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My life's adventure / by Sir John Kirwan
Bib ID 2357573
Format BookBook
Author
Kirwan, John, Sir, 1869-1949
 
Description London : Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1936 
xiii, 373 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Includes a brief series of reflections on Aborigines of the Nullarbor region mainly drawn from secondary sources; reference to the Aboriginal use of the Nullarbor Caves from Rev. G.C. Woolf; use of Ooldea springs; reminiscences of meeting with Daisy Bates - kinship and marriage rules, infanticide, cannibalism and its link to circumcision rites.

Subjects Kirwan, John, Sir, 1869-1949.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Western Australia -- Politics and government.  |  Australia -- History -- 1901-1945.  |  Nullarbor Plain (SE WA, Far West SA SH51, SH52, SI52)  |  Ooldea (Far West SA SH52-12)

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