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The Dieyerie tribe of Australian Aborigines / by Samuel Gason ; edited by George Isaacs
Bib ID 1819045
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Gason, Samuel, author
 
Description Adelaide, [South Australia] : W. C. Cox, Government Printer, 1874 
51 pages ; 22 cm. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK5419

Summary

General account of the Dieri; trade, economy, dogs, mythology; social structure and relations - councils, treaties, execution parties, punishment methods; tooth avulsion, initiation practices - circumcision and associated ceremonies; funeral rites - cannibalism; sorcery; rain making; increase rituals; customs and beliefs; red ochre expeditions - Bookatoo; diseases - cures, native doctors; word lists - animals, plants, weapons and implements, ornaments, human body, kinship, notation, astronomy, general vocabulary.

Notes

Includes "a catalogue of animals, plants, weapons, and ornaments, accompanied by the native names."

National Library's of Australia's NK5419 copy in pale green wrappers and inscribed in ink on the title page with Sir William Cairns's compliments; enclosure bears the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1874/15).

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK5419.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 9832

Subjects Dieri language L17  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Adolescence - Puberty.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Ceremonies - Rain making.  |  Children.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Feuds and warfare - Avenging.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Plants.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Health services - Health workers - Medical practitioners.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Initiation.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Initiation - Subincision.  |  Initiation - Tooth avulsion.  |  Language - Linguistics - Phonology and phonetics - Orthography and spelling.  |  Language - Texts and translations - Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal language.  |  Language - Texts and translations - non-Aboriginal to Aboriginal language.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Plant names.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Word lists.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Religion - Rites - Increase.  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Stories and motifs - Sun.  |  Subsistence and economy.  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Weapons.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Languages.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Social life and customs.  |  Diyari (Australian people)  |  Diyari language.  |  Cooper Creek (Qld Far West SG54, NE SA SH54)  |  North East South Australia (NE SA SG54, SH54)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Isaacs, George

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    Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    FER F9832
    Copy: Ferguson (FC) collection (hbk)
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    NK 5419
    Copy: Nan Kivell collection - NK1 copy
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    NK 5419
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    SR N 080 PAM v. 18, no. 333
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