The Resource Down among the wild men : the narrative journal of fifteen years pursuing the Old Stone Age Aborigines of Australia's Western Desert, John Greenway

Down among the wild men : the narrative journal of fifteen years pursuing the Old Stone Age Aborigines of Australia's Western Desert, John Greenway

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Down among the wild men : the narrative journal of fifteen years pursuing the Old Stone Age Aborigines of Australia's Western Desert
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Down among the wild men
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the narrative journal of fifteen years pursuing the Old Stone Age Aborigines of Australia's Western Desert
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John Greenway
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Summary
Personal reminiscences adapted from field journals; describes work of H.M. Cooper at Hallett Cove; establishment of Tindales Kartan assemblage, trihybrid theory of population origin, Australian culture chronology (Kartan, Tartangan, Pirrian, Mudukian, Murundian); describes Umeewarra Mission, Yalata, ceremonial site similar to those described by R.H. Mathews in N.S.W.; Pitjandjara age categories & names, circumcision; discusses totemism, mythology (Wati Kutjara myth as example), ritual (Aranda contemplation of ritual objects compared to Stations of the Cross), prayer and magic; describes search for flint outcrop near Eucla; gives diagrams showing eight section & six section marriage systems; lists Pitjandjara names for grubs; gives diagram of spearthrower giving Pitjandjara names for each part & for materials used; cooking & sharing of food; diagram of marriage system of Maldjana; describes Red Ochre cult - punishment for breakers of ceremonial laws, quotes example of death of young woman at Amata; mining operations (chrysoprase) of Amata Society at Mount Davies described
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Greenway, John
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  • Cooper, H. M.
  • Tindale, Norman B.
  • Amata Society
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Down among the wild men : the narrative journal of fifteen years pursuing the Old Stone Age Aborigines of Australia's Western Desert, John Greenway
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Publication
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Copy 2 published by Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1972
Control code
M0056250
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[viii], 361 p. :
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 2 & 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
8641
System control number
0080301
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Down among the wild men : the narrative journal of fifteen years pursuing the Old Stone Age Aborigines of Australia's Western Desert, John Greenway
Publication
Note
Copy 2 published by Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1972
Control code
M0056250
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[viii], 361 p. :
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 2 & 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
8641
System control number
0080301

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