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Recollections of squatting in Victoria, then called the Port Phillip district (from 1841 to 1851) by Edward M. Curr. Melbourne, Sydney [etc.] George Robertson, 1883
Bib ID 2667518
Format BookBook
Curr, Edward M. (Edward Micklethwaite), 1820-1889
Description [Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1968] 
xii, 452 p. fold. col. map. 23 cm. 

Australiana facsimile editions, no. 130


Historical account; p.20; Aborigines in city adaptation to new life; p.52-60; Depredations, settlers fear of natives; p.66; Establishment of Protectorate Station; p.70-74, 84-95; Sheep farming at Tongala, Bangerang tribal area, natives attitude; p.194-206; Sheep stealing & methods of dealing with these offences by police; Chap.21, also p.8492, 128-149, 168- 174, 299; Detailed description of the Bangerang tribe - two sections, Wongatpan and Towroonban; List of groups speaking Bangerang dialect; Physical appearance, clothes & ornaments; nasal perforation, tooth avulsion; Causes of reduction of tribal population; Social organization; Taboos; education & initiation, marriage customs, division of labour; Canoe building, types of food, method of tracking, techniques of hunting & fishing, cooking; Cannibalism connected with war or religion, notes on infanticide, training of children; Behaviour towards aged; Burial rites; diseases; Religious beliefs, magic & sorcery; Dwellings; Types of weapons, use of messengers & message sticks; Recreations - ball games & string figures; Detailed description of corroborees, specific mention of one that took place among the Bangerang, Ngooraialum and Pimpandoo tribes Exchange of goods; betrothal; Intelligence and general qualities; Notes on dialects; Chap.22; Warfare, revenge; p.390-391; Aborigines treatment of sickness; p.425-434; mention of some of the characteristics of the Lake Boga tribes; Many other references throughout to relations between natives & white settlers, depredations & murders; Tribal groups mentioned; Wollithiga; Kailtheban (or Waaringulum), Boongatpan, Pikkolatpan, Angootheraban, Ngarrimouro, Moitheriban, Toolinyagan.


Facsimile reproduction of a copy held in the State Library of South Australia.

Subjects Frontier and pioneer life -- Victoria.  |  Sheep -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australians.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Gender relations - Marriage.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules.  |  Recreation - Play.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Sheep and wool.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Feuds and warfare - Avenging.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Communications - Message sticks.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Recreation - Games - String games and string figures.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Weapons.  |  Communications - Messengers.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Initiation - Tooth avulsion.  |  Gender relations - Betrothal.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Hunting.  |  Fishing.  |  Aged - Care.  |  Law enforcement - Police conduct and attitudes.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing - Tracking.  |  Animals - Livestock - Stealing and killing.  |  Recreation - Play - Children.  |  Bangerang people (S40) (Vic SJ55-02)  |  Moira (N Vic SJ55-02)  |  Colbinabbin (N Vic SJ55-01)  |  Port Phillip / Western Port area (Vic SJ55)  |  Tongala (N Vic SJ55-01)  |  Lake Boga (NW Vic SI54-16)


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