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Material culture of the North Wellesley Islands / Paul Memmott
Bib ID 5178906
Format BookBook
Author
Memmott, Paul
 
Description Brisbane : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, c2010 
vi, 136 p. : ill., maps, ports ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 9781864999624
Series

Research report series (University of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit), 1322-7157 ; v. 86, 2010.

Summary

Provides an ethnographic description of the material culture traditionally employed by the Aboriginal people of the North Wellesley Islands in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.

Full contents
  • Introduction
  • The climate and land systems of the North Wellesley Islands
  • Social and territorial organisation
  • Ethnographic data sources
  • Subsistence activities: marine habitats, tidal flats and mudflats, sand-based land systems, interior land systems, freshwater sources
  • Settlement and shelter: cold weather camps, wet weather camps, mosquito camps, shade structures, shelter forms used during transitional seasonal conditions, the role of shelters as artefacts
  • Manufacture and use of fire
  • Food preparation: cooking methods, type of cooking methods, types of cooking ovens
  • Travel, transport and communication: carrying vessels, watercraft, message sticks and emblems
  • Fighting and duelling: fighting weapons
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-99) and index

Subjects Lardil (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.  |  Lardil (Australian people -- Material culture.  |  Housing - Shelters - Bark.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking.  |  Weapons.  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Lardil people (G38) (Qld SE54-01)  |  Habitation - Camps.  |  Death -- Mortuary customs.  |  Language -- Vocabulary -- Animal names.  |  Technology -- Wood.  |  Fishing.  |  Dance.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.  |  Housing -- Shelters -- Bark.  |  Body -- Decoration.  |  Hunting - Dugong.  |  Material culture - String and rope making.  |  Material culture.  |  Habitation -- Camps.  |  Ceremonies -- Initiation.  |  Technology - Wood.  |  Material culture -- String and rope making.  |  Hunting -- Dugong.  |  Environment -- Land management -- Fire.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Food -- Preparation -- Cooking.  |  Lardil language G38.  |  Lardil language (G38) (Qld SE54-01)  |  Wellesley Islands (Qld Gulf Islands SE54-01)
Other authors/contributors University of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies Unit

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