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Here in Australia / by Bill Beatty
Bib ID 2477611
Format BookBook
Beatty, Bill
Edition 1st Australian ed. 
Description Melbourne : Cassell, 1959 
199 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. 

Includes William Dampier's comments in 1699 about Australia and its people p. 12; states the Aboriginal people called Rottnest Island Wadjemup but there is no evidence anyone lived, or even visited, it p. 23; mentions that until the end of the nineteenth century New Norcia's role was mainly the care of the Aboriginal people p. 26; talks about Derby and its blending of races into a harmonious homogeneity, leprosarium and treatment of leprosy involving Chalmoogra oil and Epsom salts p. 29-33; discusses the naturalistic style of the rock carvings of the Sydney-Hawkesbury River district, and talks about the art of Arnhem Land, and then the 'mouthless ones' of the Kimberley Ranges p. 35-40; states Aboriginal people like bandicoot to eat p. 44; talks about the history of encounters with Tasmanian Aboriginal people, initial contact, raids, murder p. 52-55; states there is no trace or any evidence of Aboriginal people having lived on King Island p. 60; records that Aboriginal people saw Lieutenant William Bligh in 1788 be the first person to plant apple trees in Tasmania p. 64; recounts the story of Sammy Cox who lived with an Aboriginal tribe for twenty six years p. 66-67; mentions that Jorgen Jorgenson produced a dictionary of Aboriginal dialect p. 96; records a proclamation regarding the ' ... ill-treatment of natives ...' in a newspaper of September 5, 1818 p. 102; mentions a newspaper article of 1810 about William Buckley who lived for thirty-two years with Aboriginal people, and an interview with him in 1850 p. 103, 106-111; details Aboriginal history and lifestyle, including accounts of Bishop Gsell's '150 wives' and a mission school p. 122-132; introduces information about the Torres Strait islands and people p. 136-139; describes Badu Island and its people p. 142-144; mentions the Aboriginal term for Banded Ant-eater is Numbat p. 155; mentions dugong tears are treasured by Aboriginal people p. 178; describes the Kyancutta Institute having '... a diverse selection representing the Australian Aborigine' p. 184; passing mention of Xavier Holland's Capricornia '... dealing with the mixed life of whites and aborigines [sic] in the Northern Territory' p. 187; mentions the old Aboriginal name for the Murray was Millewa, bark canoes were cut from gum trees, and Sturt mentioned '... keeping on good terms with the native tribes ...' as they traversed the Murray in a whale boat p. 197; images 'School at Moola Bulla State Government Native Station, W.A.' facing p. 48, 'This waterhole was the original Alice Springs ...', 'A witch-doctor in the Northern Territory shows how the magic bone is pointed at a victim while he is being sung' facing p. 64, 'Aboriginal boy being painted before a circumcision ceremony at Yirrkalla, Northern Territory', 'Group singing for the kangaroo and emu corroboree' facing p. 65, 'Aboriginal art of Eastern Arnhem Land' showing the Wawalit sisters and the serpent facing p. 80, 'An "Old Man" (tribal elder) of the MacDonnell Ranges country of Central Australia' facing p. 96.

Subjects Initiation.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Demography - Palaeodemography - Aboriginal settlement of Australia.  |  Costume and clothing - Nakedness.  |  Weapons.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Leprosy.  |  Reproduction - Infanticide.  |  Photography - Ethnographic.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Libraries - Reference materials - Directories.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Music - Instruments - Wind - Didjeridu.  |  Demography.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Dance - Recreational - Corroboree.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous.  |  Death.  |  Magic and sorcery - Bone pointing.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Animals - Marine mammals - Dugongs.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Habitation - Nomadism.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Art.  |  Technology - Dilly bags.  |  History.  |  Social organisation - Kinship.  |  Settlement and contacts - Government settlements, reserves.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Government policy - Assimilation - 1951-1971.  |  Dance.  |  Australia.  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Waiben / Thursday Island (Qld TSI SC54-11)  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Macdonnell Ranges (South Central NT SF53-13, SF53-14)  |  Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  King Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-01)  |  Australia.  |  Northern Territory (NT)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Western Australia (WA)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Badu / Mulgrave Island (Qld TSI SC54-11)  |  Rottnest Island / Wadjemup (SW WA SH50-14)  |  New South Wales (NSW)  |  Moola Bulla (WA East Kimberley SE52-09)  |  New Norcia (SW WA SH50-10)


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