The Resource Report of a mission to the Aborigines at Somerset, near Cape York, Queensland

Report of a mission to the Aborigines at Somerset, near Cape York, Queensland

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Report of a mission to the Aborigines at Somerset, near Cape York, Queensland
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Report of a mission to the Aborigines at Somerset, near Cape York, Queensland
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Account of the early history of the mission; clashes with natives; location of mission, climatic conditions; tribes and locations given - Goodangs, Korkerragas, Goomkodeens, Ambaigans, Unduyarms, Yardaigans; account of tribal fight between Yardaigans and united Goomkadeens and Ambaigans all but 7 Goomkodeens killed; joined the Yardaigans; four Torres Straits tribes - Korraregas, Koolkalegas, Etalegas, and Bardoolegas; clothing, food; family group; camp arrangement; superstitions; nasal septum pierced shortly after birth; detailed description of cairnie initiation; allocation of future occupation to boys; art of constructing a canoe reserved for sons of leading men of tribe; method of canoe construction - outriggers; fishing lines, hooks; burial ceremonies; property inheritance; marriage customs - betrothal; tribal wars - capture of wives; cannibalism south of the Kennedy River; visit to Prince of Wales Island - trial of man for adultery by Koolkalegas; feud between Bardoolegas and Korraregas; giving the belt peacemaking ceremony described
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Report of a mission to the Aborigines at Somerset, near Cape York, Queensland
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Holograph (photocopy); Kennetts account reproduced in full in; Islanders and Aborigines at Cape York / by David R. Moore. - Canberra; AIAS, 1979. p. 237-251
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M0046029
Extent
39 p.
Governing access note
  • Closed access - Library Director's permission
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0066035
Label
Report of a mission to the Aborigines at Somerset, near Cape York, Queensland
Publication
Note
Holograph (photocopy); Kennetts account reproduced in full in; Islanders and Aborigines at Cape York / by David R. Moore. - Canberra; AIAS, 1979. p. 237-251
Control code
M0046029
Extent
39 p.
Governing access note
  • Closed access - Library Director's permission
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0066035

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