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The land of the dawning : being facts gleaned from cannibals in the Australian Stone Age / by W.H. Willshire
Bib ID 786513
Format BookBook
Author
Willshire, W. H
 
Printer (Adelaide : W.K. Thomas)
Description [Adelaide? : s.n.], 1896 
101 pages : illustrations portraits ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Incidents which happened during 16 years as officer in charge of Native Police; covers Katherine, Daly, Gregory, Roper & Victoria Rivers; brief comments on initiation, cicatrization marks with interpretation; mode of burial (Barrow Creek, Tennants Creek, Newcastle Waters); murders by natives from 1873; practice of cannibalism; vocabularies of Gordon Creek area, Katherine - Willeroo, Victoria River & names of trees etc. in Upper Wickham country.

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Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 18626

Subjects Willshire, W. H.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory.  |  Criminology -- Northern Territory.  |  Wardaman people (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Nungali language (N28) (NT SD52-12)  |  Wardaman language (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Law enforcement - Police - Native police.  |  Bilinara language (N36) (NT SD52-16)  |  Nungali people (N28) (NT SD52-12)  |  Cannibalism.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Tree and platform burial.  |  Bilinara people (N36) (NT SD52-16)  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Plant names.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Northern Territory -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900.  |  Roper River (NT Top End SD53-09, SD53-10, SD53-11)  |  Katherine (NT Top End SD53-09)  |  Newcastle Waters (North NT SE53-05)  |  Gordon Creek (North NT SE52-04)  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  Victoria River (North NT SD52, SE52)  |  Willeroo (North NT SD52-16)  |  Barrow Creek (Central NT SF53-06)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Tennant Creek (Central NT SE53-14)

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