The Resource Aborigines of King George Sound, Western Australia

Aborigines of King George Sound, Western Australia

Label
Aborigines of King George Sound, Western Australia
Title
Aborigines of King George Sound, Western Australia
Title variation
Recent intelligence respecting the Aborigines of King George's Sound Western Australia
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Account of the Aborigines of King George's Sound (Albany), WA, based on the accounts of Grey, Backhouse, Nind and J. Phillip(p)s (designated as "Governor" - not recorded in the ADB); [pt I] social organisation, marriage customs and related origin myth; inter-tribal conflict; punishment of crimes; problem of unjustly applying colonial law to revenge killing; need for missionaries and interpreters; fire myth - refusal to share fire; sacred nature of songs and dances; [pt II] diet and subsistence - lists the important roots along with the use of the Mynd and Tieubuck bulbs, cooking and preparation method; gender division in diet; seasonality; hunting and fishing methods; health and health beliefs - role of healers - cures; [pt III] dress - making of kangaroo skin cloak, gender division in use of ornament, scarification; use of fire sticks; spear forms, spearthrower, throwing sticks, kodj axe; shelters; rights to land; use of fire for hunting; care and use of dogs; method of kangaroo and emu hunting; fishing methods and cooking; gender relations - violence, widows, birth - treatment of twins and children; funeral rites - burial and not naming the dead, after death beliefs
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Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Aboriginal Australians
Label
Aborigines of King George Sound, Western Australia
Instantiates
Publication
Extent
p. 43-44, 55-56, 71-72
Label
Aborigines of King George Sound, Western Australia
Publication
Extent
p. 43-44, 55-56, 71-72

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