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The first Australians : prehistory-1810 / K. M. Adams ; illustrated by Genevieve Melrose
Bib ID 3639763
Format BookBook
Author
Adams, K. M. (Kenneth Menzies)
 
Description Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1968 
98 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 26 cm. 
Series

Seeing history ; 1.

Summary

Childrens book; p.1-26; Prehistory, origins of Aborigines (tri hybrid theory), weapons & implements, canoes; Pitjandjara people - location, clans, relationship to land, legends of Kutunga & Tapinya, ritual objects, camping, sleeping, shelters, water resources, insect, plant & animal foods, preparation & cooking of food, marriage, childbirth, initiation, singing, dancing, death, burial; p.89-91; Explains archaeology, stratigraphy, carbon dating.

Notes

Includes index.

For children aged 10-14.

Cited In

Muir, M. A bibliography of Australian children's books, 30

Subjects Aboriginal Australians.  |  Weapons.  |  Water supply.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Daily life - Domestic - Sleeping.  |  Performing arts.  |  Demography - Palaeodemography - Aboriginal settlement of Australia.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Boards.  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Gathering.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Hunting.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Meat.  |  Dating and chronology - Carbon dating.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Plants.  |  Australia -- History -- To 1788.  |  Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.  |  South Central Northern Territory (NT)  |  Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52)  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)

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