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People of the dreamtime; the Australian Aborigines [by] Douglass Baglin and David R. Moore
Bib ID 1843342
Format BookBook
Baglin, Douglass, 1926-2010
Edition [1st ed.] 
Description New York, Walker/Weatherhill [1970] 
135 p. illus. (part col.), ports. (part col.), map. 29 cm. 

General pictorial survey of Aboriginal life; explanation of Dreamtime concept, summary of evidence on prehistory & origin of Aborigines, brief description of hunter-gatherer existence, division of labour, clan system, medicine men, ritual combat; p.73-82; Art of the rock faces; photographs of paintings & method of painting (grinding pigments, brushes) from El Sherana, Yuendumu (Cave of the Rainbow Serpent), engravings in western New South Wales, paintings - Groote Eylandt, Chasm Is., Wessel Is.,; Kimberleys (Wandjina figure), Noarlangie (X-ray art), petroglyphs from Sydney region, rock shelter paintings (Cooktown); brief history of changes resulting from white contact (clashes over use of land, casual employment, discrimination), survey of official attitudes from Dampier to 1967 referendum, criticism of past policies also applied to present situation (lack of consultation, lack of adequate financial assistance, discrimination, institutionists), education seen as aid to future development; extensive illustrations (colour & black/white) of sub-racial physical types, rock engravings, ritual objects , stone implements, burials (Tiboobura), mens and womens implements, camp life, ceremonial body painting, Elcho & Melville Is. grave posts, stone arrangements, fringe dwellings employment, education, health services.


Sydney ed. (Australia & New Zealand Book Co.) has title: The dark Australians.

Bibliography: p. 132.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Housing - Shelters - Rock shelters.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Government policy - Self determination.  |  Employment - Seasonal and casual.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Politics and Government - Referenda - Referendum, 1967.  |  Health services.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Art - Art motifs - X-Ray.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Tibooburra (NW NSW SH54-07)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  El Sherana (Kakadu, NT SD53-05)  |  Nourlangie (Kakadu, NT SD53-01)  |  Wessel Islands (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15)  |  Chasm Island (NT Gulf Islands SD53-08)  |  Cooktown (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Elcho Island (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15, SD53-03)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Groote Eylandt (NT Gulf Islands SD53-07, SD53-08)
Other authors/contributors Moore, David R, joint author


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