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Australian Aboriginal decorative art / by Frederick D. McCarthy
Bib ID 713907
Format BookBook
Author
McCarthy, Frederick D. (Frederick David), 1905-1997
 
Printer (Sydney : Australasian Medical Publishing Co.)
Description Sydney : Trustees of the Australian Museum, 1938 
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
Summary

Includes shields, boomerangs, spear-throwers, clubs, carved trees (eastern Australia); weapons and utensils, ritual objects, ceremonial regalia, ground drawings (Central Australia and Kimberleys); weapons, twined baskets, didjeridu, grave posts, stringy-bark baskets, spears, muraian, bark drawings (Arnhem Land and adjacent islands); baobab nuts, pearl-shell phallo-crypts, concentric figures (Western Australia); superimposition of incised patterns, maze pattern (Broome district); full description and meanings of designs, methods of execution and materials, painted shields (northeastern Queensland)

Notes

Bibliography: p. 48.

Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Art - Sculpture - Tree carving.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Art - Sand and ground design.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Material culture - String and rope making.  |  Plants - Stringybark.  |  Art - Art motifs - Geometric.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Music - Instruments - Wind - Didjeridu.  |  Art - Carving and engraving - Boab nuts.  |  Material culture - Bark objects.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  East Kimberley area (North NT SD52-15)  |  Gippsland / Eastern Victoria (E Vic SJ55)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  New South Wales (NSW)  |  Wupipi / Broome (WA West Kimberley SE51-06)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.  |  Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52)
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