The Resource A song in the desert, R. M. Williams

A song in the desert, R. M. Williams

Label
A song in the desert
Title
A song in the desert
Statement of responsibility
R. M. Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Author's account of his experiences accompanying William Wade on his missionary expeditions to the southern Western Desert region 1926-1928; many references to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (including Afghan) interaction in Central Australia; role of missionaries and missions - establishment of Ernabella; views on the virtues, limitations and future of Aboriginal culture in the region; includes reference to - variety and importance of water sources, physical description, methods of hunting, pituri, gatherings / ceremonies, tribal law and punishment, medicine and disease, trade; views on the value of "totemic" marriage; treatment of women - punishment, genital mutilation, bride purchase; abandonment of the aged; inter-tribal conflict - use of Nullarbor caves as shelters
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANB:REV
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1908-2003
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Williams, R. M.
Dewey number
919.42044
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Williams, R. M.
  • Wade, William
  • Ernabella Mission
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia, Central
Label
A song in the desert, R. M. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
abn98178800
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
201 p.
Isbn
9780207198328
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A song in the desert, R. M. Williams
Publication
Control code
abn98178800
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
201 p.
Isbn
9780207198328
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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