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The boy travellers in Australasia : adventures of two youths in a journey to the Sandwich, Marquesas, Society, Samoan, and Feejee Islands, and through the colonies of New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia / by Thomas W. Knox
Bib ID 977519
Format BookBook
Author
Knox, Thomas Wallace, 1835-1896
 
Description New York : Harper & Brothers, 1889 
xvi, 538 p., [1] leaf of col. plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm. 
Summary

Originally written as a contribution to the Australian Centennial in 1888 based on the author's knowledge of the areas and subsequent historical and scientific research. Includes encounters with and observations about Australian Aboriginal people ; diet ; corroboree ; marriage & courtship customs ; initiation rituals.

Notes

Maps on lining papers.

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Subjects Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Ceremonies - Mock fighting.  |  Food - Bush tucker.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Race relations - Representation - Literature.  |  Dance - Recreational - Corroboree.  |  Oceania -- Description and travel.  |  Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Pacific Islands.  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Australia.

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