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The customs and traditions of the Aboriginal natives of North Western Australia / by John G. Withnell
Bib ID 2312771
Format BookBook
Author
Withnell, John G
 
Description Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1965 
37 p. ; 15 cm. 
Series

Australiana facsimile editions ; no. 91.

Summary

Birth, initiation, marriage laws, names of relatives, food getting, corroborees, rock carvings, fighting, medicine men, death, burial, folklore; refers to Pilbara district especially.

Notes

Facsimile edition. Originally published: Roebourne (W.A.), 1901.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Pilbara -- Social life and customs.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Pilbara -- Social life and customs.  |  Costume and clothing - Hair dressing.  |  rock engraving.  |  Religion - Rites - Increase.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Weapons - Spears - Fighting.  |  clever people - healing.  |  Social behaviour - Socialisation - Child rearing.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever People.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Pilbara area (WA SF50, SF51, SG50)  |  Pilbara area (WA SF50, SF51, SG50)
Also Titled

Aboriginals of North Western Australia


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