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A reconstruction of the indigenous culture of the Tumut Valley : an assessment of ethnographic and material evidence / D.E.J. Sams
Bib ID 2895557
Format BookBook
Author
Sams, D. E. J. (Don E. J.)
 
Description Wagga Wagga : Riverina Region, NSW Department of Education, 1988 
66 leaves : ill., facsims., maps ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0730554112
Summary

Reconstructs from secondary sources culture and economy in Tumut Valley at time of first contact; climate, vegetation; social organisation, Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Walgalu; social customs - birth, burial, medicine, ceremonies, camps; movement of groups to Yallowin for bogong moth hunting; mentions massacre at Murder Creek; economy of riverine environment - population, food resources, table of bush foods and uses; material culture - clothing and decoration, weapons, shelters; archaeological evidence - art, ceremonial and sacred sites; stone arrangements, carved trees, king plates, stone tools, maps; Appendix A - newspaper article on Aborigines of Tumut area, Tumut and Adelong Times, 14 September, 1982; Appendix B - site reports; Appendix C - selection of useful resources for years K-12; also contains activities (p. 51-56) suitable for primary years 3-6; p. 57-66; Wagga Wagga High School Aboriginal Studies through local history; a pilot program for year 9 - The Wiradjuri people through time; a case study - lists activities, objectives, resources.

Notes

Cover title: Aboriginal studies, Tumut Valley : analysis of the archaeological and historical evidence.

At head of title: Major essay - Prehistoric archaeology 350-2, University of New England.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Tumut River Valley Region -- Antiquities.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Tumut River Valley Region -- Social life and customs.  |  Plants.  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Social organisation.  |  Education - Primary - Curriculum.  |  Food - Bush tucker.  |  Education - Teaching - Materials.  |  Environment - Climate and weather.  |  Habitation - Camps.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Ngunawal / Ngunnawal people (D3) (NSW SI55-16)  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Tree and platform burial.  |  Politics and Government - National symbols and events - King plates.  |  Education - Secondary - Curriculum.  |  Education - Indigenous studies.  |  Walgalu / Walgal people (S47) (NSW SI55-16)  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Education - Teaching.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects - Butterflies / Moths.  |  Gathering - Insects.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Weapons.  |  Adelong (SW NSW SI55-15)  |  Tumut (SW NSW SI55-15)  |  Wagga Wagga (SW NSW SI55-15)
Other authors/contributors New South Wales. Department of Education. Riverina Region
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Aboriginal studies, Tumut Valley

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