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Travel and adventure in Northern Queensland / by Arthur C. Bicknell ; with illustrations by J.B. Clark from sketches by the author
Bib ID 331938
Format BookBook
Author
Bicknell, Arthur C
 
Description London ; New York : Longmans, Green, 1895 
xvi, 219 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 23 cm. 
Summary

Method of tree-climbing with aid of kamin; Nollanolla described; p.58; Collection & preparation of ants eggs & beetles as food; p.95; Contact with natives on Gilbert R., notes on scarification, fire-making; General remarks on lack of clothing, role of women, diseases & cures; method of cooking; burial customs in detail cremation in some areas; fear of spirits; cannibalism practised; duties of women outlined Mitchell R. area; Gilbert R. - huts described, smoking, songs, basketry, medicine men, fishing & weapons; Prince of Wales Is. - scarification of bodies, exhibition of spearthrowing.

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Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 7009

Subjects Bicknell, Arthur C.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland, Northern -- Social life and customs.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Queensland, Northern.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Substance use - Smoking / Tobacco.  |  Art - Sand and ground design.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Cremation.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing - Tree climbing.  |  Performing arts.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Food - Insects.  |  Hunting.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Tree and platform burial.  |  Gathering - Insects - Ants and termites.  |  Fishing.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Queensland, Northern -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900.  |  Mitchell River (Qld NW Cape York SD54, SE54, SE55)  |  Muralag / Prince of Wales Island (Qld TSI SC54-11)  |  Gilbert River (Qld Gulf SE54-03, SE54-07, SE54-12)  |  Cairns (NE Qld SE55-02)
Other authors/contributors Clark, J. B

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