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The passing of the Aborigines : a lifetime spent among the natives of Australia / Daisy Bates ; with a foreword by Sir George Murray, and an introduction by Arthur Mee
Bib ID 3704380
Format BookBook
Bates, Daisy, 1859-1951
Edition Cheap ed. 
Description London : Murray, 1940 
xviii, 258 p., [11] leaves of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 22 cm. 

p.4-21; Beagle Bay, work of missionaries; notes on tooth avulsion, infant cannibalism (Nyool-nyool people); p.22- 48; Roebuck Plains Station marriage divisions, spirit child belief, initiation, separation of sexes, blood drinking part of initiation; p.59-92; Bibbulmun tribe - location, four-class divisions, infanticide when twins were born; group ownership of land; after-death beliefs, biographical notes on few Aborigines effects of white contact; The authors travels in S.W. Aust., episodes with Aborigines recounted, measles epidemic at Katanning Bibbulman people in Perth for festival, corroboree performed; p.93-104; Expedition with Radcliffe-Brown and E.L. Grant Watson; Raid on Laverton natives by group from Lake Darlot, enquiries and charges made; Visit to Dorre and Bernier Islands (isolation hospital), conditions, segregation of sexes; Author given name of Kabbarli at Dorre; p.107-114; Infant cannibalism, Murchison & Gascoyne districts; Story of the blood & lice totem groups feud, Leonora Laverton; notes on important jeemarri group and their initiation knives; Wilgamia ochre mine; p.118-119; Rottnest prison, notes on prisoners, conditions; p.120-130; Eucla, notes on cannibalism, group of six-fingered & six-toed natives; initiation in 1913; physical appearance of natives (Koogurda), notes on Baduwonga of Boundary Dam, the Kaalurwonga, east of the Badu; trade routes, totem roads & ceremonies; p.133; Descent of Goonalda Cave; p.140-149; Wirilya - Yulbari nunga, edible roots & fruits, kangaroo, emu & turkey; Interchange of boys for initiation, Mirning - Baadu - Yooldil - Wirongu, a guarantee of friendship; p.160; Place names round Yuria; p.164-206; Legend of Ooldea Water; Comments on condition of natives when the Trans-continental Railway was built; p.245-246; Legend of how the eagle-hawk brought the water to Yuria Gabbi.


Includes index.

Subjects Bates, Daisy, 1859-1951.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Disabilities - Birth defects.  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Hunting - Kangaroo / Wallaby.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Reproduction - Infanticide.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Mirning people (A9) (WA SH52-14)  |  Cannibalism.  |  Law enforcement - Custody - Deaths in custody.  |  Nyulnyul / Nyul Nyul people (K13) (WA SE51-02)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Transport - Road - Roads and tracks.  |  Bibbulman people (W1) (WA SI50-10)  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Boards.  |  Initiation - Tooth avulsion.  |  Food - Meat - Birds - Emu.  |  Religion - Rites - Bloodletting.  |  Yulparija people (A67) (WA SF51-07)  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Tuberculosis.  |  Technology - Stone - Knives.  |  Stories and motifs - Water sources.  |  Transport - Railways.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Land rights - Ownership.  |  Trade and exchange - Trade routes.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Measles.  |  Sites - Quarries - Ochre and pigment.  |  Stories and motifs - Spirit children.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Gathering - Plants - Roots and tubers.  |  Wirangu people (C1) (SA SH53-14)  |  Wilgie Mia (WA Gascoyne / Murchison SG50-11)  |  Bernier Island (WA South Pilbara / Gascoyne SG49-04)  |  Laverton (SE WA Goldfields SH51-02)  |  Yuria Water (West SA SH53-13)  |  Wirilia / Wirilya (West SA SH53-13)  |  Dorre Island (WA South Pilbara / Gascoyne SG49-04)  |  Katanning (SW WA SI50-07)  |  Koonalda Cave (Far West SA Nullarbor SH52-15)  |  East Perth (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Rottnest Island / Wadjemup (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Roebuck Plains (WA West Kimberley SE51-10)  |  Murchison River (WA South Pilbara SG50)  |  Meekatharra (WA Gascoyne / Murchison SG50-12)  |  Leonora (SE WA Goldfields SH51-01)  |  Eucla (SE WA Nullarbor SH52-14)  |  Ooldea (Far West SA SH52-12)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Beagle Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-02)  |  Gascoyne River (WA South Pilbara SG50)


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