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An Australian Aboriginal musical instrument / by R. Etheridge
Bib ID 90027
Format BookBook
Author
Etheridge, R. (Robert), 1846-1920
 
Description [London : Anthropological Institute], 1894 
p. [320]-324 ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Obtained 100 miles inland from Port Douglas near Cairns Description and method of playing; Use of boomerangs to beat time where made; On Herbert River women beat time by slapping thighs; Jardine Brothers report of use of two drums, obtained by barter from Torres Straits Islands, at Newcastle Bay; Extensive barter system.

Notes

"Reprinted from the Journal of the Anthropological Institute, May, 1894"--p. 324.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Music.  |  Music - Instruments.  |  Music - Instruments - Percussion - Paired boomerangs.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Cairns (NE Qld SE55-02)  |  Herbert River (NE Qld SE55-05, SE55-09)  |  Newcastle (NSW N Coast SI56-02)  |  Port Douglas (NE Qld SE55-01)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)
Other authors/contributors Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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