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A study of the Aboriginal sites in the Cessnock-Wollombi region of the Hunter Valley, N.S.W. / [W.J. Needham]
Bib ID 254411
Format BookBook
Author
Needham, W. J
 
Description [Cessnock, N.S.W.] : [W.J. Needham], c1981 
76 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm. 
ISBN 0959400605
Summary

Detailed description of rock art; records of ceremonial and burial grounds, axe quarry, salt quarries, wells and hunting hide; background information on social organization, subsistence, material culture, mythology and contact history of Darkinung and Wonarua people, including biography of Wooligal; local place name meanings and Wonarua and Kamilaroi word lists.

Notes

Includes index.

Cover title: Burragurra, where the spirit walked : the Aboriginal relics of the Cessnock-Wollombi region in the Hunter Valley of N.S.W.

Part one of a two-volume treatise on the Natural and aboriginal history of the Cessnock-Wollombi Region. Part two, "Along the Wollombi", was published in 1984.

Subjects Australian Aboriginal antiquities. Sites. New South Wales. Wollombi region.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities.  |  Historic sites -- New South Wales -- Wollombi Region.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Fishing.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Gathering.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi people (D23) (NSW SH55-12)  |  Sites - Quarries - Stone.  |  Technology - Stone - Ground.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Sites - Scarred trees.  |  Wonnarua / Wanaruah language (S63) (NSW SI56-01)  |  Social organisation.  |  Wonnarua / Wanaruah people (S63) (NSW SI56-01)  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Word lists.  |  Hunting.  |  Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena.  |  Darkinung / Darkinjung / Darkinoong language (S65) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi language (D23) (NSW SH55-12)  |  Sites - Ceremonial grounds.  |  Technology - Stone - Knapped.  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Stories and motifs - Snakes.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Darkinung / Darkinjung / Darkinoong people (S65) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Wollombi Region (N.S.W.) -- Antiquities.  |  Cessnock Region (N.S.W.) -- Antiquities.  |  Hunter River (NSW N Coast SI56-01, SH56-13)
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