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A place for strangers : towards a history of Australian Aboriginal being, Tony Swain

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A place for strangers : towards a history of Australian Aboriginal being
Title
A place for strangers
Title remainder
towards a history of Australian Aboriginal being
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Tony Swain
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Summary
History of change in Aboriginal world view following contact with external cultures; Chapter 1 - hypothesised primary ontology of place as found in Central and Western Desert cosmology; abiding events and the exclusion of time and the body; conception beliefs and association with place; Chapter 2 - North Queensland and Torres Strait Islander contact with New Guinea - conceptions of land use, material culture exchange and development of the hero cults of Shiveri, Iwai, Kuiam and Bomai; contrast between Aboriginal and Melanesian heroes; relation to place and totemic structure; Chapter 3 - change through the colonisation of south east Australia; appearance of Utopian cosmologies and the All-Father (Baimai and Bunjil); moral order, the fate of the dead and the problem of evil; Millennian and eschatological responses; place of Bora ceremonies; Chapter 4 - response to the Macassans - appearance of the All-Mother cult; Kunapipi and the symbolic tensions within the cult; appearance of the Earth Mother and conflict with recent male cults; Chapter 5 - responses to the pastoral industry and earlier contact in the Kimberley; origin and interpretation of the Mulunga ceremony; Boxer and the Djanba cult; Djinimin-Jesus, Djulurru and cargo cults
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1955-
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Swain, Tony
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A place for strangers : towards a history of Australian Aboriginal being, Tony Swain
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
M0012805
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 303 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection ; copy 3 received from Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780521430050
Other physical details
maps
Stock number
10154b
System control number
0010623
Label
A place for strangers : towards a history of Australian Aboriginal being, Tony Swain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
M0012805
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 303 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection ; copy 3 received from Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780521430050
Other physical details
maps
Stock number
10154b
System control number
0010623

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