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Wanderings in wild Australia
Bib ID 704039
Format BookBook
Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1860-1929
Description London ; New York : Macmillan : Johnson Reprint, 1928, [1967] 
2 v. (930 p.) : illus.,diagrs. (part fold.) maps (part fold.) por : ts. ; 23 cm. 

Landmarks in anthropology


v.2; Myth of Wollunqua (rainbow serpent), ancestral journeying & ceremonies connected with it, words of songs sung by Kingilli & Uluuru sections of Warramunga, author visits sacred sites; death, burial & mourning ceremonies of Warramunga, discovering the supposed murderer; stone tools - cutting & flaking, grinding & pounding, method of manufacturing implements; trading knives of Tjingilli & Warramunga tribes, quarry at Renner Springs; details given of various types of knives; Tappin ceremony performed by Kingilli moiety; tradition of the giving of light & fire by Kingilli to Uluuru men, ceremony performed; white cockatoo ceremony; stone quarry near Banka Banka; Powell Creek - Tjingilli tribe, details of series of totemic ceremonies, tribal etiquette; Betaloo Downs, Umbaia tribe - method of fishing, totemic ceremonies, sacred objects; Karrabobba camp near Munda, Gnanji tribe - fishing, eating lilies, cooking, opossum, honey; Macarthur Station, Binbingga tribe - parcel of dead mans bones wrapped in paper bark & placed in fork of tree; death & burial customs of Mungarai & Binbingga; tables showing classificatory systems of Urabunna, Arunta & Mara, descent; Kurkutji, medicine man of Binbingga, spirit beliefs, myths; types of canoes - Malay influence (Anula); two types of spear-throwers (Umbaia & Gnaji); types of spears; Gillen acts as magistrate for trial of 3 natives after spearing a calf; illustration & method of making yam & dugong string figures; trials held & court proceedings; work of police & government authorities in Darwin, enquiries made into employment on pastoral properties; examination of camps in Darwin inhabited by Worgait and Larakia people; trials & treatment of natives, relations with Asians; Melville & Bathurst Islanders - physical appearance, cicatrization, hair depilation, description of huts; mourning ceremony performed at grave of woman who died two years before, few words of songs given, body decorations & objects; story of Joe Cooper; initiation ceremony described in detail, intimately associated with Yam Ceremony, part played by women in rituals; men painting graveposts - four main types; spear throwing, notes on sitting postures; decorative art of Melville islanders, armlets made by bark, flat discs, bark baskets; marks on spear, clubs - colours, designs discussed; building of Kalin Compound, Darwin; Spencer's trips as Chief Protector; East Alligator River - Kakadu tribe; designs drawn on bodies of Kakadu, Umoriu & Gembio natives for ordinary corroboree; Kulunglutchi visitors - fire, wallaby & turtle ceremonies; Kakadu ritual - snake men; ancestral tradition route & myth - origin of languages - Gnaruk, Watta, Kakadu, Witji, Puneitja, Koarnbut, Ngorbur, Umbugwalur, Djowei, Geimbio, the depositing of spirit children sent to various places; Tjilaiyu magic - injuring of a person, Korno ritual explained; types of healing magic - methods of medicine men; mourning and burial rites - Kakadu; initiation ceremony, words of songs given; Ober series - plan of ground, etc.; myth of Numereji the great snake; ceremony described; method of killing snakes; making of medicine men; tradition reference the exchange of women between different groups; restrictions in eating certain snakes; bark paintings, description & interpretation; totems within family groups, conception beliefs; Yaluru, the spirit part of each individual, ceremonies connected with this; rare type of spear thrower examined; cave shelters, Alligator River, description of drawings; Muraian ceremonies, sacred objects, body decorations, explanation & description of rite; weapons & artefacts of Kakadu tribe clubs, bags (palm leaf, paper bark, net, grasses), bark belts, conchs, corroboree wands, other ornaments; description of mosquito mia-mia on Roper River; Willaroo Station - Mudbura & Waduman natives, methods of cooking flying foxes, preparing damper, earth oven; map & list of Melville & Bathurst Islands groups.

