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Aboriginal antiquities in Western Australia

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Aboriginal antiquities in Western Australia
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Aboriginal antiquities in Western Australia
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  • Notes on recording of sites by Anthropological Society of Western Australia; 1) Rock paintings south west, stencils (hands, feet, animal feet, weapons), colours (black only in Bates Range), hand impressions, hand outlines (Kellerberrin (Lake Farm), Waarrachuppin Rock, York - Clifton Farm, Beverley, Bald Rock, Mandula, Igidina, Geraldton Willygully Farm, Lake Hillman, Mount Magnet Binnaburra and Boogardie Stations, Mullewa - Wooleen Station, Hyden Rock, Greenough River - Camel Peak, Murchison - Annear Station, Hyden - Carved Cave Spring); Murchison and northwest styles - outlines and silhouettes of human and animal figures (Austen Downs and Annear Stations, Sandspring homestead Greenough River, Appertara, Willow Gully, Nannutharra, Lennonville, Dalgaranger Station, Yalgoo, Yalgoo Rock, Walgo Rock, Yarraquin, Milly Milly Station, Meerberrie, Murgoo, north of Wandary Pool, Ngumartha, Tching and Millayalba rock holes); north west - Williamsbury Station (Carnarvon), Eastern Gorge, Wittenoom, Dales and Kalamina Gorges, Rio Tinto Gorge, upper de Grey River (line designs resembling Garadjeri pearl shell pendants from Anna Plains), Minnie Creek, Walgo Rock; linear style of rock shelters from Murchison (eastern side), northwestern districts to South Australia and Northern Territory borders, lists motifs, sites at Wongajina (Lake Carey), Windulda, Biringarra, Laverton area (Red Castle, Bates Range), Cavenagh, Warburton, Blackstone and Kathleen Ranges, Robertson Range (Ngujarunya Station); Warburton and Gibson Desert animal paintings a form of hunting magic; Kimberleys - notes on Wandjina figures of the Worora, Unambal and Ungarinyin tribes (colours, shapes, size, Wandjina beliefs, animal totems), stick figures - Western Kimberleys (Ord River, Hidden Valley near Kununurra, Forrest River, Napier, Broome Bay, Parry Harbour);
  • 2) Rock engravings Port Hedland (lists motifs), Depuch Island (line patterns, linear and fully pecked figures), Gallery Hill (near Woodstock) - lists motifs, Pindari Pool (Druchina Ranges), Yandagoodgie, Hooley Station, Nunyerry Creek, Hamersley, Black Hill Pool (near Mount Herbert), Croydon, Sherlock, Chiratta, Mount Edgar, Maroona, Lyndon, Uaroo, Mulga Downs, Kerrs Split Rock, Nimingarra, Anna Plains, Pirina, Cooapooey, Mount Phillip, Mardee, Pardoo, Pilga, Hillside and Ullawarra Stations, Pyramid and Balmoral Stations, Opthalmia Range Gap - Fortescue River, Yiniwara and Tadangara rock holes - Gifford Creek, Minnie Creek (Waraginemulga) and Mount Sandiman Stations - Lyons River, Piawali Hill (Mundabullagana Station), Robinson Creek (Hooley Range), sites south of Nullagine, Red Rock (Yarlarweelor), Drungana Creek, Ngalina, Kalamina, Dales and Eastern Gorges; Murchison district Bugadji Rock (Hampton Plains), Meekatharra, Biningarra, Meeberie, Yalgoo Rock, Yarrameedee, Ngumartha and Tching rock holes, Chiagua Hill, Mount Magnet, Edah Station, Kimberleys - Fitzroy River, Mount Barnett Station (Wandjina outlines), Prudhoe Island, Linesmans Creek, Tunbai, Carpenters Gap, Sturts Creek Station (knight in armour), Koolan and Sunday Island, Dampier Land, Palm Springs, Lewis and Slatey Creeks - Gordon Downs Station, Glenelg and Drysdale Rivers, linear designs at Tjampingku, Wintjaru;
  • 3) Stone arrangments, a) natural rock features, totem centres, Rainbow Serpent stone Munja Station, Wirimodangiri Cave - thunder spirit, b) heaps and cairns - Indiri (Forrest River), Oyamirri, Walcott Inlet, Sale River, Pukara (Gibson Desert) and Ngulpur-Ngulpur (increase sites), Mount Agnes, Prince Regent River, Glenelg River, ridge between Charnley and Calder Waters, Badur (Parda Hills), York Sound, Gordon Springs, Morawa, c) monoliths - commemorative stones of Worora people (northern Kimberley), markers for painted caves, d) circles & ovals - Worora increase sites, circles at Dongarra, Lake Logue, Mingenew, Mount Maitland, Canna, Port Hedland, 6 miles from Walcott Inlet, Mount Dagleish Creek, Calder River, North Pool (Wiluna), circular huts supported by slabs - Partjar (Gibson Desert), inquest stones - Kimberleys, e) lines - upper Murchison district, Mandjindja tribal territory, f) pits - upper Glenelg River, Lunga, Yauor and Garadjeri increase sites, Port Hedland increase sites, Depuch Island, g) stones in trees between Port George IV and Hanover Bay seen by Grey, Partjar (Gibson Desert) - warning of ritual grounds, h) complex arrangements - Pithara Station, Wannarra Station, Koolanooka Hills (Morawa), Windy Ridge, Ungarinyin totemic centre - Kimberleys (Walcott Inlet), Tunbai, Brockmans Cave, Mount Barnett Station, Bigge Island, eastern desert region, Partjar canyon, i) rock gongs - Pitjantjara totemic site at Makurapiti (near Mount Agnes), Spring River, Kudjuntari Waterhole, Chichester Range, Anketell North (east of Jigalong Mission), Eeldoon, j) fish traps - Ballardong tribal country, La Grange Bay, Cambridge Gulf, Wilsons Inlet (Denmark), Oyster Harbour (Albany), k) hunting blinds - Mularpayi (dimensions, kangaroo and emu hunting);
  • 4) Ochre mines - uses, ownership, Wilgamia (Weld Range) brief version of myth given, Boo-yoo-noo, Bulaguda (70 miles east of Hamelin Pool), Yalgoo - white clay deposit; 5) Quarries and surface campsites chipping places (upper Glenelg River, 9 miles from Wyndham, Woodhouse River, between Broome and Wyndham, Lukis Granites, assemblages at Millstream Station, Fortescue River, 10 sites within 45 miles of Perth); 6) Middens and occupational deposits Narandagy Spring (Lockier River), Cowan Creek, La Grange Bay, Port Hedland; 7) Seed grinding and paint pits - seeds; Port Hedland, paint mining; Boo-yoo-noo and Kimberley painted caves; 8) Graves and disposal of dead - Bunbury (graves), Kimberleys (graves), deposits of skulls and bones in clan Wandjina galleries; 9) Wells - notes coverings and naming as permanent camping places; 10) Dams - in northwest and Great Victoria Desert; 11) Marked trees - baobabs seen by Grey, sacred places in Pinjarra area marked by trees seen by Mrs. Bates, Darling Range (Swan River Settlement); 12) Sacred stones and boards - notes building of special huts; 13) Modern huts, brush fences for kangaroo and emu hunting, hollow baobab shelters
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1905-1997
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McCarthy, Frederick D.
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Anthropological Society of Western Australia
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Aboriginal antiquities in Western Australia
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M0047072
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p. 73-90
System control number
0067594
Label
Aboriginal antiquities in Western Australia
Publication
Control code
M0047072
Extent
p. 73-90
System control number
0067594

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