The Resource Aborigines of Australia

Aborigines of Australia

Label
Aborigines of Australia
Title
Aborigines of Australia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
Children's book; Who are the Aborigines, early contacts, physical appearance, origin & prehistory, stone tools; the concept of the Dreaming, creation myths (water hole at Ayers Rock, Mount Olga), Rainbow Serpent; a typical day (central Australia), camping & sleeping arrangements, division of labour, food collecting, lists some foods, weapons, hunting methods, cooking, food sharing; structure of Aboriginal society - tribal groups, territory & its size, clans, local groups, moieties, kinship & marriage, leadership & authority; childhood, recreation, education, mutilation of girls fingers, puberty ceremonies; initiation of boys - ceremonies & related myths (Mountain devil myth given), bullroarer, tooth avulsion, circumcision; totemism; hunting & weapons, fishing methods; water resources, foods (lists types), sharing, Bunya Bunya feast, shelters, body ornaments; marriage arrangements, polygyny, conception beliefs, death and mourning, widows caps, inquest methods, after death beliefs; music - instruments of Arnhem Land, dancing (Ubar ceremony), songs (2 in English only), myths (gives Emu & Turkey myth), Aboriginal words in English, sign languages & message sticks; art - decorative art, pigments, bark paintings, cave paintings (styles), rock engraving; conflict with Europeans, effects of European settlement, Battle of Pinjarra, Hornet Bank massacre, Caledon Bay massacre; Government policies, assimilation, education, housing; short glossary of common Aboriginal words in text
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1922-
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Gruhzit-Hoyt, Olga
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Ethnology
Label
Aborigines of Australia
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Includes: 1- Who are the Aborigines -- 2 - The dreaming time -- 3 - A typical day -- 4 - Structure of Aboriginal Society -- 5 - Childhood -- 6 - Young girls -- 7 - Initiation of boys -- 8 - Totemism -- 9 - Hunting and fishing -- 10 - Food, shelter, and clothing -- 11 - Marriage, birthe and death -- 12 - Music, song and dance, and other communication -- 13 - Art -- 14 -- Conflict with the Whites -- 15 - Today and tomorrow
Control code
M0056452
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill., map.;
Stock number
7648
System control number
0080553
Label
Aborigines of Australia
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Includes: 1- Who are the Aborigines -- 2 - The dreaming time -- 3 - A typical day -- 4 - Structure of Aboriginal Society -- 5 - Childhood -- 6 - Young girls -- 7 - Initiation of boys -- 8 - Totemism -- 9 - Hunting and fishing -- 10 - Food, shelter, and clothing -- 11 - Marriage, birthe and death -- 12 - Music, song and dance, and other communication -- 13 - Art -- 14 -- Conflict with the Whites -- 15 - Today and tomorrow
Control code
M0056452
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill., map.;
Stock number
7648
System control number
0080553

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Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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