The Resource Le primitif d'Australie ou les Non-Non et les Oui-Oui : etude d'ethnologie comparee, Dayeris, Narrinyeris, Kamilarois, Minnal-Yangas, Yirclas, Yarra- Yarras etc., etc. [The primitive Australian or the No Noes and the Yes Yeses : study in comparative ethnology...]

Le primitif d'Australie ou les Non-Non et les Oui-Oui : etude d'ethnologie comparee, Dayeris, Narrinyeris, Kamilarois, Minnal-Yangas, Yirclas, Yarra- Yarras etc., etc. [The primitive Australian or the No Noes and the Yes Yeses : study in comparative ethnology...]

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Le primitif d'Australie ou les Non-Non et les Oui-Oui : etude d'ethnologie comparee, Dayeris, Narrinyeris, Kamilarois, Minnal-Yangas, Yirclas, Yarra- Yarras etc., etc. [The primitive Australian or the No Noes and the Yes Yeses : study in comparative ethnology...]
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Le primitif d'Australie ou les Non-Non et les Oui-Oui : etude d'ethnologie comparee, Dayeris, Narrinyeris, Kamilarois, Minnal-Yangas, Yirclas, Yarra- Yarras etc., etc. [The primitive Australian or the No Noes and the Yes Yeses : study in comparative ethnology...]
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Australian ethnology studied to throw light on ancient world; p.27-38; Physical appearance (thinness, blond hair, skin), quotes de Bury on appearance of Berak, last of the Yarra- Yarra tribe, beauty of Kathline, daughter of King Bondy of a Goulburn tribe, body odour, susceptibility to disease, efficiency of human fat, blood, human milk, semen & urine; p.39-50; Hunting small game work for all, sources of food include moths in Bogong Mountains near source of Murray, insects, worms, rats, lists plant foods, use of honey as raw food, sweetening agent, slightly intoxicating beverage; shellfish in diet produces better physique, fishing for dugong compared with Eskimo, fishing techniques (bone harpoons, thorn hooks, fibre lines, poisoning, netting, stone weirs at Brewarrina), fishing for turtles, Cape York, with remora; hunting game camouflaged techniques, opossum principal quarry, methods of hunting emu (poison, dogs), feathers of personal adornment, hunting methods for kangaroo & wallaby; p.51-68; Interest of Narrinyeri in food and drink, cannibalism among Yarra-Yarra & Dayeri, flesh of Chinese preferred in Queensland, lust for human flesh after diet of bunya among Watchandi, upper Isaacs R.; ritual eating of firstborn by NSW tribe, yams replanted for future crop, plant food collection womens work, relationship to flora & fauna among Owen Bourra (Belyando R.), Babing Bourra & Wiro, food taboos, distribution among Wangorata, punishments for; infringement of taboos (Birria, Koundjerri, Koungarditchi), use and preparation of pituri obtained on Barcoo & Darling Rs., use of bamboo pipe - Cape York, Narrinyeri belief on smoking & pregnancy; p.69-88; Protection against cold, mud protection against mosquitoes & biting insects, contrasts light bough shelters with tropical coast huts, villages of up to 70 huts seen by Stuart on Darling R., domestication of dingo, skull drinking cup - Murray & Darling Rs., food preparation (earth ovens, hot stones, ash instead of salt), description of oven at Cape Otway, kitchen middens; rafts & outrigger canoes (on northern coast), dugout canoes slower to build, manufacture of stone axes, flaking by heating & rapid cooling, stone workshop noted at Cape York River, description of weapons (shields, clubs, stingray spine spearheads,; womera, boomerang), use of boomerang, throwing method, hunting techniques, toy weet-weet; lists implements in womans dillybag, division of labour; p.89-103; Myth of Wurruri on origin of languages, examples of sign language, name of tribe derived from negative on lower Murray (Woloroi, Wiraroi, Wailonoum, Boura-Boura, Baraba-Baraba, Wotti-Wotti, Waiki-Waiki, Litchi-Litchi, DartiDarti, Yarri-; Aboriginal music (simple, repetitive, migration of songs, thigh slapping by women, boomerang & shield percussion, bullroarer) notes Kurnai warbling bird totem, quotes 7 line kangaroo hunt song in French only; p.105-121; Private property, allegiance to cobong, status of women, messengers described (body paint, message sticks), choice between leafy branch or firestick as symbols of peace or war, exchange of gifts rather than true barter, lists trade goods ( weapons, utensils, ochres, pituri), notions of right & wrong, womens fights with digging sticks, ritual combat punishment for adultery, intertribal hostility, quotes war song in French only, fighting methods, notes alliance between Wolgal, Ngerigo,; Theddora, Mirring, Wiradjuri, women sometimes used as peace emissaries (on Murray & Murrimbidgee Rs.), authority of elders, (among Narrinyeri elders decide details of judicial combat); p.123-131; Corroborees, dress & ornaments (colours of body paint, nose ornaments, feathers, marks, featherdown), skin rug drums, song man, quotes Lumholtz on fighting at Herbert R. corroboree, dances (animal dances, mimicry, hunting dances); p.133-155; Marriage by capture, womens work lessened by polygamy, precedence of first wife, existence of the levirate, polygyny difficult because of scarcity of women, notes
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1827-1904
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Reclus, Élie
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  • Bonwick, James
  • Fison, Lorimer
  • Lumholtz, Carl
  • Salvado, Rosendo
  • Barak, William
  • Bennelong
  • Taplin, George
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Le primitif d'Australie ou les Non-Non et les Oui-Oui : etude d'ethnologie comparee, Dayeris, Narrinyeris, Kamilarois, Minnal-Yangas, Yirclas, Yarra- Yarras etc., etc. [The primitive Australian or the No Noes and the Yes Yeses : study in comparative ethnology...]
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M0033601
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[392]p.
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Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
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2382
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0057205
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Le primitif d'Australie ou les Non-Non et les Oui-Oui : etude d'ethnologie comparee, Dayeris, Narrinyeris, Kamilarois, Minnal-Yangas, Yirclas, Yarra- Yarras etc., etc. [The primitive Australian or the No Noes and the Yes Yeses : study in comparative ethnology...]
Publication
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illus
Control code
M0033601
Extent
[392]p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
2382
System control number
0057205

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