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The dying world in Northwest Australia / Helmet Petri ; translated by Ian Campbell
Bib ID 5416015
Format BookBook
Author
Petri, Helmut
 
Uniform Title Sterbende welt in Nordwest-Australien. English
Description Carlisle, W.A. : Hesperian Press, ©2011 
x, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780859050913
Series

Kulturgeschichtliche Forschungen (Munich, Germany) ; bd. 05.

Summary

Petri's volume Sterbende welt in nordwest Australien, first appeared in 1954 and presents the complexities and the conundrums that appear within the concepts that underpin Ngarinyin religious philosophy. This translation reveals the depths of Petri's grasp of the anthropology of peoples of the north Kimberley.

Notes

Originally published in German: Braunschweig, Germany : Albert Limbach, ©1954.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Folklore.  |  Worrorra people (K17) (WA SD51-16)  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Wunambal people (K22) (WA SD51-12)  |  Ngarinyin / Ungarinyin language (K18) (WA SE 52-01)  |  Material culture.  |  Initiation - Subincision.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems - Sections and subsections.  |  Gathering.  |  Health status - Nutrition.  |  Nyikina people (K3) (WA SE51-11)  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional.  |  Technology - Dilly bags.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Weapons.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Stories and motifs - Mythological beings.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)

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