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Hidden wealth and hiding people / Michael Terry
Bib ID 89840
Format BookBook
Author
Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
 
Description London ; New York : Putnam, [1931] 
xv, 350 p., [63] leaves of plates : ill., charts (some folded), maps (some folded) ; 23 cm. 
Summary

Trip from Port Hedland to Broome, Halls Creek, Tanami and Alice Springs; numerous references to encounters with Aborigines; p.21; Circumcision, marriage groupings (information from Mr. Unmack, Pardoo Station, north of Port Hedland; p.42-44; Wallal - burning grass for hunting with firestick, food; p.113; Punishments for breaking law, fights, Kimberleys; p.116; Womens fights, eastern Kimberleys; p.128-132; Charara waterhole, Gardiner Range - native names given, charcoal rock drawings, the Granites; p.179; Remarks on burying green fruit of native orange, cooked seed cakes; p.217- 237; Hostilities (mostly Wallmulla), S.W. of Tanami; Royal Commission findings on causes of hostilities; p.263; Well at Jardaiyarda, Mount Marjorie; p.302; Wet weather well and stone arrangement, Mount Marjorie.

Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Hunting - Fire and smoke.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons - Wet season.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Gathering.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Technology - Wood - Fire sticks.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Western Australia -- Description and travel.  |  Northern Territory -- Description and travel -- 1901-1950.  |  Wupipi / Broome (WA West Kimberley SE51-06)  |  The Granites (Central NT SF52-03)  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Halls Creek (WA East Kimberley SE52-10)  |  Port Hedland (WA East Pilbara SF50-04)  |  Junkiya / Pardoo (WA East Pilbara SF50-04)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Wallal (WA SE51-13)

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