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Marriage ceremonies and infant life

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Marriage ceremonies and infant life
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Marriage ceremonies and infant life
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Essentials of marriage - suitable exogamous group, absence of intimate consanguinity, suitable social status; ceremonial signs of marriage; methods of betrothal (Tully River, Bloomfield River, Princess Charlotte Bay, Pennefather River, Upper Normanby River, Cape Bedford, Boggy Creek, Cape Grafton, Pine Mountain and Torilla, Boulia district, Upper Georgina River, Leichhardt- Selwyn district, Rockhampton district; by capture (e.g. Tully River); exchange and barter (N.W. districts, Tully River); divorce (Cape Bedford, Bloomfield River, N.W. districts); polygamy, polyandry (all districts); customs at the birth of twins or triplets (Lower Tully, Bloomfield River, Cooktown) Infanticide (Lower Tully River, Cape Grafton, Bloomfield River, Cape Bedford, N.W. districts); abortion not a common practice; birth customs (Boulia, Upper Georgina, Cape Bedford), suckling of children; birth and mortality rates (Cape Bedford, Bloomfield River, Camooweal, Batavia River), tables given for last two; plates show women assisting at confinement (Tully River), methods of carrying children (Bentinck Island, Glenormiston)
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Marriage ceremonies and infant life
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M0051200
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0073397
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Marriage ceremonies and infant life
Publication
Control code
M0051200
System control number
0073397

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