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Commandant of solitude : the journals of Captain Collet Barker, 1828-1831 / John Mulvaney and Neville Green
Bib ID 562447
Format BookBook
Barker, Collet, 1784-1831
Description Melbourne : Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, 1992 
xviii, 431 p., [18] p. of plates (some col.) : ill, maps, ports. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0522844723

Miegunyah Press series ; no. 8.


Diaries of Collet Barker; Raffles Bay region - race relations , traditional society, vocabulary and place names, Aborigines at Raffles Bay 1829; Aboriginal class divisions; massacre King George Sound region - Nyungar and Mineng people; race relations, traditional beliefs on creation, ghosts, snakes, star lore; birth; body scars; burial beliefs; ceremonial exchange; ceremonies; children; customs, manners; feuds; ceremonial role of women; fire stick hunting; fishing; food; hunting rights; initiation; kinship relations; marriage; name avoidance; property rights; rituals; spears; vocabulary; Mineng names of seasons; list of Nyungar people 1821-1835.


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subjects Barker, Collet, 1784-1831 -- Diaries.  |  Great Britain. Army. Dorsetshire Regiment of Foot -- History.  |  Great Britain. Army -- Colonial forces -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- Diaries.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Raffles Bay Region -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- King George Sound Region -- History.  |  Stories and motifs - Stars.  |  Stories and motifs - Snakes.  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Avoidance.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Avoidance relationships.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Minang language (W2) (WA SI50-11)  |  Social organisation - Relationships - Joking.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Fishing.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Minang people (W2) (WA SI50-11)  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah languages (W41) (WA SI50)  |  Technology - Wood - Fire sticks.  |  Race relations - Violent.  |  Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah people (W41) (WA SI50)  |  History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Ceremonies - Women.  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Food, cooking and fire.  |  Race relations - Betterment societies, etc.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Hunting.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Deceased persons.  |  Raffles Bay (N.T.) -- Biography.  |  King George Sound (W.A.) -- Biography.  |  Raffles Bay / Fort Wellington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Albany / King George Sound (SW WA SI50-11, SI50-15)  |  Western Australia (WA)
Other authors/contributors Mulvaney, D. J. (Derek John), 1925-2016  |  Green, Neville, 1933-


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