The Resource Pacific wonderland : a book of Australia, by Charles Barrett : with a foreword by George H. Brett

Pacific wonderland : a book of Australia, by Charles Barrett : with a foreword by George H. Brett

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Pacific wonderland : a book of Australia
Title
Pacific wonderland
Title remainder
a book of Australia
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by Charles Barrett : with a foreword by George H. Brett
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Language
eng
Summary
Includes mention of Dampier's observations on first seeing Aboriginal people, and states Shaw and not Dampier was the first person to change two Latin words 'Terra Australis' to one word as musical as many Aboriginal place names - 'Australia' p. 15-16; talks about Australia being for thousands of years the home of a stone age race doomed perhaps to extinction except for people on mission stations and reserves p. 17; says Arnhem Land is all untamed, Aboriginal territory banned to whitefellows except missionaries, police on patrol and others on government service p. 24; mentions that Groote Eylandt (as well as other islands of the Arafura Sea) being an Aboriginal reserve may not be visited without official sanction, and while the mission has won the Aboriginal peoples' confidence and civilised them many still live in the stone age way, a fact that pleases anthropologists who prefer to study uncivilised man p. 34; states the Wessel Islands have caves used by Aboriginal people as depositories for the skulls and bones of their dead, and caves whose roofs and walls are covered in paintings, also mysterious clusters of stones each a miniature Stonehenge in ruins, and in hollows between the dunes giant human and animal figures have been hand-scooped in the sand p. 35; states the Aboriginal name for Dunk Island is 'Coonanglebah' p. 35; mentions that the Finke River comes through the Gap near Alice Springs, and there herds of goats can be seen, tended by lubras and piccaninnies who dig for water in the dry river bed p. 55; mentions Jay Creek in the Macdonnel Ranges where Aboriginal people camp and a Protector has his headquarters p. 55; provides information about Hermannsburg, a Lutheran mission to the Aboriginal people where thousands of people have benefited by the work of the station including the building of a road from the mission to Palm Valley p. 55-56; mentions Chamber's Pillar and retells the legend of the Dream Time where a great warrior, who had killed many people, because of his wicked ways was turned to stone, and lubras captured by the killer became women of stone - the small turrets of Castle Rock p. 61-62; mentions that Aboriginal hunting for tucker will never make kangaroos and wallabies scarce, and then talks about totems and rock paintings of kangaroos, and ends with the story of Mirram the kangaroo and Warreen the wombat and how the kangaroo got its tail p. 85-86; mentions the legend of the Brolga and of a piccaninny named Bralgah p. 118-119; states that 'Larapinta' is the Arunta tribe's name for the Finke River p. 150; mentions the water holding burrowing frog p. 151; provides general information about the falling numbers of Aboriginal people and where they are located, a history and origins of the Aboriginal people, and their lifestyles and culture p. 177-194; images 'Crocodile Islanders in dugout canoe' facing p. 37, 'Native church, Palm Islands' facing p. 168, 'Peanut farm on Daly River, Northern Territory' facing p. 172, 'Dressed for a corroboree' facing p. 180, 'Mat-making at Milingimbi' and 'Making a boomerang' facing p. 184, 'Disinterment ceremony, Crocodile Islands' facing p. 185
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1879-1959
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Barrett, Charles
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1780-1856
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  • Jacky Jacky
  • Buckley, William
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Australia
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Pacific wonderland : a book of Australia, by Charles Barrett : with a foreword by George H. Brett
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Publication
Note
  • Index: p. [195-200]
  • Copy 1 signed and dedicated by the author
Control code
000003408284
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
194 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 1 & 2 - received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Pacific wonderland : a book of Australia, by Charles Barrett : with a foreword by George H. Brett
Publication
Note
  • Index: p. [195-200]
  • Copy 1 signed and dedicated by the author
Control code
000003408284
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
194 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 1 & 2 - received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Other physical details
ill.

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