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The happy isles / by R. Raven-Hart
Bib ID 592942
Format BookBook
Author
Raven-Hart, Rowland, 1899-
 
Description Melbourne : Georgian House, 1949 
xiii, 186 p., [17] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports., music ; 23 cm. 
Summary

Descriptions of Mer, Yorke, Naghir and Mabuiag Islands; community life; island government; housing; contact history; police, law and order; Torres Strait Infantry; missionaries - London Missionary Society - Papuan Institute; music and dance; role of schools; language - use of English; pearling and mother-of-pearl; beche-de -mer (trepang) and turtle hunting; shell working; catching fish, fish traps, housing, food, recreation, form of government, music, dancing, type of instrument, clothing, education, folklore; Yorke; Housing, handcrafts, interpolation of musical notes explained, clothing, diet, fishing, recreations, trochus fishing, tortoiseshell products, employment, inability to buy liquor; Feast day celebrations described; Darnley; South Sea dance, guitars, hula dancing; Stephens; Adult population 19, general way of life; Moa; Church rule; Thursday; Outline of 1936 strike, weighing in of trochus & pearl shell for despatch; Naghir; Recreations, handcrafts, education, food, housing, sailing, western & native songs; Mabuiag; Housing, mild magic, demography, education, government, dancing & customs, womens dance, drums; stories of Kultut, Tagai, Iruam and Naga; sexual mores; Appendix contains instructions for dance, words of song with Eng. trans. 5 bars music, schoolchildrens dance song on Mabuiag, mens dance on Mabuiag, 5 bars music Eng. trans. & dance instructions; Flying a kite from Naghir, 4 bars music, Eng. words, Steamer lights dance song Coconut Is. 3 bars music Eng. trans. & Kesiria 2 bars music Eng. trans., Murray dance song Eng. trans. Childrens 5 line nonsense rhyme Mabuiag.

Notes

Map on lining papers.

Includes index.

Subjects Ethnology -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands.  |  Music - Instruments.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Trochus.  |  Health status - Nutrition.  |  Language - Texts and translations - Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal language.  |  Hunting.  |  Fishing - Fish traps.  |  Housing.  |  Education - Schools.  |  Kalaw Kawaw Ya language (Y2) (Qld TSI SC54-07)  |  Meriam people (Y3) (Qld TSI SC55-05)  |  Meriam Mir / Miriam Mer language (Y3) (Qld TSI SC55-05)  |  Kalaw Lagaw Ya / Kala Lagaw Ya language (Y1) (Qld TSI SC54-07)  |  Music - Instruments - String - Guitar.  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Beche-de-mer / Trepang.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Demography.  |  Substance use - Alcohol.  |  Torres Strait Islanders (Qld TSI SC54, SC55)  |  Art - Crafts.  |  Material culture - Turtle / tortoise shell objects and decorations.  |  Recreation.  |  Erub / Darnley Island (Qld TSI SC54-08)  |  Mabuiag / Jervis Island (Qld TSI SC54-07)  |  Waiben / Thursday Island (Qld TSI SC54-11)  |  Poruma / Purma / Coconut Island (Qld TSI SC54-12)  |  Nahgi / Mount Ernest Island (Qld TSI SC54-12)  |  Moa / Banks Island (Qld TSI SC54-11)

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