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The Resource Aboriginal biocultural knowledge in south-eastern Australia : perspectives of early colonists, Fred Cahir, Ian D. Clark and Philip A. Clarke

Aboriginal biocultural knowledge in south-eastern Australia : perspectives of early colonists, Fred Cahir, Ian D. Clark and Philip A. Clarke

Label
Aboriginal biocultural knowledge in south-eastern Australia : perspectives of early colonists
Title
Aboriginal biocultural knowledge in south-eastern Australia
Title remainder
perspectives of early colonists
Statement of responsibility
Fred Cahir, Ian D. Clark and Philip A. Clarke
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cahir, Fred
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clark, Ian D.
  • Clarke, Philip A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Traditional medicine
Label
Aboriginal biocultural knowledge in south-eastern Australia : perspectives of early colonists, Fred Cahir, Ian D. Clark and Philip A. Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Totemic life / Philip A. Clarke : introduction; Aboriginal beliefs; Eaglehawk and Crow narratives; Life among whales; Discussion -- Terrestrial spirit being / Philip A. Clarke : introduction; Ethnographic details; Totemic protectors; Spirit beings and Aboriginal biocultural knowledge -- Water spirit beings / Philip A. Clarke : introduction; Bunyips; The European discovery of bunyips; Discussion -- Plant food / Philip A. Clarke : introduction; Plant foods; Making wild foods "useful"; Discussion -- Animal food / Philip A. Clarke: Introduction; Invertebrates; Fish; Birds; Reptiles; Terrestrial mammals; Marine mammals; Discussion -- Water / Ian D. Clarke : introduction; Reading the signs: animals and insects as indicators of the presence of water; Hydronyms as clues in the cultural landscape; Rock-holes; Water from plants; Owarine; Waterholes beside dry lakes; Waterholes dug to retain rainwater; Adaptations in times of water scarcity; Thirst quenchers; Dew water; Strainers and filters; Village sites and campsites at sources of permanent water; Drought conditions blamed on the arrival of Europeans; Rainmakers or charmers; Limiting water spillage; Water extractors; Water storage / vessels; Bark buckets; Waterbags made from animal skins; Drinking vessels; Conclusion -- Fire in Aboriginal south-eastern Australia / Fred Cahir and Sarah McMaster: introduction; The historical record; Customary burning; Motivations for burning; Knowledge of Aboriginal fire; Fire as an offensive weapon; Recognising fire skills; Discussion -- Watercraft / Fred Cahir : introduction; Creation stories and cultural significance; Distribution; Traditional uses; Transport and communication; Night fishing; Customs and ceremony; How to make a canoe; Making use of Aboriginal canoes; Reliance upon Aboriginal knowledge of canoes; Saving white fellas; Economic dependence on canoes; Colonisers using canoes - badly; Discussion -- Shelter: housing / Fred Cahir: introduction; Types of shelters; Use and reliance by colonisers on Aboriginal shelter; Destruction of shelters; Discussion -- Clothing / Fred Cahir: introduction; Animal skin and fur clothing; Manufacturing possum skin garments; Possum rug decoration; Garments other than skin, feather or fur; headbands and bonnets; Colonist use of Indigenous skins and furs, and of Aboriginal garments; Possum skin commerce in the gold rush era; Discussion -- Wellbeing / Ian D. Clark : introduction; Medicine men and women; Practices of the medicine men and women; Europeans and their treatment by Aboriginal doctors; Causes of death and ill-health; Harming practices; Dangerous places and sources of dangerous powers; Conclusion -- Healing / Ian D. Clark : Introduction; Isolating the sick; General treatment of wounds; Blood-letting; Steam baths and cold water bathing; Use of ligatures; Rheumatism; Joint pain; Skin infections; Burns; Venereal disease; Dysentery; Chest infections; Insect repellents; Headache, earache, toothache and stomach-ache; Delayed lactation in new mothers; Treating colic; Snakebite; Ophthalmia; Refreshing drinks and tonics; European uses of bush medicine; Conclusion -- Trade / Ian D. Clark: introduction; Items for exchange; The context of exchange; Role of messengers in exchange; Gifts; Special expeditions; Intercultural trade with Europeans; Conclusion -- Space / Philip A. Clarke: introduction; The Skyworld; Skyworld as a home of spirits; Connections between Earth and the Skyworld; Underworld; Orientation and appearance of the Skyworld; Gender; Skyworld influences over Earth; Directions; Wurdi Youang stone arrangement; Discussion -- Time / Philip A. Clarke : Introduction; Forecasting weather; Seasonal calendar; Calendar plants; Weather makers; Discussion -- Conclusion: The future of Aboriginal biocultural knowledge
