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Kimberley people : stone age bushmen of today, 1936 / J. R. B. Love ; compiled and published by David M. Welch ; photographers H.R. Balfour ... [et al]
Bib ID 4650404
Format BookBook
Love, J. R. B. (James Robert Beattie)
Description Virginia, N.T. : D. M. Welch, 2009 
xiv, 276 p. : ill., (some col.) ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780977503568

Australian Aboriginal culture series ; 6.


J. R. B. Love lived and worked with northern Kimberley Aborigines during1914-1915 and 1927-1940, gaining their friendship and learning their language and customs. This book contains his 1936 text and previously unpublished photographs combined with other photographs and information from a number of sources. Love's book describes traditional Kimberley Aboriginal everyday life, including social organisation, kinship systems, belief in child-spirits, rituals, naming people, hunting and food gathering, fire-making, housing, language, warfare, murder, punishment, medicine, ageing, death and funeral practices, infanticide, polygamy, domestic violence, wife-lending, euthanasia, and cannibalism.


Previously published: Stone-age bushmen of today : life and adventure among a tribe of savages in North-Western Australia. London : Blackie & Son, 1936.

Includes bibliographic references.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.  |  Worora (Australian people)  |  Cannibalism.  |  Sex relations - Extramarital.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Beche-de-mer / Trepang.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Substance use - Smoking / Tobacco.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking.  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Hunting.  |  Stories and motifs - Insects.  |  Psychology - Dreams and symbolism.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Culture.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Art - Rock art - Retouching.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Children.  |  Technology - Stone - Points.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Bullroarers.  |  Communications - Messengers.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Reproduction - Conception.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Avoidance relationships.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Religion - Rites - Increase.  |  Glenelg River (W Vic SJ54-07, SJ54-08)
Other authors/contributors Welch, David M. (Maxwell), 1955-  |  Balfour, H. R
Available From David M. Welch, Box 503, CMB 19 Virginia NT 0822 


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