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Savage life in Central Australia / by George Aiston and George Horne
Bib ID 4660325
Format BookBook
Author
Horne, George A
 
Edition 2nd ed. 
Description Virginia, N.T. : D. M. Welch, 2009 
xiv, p. 232 p. : ill., (some col.) maps, ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780977503575
Series

Australian Aboriginal culture series ; 7.

Summary

Gives a first-hand account of life amongst the Wangkangurru (Wonkonguru) and Dieri people living their traditional nomadic lives in the arid regions east of Lake Eyre, as recorded by George Aiston, who resided there from 1912. His photos illustrate details of day to day life: games, food preparation, string-making, stone tool manufacture and use, corroborees, rain-making ceremonies, bone-pointing, use of magic stones and duels with stone daggers. Dr. George Horne visited the region and collaborated with Aiston to write the1924 book, revealing an Aboriginal Australia never to be seen again. This revised edition contains previously unpublished photos by Aiston, additional articles, and updated information. Wangkangurru elders living in the region show knowledge of their bush foods, significant sites, and detail the story of Thutirla-Pula (Two Boys Dreaming) and the creation of mikiris (waterholes).

Notes

Previous ed.: London : Macmillan, 1924.

"Compiled, edited and published by David M. Welch"-- T.p.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Ceremonies - Rain making.  |  Wangkangurru / Wangganguru people (L27) (SA SG53-12)  |  Material culture.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Word lists.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Stones.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Sites - Sites of significance.  |  Material culture - String and rope making.  |  Magic and sorcery - Bone pointing.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Stones - Cylcons.  |  Recreation - Games.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Weapons.  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Wangkangurru / Wangganguru language (L27) (SA SG53-12)  |  Religion - Dreaming - Ancestor spirits.  |  Wangkangurru language L27.  |  Australia, Central -- Description and travel -- 1901-1950.  |  South Australia -- Description and travel -- 1901-1950.  |  Lake Kandramooka (NE SA SH54-01)  |  Mungeranie (NE SA SH54-01)  |  Kati Thanda / Lake Eyre (NE SA SH53-04)
Other authors/contributors Aiston, G. (George), 1879-1943  |  Welch, David M. (Maxwell), 1955-

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