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Australian divisional systems / by R.H. Mathews
Bib ID 348551
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
Author
Mathews, R. H. (Robert Hamilton), 1841-1918
 
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Description [Sydney, New South Wales?] : [Royal Society of New South Wales?], [1898?] 
66-87 pages ; 22 cm 
Summary

"In the following pages it is proposed to give a brief account of all the intermarrying divisions of the aborigines throughout Australia, with which we are acquainted up to the present time. As no similar work has hitherto been attempted, it is hoped that an article of this character will be found of some value to others who may embark in the same line of investigation. The group and totemic divisions are strongly manifested in all the principal ceremonies of the Australian aborigines ; hence it is of the utmost importance that any one studying the customs of these people should have a knowledge of their divisional systems."--Page 66.

Notes

Caption title.

"Read before the Royal Society of N.S. Wales, June 1, 1898."

Includes bibliographical references.

FERG/1907 copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-755940385

Subjects Gender relations - Marriage.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Languages.  |  Tribes -- Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Royal Society of New South Wales, issuing body

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