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Aboriginal Australian string figures / D.S. Davidson
Bib ID 3667222
Format BookBook
Davidson, Daniel Sutherland, 1900-1952
Description Carlisle, WA: Hesperian Press, 2006 
p. 763-901: ill., 1 map ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0859053695

Aboriginal studies series ; no. 24.


Detailed description and explanations of material collected 1930-39; Distribution of examples amongst tribes - Katherine River - Daly River - Victoria River district; Darwin, Melville Island (collected at Darwin), Kimberley, Broome-de Grey River district, northwest & southern district, Central Aust. (collected S.A.), S.A., and Lake Tyers (Vic.); Antiquity of figures in Australia Melanesian derivation; Gives comparative chart of Aust. string figure distributions, includes N. Qld & Torres Straits, W.A., N.T., Vic., S.A. and other countries; Appendix A, B, C, D, give figures from Arnhem Land, Hermannsburg, Coorong and Diamantina area, S.A.; Map shows distribution throughout Australia.


"The material presented in this report was collected in North Australia in 1930 on behalf of the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, in western Australia, South Australia and Victoria in 1930 and 1931 under a Fellowship grant from the Social Science Research Council, and in Western Australia during 1938 and 1939 under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, the American Philosophical Society (Penrose Fund) and the carnegie Corporation og New York." -- p. 763

Bibliography: p. 900

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Games.  |  String figures -- Australia.  |  Kija / Gidja people (K20) (WA SE52-06)  |  Recreation - Games - String games and string figures.  |  Yindjibarndi people (W37) (WA SF50-07)  |  Malak Malak people (N22) (NT SD52-08)  |  Marrithiyel people (N7) (NT SD52-07)  |  Yinggarda people (W19) (WA SF50-13)  |  Nyangumarta / Nyangumarda people (A61) (WA SF51-10)  |  Karajarri people (A64) (WA SE51-10)  |  Martuthunira people (W35) (WA SF50-06)  |  Ngarluma people (W38) (WA SF50-07)  |  Ngarla people (W40) (WA SF50-04)  |  Wagiman / Wageman people (N27) (NT SD52-12)  |  Jaru / Djaru people (K12) (WA SE52-10)  |  Payungu people (W23) (WA SF50-13)  |  Banjima people (A53) (WA SF50-11)  |  Dargudi people (A56) (WA SG51-09)  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Ngarinman / Ngarinyman people (C27) (NT SE52-01)  |  Dagoman people (N38) (NT SD52-12)  |  Thalanyji people (W26) (WA SF50-09)  |  Bung Yarnda / Lake Tyers (E Vic Gippsland SJ55-07)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Coorong (SE SA SI54-13, SJ54-02)  |  Daly Waters (North NT SE53-01)  |  Broome map area (WA West Kimberley SE51-06)  |  Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52)  |  Katherine River (NT Top End SD53-05, SD53-09, SD53-12)  |  Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)  |  De Grey River (WA East Pilbara SF50-04)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Victoria River (North NT SD52, SE52)  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Diamantina River (Qld Far West SF54, SG54)  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)  |  Darwin River (NT Top End SD52-04)
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