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Donald Thomson in Arnhem Land / by Donald Thomson ; compiled and introduced by Nicolas Peterson
Bib ID 3068754
Format BookBook
Author
Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970
 
Edition Rev. ed. 
Description Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, 2003 
xvi, 245 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 0522850634
Series

Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 50

Summary

In 1932 Japanese pearl fishermen came ashore in the Caledon Bay area of Arnhem Land and raped several Yolngu women. In retaliation they were fatally speared by Yolngu men who were gaoled and sentenced to death. Anthropologist Thomson convinced the government to set up a commission to investigate and subsequently they were released.

Notes

Previously published: South Yarra, Vic. : Currey O'Neil, 1983.

Includes bibliographical references p. 233-235 and index.

Subjects Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Ethnology -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Technology.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Defence - World War II.  |  Housing.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Northern Territory - North NT.  |  Trial Bay (East Arnhem Land SD53-08)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Caledon Bay (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Blue Mud Bay (East Arnhem Land SD53-07)
Other authors/contributors Peterson, Nicolas, 1941-

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