The Resource Australie : un voyage a travers le bush = A journey through the bush

Australie : un voyage a travers le bush = A journey through the bush

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Australie : un voyage a travers le bush = A journey through the bush
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Australie : un voyage a travers le bush = A journey through the bush
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Journey started at Rockhampton in order to travel to the Isaacs R. to set up sheep station; p.23-30; Aboriginal camp site (arrangement of fires, possum skin rug, slaughtered sheep), native police (recruited from Murray and Murrumbidgee tribes) taken to Queensland; p.31-38; Account of clash with white settler on Comet R; p.42-45; Tracking of medicine man (pulled strings from the mouth, use of 3 black stones); p.46-49; Use of reed to breathe under water when pursued; p.53-57; Ritual lamentation at death, funerary customs (drying of skin & bones, burial of remains, distributions of bones), bones used as remedy for sickness & talisman against evil; p.59-62; Kangaroo dance (possum skin drum accompaniment, body painting & ornaments, kangaroo skin carrying bag for babies, whistle signal); p.173- 187; Description of bunya-bunya feast on Isaacs R., cannibalism after feast; p.192; Footnote on fishing with grass & reed nets; p.244245; Usual form of marriage by elopement; p.262; Footnote on spear dragged between toes to avoid detection (Birria, Koundjerri, Koungarditchi), use and preparation of pituri obtained on Barcoo & Darling Rs., use of bamboo pipe - Cape York, Narrinyeri belief on smoking & pregnancy; p.69-88; Protection against cold, mud protection against mosquitoes & biting insects, contrasts light bough shelters with tropical coast huts, villages of up to 70 huts seen by Stuart on Darling R., domestication of dingo, skull drinking cup - Murray &; Darling Rs., food preparation (earth ovens, hot stones, ash instead of salt), description of oven at Cape Otway, kitchen middens; rafts & outrigger canoes (on northern coast), dugout canoes slower to build, manufacture of stone axes, flaking by heating & rapid cooling, stone workshop noted at Cape York River, description of weapons (shields, clubs, stingray spine spearheads,; womera, boomerang), use of boomerang, throwing method, hunting techniques, toy weet-weet
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Australie : un voyage a travers le bush = A journey through the bush
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M0015808
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268p, plates
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Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
57911
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Australie : un voyage a travers le bush = A journey through the bush
Publication
Control code
M0015808
Extent
268p, plates
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
57911

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