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Guide to the Australian ethnographical collection in the National Museum of Victoria / by Baldwin Spencer
Bib ID 2431159
Format BookBook
Author
Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1860-1929
 
Printer (Melbourne : Robt. S. Brain, Government Printer)
Description Melbourne : [Public Library, Museums and National Gallery, 1901] 
88 p., 14 leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Brief introduction - origins of Aborigines, tribes, social organization, totemism, weapons & implements, art; lists items as displayed with explanatory notes on materials used, styles & types, size & provenance where known; Includes weapons, fire making implements, playthings, musical instruments, wooden utensils, nets, bags, baskets etc., ornaments & clothing, ceremonial & sacred objects, articles for magic, kurdaitcha shoes, bone & stone tools, mourning & burial.

Notes

Later editions called: Guide to the Australian ethnological collection in the National Museum of Victoria.

Subjects Public Library, Museums and National Gallery (Vic.) -- Exhibitions.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Implements -- Exhibitions.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Industries -- Exhibitions.  |  Art - Crafts.  |  Music - Instruments.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Technology - Bone.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  Recreation.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Law enforcement - Customary - Kadaitcha.  |  Technology - Bags.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Religion - Rites - Increase.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Weapons.  |  Victoria (Vic)
Other authors/contributors Public Library, Museums and National Gallery (Vic.)

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