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Notes of savage life in the early days of West Australian settlement, by Walter E. Roth

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Notes of savage life in the early days of West Australian settlement
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Notes of savage life in the early days of West Australian settlement
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by Walter E. Roth
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Account of tribe at Bunbury, W.A. in years 1841-3; posture of Aboriginals; reckoning of time of year by blooming of mu-jain, moon, and sun; numbering up to 10; treatment of illness; hunting methods; cooking; cannibalism; preparation of fermented drink called mangaitch; revenge of murder; punishment of adultery; land rights; initiation nasal septum pierced; respect for the aged; belief that dead relatives return as whites; burial customs; medicine-man; belief in evil spirits; totemic naming; segregation of women during menstruation; food taboos; barter of spears; message sticks; betrothal and marriage laws; training of children; games; corroborees - down and paint body decoration, time beat with sticks; arrangement of the camp; normal body decoration with red ochre and grease; scarification; clothing; music; shelters - method of construction in detail; firemaking; basketry, string and net making; weapons; sign language; (article based on notes collected from F. Robert Austin, late Assistant Surveyor, W.A.)
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Notes of savage life in the early days of West Australian settlement, by Walter E. Roth
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pamphlet copy is a photocopy
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M0051206
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p. 45-69.
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ill., pls.
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0073404
Label
Notes of savage life in the early days of West Australian settlement, by Walter E. Roth
Publication
Note
pamphlet copy is a photocopy
Control code
M0051206
Extent
p. 45-69.
Other physical details
ill., pls.
System control number
0073404

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