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Some notes on scientific travel amongst the black population of tropical Australia in 1904, 1905, 1906 / by Hermann Klaatsch
Bib ID 1864548
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Klaatsch, Hermann, 1863-1916
 
Online Versions
Description [Adelaide : Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 1907] 
16 p. [16] leaves of plates : ill., 1 folded map ; 22 cm. 
Summary

1904 - assisted in founding of the Mapoon Mission station; Natives in the Bellenden Kerr Mts. in state of decay through introduction of opium by Chinese; Collected mummy of old chief Naicha (upper Russell R.); 1905 - inspected sandstone formation Warrnambool; Niol-Niol people at Beagle Bay, secured collection of wooden ritual objects details of use; General beliefs Circumcision, subincision (explanation & reason for rite in Latin); 1906 - Investigation of conditions at Wyndham gaol, physical appearance of natives; Quarry discovered 9 miles inland, artefacts; Melvill Is. physical description, scarification, types of spears, grave posts, corroborie, description of skeleton found.

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Caption title.

"Read at the Adelaide meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, held January, 1907."

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-52774618

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Ethnology -- Australia.  |  Human ecology.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Law enforcement - Prisons.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Initiation - Subincision.  |  Sites - Quarries.  |  Settlement and contacts - Chinese.  |  Death - Human remains - Mummies.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Nyulnyul / Nyul Nyul people (K13) (WA SE51-02)  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Russell River (NE Qld SE55-06)  |  Bellenden Ker / Bartle Frere (NE Qld SE55-06)  |  Wyndham (WA East Kimberley SD52-14)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Warrnambool (W Vic SJ54-11)  |  Beagle Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-02)  |  Mapoon (Qld NW Cape York SC54-15, SD54-03)
Other authors/contributors Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting (11th : 1907 : Adelaide, S.A.)

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