v.1, pt.1; Geographical & binyurri), pointing bones & sticks, method of pointing, influence of magic love charms, Kurdaitcha, description of shoes; medicine men & sorcerers - method of graduation; Alchera beliefs & the cult of ritual objects, sacred objects of Urabunna, Luritcha & Arunta, Kaitish, Warramunga, stone & wooden ritual objects, sacred totemic beliefs, tradition dealing with Achilpa, or Wild Cat totem - ancestral route given with native place; names, map of totemic topography, meaning of designs on ritual objects; Engwura ceremony, 1895, plan of ceremonial ground, detailed account of totemic ceremonies, part enacted by women; camp at Charlotte Waters - rain making ceremony described, words of song; stone arrangement Finke valley, mythological background; rock drawings at Ooraminna; sun, witchetty grub & eagle hawk ceremonies performed; avenging expedition (Atinga); Barrow Creek, Kaitisha & Unmatchera people; history of the massacre in 1874; history of ancestor of rain man, grass seed totem ceremony, body decoration belief about the comet; myth explaining tooth avulsion, method of operation, magic; charm made of human hair & owl feathers carried by avenging parties; Tennant Creek - Warramunga; physical appearance, hair depilation; camp life; wearing womans headdress by men to cure headache, tooth avulsion operation, tooth afterwards ground & eaten by mother (if a girls tooth) & eaten by mother in law (if mans); Gammona relationship among Warramunga; ceremonies connected with hair; ban of silence, use of gesture language - 47 signs illustrated with meaning; details of fire ceremony.


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Subjects Aboriginal Australians.  |  Ndjebbana / Gunavidji / Gunibidji people (N74) (NT SD53-02)  |  Wampaya / Wambaya people (C19) (NT SE53-11)  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Djowei people (N30) (NT SD52-04)  |  Wilingura people (N99) (NT SD53-14)  |  Warumungu language (C18) (NT SE53-01)  |  Alawa people (N92) (NT SD53-10)  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Arabana / Arabunna people (L13) (SA SH53-03)  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu language (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Pinkangarna / Bin-gongina language (C21) (NT SE53-09)  |  Pinkangarna / Bin-gongina people (C21) (NT SE53-09)  |  Malak Malak language (N22) (NT SD52-08)  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili language (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Limilngan / Buneidja / Buneidya language (N42) (NT SD53-01)  |  Alyawarr / Alyawarre language (C14) (NT SF53-07)  |  Djowei language (N30) (NT SD52-04)  |  Luritja / Loritja people (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Larrakia / Laragiya / Gulumirrgin language (N21) (NT SD52-04)  |  Warumungu people (C18) (NT SE53-10)  |  Arrernte / Aranda language (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Binbinga people (N138) (NT SE53-03)  |  Luritja / Loritja language (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Amurdak / Umorrdak / Amarak people (N47) (NT SC53-13)  |  Binbinga language (N138) (NT SE53-03)  |  Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Ndjebbana / Gunavidji / Gunibidji language (N74) (NT SD53-02)  |  Kunbarlang / Gunbalang language (N69) (NT SD53-02)  |  Yanyuwa / Yanuwa people (N153) (NT SE53-04)  |  Kunbarlang / Gunbalang people (N69) (NT SD53-02)  |  Alawa language (N92) (NT SD53-10)  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Garrwa / Garrawa / Garawa people (N155) (NT SE53-08)  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu people (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Wilingura language (N99) (NT SD53-14)  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej people (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Larrakia / Laragiya / Gulumirrgin people (N21) (NT SD52-04)  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr people (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  Wakaya language (C16) (NT SE53-15)  |  Yanyuwa / Yanuwa language (N153) (NT SE53-04)  |  Garrwa / Garrawa / Garawa language (N155) (NT SE53-08)  |  Tiwi language (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Malak Malak people (N22) (NT SD52-08)  |  Iwaidja / Yiwayja / Yiwadya people (N39) (NT SC53-13)  |  Limilngan / Buneidja / Buneidya people (N42) (NT SD53-01)  |  Widjilg / Widyilg people (N52) (NT SD53-05)  |  Arabana / Arabunna language (L13) (SA SH53-03)  |  Amurdak / Umorrdak / Amarak language (N47) (NT SC53-13)  |  Iwaidja / Yiwayja / Yiwadya language (N39) (NT SC53-13)  |  Mara / Marra people (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Wakaya people (C16) (NT SE53-15)  |  Mara / Marra language (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr language (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  Alyawarr / Alyawarre people (C14) (NT SF53-07)  |  Gurdanji / Kurdanji / Gudanji people (C26) (NT SE53-07)  |  Widjilg / Widyilg language (N52) (NT SD53-05)  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili people (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Gurdanji / Kurdanji / Gudanji language (C26) (NT SE53-07)  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej language (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  Finke River (South Central NT SF53-13, SG53-01, SG53-06)  |  Barrow Creek (Central NT SF53-06)  |  Macdonnell Ranges (South Central NT SF53-13, SF53-14)  |  Dalhousie (SA Central Australia SG53-11)  |  Queensland (Qld)  |  Charlotte Waters (South Central NT SG53-06)  |  Lake Amadeus (South Central NT SG52-04)  |  Tennant Creek (Central NT SE53-14)  |  Darwin (NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Ooraminna (South Central NT SG53-02)


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