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Notes of savage life in the early days of West Australian settlement / by Walter E. Roth
Bib ID 355074
Format BookBook
Author
Roth, Walter Edmund, 1861?-1933
 
Description [1902?] 
p. [45]-69, [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Based on reminiscences of F. Robert Austin, former Assistant Surveyor, W.A. about aborigines in Bunbury area 1841-184?

Notes

Cover title.

"Based on reminiscences collected from F. Robert Austin ..."

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Bunbury Region -- Social life and customs.  |  Gender relations - Betrothal.  |  Recreation - Play - Children.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Aged - Care.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Feuds and warfare - Avenging.  |  Stories and motifs - Moon.  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Children.  |  Music.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Wardandi people (W3) (WA SI50-06)  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Avoidance.  |  Land rights.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Avoidance relationships.  |  Wardandi language (W3) (WA SI50-06)  |  Technology - Fibre - Nets - Net making.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Material culture - String and rope making.  |  Hunting - Traps, nets etc.  |  Adolescence - Puberty.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Stories and motifs - Sun.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Reproduction - Menstruation.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking.  |  Communications - Message sticks.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Performing arts.  |  Technology - Wood - Fire sticks.  |  Sex relations - Extramarital.  |  Bunbury (SW WA SI50-06)
Other authors/contributors Austin, F. Robert

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