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Natives of Australia / by N.W. Thomas
Bib ID 2434171
Format BookBook
Author
Thomas, Northcote Whitridge, 1868-1936
 
Description London : Archibald Constable & Co., 1906 
xii, 256 p., 32 leaves of plates (1 folded): ill., 1 map ; 23 cm. 
Series

Native races of the British Empire.

Summary

Geographical notes, mans antiquity, migration theories Study of Arunta, physical & morphological; Cicatrization; Osteology Lake Tyers & Kabi tribe (J. Mathew); Language diversity, message sticks, sign language Otati, Pitta-Pitta, Wurungerri, Eucla, Ngarrego; Ground drawings, rock paintings, bark drawings; Astronomical beliefs, magic medicine, diseases; Stone axe Arunta; Adze, scrapers, hammers, pounders, grinding stones, drills, shells, bone awls; Skin & shell water carriers, hooks, digging sticks, baskets, fire making, clothing, ornaments Huts & shelters, camp etiquette; Boomerangs, clubs, spears, wommera, knife, strangling cords, bow & arrow Cape York only, shields; Canoes, N.T., Riverina, Qld.; Anula boat (Spencer & Gillen), dug-out Qld.; Fishing, weirs; Hunting, cooking, food taboos, cannibalism, sth. Qld., Turribul tribe; Native wells, plant foods; Pituri; Kuri dance (Angas), circulation of songs & dances, musical instruments; Five bars music & words to Narrinyeri dance; Dingo as pet; Recreations, mimicry; Government; Public & private justice; Kurdaitcha practice Arunta; Social organization, male & female descent, four & eight class tribes; Totems; Marriage, infanticide, childhood, naming Avoidance relationship; Initiation, eastern & western types; Yuin rites; Tooth avulsion, Vic. customs, Kurnai rites; Central Aust. rites, circumcision, mica, use of bullroarer; Disposal of dead, W.A., Arunta, burial cannibalism, Gulf country; Dieri, Adelaide & Vic. customs; Mourning, after death beliefs, conception beliefs; Religion, mythology, totemism; Intichiuma rite (Arunta), magic, bone pointing, womens magic; Medicine men, rain making; Myths & tales.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 251.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Fishing - Fish weirs.  |  Kurnai / Gunai language group (S68) (Vic SJ55)  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Substance use - Pituri.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Yanyuwa / Yanuwa language (N153) (NT SE53-04)  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Technology - Stone - Adzes.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Technology - Stone - Grindstones.  |  Woiwurrung / Wurundjeri / Woiwurung language (S36) (Vic SJ55-05)  |  Ngarrindjeri / Narrinjeri people (S69) (SA SI54-13)  |  Arrernte / Aranda language (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Technology - Stone - Knives.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Ngarigo / Ngarigu people (S46) (NSW SJ55-04)  |  Fishing - Fish hooks.  |  Initiation - Tooth avulsion.  |  Woiwurrung / Wurundjeri / Woiwurung people (S36) (Vic SJ55-05)  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Bullroarers.  |  Communications - Message sticks.  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Technology - Stone - Percussion and abrading.  |  Technology - Stone - Axes / hatchets.  |  Yuin languages (S67) (NSW SI56-13)  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Music - Instruments.  |  Animals - Pets.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Ceremonies - Rain making.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Plants.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Reproduction - Conception.  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Yanyuwa / Yanuwa people (N153) (NT SE53-04)  |  Art - Sand and ground design.  |  Material culture - Fur and skin objects and decorations.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Human classification.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Wuthathi language (Y10) (Qld SC54-16)  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Technology - Containers - Water carriers.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Language.  |  Pitta Pitta / Bittha Bittha language (G6) (Qld SF54-10)  |  Wuthathi people (Y10) (Qld SC54-16)  |  Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi / Gabi Gabi language (E29) (Qld SG56-06)  |  Plants - Pituri.  |  Weapons - Bows and arrows.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Health status - Child health.  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Avoidance.  |  Law enforcement - Customary - Kadaitcha.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Technology - Wood - Digging sticks.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Astronomy.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers - Making.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Avoidance relationships.  |  Ngarrindjeri / Narrinjeri language (S69) (SA SI54-13)  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Kurnai / Gunai people (S68) (Vic SJ55)  |  Pitta Pitta / Bittha Bittha people (G6) (Qld SF54-10)  |  Human biology - Physical anthropology - Osteology.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi / Gabi Gabi people (E29) (Qld SG56-06)  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Yuin people (S67) (NSW SI56-13)  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Diyari / Dieri language (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Technology - Awls and needles.  |  Ngarigo / Ngarigu language (S46) (NSW SJ55-04)  |  Technology - Stone - Scrapers.  |  Animals - Mammals - Dingoes / Dogs.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Adelaide (SE SA SI54-09)  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.  |  Eucla (SE WA Nullarbor SH52-14)  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)  |  Bung Yarnda / Lake Tyers (E Vic Gippsland SJ55-07)  |  Riverina (SW NSW SI54, SI55)

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