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Anthropological notes made on the South Australian Government North-West Prospecting Expedition, 1903 / by Herbert Basedow
Spine title for N pbk coy is: Pamphlets and offprints - v.2
Bib ID 295218
Format BookBook
Basedow, Herbert, 1881-1933
Description Adelaide : Rigby [for the Royal Society of South Australia], 1904 
p. 12-51, [19] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm. 

Location of tribes - Karkurrerra, Alinjerra, Wilrurrerra (Wilruddidda) & Ulparidja in Musgrave, Peterman, Tomkinson & Mann Ranges; method of hunting, game traps, collecting insects, birds, snails; preparation of foods, cooking, vegetable foods; physical features, personal decoration, multilation & scarification, circumcision, subincision, piercing of nasal septum, words given (no translation) of song sung at initiation (Karkurrrerra tribe); method of healing, therapeutic magic, use of obsidian bombs; types of diseases; description of spears, spear-throwers, method of straightening spears, types of wooden & bark carriers, use of yam sticks, grinding stones, stone knives; method of fire-making; manufacture of strands of fur & necklaces, construction of a Wannigi; making of shelters & huts making various tracks & designs in sand for amusement; methods of child-carrying; lending of wives, verses sung at corroborees (no translation); naming of (1) native children (2) natural objects (3) heavenly bodies; brief notes on gesture language; burial notes; mythological landmarks, childrens games; art method of rock engravings observed at Mount Crombie, Mann Ranges, Musgrave Ranges near Naveena Rockhole, east of Artootinna, Everand Ranges; cave drawings Kurrekapinnya Soakage in Ayers Ranges, Ulurinna Native Soakage Well, detailed account of these sites, interpretation of drawings, colours, designs; Appendix; Vocabulary (approx. 200 words) of Karkurrera tribe or Wonga- Tchitche (language of the tribe), names of persons, names of dogs.


From: Transactions and proceedings and report of the Royal Society of South Australia. V. 28, 1904. "Read June 7, 1904".

Subjects South Australian Government North-West Prospecting Expedition, (1903)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Nyanganyatjara / Nangadadjara people (A17) (WA SH51-04)  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Nyanganyatjara / Nangadadjara language (A17) (WA SH51-04)  |  Initiation - Subincision.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Food, cooking and fire.  |  Technology - Stone - Percussion and abrading.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.  |  Gathering - Insects.  |  Gathering - Plants - Yams.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Pitjantjatjara language (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Technology - Wood - Digging sticks.  |  Recreation - Play - Children.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Hunting - Birds.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects.  |  Yulparija people (A67) (WA SF51-07)  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Material culture - Bark objects.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Plants.  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Food - Insects.  |  Yulparija language (A67) (WA SF51-07)  |  Animals - Birds.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers - Making.  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Costume and clothing - Necklaces, pendants etc.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Colours.  |  Art - Art motifs - Track and footprint.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Technology - Stone - Grindstones.  |  Technology - Stone - Knives.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Mann Ranges (SA Central Australia SG52-11, South Central NT SG52-07)  |  Musgrave Ranges (SA Central Australia SG52-12, SG53-09)  |  Petermann Ranges (South Central NT SG52-07, WA SG52-06)  |  Everard Ranges (SA Central Australia SG53-13)
Other authors/contributors Royal Society of South Australia  |  South Australian Government North-West Prospecting Expedition, (1903)


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