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Kinship organisations and group marriage in Australia / Northcote W. Thomas
Bib ID 2323246
Format BookBook
Author
Thomas, Northcote Whitridge, 1868-1936
 
Description Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire, 1966 
xiii, 163 p. : maps ; 23 cm. 
Summary

Social organization, kinship groups, phratries, descent of kinship, inheritance & local organization; definitions; tables of classes, phratries, comparison of blood and phratries; kinship terms, types of sexual unions, group marriage, pirrauru, temporary unions, initiation ceremonies, anomalous marriages; takes examples from many different tribes.

Notes

Originally published: London : Cass, 1906.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. xii-xiii.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Kinship.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Kinship.  |  Gender relations - Polygamy.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Kinship terms.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems - Sections and subsections.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Australia.

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