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The dendroglyphs or "carved trees" of New South Wales / by R. Etheridge
Bib ID 1975561
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Etheridge, R. (Robert), 1846-1920
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Printer (Sydney : William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer)
Description Sydney : Dept. of Mines, 1918 
vii, 104 p., [39] leaves, 39 leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., 1 folded map, 1 port. ; 30 cm. 

Memoirs of the Geological Survey of New South Wales. Ethnological series ; no. 3.


Terminology, early accounts, classification, glossary of terms; taphoglyphs, use as grave markers, method of carving, how situated, numbers to an interment, position in relation to graves, comparison of designs, comparison with designs on weapons & implements, meaning, antiquity, distribution - 64 N.S.W. specimens; described (with locations noted on map at end), others Goulburn River district, Wide Bay, Diamantina River; teleteglyphs, uses, how carved, sizes, sites, number to a particular site, position on bora ground, designs, distribution - 32 sites in N.S.W. described (locations noted on map), others Queensland; burial posts - Melville & Bathurst Islands; comparison with other races as source of culture; Appendix III - stone structures, circles lower Murray River, Lake Macquarie, Mount Elephant plains, Coopers Creek, Rawlinson Range; mounds & heaps - between Glenelg River & Hanover Bay, Gordons Springs, north shore of Botany Bay; cairns - Cape York Island; plates show example of standing carved trees, illustrations of designs, plan of bora ground, Dumiendi Holding, showing location of trees.


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Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales.  |  Wood-carving -- New South Wales.  |  Art, Primitive -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Wood-carving.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Tree and platform burial.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial grounds.  |  Gooreng Gooreng / Gureng Gureng / Gurang Gurang people (E32) (Qld SG56-05)  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi people (D23) (NSW SH55-12)  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Art - Sand and ground design.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Sites - Scarred trees.  |  Art - Sculpture - Tree carving.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Weapons.  |  Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)  |  River Murray (SW NSW, N Vic, SE SA SI54, SI55)  |  Masig / Yorke Island (Qld TSI SC54-08)  |  Southwest New South Wales (SW NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Northern New South Wales (N NSW SH55, SH56)  |  Wide Bay (SE Qld SG56-07)  |  Rawlinson Range (Central WA Warburton SG52-02, SG52-06)  |  Cooper Creek (Qld Far West SG54, NE SA SH54)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Lake Macquarie (NSW N Coast SI56-05)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Glenelg River (W Vic SJ54-07, SJ54-08)  |  Goulburn River (N Vic SJ55-01)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Botany Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Diamantina River (Qld Far West SF54, SG54)
Other authors/contributors Geological Survey of New South Wales

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