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Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia / by Baldwin Spencer
Bib ID 1921264
Format BookBook
Author
Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1860-1929
 
Description London : Macmillan, 1914 
xx, 516 p., [73] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 23 cm. 
Series

Hallstrom Pacific Collection (Hallstrom 1257)

Hallstrom Pacific Collection (Hallstrom 1839)

Summary

Physical characteristics; organization and marriage regulations, relationship terms, status terms, local grouping; initiation ceremonies - Melville Island, Larakia tribe, Worgait (circumcision) initiates visit other tribal camps; totemic systems and totem groups; ceremonial objects; burial and mourning ceremonies, magic & medicine, reincarnation and conception beliefs, weapons & implements, canoes, clothing & ornaments; ritual bodily decoration; vocabulary and notes of Warrai tribe & Melville Island tribe; subjects cover Wardaman, Laragia, Worgait, Warrai, Melville & Bathurst Islands tribes.

Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Rites and ceremonies.  |  Larrakia / Laragiya / Gulumirrgin language (N21) (NT SD52-04)  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Batjamal / Wogait people (N6) (NT SD52-07)  |  Habitation - Camps.  |  Reproduction - Conception.  |  Warray / Warrai people (N25) (NT SD52-08)  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Human classification.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu language (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Wardaman language (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu people (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Wardaman people (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Batjamal / Wogait language (N6) (NT SD52-07)  |  Warray / Warrai language (N25) (NT SD52-08)  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Larrakia / Laragiya / Gulumirrgin people (N21) (NT SD52-04)  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Weapons.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Tiwi language (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Australian

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