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On Australian medicine men : or doctors and wizards of some Australian tribes

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On Australian medicine men : or doctors and wizards of some Australian tribes
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On Australian medicine men : or doctors and wizards of some Australian tribes
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ng
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Difference between doctors & wizards, methods used for magic - quartz crystals, roasting taking of body fat & how this is done, bone pointing, belief in dreams; Lesser magic - ability to transform into animal, or disappear; Rainmakers said to receive powers through dreams, songs & action; Magic used for elopements, with song words & English translation; Method of healing, charms sung Woiworung tribe, discovery of person causing death, bringing back departed spirit, supervision over initiated, taboos regarding food; Murring-headman is wizard, necessary qualifications, exhibition of powers at initiation ceremonies, kurna, Wotjoballuk & Wirajura believed to have ability to bring down ghosts; Magical omens, varied beliefs on becoming a wizard, powers to injure attack or protect; South east Vic., Kurnai, Murring , Wolgal, Wirajura, Wotjobaluk, Jupagalk, Woiworung, Ngarego, Theddora, Mukjaraweint & Kulin tribes mentioned
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1830-1908
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Howitt, A. W.
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On Australian medicine men : or doctors and wizards of some Australian tribes
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http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0043995v16s1.pdf
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M0043995
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0053213
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On Australian medicine men : or doctors and wizards of some Australian tribes
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http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0043995v16s1.pdf
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M0043995
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0053213

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