The Resource Initiation - South and South-west W.A

Initiation - South and South-west W.A

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Initiation - South and South-west W.A
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Initiation - South and South-west W.A
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Summary
Initiation origin myths (north & south); S. coastal people (Esperance - Northampton) - nose piercing, adoption of boy into another tribe, details of preinitiation and the teaching of initiates, exchanging of names, roads travelled during period; Hair cutting ceremony (Capel district); Body decorations, food restrictions, scarification, native names given for stages of initiation; Champion Bay & coast initiation; Roebourne - tying of arm main feature; Eastern Gold-fields area - 7 stages - nose piercing, tooth avulsion, boy sent on travels, circumcision, journey into bush, first subincision, second subincision; Blood drinking (Duketon district); bullroarer used Gascoyne area circumcision, tooth avulsion, nose piercing marking of trees so that women would not go near; voluntary subincision, detailed account of rite and dance after close of ceremonies, personal decorations; Central districts - ritual objects, makings and colours used explanation of patterns
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1859-1951
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Bates, Daisy
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Initiation - South and South-west W.A
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript copy of ms. Section 4; 1
  • Held In: National Library of Australia, Canberra. MS365-15/2-89
Control code
M0045394
Extent
76p.
System control number
0065250
Label
Initiation - South and South-west W.A
Publication
Note
  • Typescript copy of ms. Section 4; 1
  • Held In: National Library of Australia, Canberra. MS365-15/2-89
Control code
M0045394
Extent
76p.
System control number
0065250

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