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The big run : the story of Victoria River Downs Station / Jock Makin
Bib ID 2214982
Format BookBook
Author
Makin, Jock, 1940-
 
Edition 2nd ed., rev. and enl. 
Description Adelaide : Rigby, 1983 
176 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 0727018167
Summary

History of Victoria River district; p.4-17; From the Dreamtime - notes on Aborigines of the area, including origin theories, distinction between sandstone (Bilinurra, Ngariman, Hyneman, Wadaman tribes speaking Ngaliwuru) and bush tribes (Karrumburra & Mudbara), map shows approximate locations, possible Macassan influences, gives animal foods eaten, brief mention of huts, fire making, body ornaments, inter tribal warfare, methods of attack, spears, bone spearheads, spear thrower, stone axes, Rainbow Serpent beliefs, conception beliefs, birth, childhood, games, initiation, cicatrization, names & naming, status of women, womens duties, bone pointing, native remedies, music & musical instruments, rock art (especially Humbert River, Pigeonhole); p.99-104; Aboriginal attacks on cattle; p.173; Need to educate Aborigines for greater responsibility in cattle industry.

Notes

Includes index.

Map on end papers.

Bibliography: p. 164-168.

Subjects Cattle trade -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River Downs.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Beef cattle.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Victoria River Downs Station (N.T.) -- History.  |  Victoria River Downs (North NT SE52-04)

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