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The Australian Aborigines / [by] Norman B. Tindale and Beryl George
Bib ID 2716710
Format BookBook
Tindale, Norman B. (Norman Barnett), 1900-1993
Description Sydney : Golden Press, 1971 
62p. : ill.(part col.), maps ; 34cm. 
ISBN 0855582278

An Australian golden book


Childrens book; early migrations - origins (trihybrid theory), prehistory, explains what anthropologists, geologists & archaeologists do; describes Negritos, carbon dating, Tartanga excavations; Murrayians - appearance, weapons, Devon Downs excavations, stone tools; Carpentarians - appearance, weapons, canoes, body ornaments; Pitjandjara - location, names, camping, food & its preparation, weapons, shelters, sleeping, water resources, division of labour, birth, childhood, use of gum, wooden dishes, hair dressing, sacred objects, native tobacco, fire making, rock painting; (colours), childrens games, initiation, marriage rules, womens status, sign language, trading, initiation ceremony, instruction, ceremonial return to tribe, subincision, marriage, native remedies, death, inquest, burial; customs of eastern tribes initiation; totems, legends & ceremonies - increase ceremonies, Pleiades myth, Rainbow Serpent, eagle & crow myth (Maraura), tribal battles (Maraura, Ramindjeri, Jarildekald); hunting methods - Moreton Bay, Murray River; arts and crafts - baskets, bowls, skin cloaks, ornaments, body painting, rock art, musical instruments; contact with European civilization & its effects.


Includes errata slip.


For children.

Subjects Aborigines. Australia. Juvenile literature.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Juvenile literature.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Dating and chronology - Carbon dating.  |  Religion - Rites - Increase.  |  Material culture - Fur and skin objects and decorations.  |  Art - Subjects - Contact.  |  Daily life - Domestic - Sleeping.  |  Colonisation.  |  Yaraldi / Yaralde people (S8) (SA SI54-13)  |  Marawara people (D6) (NSW SI54-07)  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Costume and clothing - Cloaks and coats.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Art - Rock art - Dating and attribution.  |  Recreation - Play - Children.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Children.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Water supply.  |  Ramindjeri people (S2) (SA SI54-13)  |  Music - Instruments.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Weapons.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Substance use - Smoking / Tobacco.  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Stories and motifs - Stars.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Health - Skin physiology and disease.  |  Costume and clothing - Hair dressing.  |  Yaraldi / Yaralde language (S8) (SA SI54-13)  |  Sites - Excavations.  |  Language - Linguistics - Language classification.  |  Marawara language (D6) (NSW SI54-07)  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Fishing.  |  Hunting.  |  Initiation - Subincision.  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Pitjantjatjara language (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Ramindjeri language (S2) (SA SI54-13)  |  Death - Inquests.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Performing arts.  |  Health status - Child health.  |  Technology - Utensils - Dishes.  |  Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Tartanga (SE SA SI54-10)  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Brisbane (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  River Murray (SW NSW, N Vic, SE SA SI54, SI55)  |  South Central Northern Territory (NT)  |  Southwest New South Wales (SW NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52)  |  Devon Downs (SE SA SI54-10)  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)
Other authors/contributors George, Beryl. joint author


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