"Read 14th. Feb., 1831."

Includes a vocabulary.

In: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society -- Vol. 1 (1831) (Ferguson no. 1470 and 1587a)

Subjects Costume and clothing - Cloaks and coats.  |  Technology - Wood - Fire sticks.  |  Hunting - Kangaroo / Wallaby.  |  Reproduction - Infanticide.  |  Wiilman people (W7) (WA SI50-07)  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Wudjari people (W8) (WA SI50-08)  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Technology - Stone - Knives.  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Wiilman language (W7) (WA SI50-07)  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Avoidance.  |  Wudjari language (W8) (WA SI50-08)  |  Weapons.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Goreng language (W5) (WA SI50-12)  |  Hunting.  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Technology - Stone - Percussion and abrading.  |  Goreng people (W5) (WA SI50-12)  |  Swan River (SW WA SH50-14)
Other authors/contributors Brown, Robert, 1773-1858

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