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Boonoorong on the Mornington Peninsula / Tess De Araugo ; pen and wash illustrations by Miriam Kate Vanston
Bib ID 87854
Format BookBook
Author
De Araugo, Tess
 
Description Rosebud West, Vic. : Rose Publishing House, 1993 
viii, 194 p. : ill., maps, 1 geneal. table ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0646163949 (paperback)
Summary

Fictional account, based on fact, of the lifestyle of the Boonoorong people before white settlement and the changes that occurred at that time, centered around a twelve year old boy; image 'Yal Yal Road, Merricks (named after the tribesman who was the Meyrick's stockman)' p. 59, 'Grinding stone (Nepean Historical Society) p. 119, 'An ancient Boonoorong campsite of stones, shells and bones ...' p. 193, 'A hill of discarded shells ...' p. 193, and numerous other illustrations throughout the book.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Mornington Peninsula -- Fiction.  |  Weapons.  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Dance - Recreational - Corroboree.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Costume and clothing - Headdress, headbands.  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Law enforcement - Police - Native police.  |  Material culture - Fur and skin objects and decorations.  |  Sport - Football.  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous - Fiction.  |  Music - Instruments - Percussion - Clapsticks.  |  Initiation - Tooth avulsion.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Technology - Stone - Grindstones.  |  Material culture - String and rope making.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Boonwurrung / Boonerwrung / Bunurong people (S35) (Vic SJ55-09)  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  Werribee (Melbourne Vic SJ55-05)  |  Australia.  |  Mornington Peninsula (Vic SJ55-09)  |  Port Phillip / Western Port area (Vic SJ55)
Other authors/contributors Vanston, Miriam Kate

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