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The Australia pocket book : a brief survey of the Commonwealth of Australia, its historical background, and its present-day economic, social and political life
Bib ID 2324659
Format BookBook
Printer (North Melbourne : Victorian Railways Printing Works)
Description [Melbourne] : Dept. of Information, [1947?] 
187 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm. 
Summary

Includes brief statements that the Australian continent was isolated very early in the world's history, so the Indigenous people had obviously lived in isolation for long ages, had no cultivated plants, the bow and arrow were unknown to them, they were nomads, and most of the 52,000 surviving live in the arid central section of the great plateau p. 13; provides an overview of Indigenous history, culture and lifestyle p. 171-172.

Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Race relations - Representation - History.  |  Social identity - Mixed descent.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Government policy.  |  Literature and stories - Non fiction - Scientific and professional.  |  Art - Art motifs.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Demography - Palaeodemography - Aboriginal settlement of Australia.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers - Drovers / Stockmen.  |  Social organisation - Kinship.  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous.  |  Law enforcement - Police trackers.  |  Human biology - Physical anthropology.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Habitation - Nomadism.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Costume and clothing - Nakedness.  |  Settlement and contacts - Government settlements, reserves.  |  Weapons.  |  Australia -- Description and travel -- 1901-1950.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- 1939-1945.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945.  |  Australia.
Other authors/contributors Australia. Department of Information

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