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The naturalist in Australia, by W. Saville-Kent
Bib ID 193348
Format BookBook
Author
Saville-Kent, W. (William), -1908
 
Description London, Chapman & Hall, limited, 1897 
xv, 302 p. front (port.) illus., 59 pl. (part col.) 32 cm. 
Summary

p.7-15; Bark canoes (Palm Island), dugouts with outrigger (N. Qld coast), triangular rafts & logs (Kings Sound); physical appearance, pierced noses, hair belts (Kimberley); carved shell pubic coverings, one with arrow designs (possibly white influence), patterns reproduced on baobab nuts & weapons (Roebuck Bay); weapons (Aust.,, Qld); use & method of boomerang throwing (see also Appendix A for comparison with other races), spear-heads (Kimberleys); woomera (N. Qld, N.W. Aust.); fire-making (Qld, Kimberleys); treatment of women (Aust.); wooden baby cradle, lumps of clay attached to hair of widow (Roebuck Bay)

Subjects Natural history -- Australia.  |  Art - Carving and engraving - Boab nuts.  |  Weapons - Spears - Throwing.  |  Costume and clothing - Pubic covering.  |  Death - Mourning - Mourning caps.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Weapons - Bows and arrows.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Costume and clothing - Belts and waistbands.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Human biology - Physical anthropology - Hair characteristics.  |  Transport - Water - Rafts.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs - Throwing.  |  Material culture - Human hair objects and decorations.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers.  |  Family - Widows and widowers.  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)  |  Queensland South East Cape York (Qld SD54, SD55)  |  South West Western Australia (SW WA SH50, SI50)  |  Palm Island (NE Qld SE55-10)  |  King Sound (WA West Kimberley SE51-03, SE51-07)  |  Roebuck Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-06, SE51-10)

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