The Resource Head-hunters, black, white and brown

Head-hunters, black, white and brown

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Head-hunters, black, white and brown
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Head-hunters, black, white and brown
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Subject
Summary
Detailed ethnographical study of the Torres Straits Islanders (tour also included New Guinea and Borneo); Chaps. 2 & 3; Brief history of the discovery of the Torres Straits islands - geographical features; physical appearance of Islanders, investigation carried out on natives in experimental psychology; form of government; comments on Miriam language; description of rainmaking ceremony; amusements cats cradles, top spinning; method of cooking; Malu ceremonies - initiation masks associated with ceremonies; clan organization linked to totems; Chap 5; Murray Island oracles - Zogos - the Waiad ceremony; Chap.6; Discussion of the character and social life of Murray Islanders; burial customs mummification, decorated skulls; Chaps. 8 & 9; Mabuiag - intelligence of natives, work standards in fishing, as sailors and in agriculture compared with Murray Islanders and Muralug natives; measurements of skulls including collection from Moa; results of contact with Europeans (including missionaries); economic conditions; genealogical surveys carried out on Murray and Mabuiag; comments on Mabuiag language - no link with Yaraikanna tribe of Cape York; tribal organization, significance and advantages of totemic system; initiation customs concerned with women, on Island of Tut; Pulu Island cave of skulls and ceremonial artifacts; Chap.10; Detailed description of dugong and turtle fishing use of harpoon, and sucker fish; Chap.11; Marriage customs from Mabuiag, Warrior and Murray Islands; legends of paintings on Kirivi; war dance on Muralug; Chap.13; Brief study of Gudang and Yaraikanna tribes - physical appearance - tooth avulsion; use of bullroarer in initiation ceremonies; obtaining of the Ari or personal totem
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1855-1940
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Haddon, Alfred C.
Date time place
1901
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Head-hunters, black, white and brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
illus.; figs.; maps
Control code
M0043061
Extent
xxii, 426 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Stock number
3433
System control number
0051595
Label
Head-hunters, black, white and brown
Publication
Note
illus.; figs.; maps
Control code
M0043061
Extent
xxii, 426 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Stock number
3433
System control number
0051595

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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