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Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land / by Donald F. Thomson
Bib ID 750894
Format BookBook
Author
Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970
 
Description Melbourne : Macmillan, 1949 
106 p., [9] p. of plates : ill., 1 folded map ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Basic structure & organization of N.E. Arnhem Land, shows how the impact upon the Aborigines of culture from Indonesia stimulated an exchange cycle so that goods were passed for inland from the coast; Ownership of land, economic structure and organization of work; Important influence of contrasting seasons on food supply, movements & occupations; Conception of wealth, the giving of presents and the idea of payment; Effect of Macassan voyagers on economic & sacred life; Detailed account of system surrounding the exchange of gifts and sharing of food; kin relationships; Types of goods exchanged, spear heads from Njillipidji quarry.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Social life and customs.  |  Economic anthropology -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Economic conditions.  |  Ceremonial exchange -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Ritharrngu / Ridharrngu people (N104) (NT SD53-07)  |  Sites - Quarries - Stone.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Land rights - Ownership.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems.  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Sharing.  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Djinang / Dyinang people (N94.1) (NT SD53-02)  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Habitation - Nomadism.  |  Art - Crafts.  |  Daily life.  |  Elcho Island (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15, SD53-03)  |  Blue Mud Bay map area (East Arnhem Land NT SD53-07)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Buckingham Bay (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Arnhem Bay map area (East Arnhem Land NT SD53-03)

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