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Primitive man and his ways : patterns of life in some native societies

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Primitive man and his ways : patterns of life in some native societies
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Primitive man and his ways : patterns of life in some native societies
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Aims to depict cultures in different climates to show adaptation to conditions; p.15-55; Isolation of Australian continent, general geographic description, climate, racial characteristics, earliest tools, antiquity of characteristic artefacts, New Guinea influences in Arnhem Land & Cape York, lack of water craft & other artefacts in southwest, trade routes (east coast, Diamantina Cooper Creek - Lake Eyre - south coast, Arnhem Land & Kimberley - Central Australia - southwest); religious beliefs, Supreme Being (Yuin, Kurnai, Aranda), totemism, totemic classification of universe (Yuahlayi, Kimberley), individual totemism, clan totemism, conception totemism, Aranda increase rites; tribal country, population density at colonization, local groups, marriage, purauru system (Dieri), the levirate, kinship obligations, avoidance, distinguishes 3 types of kinship in Australia, womans role, moieties, four section system (Nyul - Nyul), eight section system (Aranda), diffusion of section system, trade (Narrinyeri trade in babys navel cord), Dieri journeys to Herbert River for pituri; shelters (Victoria, Dieri, Narrinyeri, Queensland, Aranda, Arnhem Land), ornaments & dress, possum skin cloaks, weapons & utensils, dual purpose items, stone tools, changes in technology, manufacture of wooden tools (Pitjendadjara), boomerang, spear, canoes, land transport - wooden containers (Worora), string bags, food getting, hunting methods - kangaroo & emu, hunting magic; initiation (Kurnai, Yuin, Aranda), authority (north Queensland, Dieri, Central Australia), sorcery, death & mourning, disposal of corpse, cannibalism
Date time place
[1960]
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Primitive man and his ways : patterns of life in some native societies
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pls.; illus
Control code
M0055219
Extent
239 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
7891 ; 12519
System control number
0079122
Label
Primitive man and his ways : patterns of life in some native societies
Publication
Note
pls.; illus
Control code
M0055219
Extent
239 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
7891 ; 12519
System control number
0079122

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