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The native tribes of Central Australia / by Baldwin Spencer and F.J. Gillen
Bib ID 2093212
Format BookBook
Author
Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1860-1929
 
Description New York : Dover Publications, 1968 
xviii, 669 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0486217752
Summary

Ethnography of Chingali (see Djingili), Walpari (see Waljbiri), Kaitish (see Gaididj), Waagai (see Wagaka), Iliaura (see Alja; wara), Ilpirra (see Waljbiri), Arunta (see Aranda), Luritcha (see Lurdja), Urabunna (see Arabana); compiled from fieldwork 1894-1897; covers many features of social organisation, ceremony, religion, healing, magic, material culture, myths of origin, sun, moon, eclipses, stars.

Notes

"Unabridged republication of the work originally published ... in 1899."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Luritja / Loritja people (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Adolescence - Puberty.  |  Gathering.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Stories and motifs - Moon.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Hunting.  |  Stories and motifs - Sun.  |  Alyawarr / Alyawarre people (C14) (NT SF53-07)  |  Fishing.  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena - Events.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Ceremonies - Women.  |  Religion - Rites - Increase.  |  Wakaya people (C16) (NT SE53-15)  |  Cannibalism.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking.  |  Arabana / Arabunna people (L13) (SA SH53-03)  |  Magic and sorcery - Love magic.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili people (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej people (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  South Australia - West (SA SH53, SI53)  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)  |  South Central Northern Territory (NT)
Other authors/contributors Gillen, F. J. (Francis James), 1855-1912

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