Control code
000060717621
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781486306114
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photos, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1003859292
Label
Aboriginal biocultural knowledge in south-eastern Australia : perspectives of early colonists, Fred Cahir, Ian D. Clark and Philip A. Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Totemic life / Philip A. Clarke : introduction; Aboriginal beliefs; Eaglehawk and Crow narratives; Life among whales; Discussion -- Terrestrial spirit being / Philip A. Clarke : introduction; Ethnographic details; Totemic protectors; Spirit beings and Aboriginal biocultural knowledge -- Water spirit beings / Philip A. Clarke : introduction; Bunyips; The European discovery of bunyips; Discussion -- Plant food / Philip A. Clarke : introduction; Plant foods; Making wild foods "useful"; Discussion -- Animal food / Philip A. Clarke: Introduction; Invertebrates; Fish; Birds; Reptiles; Terrestrial mammals; Marine mammals; Discussion -- Water / Ian D. Clarke : introduction; Reading the signs: animals and insects as indicators of the presence of water; Hydronyms as clues in the cultural landscape; Rock-holes; Water from plants; Owarine; Waterholes beside dry lakes; Waterholes dug to retain rainwater; Adaptations in times of water scarcity; Thirst quenchers; Dew water; Strainers and filters; Village sites and campsites at sources of permanent water; Drought conditions blamed on the arrival of Europeans; Rainmakers or charmers; Limiting water spillage; Water extractors; Water storage / vessels; Bark buckets; Waterbags made from animal skins; Drinking vessels; Conclusion -- Fire in Aboriginal south-eastern Australia / Fred Cahir and Sarah McMaster: introduction; The historical record; Customary burning; Motivations for burning; Knowledge of Aboriginal fire; Fire as an offensive weapon; Recognising fire skills; Discussion -- Watercraft / Fred Cahir : introduction; Creation stories and cultural significance; Distribution; Traditional uses; Transport and communication; Night fishing; Customs and ceremony; How to make a canoe; Making use of Aboriginal canoes; Reliance upon Aboriginal knowledge of canoes; Saving white fellas; Economic dependence on canoes; Colonisers using canoes - badly; Discussion -- Shelter: housing / Fred Cahir: introduction; Types of shelters; Use and reliance by colonisers on Aboriginal shelter; Destruction of shelters; Discussion -- Clothing / Fred Cahir: introduction; Animal skin and fur clothing; Manufacturing possum skin garments; Possum rug decoration; Garments other than skin, feather or fur; headbands and bonnets; Colonist use of Indigenous skins and furs, and of Aboriginal garments; Possum skin commerce in the gold rush era; Discussion -- Wellbeing / Ian D. Clark : introduction; Medicine men and women; Practices of the medicine men and women; Europeans and their treatment by Aboriginal doctors; Causes of death and ill-health; Harming practices; Dangerous places and sources of dangerous powers; Conclusion -- Healing / Ian D. Clark : Introduction; Isolating the sick; General treatment of wounds; Blood-letting; Steam baths and cold water bathing; Use of ligatures; Rheumatism; Joint pain; Skin infections; Burns; Venereal disease; Dysentery; Chest infections; Insect repellents; Headache, earache, toothache and stomach-ache; Delayed lactation in new mothers; Treating colic; Snakebite; Ophthalmia; Refreshing drinks and tonics; European uses of bush medicine; Conclusion -- Trade / Ian D. Clark: introduction; Items for exchange; The context of exchange; Role of messengers in exchange; Gifts; Special expeditions; Intercultural trade with Europeans; Conclusion -- Space / Philip A. Clarke: introduction; The Skyworld; Skyworld as a home of spirits; Connections between Earth and the Skyworld; Underworld; Orientation and appearance of the Skyworld; Gender; Skyworld influences over Earth; Directions; Wurdi Youang stone arrangement; Discussion -- Time / Philip A. Clarke : Introduction; Forecasting weather; Seasonal calendar; Calendar plants; Weather makers; Discussion -- Conclusion: The future of Aboriginal biocultural knowledge
Control code
000060717621
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781486306114
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photos, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1003859292

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