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Where strange gods call / by A.M. Duncan-Kemp
Bib ID 2668413
Format BookBook
Duncan-Kemp, A. M. (Alice Monkton)
Description Brisbane : W.R. Smith and Paterson, [1968] 
xxxiv, 325 p., [152] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, facsims. ; 25 cm. 

Reminiscences of life on Mooraberrie homestead, c.130 miles west of Windorah; Prologue (stellar, creation myths of Dieri, Yalliundra & Wongkonguru); p.10-22; Authors tribal initiation (naming ceremony, ochre forehead pattern, heated spear, symbolic spear), wife stealing; p.27-29; Artifacts (spearheads of stone & wood, wooden scoops, stone balls for bola, pierced shell ornaments, kangaroo bone knife), visits look out site (sharpening grooves, rock paintings); p.56-60; Childrens musical instruments (bean tree gourd, hardwood bow strung with grass, earth drum), girls puberty camp (directional signs, bark kilt); p.90-98; Sorcery at Kooroongoora ritual (use of sharpened wildfowl bone, spear south of Bedourie sung over fire), preparation of ritual objects, stone tools, acceptance of ritual by Wonkamurra & Cooracuddi tribes but not Koonkaburra & Mokawari; p.168-175; Initiation ceremony (food obligations, dress, narcotic sprayed food, physical ordeals of candidates), ceremonial dress (twig headdress, fur, blood adhesive), didjeridu annointed with grease, circumcision on human table; p.184-185; Pituri on banks of Georgina River preparation, value as trade item, myth of origin; p.229-230; Aboriginal migration route through Georgina-Diamantina-Mulligan area, origin of name Boulia, presence of Karanya, Natchawiree & Pitta Pitta tribes; p.246- 249; Penultimate ceremony of Kooroongoora rite (flutes, fire dance, sand drum as accompaniment to brolga dance, possum skin drums, exchange of fire sticks); p.285-288; Final peace ceremony of Kooroongoora rite (arrangement of spears around fire, ritual combat, argument over correctness of body painting, ceremonial handing of torches, honey symbol of peace and fellowship); p.294-235; Munkeran myth of execution stone, visit of Wannameeri (Red Ochre) party (carved & painted pole, wanninga, white & red ochre body paint, seed rattles, leaf anklets, possum skin drums) glossary of Aboriginal words, list of animals & birds; giving Aboriginal names from Georgina-Diamantina area, where known; Plates show many features of Aboriginal life, body painting, Yirrkalla carvings, carvings from Bathurst Island, bark paintings from Yirrkalla, dilly bags, kadaitcha shoes, bone pointers, hair & cockatoo feather ornaments of Yiritja & Dua moieties, pipes; (Goulburn Island, Yirrkalla & Milingimbi), grinding stones (Noonamah), shields, bull roarers, woomeras, fire sticks, message sticks, spears, club, belts, spear heads (wood, iron, glass from Daly River), fighting & throwing sticks, stone knives, ritual objects; (Alice Springs, Hookers Creek, Petermann Ranages) childrens coffins (Yirrkalla)

Subjects Ethnology -- Australia.  |  Ethnology -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.)  |  Frontier and pioneer life -- Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.)  |  Costume and clothing - Belts and waistbands.  |  Animals - Mammals - Marsupials - Possums / Gliders / Cuscus.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Material culture - Fur and skin objects and decorations.  |  Technology - Stone - Grindstones.  |  Costume and clothing - Footwear, anklets etc.  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Costume and clothing - Hair dressing.  |  Art - Rock painting.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Communications - Message sticks.  |  Material culture - Bird feather objects and decorations.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Technology - Stone - Knives.  |  Technology - Stone - Percussion and abrading.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Substance use - Pituri.  |  Costume and clothing - Pubic covering.  |  Art - Bark painting.  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Wangkangurru / Wangganguru people (L27) (SA SG53-12)  |  Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.  |  Pitta Pitta / Bittha Bittha language (G6) (Qld SF54-10)  |  Animals - Birds - Brolgas.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Coffins.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Costume and clothing - Headdress, headbands.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Plant names.  |  Weapons - Spears - Throwing.  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Technology - Wood - Fire sticks.  |  Technology - Dilly bags.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Wangkumara / Wanggumara language (L25) (Qld SG54-15)  |  Material culture - Human hair objects and decorations.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Bullroarers.  |  Wangkangurru / Wangganguru language (L27) (SA SG53-12)  |  Plants - Pituri.  |  Djinang / Dyinang language (N94.1) (NT SD53-02)  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Stories and motifs - Insects.  |  Diyari / Dieri language (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems - Moieties.  |  Music - Instruments - Percussion - Rattles.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Garanya / Garanja language (L32) (Qld SF54-14)  |  Djinang / Dyinang people (N94.1) (NT SD53-02)  |  Garanya / Garanja people (L32) (Qld SF54-14)  |  Weapons - Throwing sticks.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Music - Instruments - Wind - Didjeridu.  |  Music - Instruments.  |  Sites - Grinding grooves, sharpening marks etc.  |  Animals - Mammals - Marsupials - Kangaroos / Wallabies.  |  Gathering - Honey.  |  Pitta Pitta / Bittha Bittha people (G6) (Qld SF54-10)  |  Wangkumara / Wanggumara people (L25) (Qld SG54-15)  |  Material culture - Bark objects.  |  Law enforcement - Customary - Kadaitcha.  |  Stories and motifs - Fire.  |  Animals - Birds - Parrots.  |  Queensland -- Description and travel.  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Noonamah (NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Georgina River (Qld Far West SF54)  |  Diamantina River (Qld Far West SF54, SG54)  |  Queensland Far North West (Qld Far NW SE54)  |  Goulburn Islands (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Windorah (Qld Far West SG54-08)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Mulligan River (Qld Far West SF54, SG54)  |  Petermann Ranges (South Central NT SG52-07, WA SG52-06)  |  Boulia (Qld Far West SF54-10)  |  Bedourie (Qld Far West SG54-01)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Lajamanu / Hooker Creek (Central NT SE52-08, SE52-12)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Daly Waters (North NT SE53-01)


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