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The Resource Australian Aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the western district of Victoria, Australia, by James Dawson

Australian Aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the western district of Victoria, Australia, by James Dawson

Label
Australian Aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the western district of Victoria, Australia
Title
Australian Aborigines
Title remainder
the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the western district of Victoria, Australia
Statement of responsibility
by James Dawson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation pending
Cataloging source
VMON
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1806-1900
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Dawson, James
Dewey number
  • 499.15
  • 994.0049915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge Library collection
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Australian Aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the western district of Victoria, Australia, by James Dawson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Facsimile reprint of the 1881 edition published by George Robertson, Melbourne
Contents
Tribes: their names, boundaries, languages and dialects -- Population -- Chiefs: their power, dignity and succession -- Property: of the family, laws of, inheritance -- Clothing: men's, women's, at night, adoption of European clothing, rugs, how made -- Habitations: permanent, temporary -- Cleanliness: superstition relative to, the muurong pole, parasites -- Domestic furniture: baskets for carrying and for cooking, wooden bowl, bark bucket, water bags, water troughs, mortars, means of producing fire -- Cooking and food: ovens, roasting, animals eaten, shell fish, roots and vegetables, grubs, gum, manna, drinking water, fruits, division of the spoils of hunting, story of the Selfish Fellow -- Tools: stone axe, stone chisel, scrapers, rasp, mortar and pestle, bone chisel and bodkin, knives -- Laws of marriage: tribal, class, origin of classes, other relations, polygamy, rank, re-marriage of widows, consent of chiefs, strictness of laws, betrothal, mothers-in-law, "turn tongue", initiation into manhood, marriage dress and ceremonies, first two months, divorce, selection of wives, gifts of wives, dissolution of marriage, spells, treatment of wives -- Children: birth, nursing, clothing, killing the weak, language, strange law relative to language -- Names of persons: naming of children, changing names, the effect of death on names, lists of names -- Superstitions and diseases: supernatural beings, celestial, infernal and terrestrial, ghosts, wraiths, shades, haunted cave, witches, dreams, superstitions relative to animals, fires, spells, sorcerers, "White lady", doctors, common remedies, supernatural remedies and artifices, sorcery stones, sunstroke, moonstroke, pulmonary complaints, epidemics, other diseases -- Death and burial: putting old people to death, suicide, burial, cremation, wakes, death and funeral of a chief, relics, spirits appearing, mourning, eating of human flesh -- Avenging of death: finding out the spell thrower, modes of destroying him, Paeaet paeaets, executioner's club, revenge a sacred duty -- Great meetings: summons, preliminaries, message-stick, test-message, messengers, how distinguished, Weerratt Kuuyuut hears of Buckley, public executioner, Pendeet Puulatong, accusations, satisfaction for private wrongs, wild blacks, quarrels between tribes, tournament, trading, necessity of attending meetings, drives of game -- Amusements: music, songs, korroboree, gala dress, ornamental cicatrices, nose ornaments, dancing, clowns, stalking the emu, wrestling, football, spear throwing, toy boomerang, wuae whuuitch -- Weapons: spear, spear thrower, light shield, liangle and heavy shield, clubs and boomerangs -- Animals: dingo, kangaroo, opossum, wombat, native bear, emu, extinct large bird, turkey bustard, gigantic crane, water fowl, eagles, fish, eel fishing, crayfish etc, snakes, stories of boas -- Meteorology, Astronomy: signs of weather, rainmaking, astronomical knowledge, list of heavenly bodies, earthquakes, volcanoes -- Native mounds: their origin, sometimes used for burial -- Anecdotes: the first white man, the first ship, the first bullock, the first formation of water holes, the tortise and the snake, the blue heron, the native companion and the emu, the bunyip, the ghost, the meteor, Buckley's widow -- Conveyance to John Batman -- Vocabularies
Control code
000044957067
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 111, ciii p., 2 leaves of plates
Isbn
9781108006552
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)449828135
Label
Australian Aborigines : the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the western district of Victoria, Australia, by James Dawson
Publication
Note
Facsimile reprint of the 1881 edition published by George Robertson, Melbourne
Contents
Tribes: their names, boundaries, languages and dialects -- Population -- Chiefs: their power, dignity and succession -- Property: of the family, laws of, inheritance -- Clothing: men's, women's, at night, adoption of European clothing, rugs, how made -- Habitations: permanent, temporary -- Cleanliness: superstition relative to, the muurong pole, parasites -- Domestic furniture: baskets for carrying and for cooking, wooden bowl, bark bucket, water bags, water troughs, mortars, means of producing fire -- Cooking and food: ovens, roasting, animals eaten, shell fish, roots and vegetables, grubs, gum, manna, drinking water, fruits, division of the spoils of hunting, story of the Selfish Fellow -- Tools: stone axe, stone chisel, scrapers, rasp, mortar and pestle, bone chisel and bodkin, knives -- Laws of marriage: tribal, class, origin of classes, other relations, polygamy, rank, re-marriage of widows, consent of chiefs, strictness of laws, betrothal, mothers-in-law, "turn tongue", initiation into manhood, marriage dress and ceremonies, first two months, divorce, selection of wives, gifts of wives, dissolution of marriage, spells, treatment of wives -- Children: birth, nursing, clothing, killing the weak, language, strange law relative to language -- Names of persons: naming of children, changing names, the effect of death on names, lists of names -- Superstitions and diseases: supernatural beings, celestial, infernal and terrestrial, ghosts, wraiths, shades, haunted cave, witches, dreams, superstitions relative to animals, fires, spells, sorcerers, "White lady", doctors, common remedies, supernatural remedies and artifices, sorcery stones, sunstroke, moonstroke, pulmonary complaints, epidemics, other diseases -- Death and burial: putting old people to death, suicide, burial, cremation, wakes, death and funeral of a chief, relics, spirits appearing, mourning, eating of human flesh -- Avenging of death: finding out the spell thrower, modes of destroying him, Paeaet paeaets, executioner's club, revenge a sacred duty -- Great meetings: summons, preliminaries, message-stick, test-message, messengers, how distinguished, Weerratt Kuuyuut hears of Buckley, public executioner, Pendeet Puulatong, accusations, satisfaction for private wrongs, wild blacks, quarrels between tribes, tournament, trading, necessity of attending meetings, drives of game -- Amusements: music, songs, korroboree, gala dress, ornamental cicatrices, nose ornaments, dancing, clowns, stalking the emu, wrestling, football, spear throwing, toy boomerang, wuae whuuitch -- Weapons: spear, spear thrower, light shield, liangle and heavy shield, clubs and boomerangs -- Animals: dingo, kangaroo, opossum, wombat, native bear, emu, extinct large bird, turkey bustard, gigantic crane, water fowl, eagles, fish, eel fishing, crayfish etc, snakes, stories of boas -- Meteorology, Astronomy: signs of weather, rainmaking, astronomical knowledge, list of heavenly bodies, earthquakes, volcanoes -- Native mounds: their origin, sometimes used for burial -- Anecdotes: the first white man, the first ship, the first bullock, the first formation of water holes, the tortise and the snake, the blue heron, the native companion and the emu, the bunyip, the ghost, the meteor, Buckley's widow -- Conveyance to John Batman -- Vocabularies
Control code
000044957067
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 111, ciii p., 2 leaves of plates
Isbn
9781108006552
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)449828135

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