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Ethnological notes on the Aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory

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Ethnological notes on the Aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory
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Ethnological notes on the Aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory
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Notes on social organization and customs; division into phratries, double division leading to 4 and 8 subsections, distinguishing male and female names; basis of marriages, types - including wife-stealing; importance of totems; initiation rites - male and female; food, collecting and hunting, methods of ensuring continuing plant growths; dwellings, utensils and vessels, implements, ceremonial and sacred implements; weapons, clothing, shoes - bark, fur and feathers, latter not necessarily connected with sorcery; wearing of charms, feathers, belts; magical beliefs; increase of food, rain making ceremony; myth of the snake Wakana of the Yarrawinga tribe (Gulf country); rock paintings Victoria River; Limmen River; burial customs, tree, cremation, earth; trade and routes, exchange of goods; cannibalism; spirit children; tables of kinship given for tribes from Kimberleys, Gulf Country and Central Australian regions; vocabulary and totemism of Chingalee tribe; Appendix; Finding of rock carving on Burnett River, South Kolan, Cook County, Queensland; type of art and technique
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1841-1918
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Mathews, R. H.
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Ethnological notes on the Aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory
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M0048483
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0069439
Label
Ethnological notes on the Aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory
Publication
Control code
M0048483
System control number
0069439

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