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Australian Aboriginal decorative art / by Frederick D. McCarthy ; with foreword by A.P. Elkin
Bib ID 720922
Format BookBook
Author
McCarthy, Frederick D. (Frederick David), 1905-1997
 
Edition 3rd ed. 
Description Sydney : Trustees of the Australian Museum, 1952 
59 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. 
Summary

Descriptive booklet; Includes shields, boomerangs, clubs, carved trees (Eastern Aust.); designs on shields, N.E. Qld.; weapons, utensils, tjuringa, ceremonial regalia, ground drawings (central, N.T. & Kimberleys); Rangga & sacred objects, sculptures, bark paintings, mortuary art, weapons, twined baskets, pipes (Arnhem Land & adjacent islands); grave posts, baskets, weapons (Bathurst and Melville Islands); ceremonial boards and bullroarers, weapons, baobab nuts, pearl-shell phallocrypts (Western Australia); full description and meanings of incised designs.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 59.

Subjects Decoration and ornament -- Australia.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  Art - Sculpture - Tree carving.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Material culture - String and rope making.  |  Art - Carving and engraving - Boab nuts.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Boards.  |  Art - Sand and ground design.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Bullroarers.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Ranggas.  |  Art.  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Queensland (Qld)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)
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