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The Resource Australian lives : a history of clothing, food and domestic technology, Michal Bosworth

Australian lives : a history of clothing, food and domestic technology, Michal Bosworth

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Australian lives : a history of clothing, food and domestic technology
Title
Australian lives
Title remainder
a history of clothing, food and domestic technology
Statement of responsibility
Michal Bosworth
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Includes a description of Aboriginal clothing and a history of Aboriginal adoption of European clothing p. 12-13; provides an overview of Aboriginal nutrition, states some Aboriginal people stored grain to tide them over during a drought, and in other areas permanent shelters were built where food was abundant p. 91-92, 106; states Aboriginal attitudes to food differed from European attitudes, where Aboriginal people saw food as a resource to be shared by many, although there were restrictions on who was allowed to eat what p. 92; Aboriginal people living on reserves received rations of flour, tea, sugar and meat p. 92; after a new technique of preparing flour was introduced in the 1880's, which removed the bran and germ, everyone was at risk of contracting deficiency diseases associated with the loss of vitamin B p. 92; the worst consumable to be passed from the Europeans to the Aboriginal people was alcohol p. 92; mentions employment of Aboriginal people by station owners, and the necessity of teaching them suitable work patterns and introducing them to the European technology of brooms, pots and pans, building sanitation and drainage systems p. 176; describes the need for Aboriginal people to organise themselves politically to gain a share of Australia's wealth, but also acknowledges that not everyone wants modern technology and material objects p. 177; image 'At the turn of the century, this group of Northern Territory Aborigines ...' p. 12, 'In wearing European clothes, Aborigines accepted more than articles to cover themselves, they were acceding to another set of social conventions' p. 13, 'Aboriginal fish traps in the Darling River at Brewarrina, NSW, at the end of the last century' p. 91, 'Aborigines cooked their food on open fires and in ovens they made by covering the food and the fire with stones' p. 92, 'Even in 1956, mission education trained these Aboriginal girls from Crocker Island in the Northern Territory for life as domestic servants' p. 178
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Bosworth, Michal
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Food habits
  • Costume
  • Household appliances
Label
Australian lives : a history of clothing, food and domestic technology, Michal Bosworth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Control code
000006021839
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
215 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780170074155
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Australian lives : a history of clothing, food and domestic technology, Michal Bosworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Control code
000006021839
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
215 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780170074155
Other physical details
ill.

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