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Notes on a hero cult from the Gulf of Carpentaria, North Queensland : [with plates 26-28] / by Donald F. Thomson
Bib ID 3789903
Format BookBook
Author
Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970
 
Description London : Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, [1934] 
pages 217-235, 3 leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm. 
Series

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland ; v. 64, 1934.

Summary

Tjungundji of Lower Batavia River; Sketch maps of area give locations of tribes, clans; Short note on language and comparison with Koko Yao; Organization of tribe, clan totems, marriage system; Naming of children at birth by augury; Cult hero Sivirri and myth of migration to Torres Straits; Initiation ceremony - enclosure in ceremonial ground for initiates, drum men, masked figures, dancers painted and wear fringed skirt and ornaments, drums; Non-ritual dance described - animal masks; Material culture - manufacture of ceremonial skirts, canoes; Craft specialization; Influence from Torres Straits.

Notes

Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 64, July-December, 1934.

Bibliography: p. 235.

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Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland, Northern -- Rites and ceremonies.  |  Angkamuthi / Anggamudi people (Y7) (Qld SC54-12)  |  Wimarangga language (Y23) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Gugu Yau people (Y22) (Qld SD54-04)  |  Unjadi language (Y13) (Qld SC54-16)  |  Luthigh language (Y12) (Qld SC54-15)  |  Nggerigudi / Yupngayth people (Y19) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Gugu Yau language (Y22) (Qld SD54-04)  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Linngithigh people (Y26) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Unjadi people (Y13) (Qld SC54-16)  |  Wimarangga people (Y23) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Tjungundji people (Y14) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial grounds.  |  Language.  |  Tainikuit people (Y24) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Costume and clothing - Masks.  |  Linngithigh language (Y26) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Ngadhugudi people (Y16) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Ngadhugudi language (Y16) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Luthigh people (Y12) (Qld SC54-15)  |  Angkamuthi / Anggamudi language (Y7) (Qld SC54-12)  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Tainikuit language (Y24) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Nggerigudi / Yupngayth language (Y19) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Tjungundji language (Y14) (Qld SD54-03)  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Wenlock River / Batavia River (Qld NW Cape York SD54-03, SD54-04, SD54-08)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)
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