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Recollections of squatting in Victoria, then called the Port Phillip District (from 1841 to 1851) / Edward M. Curr
Bib ID 721936
Format BookBook
Author
Curr, Edward M. (Edward Micklethwaite), 1820-1889
 
Edition 2nd ed., reset. 
Description Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1965 
193 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
Summary

Numerous accounts of contact with natives - Tongala Station (Goulburn R.) - attitude of settlers towards natives; Detailed account of Bangerang tribe marriage, food, hunting, cooking, types of ovens, laws, tribal & inter-tibal relationships, initiation, life cycle, camp life infanticide, tribal etiquette, fire making, mode of burial, physical & mental characteristics, courage; Plates : Aborigines on the Murray; A young native wearing an oppossum-skin cloak; Native of the Bogan; Maps: Squatters rungs in the 1840s; Early squatting rung in the Kilmore-Heathcote District; The Goulburn blacks tribal lands -- Maps show distribution of tribes and sections of Bangerang.

Notes

"Abridged, with a foreword and notes by Harley W. Forster".

First published by George Robertson, Melbourne, 1883.

Includes index.

Subjects Frontier and pioneer life -- Victoria.  |  Sheep -- Victoria.  |  Ethnology -- Australia.  |  Recreation - Games - String games and string figures.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Hunting.  |  Fishing.  |  Gender relations - Betrothal.  |  Recreation - Play.  |  Communications - Message sticks.  |  Initiation - Tooth avulsion.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules.  |  Law enforcement - Police conduct and attitudes.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Communications - Messengers.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Weapons.  |  Animals - Livestock - Stealing and killing.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Costume and clothing - Nose pegs and piercing.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Feuds and warfare - Avenging.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing - Tracking.  |  Plants - Figs.  |  Bangerang people (S40) (Vic SJ55-02)  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Sheep and wool.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Gender relations - Marriage.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Colbinabbin (N Vic SJ55-01)  |  Goulburn River (N Vic SJ55-01)  |  Ovens River (N Vic SJ55-01)  |  Moira (N Vic SJ55-02)  |  Tongala (N Vic SJ55-01)  |  Lake Boga (NW Vic SI54-16)  |  Port Phillip / Western Port area (Vic SJ55)
Other authors/contributors Forster, Harley W

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