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Our channel country : man and nature in South-west Queensland / by A.M. Duncan-Kemp
Bib ID 2013330
Format BookBook
Author
Duncan-Kemp, A. M. (Alice Monkton)
 
Description Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1961 
xii, 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
Summary

Brief references to natives employed at Mooraberrie Station; p.24-25; Attempted shooting of police officer by black tracker; p.38; Native wells and springs, about 12 miles from station; Dreamtime path taken by woman wizard; p.44-45; Short account of Cunmurra, the Great Snake (Farrars Creek); p.47; Native lucky charm bracelet and exchange gift; p.49; Song of emu hunters, womans Dreaming; p.51; Eaglehawk and Kudyia tribes coota and dhoora spear; p.54-56; Legend of dingo, Myorli, Goolburra and Murranudda tribes; dingo totem, Eloora the goddess, hostile tribesmen; p.58; Plant used for childbirth, description of Tjilbirba totem board; p.75; Brief notes on camp life, division of labour; p.79-81; Koora-koo-inyah cult, legend of wise woman who gave laws on marriage to uncircumcised tribes; p.83-87; Uldagardinyah the law giver, rock painting, initiated men as Eebi, human sacrifice, sky legends, description of natives, love ngana as initiation; p.106- 111; Strange powers of Minyee and son Moola over birds and animals, hostility of women when flower good-luck charms destroyed; p.114; Mans walkabout as cure for love sickness; p.115; Sign language; p.117-118; Coolabah tree thought to contain tribal history, women catch giant crickets for food; p.135; Brief notes on totemism and marriage; p.137-139; Peace between tribes through G. Debney; p.151-154; Plants used as food and medicine; p.178-181; Native wells and native methods of locating and purifying; p.189-193; Goose festival; p.195-201; Family structure, avoidance relationships; p.202- 208; Religion and preinitiation training; p.210-218; Notes on cooking fish, plant foods, birds; p.223- 225; Brief account of tools, pirries, biface spear head, stone adzes, pressure flaking and percussion flaking; p.226-231; Tracking ability; approximately 53 native words, most with English meanings.

Subjects Language - Vocabulary - Human classification.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Language.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing - Tracking.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Boards.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Food - Meat - Birds.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Animals - Birds - Ducks / Geese.  |  Stories and motifs - Snakes.  |  Demography - Family and household characteristics.  |  Technology - Stone - Flakes.  |  Hunting - Birds - Emus.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Wangkumara / Wanggumara language (L25) (Qld SG54-15)  |  Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena.  |  Birria / Biria / Pirriya language (L36) (Qld SG54-08)  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Wangkumara / Wanggumara people (L25) (Qld SG54-15)  |  Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.  |  Stories and motifs - Emu.  |  Magic and sorcery - Love magic.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Avoidance relationships.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Costume and clothing - Armbands, bracelets etc.  |  Majuli / Maiawali language (L40) (Qld SF54-15)  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Plants.  |  Stories and motifs - Fish.  |  Technology - Stone - Adzes.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Fishing.  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Avoidance.  |  Law enforcement - Police conduct and attitudes.  |  Majuli / Maiawali people (L40) (Qld SF54-15)  |  Birria / Biria / Pirriya people (L36) (Qld SG54-08)  |  Stories and motifs - Plants.  |  Law enforcement - Police trackers.  |  Art - Rock painting.  |  Food - Seafood - Fish.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Plant names.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Queensland -- Description and travel -- 1951-1975.  |  Queensland Channel Country (Qld Far West SF54, SG54)

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