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Der Australische Medizenmann = the Australian medicine man / Helmut Petri ; translated by Ian Campbell ; edited by Kim Akerman
Bib ID 6708741
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Petri, Helmut, author
 
Uniform Title Australische Medizenmann. English
Description Carlisle, Western Australia : Hesperian Press, 2014 
©2014 
xi, 195 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780859055833 (paperback)
Summary

This book drew upon investigations Helmut Petri carried out while leader of the Frobenius North-west expedition to the Kimberley in 1938-39. It is also an extensive survey of the literarure relating to the Aboriginal medicine men, or, as Elkin was to term them, 'Men of high degree'.

Subjects Shamans -- Western Australia -- Kimberley Region.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Worrorra people (K17) (WA SD51-16)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu people (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Wunambal people (K22) (WA SD51-12)  |  Religion - Dreaming - Spirits.  |  Ngarinyin / Ungarinyin people (K18) (WA SE52-01)  |  Religion - Dreaming - Rainbow Serpent.  |  Ceremonies - Rain making.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Magic and sorcery - Bone pointing.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Stones.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Nyikina people (K3) (WA SE51-11)  |  Kimberley (W.A.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Australian

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