The Resource Back in the stone age : the natives of Central Australia

Back in the stone age : the natives of Central Australia

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Back in the stone age : the natives of Central Australia
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Back in the stone age : the natives of Central Australia
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Camps of natives, wooden utensils carried by women, digging for yams with sticks, grinding seed, making string from hair & fur; Mode of sitting; Materials used in making spears & spearthrowers; Principal foods, snakes, berries, rats & grubs, etc.; Method of greeting, inter-tribal etiquette; All natives communists as regards food, division of labour; Squeezing of frogs for water; Central Mount Stuart, method of digging out grubs, and green caterpillars; Method of cooking game & fish; Tobacco - native craving method of making a chewing-quid; Notes on kangaroo-rats, emus; Uses of spinifex gum; Use of massage sticks; Use of message sticks; Training of children, childhood; Male ornaments - wearing of pubic tassel made of rat-tail tips; forehead band, hairdressing; Womens ornaments - cord of wallaby hairs around head; strings of beans worn around neck; Magic healing by sucking, faith in medicine men - gives instances, Macumba Station, Finke R., Tennants Creek; Rain-making magic; Beliefs of monsters living in waters - Finke Gorge; Origin of the rain totem; Punishments - elopement; fights over women; womens fights; Betrothal and marriage customs (Luritja & Aranda), lending & exchange of wives; Cicatrices and other mutilations; death and mourning customs; piercing of septum, tooth avulsion (not universal); Birth, infanticide, elder of twins killed; Brief notes on sign language, especially used during silence ban Conception beliefs; Class system (Barrow Creek), terms, marriage system, outline of totemic system, avoidance relationships, straight and crooked marriages; Avenging (Katitja) tribe; Map showing tribal positions geographically
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1859-1937
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Chewings, Charles
Date time place
1936
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Back in the stone age : the natives of Central Australia
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pls.; maps as endpapers
Control code
M0040607
Extent
xx, 161p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 donated by ATSIC
Stock number
501, 2039
System control number
0046861
Label
Back in the stone age : the natives of Central Australia
Publication
Note
pls.; maps as endpapers
Control code
M0040607
Extent
xx, 161p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 donated by ATSIC
Stock number
501, 2039
System control number
0046861

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