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Ethnological notes on the Aboriginal tribes of Western Australia / by R. H. Mathews
Bib ID 411331
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
Author
Mathews, R. H. (Robert Hamilton), 1841-1918, author
 
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Access Conditions This book contains information about Aboriginal culture and ceremonies, language, words and descriptions that may be considered offensive or distressing. These words reflect the attitude of the period in which the item was written and/or that of its author. 
Description Brisbane, [Queensland] : [Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Queensland], [1903?] 
[45]-72 pages : illustrations 25 cm 
Summary

Rock carvings, explanation of intaglio style used in W.A.; description of Depuch Island carvings; paintings in Kimberleys; notes on social organization, phratries, sections; legends, magic; vocabularies from Roebourne & lower Fitzroy River.

Notes

"Reprinted from Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Queensland, Vol. XIX"--Page [45]

National Library of Australia's N 572.9941 MAT copy comprises selected reprints in green library binding with gilt Parliament of the Commonwealth Library supralibros.

"Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Queensland"--On cover.

Text in English with some words/wordlists in Western Australian languages.

Includes bibliographical references.

N 572.9941 MAT copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-766213568

Subjects Art -- Rock art.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Social organisation.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Daily life.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Western Australia.  |  Fitzroy River (WA Kimberley SE51, SE52)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)  |  Depuch Island (WA West Pilbara SF50-03)  |  Yirramagadu / Roebourne (WA West Pilbara SF50-03)  |  Gascoyne / Murchison area (WA SG50)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  South West Western Australia (SW WA SH50, SI50)  |  South East Western Australia (SE WA SH51, SH52, SI51, SI52)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)  |  Pilbara area (WA SF50, SF51, SG50)  |  Gascoyne / Murchison area (WA SG50)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland), issuing body

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