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My mate Dick / by Ion L. Idriess
Bib ID 2240749
Format BookBook
Author
Idriess, Ion L. (Ion Llewellyn), 1890-1979
 
Description Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1962 
244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
Summary

p.2; Belief that grease from a corpse rubbed over body transfers qualities of the dead warrior to person; p.3; Use of Kaolin clay to heal wounds; p.18; Description of a native buried alive in anthill as revenge murder; p.188; Great Barrier Reef natives custom of extracting oil phosphurus substance from fish to use as luminous body paint; p.211; Native camp described; Description of death-bone; contents of witch-doctors dilly-bag.

Subjects Guugu Yimidhirr / Gugu Yimithirr / Kuku Yimidhirr people (Y82) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects - Ants - Nests.  |  Health services - Health workers - Medical practitioners.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Technology - Dilly bags.  |  Animals - Fish.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Feuds and warfare - Avenging.  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld.)  |  Northeast Queensland (NE Qld SE55)  |  Great Barrier Reef (SD55, SE55, SF56)  |  Queensland South East Cape York (Qld SD54, SD55)

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