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Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland : (Dating from 1837) / recorded by his daughter [Constance Campbell Petrie]
Bib ID 1769876
Format BookBook
Petrie, Tom, 1831-1910
Edition [2nd ed.] 
Description Brisbane : Queensland Book Depot ; Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1932 
xxii, 323 p., [18] leaves of plates : ill., folded map, music, ports. ; 23 cm. 

Bonyi feasts in Blackall Range; cannibalism, body ornaments, painting and cicatrization; 2 corroboree songs - words with music transcript; medicine men; magic stones, burial customs, method of discovering murders; Kippa and Mallara ceremomies of initiation, ritual decoration, ceremonial fighting, bora ring sites around Brisbane area; Removal of finger joint (females); Exchange of goods at Corroborees; Dream beliefs; Native remedies for sickness, curative properties of dugong; Methods of hunting and fishing, use of porpoises; types of food and preparation, obtaining of water, making fire; Canoe making, types of huts, weapons (including shields), vessels, string and basket making; Types of games; physical characteristics; Legends; Inter-tribal marriage; Early clashes and murders; inter-tribal relations - Stradbroke Island, Bribie, Moroochy, Brisbane groups; Notes on Bribie Island Reserve; trackers, Expedition to Wide Bay River in 1842 - encounters with natives (Andrew Petrie); List of places, names, plants, and trees with word list of approximately 60 words (Bribie Island, Maroochy, Glass House Mountain dialects)


First published : Brisbane : Watson, Ferguson & Co., 1904.

"The greater portion of ... this book first appeared in the 'Queenslander' in the form of articles" p. [vii]

Subjects Petrie, Tom, 1831-1910.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Social conditions.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Tree and platform burial.  |  Initiation - Finger amputation.  |  Food - Preparation.  |  Material culture - String and rope making.  |  Food - Meat - Dugong.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Gooreng Gooreng / Gureng Gureng / Gurang Gurang people (E32) (Qld SG56-05)  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Water supply.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Recreation - Games - String games and string figures.  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  Jagara / Yuggera people (E23) (Qld SG56-14)  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Hunting - Dugong.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Plant names.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Material culture.  |  Weapons.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Hunting.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial grounds.  |  Plants - Bunya pines.  |  Jagara / Yuggera language (E23) (Qld SG56-14)  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Sites - Scarred trees - Canoe trees.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Queensland -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900.  |  Queensland -- History -- 1851-1901.  |  Brisbane (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Minjerriba / North Stradbroke Island (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Glass House Mountains (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Brisbane map area (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Bribie Island (SE Qld SG56-15, SG56-10)  |  Blackall (SW Qld SG55-01)  |  Wide Bay (SE Qld SG56-07)  |  Maroochy River / Maroochydore (SE Qld SG56-10)
Other authors/contributors Petrie, Constance Campbell, 1873-1926


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