The Resource Adam in ochre : inside Aboriginal Australia, Colin Simpson

Adam in ochre : inside Aboriginal Australia, Colin Simpson

Label
Adam in ochre : inside Aboriginal Australia
Title
Adam in ochre
Title remainder
inside Aboriginal Australia
Statement of responsibility
Colin Simpson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is a book which begins in Arnhem Land, about a expedition of scientists to the remote top-north corner of Australia, and then concerns itself more and more with that least-understood of men, the Australian Aboriginal. I have tried to gain and to convey an understanding of his life - yes, even his sex life - as it was and as it is, and of a future which we, surely, will not keep from him. I have tried to see Adamiji in his true colours. Finding him vivid, I hope I have conveyed that quality." -- aim and acknowledgement
  • Story of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land; mainly Oenpelli region; describes rituals, religious beliefs, bodily decoration, myths and womens status
Cataloging source
ATSIC
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1908-1983
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Simpson, Colin
Dewey number
305.8/9915/09429
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Adam in ochre : inside Aboriginal Australia, Colin Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1951
Contents
Arnhem Land expedition -- Kakadu naked -- Island of Yoi -- Mosek's people -- White delusion -- Supplement -- Glossary -- Map showing Arnhem Land, etc
Control code
000004458704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
221 p., [20] p. of plates (some col.)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by ATSIC
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26044359
Label
Adam in ochre : inside Aboriginal Australia, Colin Simpson
Publication
Note
First published: Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1951
Contents
Arnhem Land expedition -- Kakadu naked -- Island of Yoi -- Mosek's people -- White delusion -- Supplement -- Glossary -- Map showing Arnhem Land, etc
Control code
000004458704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
221 p., [20] p. of plates (some col.)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by ATSIC
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26044359

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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