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Sterbende welt in Nordwest-Australien / Helmut Petri
Bib ID 2379368
Format BookBook
Author
Petri, Helmut
 
Description Braunschweig, Germany : Albert Limbach, ©1954 
352 p., xxiii p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. 
Series

Kulturgeschichtliche Forschungen (Munich, Germany) ; bd. 05.

Summary

General life, physical & mental characteristics; food gathering and nutrition; tools, weapons, dillybags, etc., bodily ornaments; Wondjina myths associated with rituals, routes associated with mythical beings; totemism magic & medicine men; initation - circumcision, subincision - mainly Ungarinyin, mentions Unambal & Worora; Kinship tables, subsections, myths & totems of Nyigina tribe.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Text in German.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Folklore.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Health status - Nutrition.  |  Nyikina people (K3) (WA SE51-11)  |  Gathering.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Wunambal people (K22) (WA SD51-12)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems - Sections and subsections.  |  Worrorra people (K17) (WA SD51-16)  |  Technology - Dilly bags.  |  Stories and motifs - Mythological beings.  |  Weapons.  |  Initiation - Subincision.  |  Ngarinyin / Ungarinyin people (K18) (WA SE52-01)  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)

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