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Arafura, Aboriginal town : the Medico- Sociological Expedition to Arnhem Land in 1968

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Arafura, Aboriginal town : the Medico- Sociological Expedition to Arnhem Land in 1968
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Arafura, Aboriginal town : the Medico- Sociological Expedition to Arnhem Land in 1968
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Author assisted by D. Baglin, G. Bianchi, D. McElwain, J. Money & B. Nurcombe on fieldwork Elcho Is., 1968; Chap.1; Rapid population growth, change from nomadic to town life via mission stage, problems of education; Historical & geographical outline, early influences, Macassan & later European; Japanese trade period, welfare, Mission established 1924; Yolyu viability, demography, population movements, primary & secondary industries, housing, tertiary services; Chap.2; Money economy & employment, desire for aspects of western culture, assimilation difficulties; Village council denounces petrol-inhaling, gambling & stealing, need for leaders; Rangga posts intended to consolidate Elcho people neglected, psychiatric factors; Infant bethrothal, challenge to exogamous marriage the Promise man; Young people forbidden by elders to mix socially, eroticism, Kunapipi rites, employability, names & identity; Profitable art Chap.3; Belief in Marnygitj, medicine man & spirit servants, dreaming & healing, properties of medicine man; Magic objects & medicine man from Marridatja Station; Typhoid beliefs; Health services, problems with dispensing, communal feeding for children, sanitation & sickness, limited nursing help available, especially native help.; Chap.4; Yolyu classification of behaviour disturbance, depressive disorder, cases of suicide, delirium, hookworm & haemoglobin level; Polygamy & distruptive effects, native contraception, beliefs & methods, attitude of women; Gambling, the Elcho game; Chap.5; Pre & postnatal care & habits; Preschool, temper tantrums in children, avoidance relationships in school, enforced bachelorhood, sexual relations discussed; Chap.6; Proposals to benefit health, education, industries, policies, etc.; Chap.8; Precausal & paracausal thinking concepts of causality in Aboriginal children, comparisons with Canadian children; Chap.10; Four case histories of adolescents sniffing petrol; Galpu, dispossessed tribes aggresive attitude to Djapu; Effect of petrol - sniffing as tension discharge, percentage of Galpu & allied Gumatj addicts; Questionnaire for retention of beliefs both subject & control groups of children 11 to 14 years & results; Adolescents hampered in resolving problems of normal development, difficulties with traditional beliefs & assimilation attempts; Chap.11; Bodily behaviour & sick role behaviour, subject & control groups examined on 20 questions C.M.I. & R.B. tests and results; Marital status, contraception discussed; Aggressiveness in children of sick parents assessed; Effects of other sociocultural factors, physical ill-health, intelligence; Emphasis placed on ensured physical health, rehabilitation of Dispensary Attender & problem of providing satisfactory life in culturally-excluded world
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Cawte, John
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Arafura, Aboriginal town : the Medico- Sociological Expedition to Arnhem Land in 1968
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Arafura, Aboriginal town : the Medico- Sociological Expedition to Arnhem Land in 1968
Publication
Note
tbls.; Typescript; Restricted use
Control code
M0044895
Extent
various pagings
Governing access note
  • Open access - reading
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0064595

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