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"The bishop with 150 wives" : fifty years as a missionary / by F.X. Gsell ; with an epilogue by Andre Dupeyrat
Bib ID 397517
Format BookBook
Author
Gsell, F. X. (Francois Xavier), 1872-1960
 
Uniform Title Eveque aux 150 epouses. English
Description Sydney ; Wellington : Angus and Robertson, 1956 
175 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm. 
Summary

Full account of work achieved by author during his years in north Australia; History of the Northern Territory and missions; Notes on food, hunting, life cycle, laws, beliefs, government policy; Establishment of mission on Melville Island; Beliefs, death ritual, daily life; The buying of wives to make easier the degraded lives of Aboriginal women.

Notes

First published: Paris : La Colombe, 1954.

Subjects Gsell, F. X. (Francois Xavier), 1872-1960.  |  Catholic Church -- Missions -- Northern Territory.  |  Bishops -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Northern Territory.  |  Government policy.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Religions - Christianity - Catholic Church.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Gender relations - Marriage.  |  Hunting.  |  Bathurst Island (N.T.) -- Church history.  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)

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