The Resource Peoples and cultures of Australia, by John Greenway

Peoples and cultures of Australia, by John Greenway

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Peoples and cultures of Australia
Title
Peoples and cultures of Australia
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by John Greenway
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Summary
Correspondence study, including 27 assignments, and complete list of tribes and their locations (Tindale); Table of physical characteristics; Notes on prehistory, diseases, archaeology, implements and artefacts, types of food, trading habits, clothes and ornaments, marriage and kinship relationships, tribal organization, initiation (circumcision, ceremonies), religion, totemism, magic, death; (mourning, burial), mythology, music (songs), art, language and list of linguistic groups, early contacts and conflicts, present contacts
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Greenway, John
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University of Colorado, Boulder
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
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Peoples and cultures of Australia, by John Greenway
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Publication
Note
  • "Anthro 477-3"
  • Required textbooks : Elkin, A.P. The Australian Aborigines : how to understand them. Sydney : Angus and Robertson. Third edition, 1954. Scott, Sir Ernest. A short history of Australia. Melbourne : Oxford University Press. Seventh edition. 1947. Reprint 1961
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references : page 1, pages 5-9
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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rdacontent
Contents
Instructions, introduction and bibliography; including two maps: Culture areas of the Pacific and Location of Australian tribes -- Assignment 1: The land before man : a geological and topographical description of the continent of Australia; its climate; its biota -- Assignment 2: The observers : Brief history of discovery and exploration; summary of ethnographical and anthropological scholarship -- Assignment 3: The coming of man : The migration of homo sapiens into Australia; the several waves of races (Negritoes or Barrineans; Tasmanians; Murrayians; Carpentarians); contact with Polynesians and Malaysians -- Assignment 4: The Australoids : Physical description of the Australian races; skeletal and somatic features; intelligence; blood types; diseases; reaction to temperature. Chart: Comparative characteristics of Australian races -- Assignment 5: Digging up Australia's past : The archaeology of Australia : archaeological evidence in general; short history of archaeology in Australia; Culture sequence and dates in southeastern Australia; Cultural remains in Australia; Fossil man in Australia (Talgai; Keilor; Cohuna and Tartangan man) -- Assignment 6: Material culture, I : The psychology of things; The reasons behind the Australian Aborigines' way of life; The Jir Jiront and the steel axe; how a culture collapses -- Assignment 7: Material culture, II: An inventory of Aboriginal possessions : A list, with brief descriptions, of the ordinary possessions of an Australian Aboriginal family -- Assignment 8: Making a living : Elkin : indexed references to subsistence, hunting, food, etc. The ecological position and resources of the Aborigines; lists of plant and animal foods; preparation of food; fire making -- Assignment 9: Palaeolithic trade: Trade, economic and ceremonial, in Aboriginal Australia, drawing heavily from D.F. Thomson's study of trade in Arnhem Land -- Assignment 10: Making themselves beautiful : clothing and ornament: The universal functions of clothing; clothing among the Aborigines: ornament, its purpose and method -- Assignment 11: Social organization, I: Marriage and other behaviour patterns : The concept of culture as the driving force in social organization; the two destructive competitions, ameliorated by social organization; the psychology of Australian social organization; the Fry Framework (schema); patterns of marriage among the Aranda; behaviour patterns as determined by the social organization -- Assignment 12: Social organization II: Units of organization; Analysis and description of the family, the horde, moieties and the tribe -- Assignment 13: Making him man. The surgical initiatory ceremonies of the Australians, their psychology and purpose; detailed description of these ceremonies among the Aranda; education and initiation
Control code
M0042864
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 176 pages
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
0051202
Label
Peoples and cultures of Australia, by John Greenway
Publication
Note
  • "Anthro 477-3"
  • Required textbooks : Elkin, A.P. The Australian Aborigines : how to understand them. Sydney : Angus and Robertson. Third edition, 1954. Scott, Sir Ernest. A short history of Australia. Melbourne : Oxford University Press. Seventh edition. 1947. Reprint 1961
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references : page 1, pages 5-9
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Instructions, introduction and bibliography; including two maps: Culture areas of the Pacific and Location of Australian tribes -- Assignment 1: The land before man : a geological and topographical description of the continent of Australia; its climate; its biota -- Assignment 2: The observers : Brief history of discovery and exploration; summary of ethnographical and anthropological scholarship -- Assignment 3: The coming of man : The migration of homo sapiens into Australia; the several waves of races (Negritoes or Barrineans; Tasmanians; Murrayians; Carpentarians); contact with Polynesians and Malaysians -- Assignment 4: The Australoids : Physical description of the Australian races; skeletal and somatic features; intelligence; blood types; diseases; reaction to temperature. Chart: Comparative characteristics of Australian races -- Assignment 5: Digging up Australia's past : The archaeology of Australia : archaeological evidence in general; short history of archaeology in Australia; Culture sequence and dates in southeastern Australia; Cultural remains in Australia; Fossil man in Australia (Talgai; Keilor; Cohuna and Tartangan man) -- Assignment 6: Material culture, I : The psychology of things; The reasons behind the Australian Aborigines' way of life; The Jir Jiront and the steel axe; how a culture collapses -- Assignment 7: Material culture, II: An inventory of Aboriginal possessions : A list, with brief descriptions, of the ordinary possessions of an Australian Aboriginal family -- Assignment 8: Making a living : Elkin : indexed references to subsistence, hunting, food, etc. The ecological position and resources of the Aborigines; lists of plant and animal foods; preparation of food; fire making -- Assignment 9: Palaeolithic trade: Trade, economic and ceremonial, in Aboriginal Australia, drawing heavily from D.F. Thomson's study of trade in Arnhem Land -- Assignment 10: Making themselves beautiful : clothing and ornament: The universal functions of clothing; clothing among the Aborigines: ornament, its purpose and method -- Assignment 11: Social organization, I: Marriage and other behaviour patterns : The concept of culture as the driving force in social organization; the two destructive competitions, ameliorated by social organization; the psychology of Australian social organization; the Fry Framework (schema); patterns of marriage among the Aranda; behaviour patterns as determined by the social organization -- Assignment 12: Social organization II: Units of organization; Analysis and description of the family, the horde, moieties and the tribe -- Assignment 13: Making him man. The surgical initiatory ceremonies of the Australians, their psychology and purpose; detailed description of these ceremonies among the Aranda; education and initiation
Control code
M0042864
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 176 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
0051202

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