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Australian Aboriginal portraits / Charles P. Mountford
Bib ID 2071909
Format BookBook
Author
Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976
 
Description Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press ; London ; New York : Cambridge Uni. Press, 1967 
88 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm. 
Summary

This remarkable series of camera portraits is a fruit of Mountford's unique experiences over many years of travel in remote areas of Australia.

Plates covering 6 subjects - the babies, childhood, initiation, womens life, tribal elders & Pukamuni burial ceremony (Melville Island); each illustration accompanied by explanatory remarks, mainly covers north & Central Australia.

Notes

"Drawings by Jane Robinson." -- inside cover.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Portraits.  |  Social behaviour - Socialisation - Child rearing.  |  Children.  |  Social organisation - Elders.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)
Other authors/contributors Robinson, Jane

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