The Resource Recollections of Melbourne & Port Phillip Bay in the early Forties, by George Gordon McCrae

Recollections of Melbourne & Port Phillip Bay in the early Forties, by George Gordon McCrae

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Recollections of Melbourne & Port Phillip Bay in the early Forties
Title
Recollections of Melbourne & Port Phillip Bay in the early Forties
Statement of responsibility
by George Gordon McCrae
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
p. 20-[25]Description of corroboree on Flagstaff Hill : 200 men; description of body decoration, dance movements; mention of tribe hanging around settlement; accompanied by malnourished dogs; wearing of government blankets, possum rugs; headbands called gilburneens plastered with red ochre, feathers; women's headdress; tattooing; Aboriginal children observed to be intelligent and willing to do light work for reward; aversion to heavy work such as diging potatoes; p. [25] digging of yam daisy tubers by women; description of carry bags : net bags, kangaroo skin bags for carrying infants; p. 64-65 Aboriginal people inhabiting coastal area near Arthur's Seat did not practice tooth avulsion; wearing of possum rugs made from squares of kangaroo skin with designs engraved into them; rubbed with red ochre; use of white clay circular designs around their eyes as mourning custom; belief in immortality of the soul; celestial ancestral beings; p. 66-68 clever men and their powers; necromancy; use of sorcery in hair burning ritual in attempt to kill woman in Geelong; p. 69 method of burying victims of murder with hand raised exposed above ground level as a signal for vengeance; p. 70 : burial methods; p. 70 : Excellence as station workers; honesty; p. 72 tribe did not practice polygamy; travelled as far as Gippsland to obtain wives; p. 73: Trip of one of the station boys Johnny to California; on his return he discarded European clothing and eventually died of tuberculosis
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SFU
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Victorian historical magazine
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1833-1927
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McCrae, George Gordon
Dewey number
919.45
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU230.M4
LC item number
M232 1987
Literary form
non fiction
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Sullivan's Cove (Firm)
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  • Melbourne (Vic.)
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
Label
Recollections of Melbourne & Port Phillip Bay in the early Forties, by George Gordon McCrae
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Publication
Note
  • First published in the Victorian historical magazine in 1911 and 1912
  • Copy no. 140 of limited ed. of 220 copies
Control code
000005681159
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
73 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
System control number
(OCoLC)27583146
Label
Recollections of Melbourne & Port Phillip Bay in the early Forties, by George Gordon McCrae
Publication
Note
  • First published in the Victorian historical magazine in 1911 and 1912
  • Copy no. 140 of limited ed. of 220 copies
Control code
000005681159
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
73 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
System control number
(OCoLC)27583146

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