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Studies in Australian totemism / by A.P. Elkin
Bib ID 2296559
Format BookBook
Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979
Description Sydney : Australian National Research Council, [1933] 
147 p. [4] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 

Oceania monographs ; no. 2.


Field work 1927-1928 in Kimberley district; Locations of Karadjeri, Yauor, Nygina, Mangala tribes; Totemism, Karadjeri & Yaour; exogamous totems, taboos, table of hordes & totems with translation, map of Karadjeri tribal territory and approx. position of Ngura; Head men; Camping arrangements around La Grange Aboriginal Feeding Station; Mythology associated with of spirit children; Rites at which women may be present or assist; Seasons; Pt.2; Map & locations of Djukan, Ngormbal, Djabera-Djaber, Nyul-Nyul, Bardi, Djaui; local organization, spirit children, increase songs with translations; Totemism in these has conceptional, dream, and local aspects; Spiritdouble belief; Ungarinyin; tribal territory divided into approx. 43 horde countries; Moiety, local & dream totemism, myths relating to these; List of tambun and totems; Finding of child in stone arrangements in connection with increase Forrest River tribes; Locations; Moiety, clan and dream totems; Increase rites, rain-making ceremony; Eastern Kimberley tribes; Locations Subsectional totemism; Conception belief; Ceremonies and taboos; List of subsection & totems; Historical survey of field work & summary of knowledge to date.


"This monograph consists of the reprint of the following articles from Oceania: Totemism in North-Western Australia. V. 3, no. 3, 257-296, v. 3, no. 4, 435-481, v.4, no. 1, 54-64. - Studies in Aust ralian totemism : sub-section, section and moiety totemism. V. 4, no. 1, 65-90. - Studies in Australian totemism : the nature of Australian totemism. V. 4, no. 2, 113-131. "--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Totemism.  |  Ethnology -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.  |  Ngarinyin / Ungarinyin language (K18) (WA SE 52-01)  |  Jaru / Djaru people (K12) (WA SE52-10)  |  Bardi language (K15) (WA SE 51-02)  |  Jukun / Djugan language (K2) (WA SE 51-06)  |  Religion - Rites - Increase.  |  Nyikina language (K3) (WA SE 51-12)  |  Miriwoong / Miriuwung language (K29) (WA SD52-14)  |  Ceremonies - Rain making.  |  Yiiji people (K32) (WA SD52-14)  |  Mangala language (A65) (WA SE51-15)  |  Jaru / Djaru language (K12) (WA SE 52-10)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Ngumbarl people (K4) (WA SE51-06)  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Nyulnyul / Nyul Nyul people (K13) (WA SE51-02)  |  Yawuru people (K1) (WA SE51-10)  |  Nyikina people (K3) (WA SE51-11)  |  Wembria language (K31) (WA SD52-10)  |  Jabirrjabirr / Djabera Djabera people (K8) (WA SE51-06)  |  Jukun / Djugan people (K2) (WA SE51-06)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Ngarinyin / Ungarinyin people (K18) (WA SE52-01)  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Jawi / Djawi language (K16) (WA SE 51-03)  |  Djerag language (K47) (WA SD52-14)  |  Jabirrjabirr / Djabera Djabera language (K8) (WA SE 51-06)  |  Wembria people (K31) (WA SD52-10)  |  Karajarri people (A64) (WA SE51-10)  |  Kija / Gidja people (K20) (WA SE52-06)  |  Andajin people (K23) (WA SE52-05)  |  Yawuru language (K1) (WA SE 51-10)  |  Wirngir people (K42) (WA SD52-10)  |  Stories and motifs - Spirit children.  |  Reproduction - Conception.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules.  |  Andajin language (K23) (WA SE 52-02)  |  Jawi / Djawi people (K16) (WA SE51-03)  |  Nyulnyul / Nyul Nyul language (K13) (WA SE 51-02)  |  Malngin language (K30) (WA SE52-06)  |  Kija / Gidja language (K20) (WA SE 52-06)  |  Yiiji language (K32) (WA SD52-14)  |  Bardi people (K15) (WA SE51-02)  |  Malngin people (K30) (WA SE52-06)  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons.  |  Miriwoong / Miriuwung people (K29) (WA SD52-14)  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Ngumbarl language (K4) (WA SE 51-06)  |  Mangala people (A65) (WA SE51-15)  |  Karajarri language (A64) (WA SE51-10)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)  |  Forrest River (WA East Kimberley SD52-09, SD52-10, SD52-14)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Bidyadanga / Lagrange (WA West Kimberley SE51-10)
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Totemism in North-Western Australia (the Kimberley division)

Totemism in North-Western Australia (the Kimberley division)


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